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UHD Hosting COVID-19 Forums

Experts to Offer Insights on Virus, Vaccines in April

Access to the COVID-19 vaccines is expanding throughout the region. As Houstonians register for appointments and receive their shots, many questions still linger regarding the doses, their efficacy, side effects and how they will ultimately impact the spread of the virus. Many in our community are also seeking additional answers regarding the ongoing pandemic.  

The University of Houston-Downtown will help provide insights on vaccines, the virus and related topics during a special speaker series hosted by UHD President Loren J. Blanchard.  

President Blanchard will host UHD's COVID-19 Health, Safety and Vaccine Information Forums with some of the leading medical minds in our state. These events are open to the community and will be conducted on Zoom. 

A schedule of events, guest speakers and registration details is as follows: 

April 6

Dr. David Persse, Chief Medical Officer for the City of Houston and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine - RSVP 

April 19
11 a.m.  

Dr. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. - RSVP 

April 29
11 a.m.  

Dr. Stephen J. Spann, Founding Dean of the University of Houston College of Medicine and UH Vice President for Medical Affairs - RSVP 


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.