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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.