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Strategic Research Communications

Strategic Research Communications is responsible for raising the visibility of UH research and innovation programs nationally, among peer institutions and throughout Houston’s regional industry. In addition, the team manages programs to engage UH researchers and inventors, and supports Division of Research business communications.
Major strategic efforts supported by UH Strategic Research Communications
  • Inside Research: Weekly newsletter to the UH community
  • UH Research News: Monthly newsletter to key external stakeholders
  • DOR Insights: Monthly executive communication to division staff
  • Research & Innovation Magazine: Biannual publication to peer institutional leadership
  • UH Research Gateway: External gateway showcasing the UH research and innovation ecosystem
  • UH Innovation: Major initiative to support and promote UH intellectual property, startups, and industry partnerships.
  • DOR Website: The division’s research and tech transfer operations website for the UH community
  • Research Centers: BTI, HEALTH Research Institute, TORC, ASMI, CACDS, TIMES, TCSUH
  • Research First Look: Website showcasing student and junior faculty research to industry
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr


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Lindsay Lewis is the Executive Director of Strategic Research Communications for the UH Division of Research. She is responsible for increasing the external visibility of the university’s research programs and engaging the UH research community through ongoing internal communications.

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Sarah Hill
Communications Manager

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Tim Holt
Digital Media Manager

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Darnell Thacker
Manager, Full Stack Development

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Cory Thaxton
Communications Coordinator

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Miguel Tovar
Senior Graphic Designer

In Memoriam

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Rene Cantu
Communications Coordinator

Our co-worker and friend, Rene Cantu, was a gifted writer with a quiet, stoic personality – then, out of seemingly nowhere, his sense of humor would catch us completely off guard. We lost him, too early, in November 2020, the victim of a random act of violence. Our thoughts are with his family. And, as his "work family," we will continue to celebrate his kindness and team spirit, even as we mourn him. Rest in peace, Rene.