Construction of the University of Houston's Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II will begin on Friday July 10, 2015. Much of the parking lot adjacent to the University Eye Institute will then no longer be available, so UEI patients will be able to park at no cost in the Welcome Center Student Garage across from the J. Davis Armistead and Health and Biomedical Sciences buildings on Calhoun Road.
From The University of Houston College of Optometry
Dr. Kassaundra Johnston featured in TMC News
Kassaundra Johnston, OD '12, director of SNAPS and clinical assistant professor at UHCO was recently featured in TMC News alongside Cynthia Peacock, M.D., director of the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. They have come together to give quality care to special needs patients who have aged out of the pediatric system. Many of the patients from the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor are sent to UHCO for optometry services. The College provides specialty services for adults with disabilities called SNAPS (Special Needs Adult and Pediatric Service). Whether it be primary care or optometry, Texas Medical Center and UHCO are working to provide quality care to all patients regardless of their cognitive aptitude. To read the full TMC News story click here.
UHCO Class of 1996 Reunion
The weekend of June 4-5, UHCO was excited to welcome back the Class of 1996 for their 20-year reunion! The group enjoyed reminiscing through the college halls and touring the Health and Biomedical Sciences Bldg. The soiree was held in conjunction with UHCO's Everything Therapeutic CE program. It was great seeing everyone and hearing the stories of alumni when they called UHCO home.
UHCO welcomed another group of optometric professionals to the ranks as UHCO alumni! On May 12, the Class of 2016 celebrated with friends and family as they received their Doctor of Optometry degrees.
Memorable highlights from the day included the award for Distinguish Alumnus of the Year; Brett Bence, OD,’79, FAAO. Brett currently serves as the director of optometric services in a large multi-center surgical and co-management practice and the president of the American Academy of Optometry. Another highlight from the day’s event included William "Bill" Elizondo, OD, presented with Volunteer of the Year award. William has accumulated many awards and honors during his distinguished career as an advocate for the profession and his community.
It was wonderful to celebrate the honors of such esteemed alumni and friends of the UHCO family and welcome the Class of 2016 as new optometric professionals!