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Health Care Under the Obama Plan

President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to make health insurance affordable and accessible to all. With 46 million people having no coverage, thatís no easy task. Seth Chandler, co-director of the UH Law Centerís Health Law & Policy Institute, specializes in insurance law and related fields, such as economic analysis of law. Reach him at 713-743-2123 or Search for UH faculty experts.

Vas Lubchenko Wins Beckman
Young Investigator Award

Arman Jahangiri

Vas Lubchenko, a theoretical physical chemist at UH, takes raw data from researchers in the lab and crunches formulas and numbers to solve the puzzle of electrical phenomena in amorphous materials. Lubchenko was one of 16 recipients to win the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2008, receiving a three-year $300,000 grant with which he will hire a postdoctoral researcher and two graduate students to assist him.

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