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.
On August 13, the University of Houston welcomed over 20,000 students and their parents to the 6th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest. This event is a great opportunity for students grades K-5 and their families to experience an array of resources, in the Greater Houston community, to prepare students for the upcoming school year.
The University of Houston’s College of Optometry (UHCO), the City of Houston’s Health and Human Services Department, Eye Care for Kids, and Prevent Blindness Texas provided vision screenings to these school-age children.
UHCO's Class of 2020 is participating in 'A Day of Service' on Saturday, August 20, at the Houston Food Bank. This inaugural event is part of the larger Week of Welcome activities and orientation the Class of 2020 experiences prior to their first days of class. This event will foster new memories and connections for the incoming students with the Greater Houston community, in which they live and serve.
A Day of Service is in honor of the late Dr. J. Davis Armistead, our building's namesake. Armistead was involved with the food bank since its inception over 30 years ago, helping create policies and procedures for the food bank as well as working in the field. Armistead, who lived through the Great Depression era and served in World War II, pointed to the Rotary Club's motto of "Service Above Self" as his motivation for his philanthropic spirit.
Rio is not the only place for awards this summer; the awards for The American Academy of Optometry have recently been announced and UHCO’s own Kelly Moore, OD, MS, ’16, and Nimesh Patel, OD, PhD ’12, FAAO, are among the honors.
Moore received the Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics for her paper, Spherical Soft Contact Lens Designs and Peripheral Defocus in Myopic Eyes. Patel received the Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award, which recognizes an outstanding young scientist, or clinician scientist, who has shown exceptional promise to conduct independent research directly related to etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, or management of clinical ocular disorders.
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.