By Chris Stipes:: Dr. LeChauncy Woodard, an accomplished physician and leader in medical education and health services, has been named the first director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute. The institute is committed to high-impact research to change policy and innovative educational programs to prepare a new generation of health care providers and programs to support community transformation.
By Jeannie Kever:: Shell Deer Park has donated historical documents, photos and artifacts from the plant to the Energy & Sustainability Research Collection at the University of Houston Libraries, making it easier for scholars and the public to learn more about how the plant’s history and its relationship with the city that grew up around it.
By Sara Tubbs:: “Orbit I,” one of the first artworks purchased for the Public Art of the University of Houston System collection nearly 50 years ago, has made a welcome return to the UH campus. The recently restored and refreshed Camphor wood sculpture has found a new home in the lobby of the Ezekiel Cullen Building.
By Chris Stipes:: There’s an innovative health care trend emerging that has physicians and attorneys joining forces for the greater good of patients — medical-legal partnerships, the focus of a lunch and learn event hosted by the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston in collaboration with the UH Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute. At least 325 health care providers across the country have formed medical-legal partnerships to improve the quality and cost of care.
By Sara Tubbs:: The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will receive another generous gift from the Hines family. Hines, the global real estate firm founded by Gerald D. Hines, has pledged $500,000 to an existing endowed professorship that will direct a new innovation lab at the college.
By None:: New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone will headline a free back-to-school event Friday, Aug. 16 at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall. She will deliver an empowering message about the importance of diversity, inclusion and self-discovery.
By Chris Stipes:: Family physicians typically don’t consider where patients live when assessing their health care needs, despite research that indicates a person’s environment can significantly affect their health. With the emergence of value-based health care, there are more incentives for providers to take those factors into account. However, a new study found that family physicians could not accurately estimate where their patients actually live.