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Media Spotlight

Published: March 11, 2009 by


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.

John Higgins of the Medical School was quoted in a KTRH radio story on work-related stress and in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about marathon runners' risk of death, 12/1 and 16.

Ronald Peters of the UT School of Public Health at Houston and Amitava Dasgupta of the Medical School were quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about an anti-energy drink that could encourage substance abuse, 12/1.

Harold "Bill" Kohl III of the UT School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus was quoted in an Austin American-Statesman story about a fitness study at a housing development and was featured in a story about exercise and the Active Texas Summit on Fox News in Austin, 12/1 and 1/14.

Fernando Navarro and Kate Loveland of the Medical School were featured in Therapy Times about a study on diet and autism, 12/4.

James "Red" Duke of the Medical School co-authored an editorial about UTMB that was published in the Houston Chronicle, 12/8.

The UT Health Science Center at Houston was included in a Houston Business Journal article about a California-based health care consulting firm studying the registered nurse labor market in Houston, 12/8.

Paul Simmons and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace were quoted in the Houston Chronicle for a story on the C. Harold and Lorine G. Wallace Distinguished University Chair to support stem cell research at the IMM, 12/10.

Cesar Arias of the Medical School was featured in a KHOU story on the superbug, MRSA, and was quoted in an msnbc.com article about antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and the salmonella outbreak, 12/12 and 1/28.

Lorraine Frazier of the UT School of Nursing was featured on Nurse.com about being named a 2008 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 12/16.

Richard Smalling was quoted on KTRK in a story about a 45-year-old woman who had a heart attack, 12/17.

Ananth Annapragada of the UT School of Health Information Sciences was quoted in a KTRH story called "Houston doctors aim to develop 'bioartificial heart'," 12/18.

Steve Hackmyer of the UT Dental Branch was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about the Teddy Bear Checkup event at the Health Museum, 12/22.

David Robinson of the Medical School was interviewed for a CW News 39 firework safety story, 12/22.

Stephen Daiger of the School of Public Health was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about retinal degenerative disease, 12/22.

Erik Wilson of the Medical School was quoted in a front-page story about cutting-edge surgical techniques in the Houston Chronicle and was interviewed on KTRK on TOGA, a bariatric procedure performed through the mouth, 12/23 and 1/15.

Richard Castriotta of the Medical School discussed the delivery of bad news to the families of critically ill patients on KTRH radio and was interviewed for a separate story on the relationship between sleep and colds, 12/26 and 1/13.

Pamela Berens of the Medical School did an interview with KTRK about a recent study of teens who took abstinence pledges, 12/29.

Carmel Dyer of the Medical School did an interview about elderly self-neglect on KTRH radio, 12/29.

Lex Frieden of the School of Health Information Sciences was quoted in a Sunday New York Times article about efforts to define what constitutes a service animal, 1/5.

Jason Sanders of the Medical School was interviewed for a KTRK story on viral bronchiolitis, 1/5.

The Austin Business Journal and the Houston Business Journal recently referenced Mauro Ferrari in a news item about the state's Emerging Technology Fund. He also was quoted in the Houston Business Journal about his fracture putty research, 1/5 and 1/26.

Daniel Freet of the Medical School was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about a fireworks injury, 1/5.

Charles Streckfus of the Dental Branch was quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the war against cancer, 1/6.

Herbert DuPont of the School of Public Health was interviewed by WOAI News Radio of San Antonio for a story on a national salmonella outbreak and was among the experts quoted in a USA Today story on the science of hand washing, 1/9 and 21.

Robert Emery of the School of Public Health was quoted in a HealthDay News article on home heating accidents, 1/12.

Pablo Okhuysen of the Medical School was interviewed by KXLN Channel 45 Univision for a story on a national salmonella outbreak, 1/13.

Renae Schumann of the School of Nursing appeared on Ch. 11's "Great Day Houston" to discuss career opportunities in nursing, 1/13.

Susan Landry of the Children's Learning Institute was quoted in an article about early literacy skills in Education Daily, 1/14.

Carol Wolin Riklin of the Medical School was quoted in an MSN.com health story about high-calorie beverages, 1/16.

Mary Kay Koenig of the Medical School was the featured expert on a KTRK story on mitochondrial disease, 1/20.

Family Circle, published information about UT Health Science Center at Houston research on diet and diabetes, 1/20.

Jerry Wolinsky of the Medical School was quoted in Nature Biotechnology about the use of the therapy Campath in multiple sclerosis patients, 1/23.

Ferid Murad, John Holcomb, Raffaella Lombardi, and Robert Feldman were featured in the Houston Business Journal in the "People on the Move" column, 1/26.