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Dr. Katharine Forth (top row, right in the image below), CEO and co-founder of Zibrio and an alum of HHP's doctoral prog...
09/07/2021
Houston founders share the challenges they've had to overcome as women in tech

Dr. Katharine Forth (top row, right in the image below), CEO and co-founder of Zibrio and an alum of HHP's doctoral program has been selected as one of five finalists in the Female-Founded Business category for the InnovationMap Awards presented by Techwave. https://houston.innovationmap.com/houston-female-founders-challenges-overcame-2654883263.html

Even in 2021, women face discrimination in the workplace — whether it's running their own businesses or climbing the corporate ladder.

UH students help athletes follow their dreams around the world
08/26/2021
UH students help athletes follow their dreams around the world

UH students help athletes follow their dreams around the world

A group of University of Houston students are on a mission to give more people with disabilities a chance to play sports by building dozens of sport-related wheelchairs for Paralympic athletes in Bangladesh.

Adaptive Athletics at UH and Dr. Michael Cottingham are featured in UH Stories as they work to refurbish disability spor...
07/22/2021
Global Reach: Sport Wheelchair Refurbished

Adaptive Athletics at UH and Dr. Michael Cottingham are featured in UH Stories as they work to refurbish disability sport wheelchairs for a nonprofit in Bangladesh.

The UH Adaptive Athletics class led by Michael Cottingham is refurbishing 40 sport wheelchairs for a nonprofit in Bangladesh committed to providing inclusive recreational activities for the community.

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post
06/11/2021

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post

06/08/2021

Meet the newest cohort of the MAT Program! Class of 2023! GO COOGS!!

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh on being awarded a 2021 Faculty Excellence Award in the Undergraduate R...
05/17/2021

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh on being awarded a 2021 Faculty Excellence Award in the Undergraduate Research Mentor category. This award acknowledges faculty who are making a significant impact in their field by supporting and mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarship endeavors.

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh on being awarded a 2021 Faculty Excellence Award in the Undergraduate Research Mentor category. This award acknowledges faculty who are making a significant impact in their field by supporting and mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarship endeavors.

05/14/2021

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021 (Cohort 6), all passing their BOC Exam on the first attempt!!

Nolan Bond, MAT, ATC
Cathryn Carranza, MAT, ATC
Casey Camila Caridad, MAT, ATC
Rachael Dickey, MAT, ATC
Cashe Lilac Ervine, MAT, ATC
Lindsey Fitz, MAT, ATC
Emma Johnson, MAT, ATC
Chassidy Robinson, MAT, ATC
Jessie Scott, MAT, ATC
Chelsea York, MAT, ATC
Sheldon Kothmann, MAT, ATC

Listen to Dr. Demetrius Pearson on Houston Public Media talk about the forgotten history of black cowboys. This Houston ...
04/26/2021
The Bigger Picture: The Forgotten History Of Black Cowboys | Houston Public Media

Listen to Dr. Demetrius Pearson on Houston Public Media talk about the forgotten history of black cowboys. This Houston Matters segment reviews the movie 'Concrete Cowboys" and examines the history of black cowboys. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2021/04/22/396363/the-bigger-picture-the-forgotten-history-of-black-cowboys/

With the release of the Netflix film Concrete Cowboy, the Houston Matters film segment takes a look at the real history of Black cowboys in Texas.

Check out Dr. Demetrius Pearson on Houston Matters along with Frank Andre Guridy, author of The Sports Revolution: How T...
04/08/2021

Check out Dr. Demetrius Pearson on Houston Matters along with Frank Andre Guridy, author of The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics as they discuss how Houston has changed the national sports landscape over the years. You can listen to Dr. Pearson's segment starting at the 23:48 mark at the link below.
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2021/04/06/395074/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-answers-your-questions-april-6-2021/

Check out Dr. Demetrius Pearson on Houston Matters along with Frank Andre Guridy, author of The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics as they discuss how Houston has changed the national sports landscape over the years. You can listen to Dr. Pearson's segment starting at the 23:48 mark at the link below.
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2021/04/06/395074/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-answers-your-questions-april-6-2021/

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post

Join the University of Houston's Department of Health and Human Performance as we host San Jose State University's Insti...
03/24/2021

Join the University of Houston's Department of Health and Human Performance as we host San Jose State University's Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC). This webinar titled "Black Women and Sport in the Ivory Tower" welcomes Black women sport scholars and practitioners as they discuss research, teaching, and service during the age of Black Lives Matter; share efforts with managing work-life balance and health & wellness; and provide best practice strategies for Black women navigating institutions of higher education, sport and society.

