Major Disparity Discovered in Quality and Safety of Produce Purchased in Low- Versus High-Income Areas
People living in low-income, urban neighborhoods suffer higher rates of gastrointestinal illness, but the reasons behind this troubling disparity have been difficult to pinpoint. Food safety researchers at the University of Houston are shedding light on a possible cause after finding a significant disparity in the quality and safety of romaine lettuce available in low versus high income communities.
COVID-19 Nasal Vaccine Candidate Effective at Preventing Disease Transmission
A nasal vaccine for COVID-19, developed by a University of Houston professor, is showing good results in providing durable local immunity against inhaled pathogens.
Docking Peptides, Slow to Lock, Open Possible Path to Treat Alzheimer’s
Using computational models and atomic force microscope experiments, researchers at the University of Houston and Rice University have identified a possible “Achilles’ heel” in the frustration of amyloid beta peptides as they dock to the fibrils that form plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s. The frustrated steps could open a window for drugs able to cap the fibril ends, preventing further aggregation.
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The University of Houston College of Nursing is opening the doors of its Nursing Health Clinic, a new nurse-managed facility in Midtown that will meet the health needs of homeless people. The clinic will begin seeing clients Sept. 13 in the Abraham Center of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
20 Years Later: UH Commemorates Anniversary of 9/11
As the nation prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Houston is planning events to honor the victims of 9/11. On Friday, Sept. 10, the UH community and the public are invited to attend a series of events hosted by UH Veteran Services that will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
UH Engineer Receives $3.7M to Stop Epileptic Seizures Before They Begin
University of Houston biomedical engineer Nuri Firat Ince, who reduced the time to find the brain’s seizure onset zone, has now received $3.7 million to translate his work into creating a next-generation device that can stop epileptic seizures before they begin.
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University of Houston researchers have announced a scientific breakthrough with a new actuator design. Although still in the early stages of development, the science shows promise to become a key part of research in the fields of robotics, bioelectronics and biomedicine.
Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute at UH Fights Impure Honey
As beekeepers in the U.S. claim that counterfeit honey is forcing them into financial ruin, UH scientists have developed methods for sequencing DNA in honey to establish techniques that will help mitigate fraud and provide authentic and safe food for consumers.
Helping Families Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
University of Houston psychologist Carla Sharp has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to help end cycle of trauma for children and mothers victimized by physical, verbal or emotional abuse.
Researcher Receives $2.5M to Explore the Origin of Arterial Hardening
A University of Houston pharmacology researcher has received $2.5 million from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to explore a new mechanism involving genes that regulate exosome secretion, which may contribute to the development of arterial calcification.
Whose House? Coogs’ House!: UH Releases 2021-22 National Commercial
The popular chant “Whose House? Coogs’ House!” has been a hallmark of University of Houston Athletics events for decades, and now it’s the centerpiece of the University’s 2021-22 national commercial.
UH Honored for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity, Equity
The University of Houston has received the National Institutes of Health Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity. UH is one of 10 institutions nationwide to receive the prestigious prize for recruitment and retention of women and women of color.
Sep 19 8:00 am
Exercise for a cause Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Run Houston! 5K, 10K or kids’ 1K taking place on campus (or own your own). The run is presented by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright as a charity event to help champion racial justice. “We appreciate the opportunity to unite the community around racial justice, and we hope to see a strong turnout from our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends,” said UH Vice President Elwyn Lee and Dean Bob McPherson, co-chairs of the UH Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee. Register now!
Sep 21 11:30 am
Established in 2016 the #IAMUH is a campaign that highlights and celebrates the many diversities and unique stories that can be found within the University of Houston community. Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as we relaunch the #IAMUH campaign, and celebrate the rich diversity that exists at UH! There will be FREE T-shirts, music and more!
Sep 24 12:00 pm
A Conversation Examining Antisemitism
CheckED invites faculty, staff and students to a conversation with research fellow Caroline Kaufman, Ph.D., on Friday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. She will discuss her article “Psychological Research Examining Antisemitism in the United States: A Literature Review” and will answer questions about her academic work and professional experience. RSVP here for Zoom information
Sep 30 12:00 pm
Electric Vehicle Webinar Series: Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility
Greater access to new electric mobility technologies requires reduction in economic barriers to EV ownership and transportation services. Dr. Bruce Race will discuss the National Science Foundation funded “Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility” project in southwest Houston employing a collaborative process with community and commercial technology partners. Learn more and register here.
Oct 04 7:00 pm
Ed Leadership & Policy Studies Virtual Fairs
The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies is hosting free virtual recruitment fairs for those interested in earning a graduate degree in K-12 administration, higher education or special populations or earning certification as an educational diagnostician. RSVP now for the events: Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, 7 to 8 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, 1-2 p.m.
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