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Jenna C. Taylor
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Karen K. Kaplan,
Assistant Vice President
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Director of University
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Chief Communications Officer

 

Cynthia J. Johnson, PhD
Director of Development Communications

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE
Vice President
for Development

Media Spotlight

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.

Irene Aga of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston was quoted in a story about changing one's mindset to have a positive pregnancy in Fit Pregnancy magazine, 10/1.

Professor Lex Frieden of The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston (SHIS) published a story on his Hurricane Ike experience in the October issue of the Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, 10/1.

KUHF and San Antonio Express-News interviewed Susan Landry, director of the university's Children's Learning Institute about the Texas School Ready! certification program, 10/1.

Carmel Dyer of UT Medical School at Houston was interviewed on KPFT to discuss the state of geriatric medicine, 10/2, and conducted a live interview with Fox News about fitness for people of all ages, 10/9.

Susan Pacheco of UT Medical School at Houston was quoted on a KHOU story about Houstonians' allergies acting up due to Hurricane Ike and did an interview with KTRH for a story on "Ike Syndrome," 10/2 and 10/7.

Deborah Pearson of UT Medical School at Houston was quoted in a story on finding the right specialists for a child diagnosed with ADHD in , 10/3.

Dawnelle Schatte of UT Medical School at Houston was interviewed for a story on bipolar disorder on KTRH Radio 740 AM News, 10/3.

Mauro Ferrari, deputy chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint venture between UT Health Science Center at Houston, UT Austin and UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, did a radio interview about nanotechnology for the Bourne Report on Podomatic.com, 10/5. He also was featured in the Houston Business Journal for being elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 11/5.

Ken Sexton of UT School of Public Health at Houston did an interview with the New York Times for a story on the largest national children's study, 10/6.

Terese Verklan of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing was quoted in the October issue of Parenting magazine in a story about infant pain, 10/8.

Charles Streckfus of the UT Dental Branch was featured in a slide show on MSN.com Health & Fitness called 9 Mind-Boggling Medical Technologies, 10/9.

Adol Esquivel and Cynthia Phelps of SHIS were featured in a KUHF radio story about the switch from hard copies to digital journals, 10/13.

Alex Valadka of UT Medical School at Houston was quoted in an Air Force Times article about traumatic brain injury research, 10/13.

Lynnette Mazur of UT Medical School at Houston was quoted in an editorial about Vitamin D in the Houston Chronicle, 10/16.

Michael Beauchamp of UT Medical School at Houston was quoted in a KTRH radio story on emotions and the brain, 10/31.

C. Thomas Caskey CEO and director of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases, was quoted in an article about DNA in the Houston Chronicle, 11/2. He also was interviewed for a DNA story on KUHF Radio, 11/7.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing was referenced twice in a nursing story in the Houston Chronicle, 11/3.

Christy McKinney of the UT School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus appeared in News Medical Net and Yahoo! India News. The articles covered research linking domestic violence to the number of alcohol outlets in the area, 11/4.

News on a study by Jon Tyson of UT Medical School at Houston on phototherapy for preemies was broadcast on KBAK-TV in Bakersfield, Calif., and WLS-TV in Chicago, 11/4.

Andrew Harper UT Medical School at Houston and Harris County Psychiatric Center was featured in the Boston Herald and ABC's Medical Unit about post-election depression, 11/5. He also was on WOAI in San Antonio, 11/3, and KRLD in Dallas, 11/4, discussing post-election depression. Harper was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News about college students with mental illness, 11/18.

Beth Robertson, life member of the UT Health Science Center at Houston Development Board, was named the Outstanding Community Volunteer Fundraiser of 2008 in the Houston Business Journal, 11/5.

Jennifer Nettleton of UT School of Public Health at Houston was quoted on the Washington Post's Web site on whole grain and the heart, 11/6.

Joan Engebretson of the UT School of Nursing was quoted in a story about aloe vera in Heart & Soul Magazine, 11/10.

Theresa Byrd of the School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus was quoted in an El Paso Times story about Texans who go to Mexico in search of more affordable health care, 11/12.

Katherine Loveland of the Mental Sciences Institute is quoted in a NewsWeek article about Asperger's syndrome in girls, 11/14.

Robert Roberts from UT School of Public Health was quoted in Pittsburgh Parent about chronic insomnia in adolescents, 11/19.

Pamela Berens of UT Medical School at Houston was quoted in Parents magazine in an article about breastfeeding, 11/24.

John Higgins of UT Medical School at Houston was interviewed by KTRH Radio 740 AM for a story on work-related stress and heart issues, 11/25.