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Gator Grit hosting ‘A Virtual Discussion: COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Distribution’

The availability of COVID-19 vaccines has been a hot topic recently and one filled with many questions. It’s common to hear citizens ask when they will be able to receive the inoculations and when more supplies of vaccine will be arriving in their area.

A panel of experts at the University of Houston-Downtown’s February Gator Grit Speaker Series will address the current state of vaccines during “A Virtual Discussion: COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Distribution” from 11:30 a.m.
- 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Dr. Akif Uzman, Dean of
UHD’s College of Sciences and Technology, is event moderator.

Featured Panelists

  • Dr. Gabriela Bowden, UHD Associate Professor of Microbiology
  • Dr. Helen Valier, Program Director, Medicine and Society, University of Houston
  • Dr. Leslie Dietz, Research Assistant & Laboratory Manager, Biology, University of Oregon

Registration is required for the Zoom event.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.