From The University of Houston College of Optometry
Dr. Sam Quintero, beloved UHCO alumnus and faculty member, passed peacefully on July 17, 2022, surrounded by family.
Sam Quintero was a dedicated teacher who committed his career to serving his students, advancing the college, and influencing the profession of Optometry for more than 50 years. Effective educators inspire students and even influence the direction of their lives. Dr. Quintero knew this and committed his career to this calling.
The Sam Quintero Endowment for Educational Excellence will help ensure that Dr. Quintero’s legacy will continue to inspire excellence in teaching through support for future generations of optometric educators.
With over 6,000 YouTube subscribers and over 30,000 Instagram followers, UHCO Class of 2022’s Khanh Ton has been inspiring, encouraging, and influencing both pre-optometry and current optometry students throughout her years at UHCO. Just before her graduation this past month, Khanh spent a little time with us discussing her passion for optometry, social media, and ocular disease.
University of Houston scientists are delving into the brain by examining gap junctions in the retina and elsewhere &ndoash; an understanding that could guide the development of new treatments or diagnostics fr brain disorders and degenerative diseases.