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New UH Institute to Address Community Health Disparities

Posted on · The University of Houston has made a commitment to launch an institute focused on something called HEALTH – Helping Everyone Achieve a LifeTime of Health. The purpose is to improve public health — bringing together scientists and doctors to help specifically in communities that are often disenfranchised, marginalized or under-served. We learn more from Ezemenari […]

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HBCUs, Environmental Justice, and Future Humans: Thursday’s Show (October 27, 2016)

Posted on · Historically black colleges and universities – or HBCUs – have fallen on some hard times lately: financial problems, low graduation rates — some have been denied accreditation. These and other challenges recently led Dr. John Rudley, the former president of Texas Southern University, to call being an HBCU President “one of the most stressful jobs in America.” […]