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The following is a sample of media placements during August 2008 about The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. For more information or assistance with media relations, call Meredith Raine, 713-500-3050.
Stories on the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" organization honoring Dr. Charles Streckfus for his strides in breast cancer detection by giving him a grant ran on both KHOU and KTRH, 8/1.
Stories about Dr. Sudhir Paul's HIV research have aired more than 42 times on television news stations all over the country - from Spokane to New York. The news has been broadcast all over Texas, including Dallas, Brownsville, Tyler, Beaumont and Lubbock, 8/1. The Washington Post also published a story on HIV research in Dr. Paul's lab. Stephanie Planque, a research assistant at the Medical School and student at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, was quoted.
Univision and Telemundo aired an interview with Dr. Miguel Escobar about the HIV research in Houston and seven other markets, including San Antonio and San Francisco, 8/6.
Dr. Stephen Tyring of the Medical School was featured in the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, which has an estimated circulation size of more than 2.4 million. The article was on the shingles vaccine. His work also was referenced in a story in the Dallas Morning News.
Dr. Michael Smolensky of the School of Public Health was quoted in a story about optimal times for exercise in the San Antonio Express-News, 8/4.
Dr. Carmel Dyer of the Medical School was featured in La Voz, the Spanish language section of the Houston Chronicle, 8/6. The story was about older patients and heat-related illness. Dr. Dyer also was quoted in a Providence Journal article on abuse of elderly patients, 8/11.
Dr. Richard Castriotta of the Medical School and Dr. Michael Smolensky of the School of Public Health are quoted in a HealthDay story about back-to-school sleep schedules. This story appeared on Web sites of MSN Health and Fitness, U.S. News and World Reports, the Washington Post, the Daily Sentinel in Colorado and the Springfield Sun-News in Ohio. It was also on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' healthfinder.gov site. A modified version of the story, which includes quotes from Smolensky and Dr. Robert Roberts of the SPH, appeared in the Bangkok Post, 8/8.
The UPI wire service ran a story on autism research being conducted by Drs. Fernando Navarro and Katherine Loveland at the Medical School. The story was also on MedicalNewsToday.com, 8/8. The story was broadcast 14 times on Texas news stations in Dallas, Beaumont and Houston. Ten days later, ABC.com ran a story about insurance coverage for children with autism that featured Navarro and Loveland.
Dr. James Grotta, the university and one of our primary teaching hospitals were highlighted in a front-page story about stroke centers in the 8/12 edition of USA Today.
Robert "Safety Bob" Emery was quoted in the Denver Post about the dangers of cyanide, 8/14. Three Spanish-language TV stations covered the signing of a cooperation agreement between the UT Health Science Center at Houston and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Facultad de Medicina y Hospital Universitario (UANL). Dr. C. Thomas Caskey hosted a delegation of physicians from Monterrey, Mexico. Azteca America KUVM Houston 34, Univision KXLN Channel 45, and Telemundo KTMD Channel 47 ran stories about the event, 8/28.
The Houston Business Journal and several other publications in the Business Journals network publicized the UT School of Public Health/Baylor College of Medicine M.D. /MPH dual degree program, 8/28.
Dr. Nidal Moukaddam, assistant professor of psychiatry, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about postpartum depression, 8/29.
Information from Dr. Mildred Ramirez of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was included in a New York Times Magazine article on breast cancer treatment during pregnancy. Dr. Ramirez works in collaboration with oncologists at M. D. Anderson to provide care to patients during pregnancy, 8/31.