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The following is a sample of media placements during April 2007 about The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
A national story included Dr. Raul Caetano, UT School of Public Health's regional dean in Dallas, talking about his study finding higher rates of DUI among native-born Hispanics than Hispanic immigrants, USA Today, 4/11.
UT Health Science Center President Dr. James T. Willerson is part of a front-page story about how the deadly Chagas disease spurs a bone-marrow stem cell research project in Brazil, The Wall Street Journal, 4/11.
Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Ruben Quiros talks about his care of 14-year-old Maria Mendez, recipient of Houston's only quadruple transplant, KHOU-TV, KTRK-TV, and en espanol for KXLN-TV Univision, 4/11.
Dr. David J. Powner comments about a potential organ donor who was wrongly declared brain-dead, saying: "It only takes one or two of those situations to really sour... those upon whom we depend so much for donations," Los Angeles Times, 4/12.
In a "Q&A" feature, Dr. Atul Gawande discusses ideas from his new book that will be themes for his April 16 lecture at the UT Medical School, Houston Chronicle, 4/12.
UT School of Nursing Dean Patricia L. Starck says: "The irony is that we have plenty of people who want to get in nursing school - we just don't have the funds to hire the faculty in order to increase enrollment," KUHF-FM, 4/17 and 4/18.
Dr. Mohammad Madjid's study in European Heart Journal, which found that heart attacks and chronic heart disease both increase sharply during flu season, was reported by: BBC Radio International (4/17); Fox News Channel on nationwide cable (4/20); the Los Angeles Times (4/23), and The New York Times (5/8). A Reuters wire service story generated widespread placements in print, as well as on U.S. and foreign Web sites (4/18-4/25).
Dr. Donald Molony is a guest on "The Ricci Ware Show" to talk about the use of medications to replace or boost missing hormones during dialysis, San Antonio's KTSA-FM, 4/25.
For a Page One story, Drs. Richard Andrassy and Stephen Fath say that, although it's relaxing to use during surgeries, the iPod isn't just about music - all first- and second-year UT Medical School lectures come in multiple formats, Houston Chronicle's "H" section, 4/25.
A special report about places in Houston to go to find good health care for a fraction of the cost of visiting a doctor's office includes the UT Dentists clinic and interviews with Drs. Peggy O'Neill and John Valenza, KTRK TV's "Eyewitness News Tonight," 4/27 and 5/20.
Drs. S. Ward Casscells, Richard Andrassy and Barbara E. Murray are profiled as three of 11 honorees for "2007's Best of the Best Physicians," Medical Journal-Houston, April issue.