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UH Research UH Research focuses on enhancing infrastructure, funding and the development of new IP for the University of Houston. The Division of Research assists researchers in all areas of sponsored projects, from identifying funding to submitting a proposal, setting up interim funding to closing out an award, and awards reporting to compliance.

All content posted here does not necessarily reflect the views/ opinions of the university. Maribel Salazar manages this page, as well as other social media accounts for the division. You may contact me at [email protected] or [email protected].

In a study published in Nature Communications, Ashok Kumar and research assistant professor Anirban Roy of the Universit...
05/06/2022
How it Works: The Protein that Stimulates Muscle Growth

In a study published in Nature Communications, Ashok Kumar and research assistant professor Anirban Roy of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy demonstrate how the protein TAK1 is involved in skeletal muscle growth. The findings open new avenues to develop drug targets for neuromuscular diseases and other pathological conditions.

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Research Findings May Help Identify Drug Targets for Neuromuscular Disorders

Francisco Robles-Hernández of the UH College of Technology and Luis Bernardo López-Sosa, professor of engineering for en...
05/05/2022
Researchers Think Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Francisco Robles-Hernández of the UH College of Technology and Luis Bernardo López-Sosa, professor of engineering for energy sustainability at Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán - UIIM, have demonstrated how soot— the byproduct of burned organic materials like biomass, carbon and hydrocarbons— can convert solar energy into heat.

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Francisco Robles-Hernández, UH professor of mechanical engineering technology and Luis Bernardo López-Sosa, professor of engineering for energy sustainability at UIIM, have demonstrated how soot, the byproduct of burned organic materials like biomass, carbon and hydrocarbons, can convert solar ene...

Three students from the UH College of Technology and one student from the UH Bauer College of Business  have been recrui...
05/04/2022
UH Students Join the X-Force

Three students from the UH College of Technology and one student from the UH Bauer College of Business have been recruited by the National Security Innovation Network to join its X-Force program and help solve real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. military.
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Four UH students join forces with the Department of Defense to strengthen our nation's security initiatives.

Andrew Renshaw of UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) will oversee the installation and commissioning of ...
05/03/2022
Specially Sourced Argon May Soon Whisper Secrets About Universe’s Dark Matter

Andrew Renshaw of UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) will oversee the installation and commissioning of an industrial-scale structure for mining exceptionally pure Argon. The almost 100% pure argon-40 extracted from this site will be used to enhance the sensitivity of the DarkSide-20 particle detector.

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A nearly pure argon gas deposit in Colorado, undisturbed since Earth’s formation, may help physicists find answers to the universe’s biggest mysteries. UH joins an international team in the careful mining, purifying and transportation of the argon, which will be a key resource for a decade of wo...

Recently published research by Yinliang (Ricky) Tan of the UH Bauer College of Business contributes a key insight to an ...
05/02/2022
The Economic Impact of Virtual Items | C. T. Bauer College of Business | University of Houston

Recently published research by Yinliang (Ricky) Tan of the UH Bauer College of Business contributes a key insight to an ongoing discussion between some of the country’s great legal scholars: Should established copyright laws be applied to digital artifacts?

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Bauer Researcher Looks at Copyright Laws Applying to Digital Artifacts

A new algorithm developed by Zheyong Bian, assistant professor in the UH College of Technology, presents decision makers...
04/29/2022
New Algorithm Could Simplify Decisions for Ship Channel Dredging

A new algorithm developed by Zheyong Bian, assistant professor in the UH College of Technology, presents decision makers with accurate context, comparisons and boots-on-the ground observations for the expensive and logistically complex activity of ship channel dredging. #UHResearch

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Every ship channel has to be dredged. With high costs involved, a dredging project’s decision makers have to be on the money in their timing and logistics choices. A new algorithm presents decision makers with accurate context, comparisons and boots-on-the ground observations.

A collaboration between the UH Graduate College of Social Work, the University of Houston College of Nursing and the UH ...
04/28/2022
Collaborating to Conquer Loneliness Amid Pandemic

A collaboration between the UH Graduate College of Social Work, the University of Houston College of Nursing and the UH College of Medicine published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology (SAGE Publications) mitigates the pandemic’s unexpected consequences — loneliness — by connecting older people in the Houston area with UH Students.

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Three UH Colleges Report on Program to Address Isolation Among Seniors

Computer scientist Panruo Wu of the UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM)  aims to start an ambitious set o...
04/25/2022
CAREER Award Ignites Computer Scientist’s Research and Outreach Goals

Computer scientist Panruo Wu of the UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) aims to start an ambitious set of projects through his newly granted CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Panruo Wu to use out-of-the-ordinary ideas to educate about building software.

Keliy Anderson-Staley of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  plans to use the grant from the John Simon Guggen...
04/22/2022
UH Associate Professor Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Keliy Anderson-Staley of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts plans to use the grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to finish her latest project, “Raw Materials in Peace and War,” a series of handmade books and image-based installations that presents a semi-autobiographical commentary on the generational tensions of race, class and politics over several decades.

