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Librarian Receives HW Wilson Foundation Research Award

NSF CAREER Supports Research to Steer Swarms of Micro-Robots

Physics Student Receives Travel Award from Biophysical Society

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Catherine Essinger, coordinator of the Architecture and Art Library and librarian for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the UH Libraries, received one of the H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Awards for 2016. Read More

Aaron Becker, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has earned an NSF CAREER Award to support his research into robotic manipulation. Read More

Fabio Zegarra, a third-year Ph.D. student in Physics, won an Educational Committee Travel Awards from the Biophysical Society.
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Mechanical Engineering Researcher Earns Young Investigator Award

Why It Feels So Good to Bail on Plans

Hadi Ghasemi, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, earned the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR). He is exploring a bio-inspired thermal management system for high-performance electronic and photonic devices with the $360,000, three-year grant. Read More

Chip Raymond Knee, professor of Psychology, and Melanie Rudd, assistant professor of Marketing, weigh in on why people experience relief when bailing on plans in this recent Men's Health article. Read More


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UH Students Design Energy Efficient, Affordable Homes

With plans to capture the power of Houston's sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of UH students has completedthe first phase of an ambitious project to rethink affordable housing and energy efficiency. Read More

Hospital's Missed Ebola Diagnosis Calls for 'Organizational Mindfulness'

Physics Student Receives Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship

NSF CAREER Enables 3D Electronics Manufacturing Process

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The UH Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the misdiagnosis of the Ebola virus at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in 2014 in its new White Paper Series. Read More

Andrei Gasic, a second-year Ph.D student in Physics, was awarded the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship. Read More

Cunjiang Yu, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, has earned an NSF CAREER Award. Yu's grant will support the development of a 3D electronics manufactoring process. 
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Conducting Research Responsibly 

The January issue of Science reminds researchers that responsible conduct of research is part of academic scholarship. In this article, the work of Ioannis Pavlidis, professor of Computer Science, and Ioanna Semendeferi, instructional and research associate professor of Physics, is highlighted. Pavlidis and Semendeferi co-teach a course for early career researchers on responsible conduct of research.
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Exploring the Impact of Proposed Changes
to the Common Rule

NEA Awards to Support Creative Work in CLASS

Patrick Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

UH Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans joins a team of medical researchers and health industry leaders to explore proposed changes to the Common Rule, a major federal research regulation, in a discussion paper posted by the National Academy of Medicine. Read More

In its first round of funding for 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded three grants to enterprising creative work to Arte Público Press, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts. Read More


Naval Research Grant Will Speed UH Work on Energy Materials

Why Are Oil Prices So Hard to Forecast?

Continuing the Search for Better Energy Materials

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Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Professor of mechanical engineering, will use the $810,000 grant to fund new research equipment. Read More

Bill Gilmer, Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the UH Bauer College of Business, forecasts Houston's economic outlook. Read More

Researcher Zhifeng Ren has used a series of DOE Basic Science Grants to further his work.
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New Research Suggests Desire Can Be Tempered by Postponing It

Biomedical Doctoral Student Wins AHA Fellowship

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While conventional methods of resisting temptation have focused on harnessing will power, abstinence and denial, Vanessa Patrick, Bauer Professor of Marketing, and her co-author, suggest there may be a better way to manage the pangs of desire. Read More

Nathaniel Piety, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. Read More


Explaining the Difference in Prices Between Pharmacies

Discovering the Gene Possibly Linked to Lupus

UH Psychology Study Looking for More Participants

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Pharmacy Professor Marc Fleming weighs in on the reason pharmacies may have significant price differences for prescriptions on this Click2Houston segment. Watch Video Biomedical Engineering Professor Chandra Mohan and his lab have identified a gene that likely contributes to the onset of Lupus. The findings are published in a recent issue of The Journal of Immunology. Read More

Are you worried and stressed? Do you have a child ages 8-12? Is your child also anxious, shy, or worried? If so, you may be eligible for a free psychology evaluation through this research study. Learn More


What He Talked About

U.S. Has the Edge for Developing Unconventional Resources

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UH Political Science Professor Ryan Kennedy and
colleagues created an infographic of the most mentioned topics in President Obama's speeches. The infographic was featured on Politico. View

In this latest UH Energy Fellows blog highlighted on Forbes, Christine Ehlig-Economides, the William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering, writes about U.S. ingenuity in the shale revolution. Read More


Wellner Selected as a 2016 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

UH Moment: Yoga Research

Remembering Julie Norris

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Julia Wellner, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric 
Sciences at UH. Read More
Does yoga belong in the classroom? UH researcher says yes. 
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A look back at a UH research administration pioneer.
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Dr. Earl Smith

UH Moment: Dr. Earl Smith

Dr. Earl Smith is the administrator-dean of the College of Optometry at UH. Smith was named one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry by Optometric Management. Learn More


Tainfu Wu

Engineering Research Shows Potential for Helping Lupus Patients

Tianfu Wu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $300,000 grant from the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), to continue his pursuit of promising preliminary lupus research. Read More


New UH Study: We Trust in Those Who Believe in God

2015 NSM Junior Faculty Research Award Recipient

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Voters view religious candidates favorably, athiests not likely to win votes. Read More

Lisa Whitehead, an experimental particle physicist, was honored for her contributions to the field of Neutrino Science. Read More


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Study Examines the Downside of Larger Families

A study by UH researchers, along with Yona Rubinstein of the London School of Economics, offers strong evidence that children in larger families are more likely to fall behind in cognitive achievement and have behavioral and other problems. Read More 


UH's Yao on Batteries in Hoverboards

Ogmen Publishes Chapter
in Oxford Handbook

Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical engineering,
talks to KHOU 11 News about exploding hoverboards. 
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Electrical engineering professor Haluk Ogmen, and colleague Michael Herzog, publish book chapter Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization. Read More


UH's Industrial Design
Highlighted on ABC13 News

Geophysics' Sager and his
Volcano Expedition Featured

ABC13 highlights a couple of UH industrial design student projects that may be heading toward commercialization. Learn More

Will Sager and his team's journey to study Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, was highlighted on Houston Matters. Learn More


Chow Named to National 
Academy of Inventors

What's Happening in the World of Nanotechnology?

