January 15, 2019

Opioid crisis

Michael Weaver, MD, was interviewed on FOX 26 News this morning about the rise in opioid overdose deaths.

January 11, 2019

New UT psychiatric hospital will be specially designed for longer-term patients

Plans for the new UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health were unveiled Friday, and the event was covered by the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Houston Public Media’s KUHF Radio, TMC News, KPRC-TV Channel 2, Telemundo Houston Channel 47, Univision Houston Channel 45, San Antonio Express-News,…

December 27, 2018

Houston-area families of missing persons mourn unexplained loss

Melissa Goldberg, PsyD, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about the mourning process for families of missing persons

November 9, 2018

Teen murder suicide

Iram Kazimi, M.D., spoke to KTRK-Channel 13 reporter Steve Campion about teen suicide, including possible signs that might alert parents, how to bring up the topic and questions to ask their teenager. Stories quoting her aired at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6…

October 15, 2018

Growing Up in America

Melissa Goldberg, Psy.D., spoke on Children At Risk radio show Growing Up in America about trauma and resilience in children after natural disasters.

August 24, 2018

When heavy rain falls, anxiety returns for many survivors of Hurricane Harvey

Jair Soares, M.D., Ph.D., was quoted in a Washington Post story about how people are faring after Hurricane Harvey. The story also referenced a School of Public Health study on levels of unprecedented stress reported by Houstonians four months after the storm…

July 23, 2018

When a child asks: What do I do if someone points a gun at me?

Elizabeth Newlin, M.D., was quoted in a Washington Post story about how parents should discuss active shooter situations with their children

July 21, 2018

Experts: Prescription stimulant misuse steadily rising among high school, college-age students

Iram Kazimi, M.D., was quoted in a Community Impact Newspaper Katy article about the increase in the use of prescription stimulants among high school and college students.

June 16, 2018

Meth addiction has roared back in Texas. Can new experimental treatment stop it?

A UTHealth Psychiatry clinical trial for methamphetamine use was featured in Sunday’s front-page story in the Houston Chronicle with quotes from Joy Schmitz, Ph.D., Michael Weaver, M.D., and trial participants

May 23, 2018

VERIFY: Is Ritalin linked to school violence?

Cristian Zeni, M.D., Ph.D., was interviewed by KHOU-TV Channel 11 for an online story debunking a claim linking Ritalin to violence.