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UHD Alzheimer’s Summit Slated for September 16


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The Alzheimer's Association and Center for Public Service & Community Research, in collaboration with Social Work Student Community Advocacy Network (SWSCAN) and Collaboratory for Aging Resources & Education (CARE), and UHD Health Empowerment, is hosting a virtual summit Thursday, Sept. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

This month’s summit will educate participants about the impact of Alzheimer’s, risk factors and current research. Student participants will have the opportunity to learn how they can make a difference as well as engage with professionals who are involved in Alzheimer’s research. Attendees will receive two hours of volunteer credit from the Alzheimer’s Association and extra credit if allowed by faculty.

For more information, call 1-800-272-3900 or register today!


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.