UH Researcher Joins Project to Transform Energy Storage

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Diana Shu-Lian Chow, professor of 
pharmaceutics, has been elected
an NAI fellow. Read More

Listen as UH physics professor Shay Curran describes how he uses nanotechnology. Listen Here

Yan Yao will lead development of a key component for a new, all solid-state sodium battery. Read More

Researchers Discover Alternate 
Mechanism for Oncogene Activation

Professor Awarded by American
Chemical Society-Houston

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Group finds an alternative activation mechanism for EGFR. Read More

Loi Do, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at UH. Read More


Biology Professor Seeks New
Therapies for Kidney Disease 

Professor's Semiconductor Research
Covers Prestigious Journal

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Professor Stuart Dryer is a physiologist who studies ion channels in the kidney. Read more

Research by UH mechanical engineering chair, Pradeep Sharma featured on the cover of Soft Matter. Read more

Doctoral Student Wins Young Investigator Award 

More Orders Per Shift Linked to Medication Errors

UH Research Has Potential Use in Solid-State Lasers

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Andrew Paterson, a chemical engineering doctoral student, won the Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015. Read More 

Researchers from UH and Houston Methodist Hospital have collaborated on this unique study. Read More Professor Halasyamani and his research team have mastered the "art" of creating crystals. Read More

Jacinta Conrad

Research Targets Role of Dispersants in Cleaning Up After Oil Spills

University of Houston researcher Jacinta Conrad will lead research into the role of chemical dispersants in cleaning oil spills.  Read More


Geophysicists' Volcano Research Featured
by Scientific American

Is Pollution Plaguing Your Neighborhood?


NSM's William Sager and colleagues recently studied the origins of Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, on a five-week cruise. Read More 

A UH and Rice University study links air pollution in Houston-area neighborhoods to diseases like asthma, stroke and heart disease. Watch this Click2Houston report


UH Geophysicists Wins Karcher Award

'Your Brain on Art'
Featured by NSF

UH to Protect Next-Gen
911 Centers

NSM's Yingcai Zheng wins the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ 2015 J. Clarence Karcher Award. Read More
Engineering's Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal's research was featured by the NSF's Science Now program.
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DHS awards UH computer science team $2.6M to develop technology to help protect emergency response systems. Read More | Listen to Story


UH Receives $950K Research Instruments Grant

UH-China Collaboration on Landslide Research

Texas Researchers Meet,
Discuss Federal Funding

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A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides UH with a new high-performance computer. Read More
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a UH $246K grant. Read More Dr. Paul Chu spoke on energy storage research at the first-ever TAMEST Research Summit. Read More

UH Captures Bronze at
BeHEARD Science Challenge

Technology Professor to
Help Keep Energy Flowing

NSM's Michihisa Umetani wins bronze for research on rare neurological disorder from the Rare Genomics Institute. Read More 

Technology's Arthur Conklin to lead UH project as part of the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium to ensure the resilency of our energy delivery systems. Read More


Ph.D. Student Receives HAMBP Fellowship

'SMART Cougars Plus' Expands HIV, HCV Student Testing

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Jacob Ezerski, was awarded a $26,400 National Institutes
of Health predoctoral training fellowship. Read More

The UH Graduate College of Social Work has been awarded $900,000 to work with at risk youth. Read More



UH Program Adds to Houston's Space Workforce

Could Cancer Treatments Target Metabolism?

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Bonnie J. Dunbar, director of UH space architecture program. Read More

Professor Daniel Frigo investigates new avenues for cancer treatment. Read More



cybersecurity

Defining the Future

The University's newest national research center, Center of Excellence for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research, will draw expertise from around the nation to focus on some of the most sensitive issues of the day. Research associated with the new center include groundbreaking research on facial recognition systems. Read More

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UH to Lead National Center for Borders, Trade, and Immigration

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named the University of Houston to lead a Center of Excellence focused on borders, trade and immigration research. Read More

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UH Moment: Virtual Cave Aids in Addiction Recovery

A virtual cave is the newest technology to help study human behavior. Located in the UH Graduate School of Social Work, the room is outfitted with eight infrared cameras to track movement of the study participant. Participants are outfitted with special glasses to see the virtual reality world in 3D.  Watch Video

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UH Innovation in the Spotlight

UH's Mark Clarke, Ph.D.interim associate provost for faculty development and faculty affairs, shares his vision for the UH Innovation Center with Texas Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operating Officer William F. McKeon. The Q&A was featured in the TMC News. Read More

Hesam Panahi, Ph.D.clinical assistant professor at UH’s C.T. Bauer College of Business and founder of the RED Labs startup accelerator, was also featured as part of the annual Bayou Startup Showcase, an event that celebrates entrepreneurship. Read More


Psychology Grant

UH Psychology Program teaches grant writing skills to apply for NIH Funding - Psychology Program Teaches the Finer Points of Applying for NIH Funding


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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