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Keliy Anderson-Staley, associate professor of photography and digital media at UH, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for photography — one of 180 fellows chosen from nearly 2,500 applicants.

When COVID-19 arrived two years ago, telemedicine emerged with the promise of better access to care through virtual deli...
04/21/2022
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic

When COVID-19 arrived two years ago, telemedicine emerged with the promise of better access to care through virtual delivery of clinical services and consultations. But according to a new study led by the UH College of Medicine and published by the Society of General Internal Medicine, the rapid implementation of telemedicine didn’t bridge the gap as much as people had hoped.

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A new study led by the University of Houston College of Medicine finds racial and ethnic disparities in telemedicine usage and access to care persist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gordon Peterson of UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) was selected as a Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellow at t...
04/20/2022
Argonne announces new cohort of named fellows | Argonne National Laboratory

Gordon Peterson of UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) was selected as a Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. Maria Goeppert Mayer was a pioneering nuclear physicist who received the 1963 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering, at Argonne, the shell model of the atomic nucleus.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has awarded its newest cohort of named fellowships, providing five young scientists with additional support as they pursue pivotal discoveries that will make Americans safer and better off. 

In a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, researchers in UH Engineering propose a high-densit...
04/19/2022
UH Researchers Look to Disrupt Energy and Health Care Industries with Miniature Pulsed Power System

In a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, researchers in UH Engineering propose a high-density energy storage machine that is less expensive and more reliable than current technology.

The paper demonstrated that the energy storage elements can be reduced to below one-tenth the size of conventional pulsed power systems used on critical applications such as radar and MRI machines.

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Researchers at the University of Houston, led by Cullen College Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Harish Krishnamoorthy, are working to develop the next generation of miniaturized pulsed power systems. In a research paper, they propose creating a mini-pulsed power system tha...

The Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at UH has developed a new way to detect very rare and highly heterog...
04/18/2022
University Researcher Develops New Method for Detecting Tumor Cells

The Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at UH has developed a new way to detect very rare and highly heterogeneous circulating tumor cells with high specificity and sensitivity. The UniPro device is reported in the journal Molecular Therapy (Cell Press). UH’s Office of Technology Transfer & Innovation is now working with industry partners to establish the best plan to commercialize the technology.

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Tool Has High Specificity and Sensitivity, University of Houston Files for Patent

Rajender R. Aparasu of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy will receive the 2022 Paul R. Dawson Award for Exce...
04/15/2022
Faculty News

Rajender R. Aparasu of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy will receive the 2022 Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research at the Pharmacy Education 2022 meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - AACP in recognition of his 25 years of commitment in research, education and service to improve patient health outcomes.

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University of Houston, College of Pharmacy - UHCOP's Rajender R. Aparasu, Ph.D., FAPhA, department chair and Mustafa and Sanober Lokhandwala Endowed Professor of pharmaceutical health outcomes and policy, will received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's 2022 Paul A. Dawson for Excell...

Abdeldjelil Belarbi of UH Cullen College of Engineering is one of this year's recipients of the Delmar L. Bloem Distingu...
04/14/2022
CEE's Belarbi earns American Concrete Institute service award

Abdeldjelil Belarbi of UH Cullen College of Engineering is one of this year's recipients of the Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the first University of Houston professor to receive the honor. #UHResearch

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A Cullen College of Engineering professor has been recognized for his distinguished service with the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Abdeldjelil "DJ" Belarbi, Ph.D., Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is one of the recip...

A new study from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and The University of Houston College of Optometry may ex...
04/12/2022
Disparities in Diabetic Eye Care

A new study from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and The University of Houston College of Optometry may explain significant racial and ethnic disparities that connect the numbers of those who undergo eye examinations and the prevalence of diabetic eye complications.

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Minorities Have Fewer Exams, Higher Rates of Illness

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04/11/2022

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Christiane Spitzmueller of the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences led a study of offshore...
04/11/2022
Mindfulness on the Rig

Christiane Spitzmueller of the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences led a study of offshore oil and gas workers and found those who practice more mindfulness experience less emotional exhaustion, fatigue and psychological strain. The research team developed a toolkit containing short mindfulness practices and exercises that allow workers to refocus in high-risk situations offshore.

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UH-led research project aims to improve the safety, health and well-being of offshore oil and gas workers through mindfulness techniques.

New research from the UH First Responder Program was published in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. The ...
04/08/2022
Firefighters With PTSD Likely to Have Relationship Problems

New research from the UH First Responder Program was published in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. The study finds that firefighters with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are likely to have relationship problems due to an inability to regulate emotions.

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PTSD Interferes with Ability to Regulate Emotions, Causing Relationship Fallout

To improve statistics education in middle and high schools, Travis Weiland of the University of Houston College of Educa...
04/07/2022
Making Sense of Data: UH Professor to Transform Statistics Education

To improve statistics education in middle and high schools, Travis Weiland of the University of Houston College of Education is creating a supportive professional development program for teachers thanks to a $1.2 million CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) .
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You hear it every day: Opposing sides of an issue attempting to win public support through statistics. Understanding the numbers – and how they can be manipulated – is vital, yet few young students become statistically literate. A new UH program equips teachers to help middle and high school stu...

