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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.

UH Partnering on New Artificial Heart  Technology

UH Masters in Petroleum Geophysics Graduates in Cape Town, South Africa








Matthew Franchek and Ralph Metcalfe, both mechanical engineering professors in the Cullen College of Engineering at UH, are part of  a biomedical research team working to create a pulseless total artificial heart.  

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Pictured is a device similar to the less-costly, smaller pulseless artificial heart to be created that will perform the function of both the right and left ventricles of the heart.   

High-resolution photos are available by contacting Lisa  Merkl at or 713-743-8192.

Photos by Thomas Shea