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.
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.
Amber Gaume Giannoni, OD, ’01, FAAO, has been selected as the 2016 UH Women & Gender Resource Center Distinguished Faculty in the Clinical and Instructional category. The UH Women and Gender Resource Center’s mission is to promote gender equality throughout all areas of the UH community. All award winners will be recognized at an event in August. Congratulations, Amber!
On June 27, the College welcomed the ’16 - ’17 Clinical Residents and Contact Lens Fellow to the UHCO Family. Faculty, staff and administration celebrated our outgoing and incoming residents’ with a reception honor of their milestone. We wish our previous residents the best in their next endeavour and welcome our new residents.
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.