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How Black Athletes Have Shaped The Olympics, And How The Olympics Shaped Black Athletes

Posted on · We learn about the stories, accomplishments, and challenges of African Americans in the Olympics from nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis and Dr. Billy Hawkins from the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance.

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UH Researchers Helping NASA Prevent Astronaut Muscle Loss in Space

Posted on · NASA wants to measure astronauts’ loss of muscle strength during extended space flight, in advance of a mission to Mars. The agency awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance to carry out the research. We talk with the department’s Mitzi Laughlin about what she and other […]