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Research Finds No Easy Answers to Use of Drug Screening for Pain Patients

- Doctors who treat patients suffering from chronic pain face a quandary, according to research from the University of Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch. Monitoring patients through urine drug screenings, part of the standard protocol to ensure patient safety, is associated with an increase in the odds that the patients won’t return for future treatment.
Jeannie Kever

UH Delivering 'Intimate Apparel' Feb. 19 - 28 in Quintero Theatre

- The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance production of Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel” will be performed Feb. 19 – 28 in UH’s Jose Quintero Theatre.
Mike Emery

Public Policy, Social Work Programs Come Together in New Dual Degree

- Beginning in fall 2016, students will be able to pursue one program that prepares them for professions in public policy and social work. The UH Hobby Center for Public Policy and the Graduate College of Social Work are offering a dual program that allows students to earn a master’s degree in social work and public policy concurrently.
Marisa Ramirez

Huffington Foundation Endows Chair for Brené Brown, Social Work Researcher, Author of ‘Daring Greatly’

- The Huffington Foundation has pledged $2 million to fund the Brené Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work. Brown, the author of three No.1 New York Times bestsellers, researches vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness.
Marisa Ramirez

UH Honors College Welcomes John Briggs as 2016 Lence Master Teacher

- Distinguished scholar John Briggs has focused research on two famous (yet very different) wordsmiths – Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare. Soon, the professor of English at University of California, Riverside will share his insights on the president, the playwright and other topics as the 2016 Ross M. Lence Master Teacher.
Mike Emery

Iran Nuclear Agreement: Did the U.S. Win or Lose?

- A panel of experts will discuss the potential impact of the Iran nuclear agreement on the United States – including the impact on energy markets – at the University of Houston later this month.
Jeannie Kever

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