Panelists:
Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, San Jose State University
Dr. Courtney Flowers, Texas Southern University
Dr. Jasmine Hamilton, Prairie View A&M University
Dr. Jacqueline McDowell, George Mason University
Dr. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde, University of Houston
Dr. F. Michelle Richardson, Coppin State University
And Guest Scholar Appearances

You can register for this webinar at https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/2116160890139/WN_bDtmz3XsQlS82WN_z4Kqfg

Join the University of Houston's Department of Health and Human Performance as we host San Jose State University's Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC). This webinar titled "Black Women and Sport in the Ivory Tower" welcomes Black women sport scholars and practitioners as they discuss research, teaching, and service during the age of Black Lives Matter; share efforts with managing work-life balance and health & wellness; and provide best practice strategies for Black women navigating institutions of higher education, sport and society.

Panelists:
Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, San Jose State University
Dr. Courtney Flowers, Texas Southern University
Dr. Jasmine Hamilton, Prairie View A&M University
Dr. Jacqueline McDowell, George Mason University
Dr. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde, University of Houston
Dr. F. Michelle Richardson, Coppin State University
And Guest Scholar Appearances

You can register for this webinar at https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/2116160890139/WN_bDtmz3XsQlS82WN_z4Kqfg

Congratulations to HHP undergraduate student Ms. Bola Adeyeri on winning the Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philant...
03/11/2021

Congratulations to HHP undergraduate student Ms. Bola Adeyeri on winning the Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts for 2020. The $2500 scholarship is awarded by the Swope, Rodante, P.A. law firm. Bola works with HHP faculty Dr. Christopher Arellano as a research assistant. https://www.swoperodante.com/scholarship-winner-bola/

Congratulations to HHP undergraduate student Ms. Bola Adeyeri on winning the Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts for 2020. The $2500 scholarship is awarded by the Swope, Rodante, P.A. law firm. Bola works with HHP faculty Dr. Christopher Arellano as a research assistant. https://www.swoperodante.com/scholarship-winner-bola/

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post
03/01/2021

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post

Congratulations to HHP faculty Claudia Scott on her election to the national House of Delegates by the Academy of Nutrit...
03/01/2021

Congratulations to HHP faculty Claudia Scott on her election to the national House of Delegates by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She will represent Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors for the next three years. https://uh.edu/class/news/archive/2021/february/scott-selected-as-national-nutrition-and-dietetics-delegate/

Congratulations to HHP faculty Claudia Scott on her election to the national House of Delegates by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She will represent Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors for the next three years. https://uh.edu/class/news/archive/2021/february/scott-selected-as-national-nutrition-and-dietetics-delegate/

Congratulations!!
02/11/2021

Congratulations!!

Huge congrats to Claudia Scott!

#SHPRutgers #DCN #DoctorofClinicalNutrition #ClinicalNutrition

Save the date!! HHP faculty and students will showcase their research at a virtual symposium on March 9th from 9am to 3p...
02/09/2021

Save the date!! HHP faculty and students will showcase their research at a virtual symposium on March 9th from 9am to 3pm. Click on the link to check out the schedule and RSVP. https://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/news-and-events/news-archives/2021/21-research-day.php

Save the date!! HHP faculty and students will showcase their research at a virtual symposium on March 9th from 9am to 3pm. Click on the link to check out the schedule and RSVP. https://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/news-and-events/news-archives/2021/21-research-day.php

02/06/2021

Meet Claudia Scott, MS, RD, LD, CDCES
Clinical Associate Professor
and Kevin D. Haubrick PhD, RD, LD, FAND, Clinical Assistant Professor from the Health and Human Performance Department of the UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON. Of her UH colleagues, Tracey Ledoux, PhD, RD, FAND, says, "I admire how committed Claudia and Kevin are to our students and the profession. They work tirelessly for current and future dietitians, and they are two of the most delightful human beings to know. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work with them."

