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Staff Achieves Certified Appreciative Adviser
September 20, 2018
Staff Achieves Certified Appreciative Adviser
Congratulations to Mr. Lyle Tate, M.S., on being selected as a Certified Appreciative Adviser. Lyle is the Program Manager for Admissions, Recruiting, and Advising for UHCO and has been part of the team for five years. This selection is a coveted process through the Appreciative Advising Institute (AAI). The whole concept of the AAI is student focused and goal oriented and works through six phases of advising: Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle.

 
2018 AAO Student Travel Fellowship Awards
September 18, 2018
2018 AAO Student Travel Fellowship Awards
UHCO is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 American Academy of Optometry Student Travel Fellowship Awards. UHCO recipients are Jakaria Mostafa, Ananya Datta, OD, Ashley Nguyen, Khob Bhandari, BOptom, Ashutosh Jnawali, and Sudan Puri, OD. These travel fellowships will allow students to attend Academy 2018 San Antonio, November 7-10, 2018.
Eye Regeneration Technique Lets Blind Mice See the Light
September 10, 2018
Eye Regeneration Technique Lets Blind Mice See the Light
Deborah Otteson, Ph.D, a cell and developmental neurobiologist at UHCO, was recently featured in Science Magazine. The new work is part of a long effort to regenerate photoreceptors, neurons in the retina that transform incoming light into electrical signals. Click below to read more on this innovative research.  
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/eye-regeneration-technique-lets-blind-mice-see-light
AAOF announces 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards
September 5, 2018
AAOF announces 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards
Congratulations to Erin Tomiyama, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry Contact Lens Resident, on receiving the 2018 George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.
 
UHCO Awarded National Grant
August 24, 2018
UHCO Awarded National Grant
The American Optometric Association Foundation announced UHCO has been awarded a grant through the 2018 Healthy Eyes Healthy Children (HEHC) Community Grant Program. The "See Clearly Now" Project will provide grant funding to Dr. Rebekah Montes and her colleagues to promote awareness of vision issues and ocular health within an underserved community by highlighting the importance of yearly exams with an optometrist. The HEHC grant program provides awards of up to $5,000 for innovative projects with a focus on collaborations between doctors of optometry and community resources to boost awareness and access to vision care for children.
AAO Foundation's 2018 Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Resident Award
August 27, 2018
AAO Foundation's 2018 Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Resident Award
Dorothy Chou, OD, family practice resident at the University of Houston College of Optometry was chosen by a committee of members in the Comprehensive Eye Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as this year’s recipient for the Douglas W. Hopkins Primary Care Residency Award.
 
UHCO's Annual 'Day of Service'
August 20, 2018
UHCO's Annual 'Day of Service'
Saturday, over 20 UHCO students participated in the third annual 'Day of Service', at the Houston Food Bank. The group was able to help prepare over 13,000 meals for Houston. This event is in honor of our building namesake, Dr. J. Davis Armistead for his service and dedication to UHCO and the community.
UHCO Staff Receives UH President's Excellence Award
August 17, 2018
UHCO Staff Receives UH President's Excellence Award
Mindy Fox, UHCO ophthalmic technician in the Ocular Diagnostic/Medical Eye Service, recently received the UH President’s Excellence Award in the technical/service/craft division. She and the other recipients were honored at a ceremony on August 13. Congratulations, Mindy!
2018 MAYOR'S BACK 2 SCHOOL FEST
August 13, 2018
2018 MAYOR'S BACK 2 SCHOOL FEST
Thousands turn out to the 2018 Mayor’s Back to School Fest. UHCO was on site to provide visions creenings to economically disadvantaged Houston- area elementary school students and their families. The event helps local families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, immunizations, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge. For link to more images, click here
Texas Higher Education Foundation Announces New Board Member – Fred Farias, III, OD
August 10, 2018
Texas Higher Education Foundation Announces New Board Member – Fred Farias, III, OD
The Texas Higher Education Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Fred Farias to the Board of Trustees. The Foundation, official nonprofit partner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has raised over $22 million in support of the state’s higher education strategic goals since being founded in 2001.