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The Division of Research welcomes Felipe Sierra, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging (NIH). The lecture will discuss the research interests and priorities of the National Institute on Aging, and how to build competitive proposals. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. RSVP is requested.


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The UH Division of Research is bringing to campus Dr. Diane Witt, the former NSF Neural Systems Cluster Leader and Program Officer (retired). Two full-days are planned, including presentations by Dr. Witt, and one-hour blocks for roundtable discussions with Dr. Witt. The events are scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2015 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. RSVP is requested.


FBI Lecture

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the UH Divison of Research and University Information Technology invite you to attend a special lecture featuring two Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Light refreshments will be provided.


To commemorate the opening of the new TDECU Stadium in Fall 2014, three unique panel discussions were held on August 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Click on View Event Details button below for additional information and to view the recorded simulcast of each event.

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Efficacy and Mechanisms Searching for Identity: Football and the American University Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment: Past, Present & Future
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety:
Efficacy and Mechanisms
Searching for Identity:
Football and the American University
Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment:
Past, Present & Future

Research

Recent UH Grad Named Forbes "30 Under 30" for Energy

Mon, 16 Feb 2015

By Greg Ortiz:: University of Houston alum Casey McNeil was recently named to the newest Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30" list for energy.


UH Moment: Inside UH’s Optometric Clinical Skills Simulation Lab

Fri, 13 Feb 2015

By Shawn Lindsey:: UH is home the first full-scale diagnostic lab for retinal diagnosis in the country. The simulation lab now gives optometry students access to virtual patients and real pathology cases as early as their first year.


New UH Social Work Dean Aims to Enhance College's National Reputation

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: For the first time in 15 years, the Graduate College of Social Work will have a new leader. Professor Alan J. Dettlaff of the University of Illinois at Chicago has been selected to serve as dean of the GCSW.


Art and Science Come Together on the Dance Floor

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: University of Houston engineer Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and Becky Valls, associate professor of dance, are working together to study how creativity affects the brain.


UH Psychology Professor Wins Prestigious Research Prize

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Melissa Carroll:: University of Houston developmental psychology professor Arturo Hernandez is among this year’s recipients of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. The award honors his work in mapping how the brain processes language. This research has implication on how language – including a second language – is taught and learned.


UH Team Works to Help Patients with Down Syndrome See Better

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of individuals with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of UH researchers who received a $1.67 million grant from the National Eye Institute.


UH Hospitality College Prepares to Welcome New Leadership

Tue, 10 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Dennis Reynolds, a prolific researcher and sought-after speaker on global service management issues, will become the next dean of the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Reynolds follows longtime dean John Bowen, who is retiring after 12 years to rejoin the faculty.


UH Gets Homeland Security Funding to Fight Bioterror

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: UH received funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct research on making biochemical threat detection economically sustainable.


Study Investigates the Complex Roads that Lead Families to Food Insecurity

Tue, 03 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Food insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different. A new study examined four risk factors for families that can lead to varying degrees of hunger.


New Supercomputer Allows for Massive Data Analysis in Less Time

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: UH is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. This powerful, high-performance computing system will more than double the current computing power at UH.


Research Program Trains New Kind of Mentor to Support Novice Teachers

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Studies indicate many novice teachers will leave the profession in their first three years. A new UH program harnesses the enthusiasm and expertise of experienced teachers to support new teachers.


UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center

Tue, 20 Jan 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.


Performance-Based Funding in Community Colleges Hinders Success of At Risk Students

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: A new study from the College of Education indicates that performance-based funding for Texas community colleges could disproportionately penalize colleges that predominately serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


UH Study Links TV Use and Unhealthy Eating

Wed, 07 Jan 2015

By Melissa Carroll:: A recent UH study conducted by professor Temple Northup suggests people who watch excessive amounts of TV tend to eat more unhealthy foods and might not understand the foundations of a healthy diet.


Study Hints at Antioxidant Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Funded by a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers from the UH College of Pharmacy are examining possible antioxidant treatments for high blood pressure.


Two UH Scientists Named to National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Two University of Houston faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their contributions to scientific and technological innovation.


UH Professor Honored for Materials Research, STEM Outreach

Tue, 09 Dec 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: UH mathematician Yuliya Gorb recently received a five-year, $420,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for both her research and an outreach program she’s developing for high school girls.


UH Team Fights Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant

Thu, 04 Dec 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Addressing the relentless game of cat and mouse played between antibiotics and bacteria, a pair of UH professors recently received a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.


Two University of Houston Scientists Elected as AAAS Fellows

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Two scientists from the University of Houston have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.