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UHD Experts Available to Address Colin Powell, Supply Chain Crisis, Breast Cancer and Bullying

The following experts are available to address issues including the legacy of Gen. Colin Powell, the supply chain delays that continue to frustrate consumers shopping for the holiday, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women of color and bullying in schools.

Experts are available as their schedules permit. To schedule interviews, contact Mike Emery at emeryp@uhd.edu / 281-794-4824 or Mark Kramer at kramerm@uhd.edu / 832-967-8789.

Gen. Colin Powell: Dr. Alexander Bielakowski, a military historian and Assistant Professor of History, can address the late Gen. Powell’s legacy as a military leader and U.S. Secretary of State.

Supply Chain Snafu: Supply chain delays are causing consumers to fret about the upcoming holiday season as retailers are struggling to stock shelves. Dietrich von Biedenfeld, Assistant Professor of Business, can address the causes of supply chain snags, the products that may be in short supply and when stores’ inventories may be back up to speed.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Women of Color: Dr. Shahnjayla Conners, UHD Assistant Professor of Health & Behavioral Sciences, can address the decisions faced by women of color after experiencing breast cancer. Dr. Conners recently conducted a study examining the factors influencing Black women to seek breast reconstruction surgery and the barriers they face in receiving this aftercare treatment. She also can address the benefits of reconstructive surgery for survivors.

Bullying in Schools: Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, Dean of UHD's College of Public Service, can address the topic of bullying in schools, in light of the incidents in Houston and Arlington over the past month.



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.