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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)—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.