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UHD Experts Available to Address Critical Need for Nurses During COVID-19, Insurance Questions During Hurricane Season


Contact: Mark Kramer, UHD Manager of Electronic Communications

The following experts are available to address issues related to the critical need for nurses related to the COVID-19 pandemic from the UHD Nursing Program. Also included is an insurance and risk management expert from the UHD Marilyn Davies College of Business, who will be able to answer questions about property and casualty insurance and the importance of having the right coverage during hurricane season on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Experts are available as their schedules permit. To schedule interviews, contact Mark Kramer at kramerm@uhd.edu or 832-967-8789.

Dr. Linda Dune, Director of UHD’s RN to BSN Nursing Program, can address topics regarding the nursing profession, including the vital need for qualified nurses, especially during times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Dune holds a Ph.D in Nursing Research from Texas Women’s University and has clinical experience in the areas of critical care, emergency and medical-surgical nursing.

Dr. Song Ge serves as Assistant Professor and Assistant Director in the UHD Nursing program. She can address topics including unfolding health issues among the vulnerable population, including people with human immunodeficiency virus, the elderly and people with mental health issues. She is a Registered Nurse and Community Health Worker and received her Ph.D in nursing from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Pamela Hurley is an Associate Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business. She is knowledgeable of a variety of insurance topics, including those involving property and casualty coverage as it relates to storms on the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition, she can address Risk Management topics in the corporate sector. She earned her Ph.D from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has three published articles involving Risk Management.

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.