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UH College of Medicine Coordinating Care in Third Ward, East End

The College of Medicine launched its coordinated care network that will help families who are facing significant health disparities efficiently access health care and resources. The program will also provide UH students hands-on, patient-care experience in underserved communities such as Houston’s Third Ward and East End.  Read more …

In Memoriam: James L. Conyers

James L. Conyers, professor and director of the African American Studies Program, passed away Monday, Jan. 25. A valued member of the UH community for nearly 20 years, Conyers was a respected scholar, educator and community activist, and he championed the launch of the bachelor of arts in African American Studies in 2018. He devoted his life to encouraging the advancement of African American studies both at UH and across the nation. Last year, he personally endowed the William Alexander Lawson Social Justice Scholarship for African American studies majors, which will endure on our campus and in our community for generations to come. Read more …

First Doctoral Degree in Nursing at UH Approved

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the College of Nursing. It is a practice doctorate that will prepare family nurse practitioners and nurse executives to address the shortages of primary care providers, nursing educators and leaders in a complex health care environment. This is the first doctoral degree in nursing at the University.  Read more …

Law Professor Roberts’ Research Featured on Acclaimed Peer-Review Website

An article by Jessica Roberts, Leonard H. Childs Chair in Law and director of the Health Law & Policy Institute, was featured in the Yale Law Journal and was recently reviewed on the scholarship website JOTWELL. The focus of “GINA, Big Data, and the Future of Employee Privacy” is how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is a blueprint for preventing employers from breaching employee privacy. Read more …

Lewis, Yeoman to be Inducted into Houston Sports Hall of Fame

Legendary UH head coaches Guy V. Lewis and Bill Yeoman have been selected to the Houston Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The pair joins three other Houston icons – Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Andre Johnson – as a part of the 2021 induction class to be celebrated on April 26. Read more …

Our People

    • Compared with other mental disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder is among the leading causes of suicidal behaviors and self-harm in young people. Carla Sharp, professor of psychology and director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab, is the first to publish findings that BPD is treatable, therapy helps and early intervention for adolescents is of critical importance. Read more.
    • C. T. Bauer College of Business Associate Professor Nina Huang is among a handful of researchers who each year are honored with the Associate for Information Systems Early Career Award. The award is given to individuals who have made global contributions to the IS discipline as well as local contributions in the context of their country and region, and who received their doctoral degrees less than seven years prior. Read more.
    • Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE for his contributions in novel imaging methods, spectroscopic techniques and plasmonic nanostructures with various applications in chemical and biosensing. SPIE is the largest international professional society for optics and photonics and a leader in the fields of optics and photonics. Read more.
    • Lars C. Grabow, Dan Luss Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received $2 million to research more options when it comes to safely dealing with sometimes volatile and explosive chemicals. His research will involve developing small, modular reactor systems and tuning the properties of catalysts. Read more.

Our Campus

    • The community is invited to a comprehensive webinar on COVID-19 vaccines at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27. Hosted by the UH College of Medicine, this webinar will help attendees understand and navigate the dynamic vaccine landscape. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. Read more.
    • COVID-19 testing is now available at the Curative kiosk found at the UH Student Center. Appointments are required. Read more.
    • To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our campus community, no events with more than 10 participants may be held unless they are held in Managed Venues with University-approved operating plans. Exceptions require that a formal request be reviewed by the COVID-19 Events Screening Committee and be approved by the appropriate UH Vice President. For a complete list of approved campus Managed Venues and details on requirements for event exception requests, please visit the COVID-19 Event Guidelines website. Read more.
    • Start the year off by enhancing your leadership skills with our CATALYST Online program. The program offers a wide variety of professional development courses for all UH staff. To view the full CATALYST course list and to request enrollment, including enrollment in the brand new Leading Up course, visit the CATALYST Enrollment App. Read more.
    • The Vice President for Research and the Provost have announced a call for applications for internal seed funding in four high priority areas – cyber and physical security, drug discovery and development, sustainable communities and infrastructure, and accessible healthcare. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. The program aims to support faculty in submission of competitive research proposals. Read more.