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Video: Leaders of Texas Medical Center, Greater Houston Partnership Express Need for a UH Medical School

Prominent leaders in health care and business acknowledged the need for a new college of medicine in Houston. They also expressed confidence in UH’s plan to leverage existing clinical, academic and research programs to train primary care physicians. Bill McKeon, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Medical Center, called a primary care-focused medical school "essential" to the health of the city. Read more …

A Partnership to Tackle Cancer Health Disparities

With a $2.17 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, UH and Baylor College of Medicine are working together to tackle cancer health disparities. Diana Chow, UH College of Pharmacy pharmaceutics professor and director of its Institute for Drug Education and Research, is spearheading the UH side the partnership and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy Meghana V. Trivedi is leading the cancer research education component of the joint program. Read more …

UH System Public Art Director Will Speak at MFAH Symposium

María Gaztambide, director and chief curator for UH System Public Art, will be contributing to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's symposium "Contesting Modernity: Art and Politics in Mid-Century Venezuela" Oct. 27. This presentation will explore the Informalist movement in Venezuela and mark the opening of the exhibition. Read more …

Campus Document Systems Signs New Contract

Campus Document Systems, owner of University Copy Center, truecolor GRAPHICS and FASTSIGNS University-East End, has extended its contract an additional five years. This new agreement extends its lease for its storefront space on the ground floor of the Welcome Center Garage and provides incentives for UH departments to make purchases from the Campus Document Systems divisions. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • Led by Jakoah Brgoch, assistant professor of chemistry, researchers from UH have devised a new machine-learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in search of those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting. Discover more.
    • UH Men's Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and several Cougars spent a day visiting with young patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. The visit was part of the Center’s ProFit program which emphasizes the importance of daily physical activity for the patients as they fight the disease. Read more.
    • Students in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication are teaming up with the nonprofit Recipe for Success Foundation to serve up a series of web videos about healthy eating. Guided by Temple Northup, associate professor and director of the Valenti School, the project is a unique way for students to learn the technical aspects of videography, photography and graphic design, and to think about how to use those different tools to effectively communicate their stories. Learn more.

On Campus

    • Check out the latest UH Moment video. This episode celebrates the $3.5 million gift to the UH College of Medicine that will help support student tuition, research breakthroughs in home-based stroke rehabilitation, and UH students producing a cooking and nutrition show with Recipe for Success.
    • The Peter Beste “Houston Rap” Photographs collection is now available in the UH Digital Library. The collection comprises digital versions of 105 photographic prints created by documentary photographer Peter Beste as part of the nine-year project that became the book "Houston Rap". Read more.
    • The UH System raised nearly $145 million in private support in fiscal year 2018, the second largest total in UHS history, trailing only the previous year when the public phase of the historic $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign was launched. UH, the largest of the UH System universities, raised nearly $136 million for key initiatives including student success, research, a new College of Medicine and many more. Read more.
    • The UH College of Medicine has received a $3.5 million grant from The John M. O'Quinn Foundation to provide full, four-year scholarships to one-third of the college's second-year class, expected to consist of 30 medical students. The grant will also fund startup costs, faculty hires, labs and a household-centered health care program for underserved communities. Read more.