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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has a communications and media relations team based at University Center and supplemented by communications officers on-site at each school. At the School of Dentistry, Communications Manager Rhonda Moran Whitmeyer handles news, announcements, publications, social media, web calendars, event publicity and other communications projects specific to the school, sharing the information with the UTHealth communications team for campus-wide distribution as appropriate. UTHealth Media Relations handles all outside media requests. Our communications intern for Summer 2015 is Ke'ara Hunt.


Rhonda Whitmeyer


Rhonda Whitmeyer Communications Manager

UTSD Communications

713-486-4023, Suite 6152, SOD

• For UTHealth School of Dentistry logos
• For FYI Monitors (elevator slides)
• To post UTSD website calendar events
• To share news, photos or links for UTSD publications
• To request coverage of UTSD events or activities
• General inquiries




Ke'ara Hunt


Ke'ara Hunt    Communications Intern


713-486-4559, Suite 6152, SOD









UTHealth Media Relations

Members of the UTHealth Media Relations Team are available 24/7 to help journalists develop story ideas and identify the best news sources at UTHealth.

Edgar Veliz

        Edgar Veliz            Media Relations Specialist

Media Relations Specialist Edgar Veliz can arrange interviews related to breaking news in health care, research or other topics as needed. For assistance, call the Media Hotline at 713-500-3030. To accommodate news deadlines, the hotline is staffed around the clock including weekends and holidays.

NOTE: UT employees should direct all work-related media inquiries to Media Relations.

Media Hotline
713-500-3030 (answered 24/7)

Edgar Veliz, Media Relations Specialist