The University of Houston System is a member of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: The University of Houston School of Nursing is one of 191 nursing schools with advanced practice registered nursing programs joining an American Association of Colleges of Nursing initiative, pledging to educate future nurse practitioners on new CDC guidelines for safely prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016
By Jeannie Kever:: A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is developing new techniques to map the structural integrity of the human cornea, work that could lead to more effective therapies for degenerative corneal disease.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016
By Marisa Ramirez:: The summer starts in Havana, Cuba for 18 UH students. Their two-week study abroad experience will take them to the heart of Cuba to focus on public health. It’s part of the Graduate College of Social Work’s Latin American Study Abroad Initiative.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016
By Marisa Ramirez:: A UH team of students from different health-related fields joins 30 teams across the country in a program to understand critical issues surrounding high-needs patients, or high-utilizing patients. They’re part of the 2016 Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative.
Tue, 31 May 2016
By Marisa Ramirez:: The way in which bad news is communicated to patients at the end of their lives influences their quality of care. Researchers at the Graduate College of Social Work are examining the preferences of older Latinos with advanced cancer about receiving news on their prognosis.
Fri, 20 May 2016
By Jeannie Kever:: A University of Houston chemical engineer has received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award in recognition of his contributions to materials science and engineering.
Thu, 19 May 2016
By Jeannie Kever:: A robotics expert with the University of Houston will meet with members of Congress and other scientists next month to discuss the National Science Foundation’s National Robotics Initiative.
Thu, 19 May 2016
By Mike Emery:: From its dining halls to its recreation facilities, the University of Houston is working to make the campus a healthy place of higher learning. Soon, it will intensify its efforts through collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America.
Mon, 02 May 2016
By Jeannie Kever:: A University of Houston student set to graduate this spring has been awarded a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation, propelling him toward a graduate degree in chemical engineering.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: The UH College of Pharmacy offers a summer camp for junior and senior high school students to encourage teenagers interested in STEM to pursue professional pharmacy and other health and research careers.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: UH biologist Amy Sater will be developing a model for studying traumatic brain injury, thanks to a $386,000 grant from the Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation. Her research could one day lead to treatments that facilitate recovery.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: Longtime College of Optometry faculty member and UH administrator Roger Boltz was named Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association for his dedication and hard work in furthering the profession and providing leadership during his longstanding tenure.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016
By Marisa Ramirez:: This May, 12 University of Houston students will proudly graduate with master’s degrees in athletic training. They are the first graduates of the program that began in 2014, and is now newly accredited.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016
By Marisa Ramirez:: A study from the Department of Health and Human Performance finds a child’s risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother’s perception of her child’s weight. A key to understanding this may lie in how she regards her own weight status.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: A vision expo will be held at the UH College of Optometry April 30, addressing advocacy for the visually impaired in the community, workplace and government. The fifth-annual Houston Area Insight Expo is open to the public.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: UH College of Pharmacy student Luis Martinez earned a spot to present his research on the autism-linked genetic disorder Fragile X Syndrome at the 2016 Experimental Biology Meeting April 2-6 in San Diego.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016
By Marisa Ramirez:: A $1 million grant from NASA will allow UH researchers to examine changes in astronauts’ muscle strength and function during extended space flights. Investigators want to know if the decline eventually levels off, a finding that would inform preparations for missions to Mars.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: With a track record of leadership dating back to high school, a second-year UH College of Optometry student recently was selected to serve as the national liaison of the American Optometric Student Association for the 2016-17 academic year.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016
By Lisa Merkl:: A University of Houston researcher and his team have discovered an important link between alcohol and breast cancer by identifying a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol.