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.
UHCO will be hosting the Delta Gamma Foundation Richard D. Shirk Family Lectureship in Healthcare Values and Ethics on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:45pm in the Student Center South – Theater Room. The lecture joins others at over fifteen other institutions across the country. This year’s lecture will be presented by Reba Riley, author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing, on the topic: Courage Vision: How to See and Use Your Bravery Every Day. Please visit our website to learn more and RSVP: https://www.opt.uh.edu/delta-gamma/
Congratulations to Suzanne Ferimer, Director of Learning Resources at UHCO, becoming of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Medical Library Association’s President’s Award. This is one of MLA’s highest honors and recognizes Suzanne for her extraordinary work in reviewing, simplifying and revising MLS’s bylaws to address and implement changes in their dynamic environment. Suzanne will receive her award in Seattle at the President’s Award Dinner on May 30th.
Gareth Hastings, PhD Candidate, Receives Congress Award
Gareth Hastings, UHCO PhD candidate, recently received the award for the best free paper presentation at the 2017 International Congress on Wavefront and Presbyopic Corrections. The title of the paper was "The implications of adaptation for the correction of the eye."
The Wavefront Congress has a long history as the foremost multidisciplinary ocular wavefront and presbyopic congress bringing together optical scientists, clinicians/surgeons, corporate scientists and business development managers.Gareth works with Raymond Applegate, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO and Jason Marsack, Ph.D., '07, FAAO in their labs conducting research using metrics of visual image quality and wavefront-guided optics to provide better corrections for normal and, particularly, highly aberrated eyes (such as those with keratoconus). Congratulations, Gareth on your award!
Applications for admission from OptomCAS and the UHCO Supplemental Application will be accepted starting July 1st through February 15th prior to the fall semester in which the applicant expects to enter.