Nine of Lorraine Reitzel's mentees from the Health Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention were offered 13 ...
04/05/2022
UH Distinguished Professor Paves the Way for 13 Travel Awards for Students and Peers

Nine of Lorraine Reitzel's mentees from the Health Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention were offered 13 travel awards to present their research as first authors at two conferences in March: the American Academy of Behavioral Health and the Society for Research on Ni****ne and To***co.
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13 Travel Awards Offered to HEALTH-RCMI Students, Colleagues and Peers for First Author Presentations at AAHB and SRNT Houston, TX March 15, 2022 It takes sheer dedication, mutual respect, expertise, and a drive to nurture others to be an effective mentor. For University of Houston’s Distinguished...

Climate change could lead to less plant diversity on Texas coastal prairies, according to a new study by Jan Dudenhoeffe...
04/01/2022
UH Researchers Find Climate Change Can Decrease Coastal Prairie Plant Diversity

Climate change could lead to less plant diversity on Texas coastal prairies, according to a new study by Jan Dudenhoeffer of UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Climate change on our planet affects more than weather and people. Plants and soil are under threat, too. A new University of Houston study suggests Texas Coastal grasslands could lose entire species – not just from extremes in temperature or moisture, but also from changes in “feedback” from ...

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Join us at The Honors College at the University of Houston on April 13 at 4 p.m to listen to Dr. Donald Drakeman talk about his book "From Breakthough to Blockbuster: The Business of Biotechnology" and much more! #uhhonors #honorscollege #universityofhouston #biotechnology #talk Bauer Honors UH Bauer College of Business UH Cullen College of Engineering UH Research
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: UH Research earlier this semester announced its 2020 High Priority Area Research Seed Grant recipients. Among those named to receive an award of $61,574 to further the study of youth aging out of the foster care system was Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development Sarah Narendorf. Congrats again, Dr. Sarah! READ more about her grant and what it means for her research: https://bit.ly/narendorf-grant2020
FACULTY IN THE NEWS: "Our work aims to understand approaches that can build health for this group and recognize the critical role of social networks in mental wellness. We explicitly acknowledge that racism and racial trauma impact mental health. We also know that we need to consider these aspects as we listen to young people in our research and partner with them to develop interventions that seek to empower and support young people." - Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development Sarah Narendorf UH Research recently announced its 2020 High Priority Area Research Seed Grant recipients. Among those named to receive an award of $61,574 to further the study of youth aging out of the foster care system was Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development Sarah Narendorf. Congratulations, Dr. Sarah! READ more about the significance of this grant and why it is imperative to understand the mental health decisions of those who have been in the foster care system: http://bit.ly/narendorf-grant2020
Hey #BearkatFaculty and #SHSUStaff! It’s #FundingFriday! Today #YourORSP would like to direct you to a list made by UH Research of COVID-19 Funding Opportunities. Click the link below to learn more and keep our #SHSUResearch growing!
PRIDE MONTH 🏳️‍🌈 | THROWBACK THURSDAY: "There's no reason why HIV should exist anymore. We have the technology. We have the meds. We need to try everything." - Assistant Professor Samira Ali We're throwing it back to when Assistant Professor and Director of the SUSTAIN Compass Coordinating Center Samira Ali was featured on the cover of UH Research's The Big Idea Magazine. READ more on page 23 about Professor Samira's work and how she began her work in HIV treatment and research: https://issuu.com/uhresearch/docs/magazine-big-idea-february-2019
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is accepting applications for Summer 2020!. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible. For more information or to apply, visit: www.uh.edu/SURFprogram #undergraduate #research #scholarship #summer #SURF UH Undergraduate Research and Major Awards UH Research UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM)
The Chancellor's Technology Bridging Fund will provide grants to UH Research faculty to help them bring their research and ideas into reality.
This month we will be highlighting our 2019 #LatinoArtNow! sponsors. Without the support from our sponsors, the Latino Art Now! Conference and #SpringofLatinoArt wouldn't be possible. We can't thank our sponsors enough. The University of Houston generously supported our efforts. A huge thank you to UH Office of the Provost for your ongoing support and commitment to showcasing Houston Latino artists. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at UH was instrumental in all LAN! efforts. Your support truly made a difference. UH Research's support was important to the digital humanities aspect of LAN! We have created a digital tool that presents Houston's Latino artists to the city and nation.
Here's how a government shutdown affects university research — from direct hits to ripple effects. (via UH Research)
New funding alert: UH undergraduates interested in research now have the opportunity to gain paid experience in a UHCOP lab this summer through our new Asghar Memorial Undergraduate Summer Fellowship program! No prior lab experience necessary; apply by Friday, April 15. Details available at http://tinyurl.com/asghar-fellow UH Undergraduate Research Houston Undergraduate Research Network (HURN) at UH UH Research
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