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Media Spotlight

Published: May 13, 2009 by

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The following is a sample of recent media placements about The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. For more information or assistance with media relations, call Meredith Raine, 713-500-3050.

Rick Wetsel and Paul Simmons of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) were cited a Houston Chronicle story on stem cell research, 2/2. Wetsel also was interviewed by KUHF and FOX about stem cells, 3/11.

Andrew Barreto of the Medical School appeared on Great Day Houston on KHOU for "February is Heart Month," 2/2. His recent stroke research also was featured on the Wall Street Journal's Web site, 3/16.

Cathy Guttentag of the Medical School was quoted in an article on presidential children in London's Daily Express. 2/2.

A number of media outlets featured Scott Walters of the UT School of Public Health during the months of February and March for his study on binge drinking. Among those quoting Walters were: India Times, Healthnewsdigest.com, KCSN Radio of Cal State University - Northridge, and California State University-San Bernadino's Coyote Chronicle.

Mauro Ferrari of the IMM was featured in a ScienceDaily article on new nano research, 2/3, and in The Houston Business Journal regarding his recent $7 million award to develop a new delivery system for breast cancer drugs, 3/10.

Joan Bull of the Medical School was interviewed for an ABC National Network story on the cancer treatment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2/5. Bull also was featured on KHOU in a story on thermal therapy cancer research, 3/18.

Roberta Ness dean of the School of Public Health was quoted in a New York Times article on a suspected link between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer, 2/6.

Maria Fernandez of the School of Public Health was featured in an U.S. News & World Report article on minority distrust in medical care, 2/6. She also was interviewed by El Periodico for an article on Hispanic women and their risk of developing cervical cancer, 2/25, and was quoted in a Reuters wire story about screening for cervical and breast cancers, 3/25.

Ananth Annapragada of the School of Health Information Sciences was featured in both ScienceDaily and Genetic Engineering News in stories about drug discovery, 2/6.

Christine Brosnan of the School of Nursing was cited in a Houston Chronicle article about nursing education, 2/9.

Amy Beaven of the School of Public Health was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about medical bills after a job loss, 2/9.

Patricia Starck, dean of the School of Nursing, was featured in an article about the nursing shortage in HealthLeaders magazine, 2/10.

James "Red" Duke of the Medical School was featured in a story with the U.S. Department of Defense's Military Health System on how his time in the army helped shape his medical career, 2/10.

Robert Feldman was featured in a Houston Chronicle story announcing him being named the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Medical School, 2/11.

The Houston Business Journal published a story on the John S. Dunn Research Foundation's recent gift to support scholarships at the School of Nursing, 2/17.

Susan Pacheco of the Medical School was featured in a story about environmental health in the Baptist Standard, 2/17.

Pablo Okhuysen of the Medical School was quoted in a San Antonio Express News article about the dangers of a parasite, 2/18.

Sean Savitz of the Medical School was quoted in a Scientific America story about stem cell research, 2/19.

Nathan Bryan of the IMM was featured in a Tahlequah Daily Press article on nitrite research, 2/19.

Marianne Moore was a guest on the Pat Jones Radio Show "Whole Mother" discussing six practices that support physiologic birth, 2/23.

Jacqueline Hecht of the Medical School was quoted in both the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman about the use of collected and banked blood for research, 2/24. She also was interviewed for a KTRH radio story about the use of blood to conduct research, 2/26.

Samer Fakhri was interviewed by KTRK Channel 13 on the dangers of ignoring a sinus infection, 2/25.

Jim Grotta o and Diana Fite of the Medical School were interviewed by Cox Radio about strokes, 2/26.

Grant Fowler of the Medical School was featured on KTRK about needle-free vasectomies, 2/27.

Richard Castriotta was featured on EverydayHealth.com for a series of stories on asthma, 2/27, and he was featured in the Houston Chronicle, the Post Chronicle, and the United Press International about time change and the body's rhythm, 3/9.

Amber Luong of the Medical School was quoted in an Erickson Tribune story about sinusitis, 3/2.

Victor Cardenas of the School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus was interviewed by KFOX about El Pasoans getting their medications from Juarez, 3/2.

Pauline Rosenau of the School of Public Health was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about health care reform, 3/5.

Carl Hacker of the School of Public Health was quoted in a story about green roofs in Continental, the in-flight magazine for Continental Airlines, 3/6.

C. Thomas Caskey of the IMM was interviewed on stem cells and was featured on KTRH, KTRK, CW39 and Austin's KUT, 3/10.

Guy Clifton of the Medical School was featured in a KHOU story about health care reform, 3/10. He also was quoted in a Houston Chronicle editorial about health care reform, 3/30.

Rose Gowen of the School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus was quoted in a story about healthy eating on WABC New York's Green Right Now, 3/10.

Jack Byrne of the Medical School wrote a Houston Chronicle editorial about Brain Awareness Month and the need for continued support for neuroscience research, 3/11.

Larry Kaiser, health science center president, was quoted in the United Press International on the development of nanoengineered medical products, 3/11.

Carol Wolin-Riklin of the Medical School was featured on the online publication, EverydayHealth.com in an article about the best diet for osteoarthritis, 3/12.

Sanford Fenton of the Dental Branch appeared in the Southwest Village News in an article on the Special Olympics, 3/12. He also was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on his work with special needs children, 3/31.

Cheryl Erwin of the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Medical School was quoted in a Houston Chronicle editorial about stem cell research, 3/16.

Chinnaswamy Jagannath's collaborative TB research was referenced in a Valley Morning Star article, 3/16.

James McCarthy of the Medical School was quoted in an MSN.com story on head injuries, 3/18.

Steven Hackmyer of the Dental Branch was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about student loans, 3/23. He also was quoted in a KTRH Newsradio online article about baby teeth, 3/27.

Lex Frieden of the School of Health Information Sciences was quoted in KHOU and WFAA stories about service animals, 3/24.

Valentin Dragoi of the Medical School was featured on the Web sites of Science Daily and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News on a new visual learning study, 3/26.

Ben Amick of the School of Public Health was quoted on Fayetteville's KFSM about how work impacts our lifespan, 3/26.

Diane Wardell of the School of Nursing was quoted in a RN magazine article about complementary medicine, 3/26.

Irena Cech of the School of Public Health was quoted in a Scientific American blog about water fountains and lead, 3/30.