HHP faculty Dr. Pranav J. Parikh has been awarded a research grant by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of C...
01/21/2021

HHP faculty Dr. Pranav J. Parikh has been awarded a research grant by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for his project titled, “A Broad-Spectrum Method for Evaluation of Dexterity in Children.” Congratulations Dr. Parikh!! https://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/news-and-events/news-archives/2021/20-parikh.php

HHP faculty Dr. Pranav J. Parikh has been awarded a research grant by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for his project titled, “A Broad-Spectrum Method for Evaluation of Dexterity in Children.” Congratulations Dr. Parikh!! https://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/news-and-events/news-archives/2021/20-parikh.php

Congratulations to Dr. Billy Hawkins on being awarded the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Serv...
11/20/2020
Professor Wins North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Service Excellence Award for 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Billy Hawkins on being awarded the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Service Excellence Award for 2020. https://uh.edu/class/news/archive/2020/november/professor-wins-north-american-society-for-the-sociology-of-sport-nasss-service-excellence-award-for-2020/

Professor Wins North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Service Excellence Award for 2020

The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on Nov 18th 2020. MA...
11/12/2020

The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on Nov 18th 2020. MAT program faculty and UH graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Please register at http://hhp.uh.edu/mat

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Christopher Arellano on authoring a book with Coach Tom Tellez and Carl Lewis, “The S...
10/20/2020

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Christopher Arellano on authoring a book with Coach Tom Tellez and Carl Lewis, “The Science of Speed and Art of the Sprint.” It will be available soon on Amazon.

Join Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston students at their fundraiser golf tournament on De...
10/20/2020

Join Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston students at their fundraiser golf tournament on Dec 5th. Funds help 2nd year MAT students with BOC examination fees. Registration form and details athttps://grants.hhp.uh.edu/cms/flyers/ATSS%20Golf%20Tournament.pdf

Congratulations to Clinical Associate Professor Claudia Wojnarowicz Scott, on winning the Commission on Dietetic Registr...
09/15/2020

Congratulations to Clinical Associate Professor Claudia Wojnarowicz Scott, on winning the Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The $10,000 scholarship is the highest offered by the Foundation.

Save the date: The Online Master of Science in Nutrition program will host a virtual open house on the dates below. Nutr...
09/15/2020

Save the date: The Online Master of Science in Nutrition program will host a virtual open house on the dates below. Nutrition program faculty and UH graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Please register at http://hhp.uh.edu/nutr

Save the date: The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on th...
09/13/2020

Save the date: The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on the dates below. MAT program faculty and UH graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Please register at http://hhp.uh.edu/mat

Dr. Stacey Gorniak's groundbreaking study on older women with Type 2 diabetes is the first to point to changes in blood ...
09/08/2020
Older Women with Type 2 Diabetes Have Different Patterns of Blood Use in their Brains

Dr. Stacey Gorniak's groundbreaking study on older women with Type 2 diabetes is the first to point to changes in blood use in the brain as the primary reason for diabetes-related deficits in motor function. The study found that the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes do not use as much oxygenated blood as those who don’t have the disease - suggesting that factors outside of nerve damage due to Type 2 diabetes mellitus, such as impaired cortical blood use, contribute significantly to both sensory and motor deficits in people with diabetes.

Read more about Dr. Gorniak's study on UH news: https://uh.edu/news-events/stories/2020/september-2020/09082020-stacy-gorniak-diabetes-menopausal-women-brain-blood.php

Read the paper published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics: https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/Neurophotonics/volume-7/issue-03/035007/Functional-neuroimaging-of-sensorimotor-cortices-in-postmenopausal-women-with-type/10.1117/1.NPh.7.3.035007.full?utm_id=sjrnlsmw

Pattern Relates to Sensory Motor Problems in Hands, Feet

Dr Billy Hawkins was interviewed by the New York Times for an article on collegiate football during the covid19 pandemic...
07/06/2020
Should We Play? Two College Football Teams Have Very Different Answers

Dr Billy Hawkins was interviewed by the New York Times for an article on collegiate football during the covid19 pandemic. Check out the article below. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/sports/ncaafootball/coronavirus-college-football-hbcus-clemson.html

Morehouse, the first scholarship football program to cancel its season, cited the coronavirus’s disproportionate impact on Black people. Clemson has insisted on continuing despite 37 positive tests.

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