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Women's Health Lecture Series to Kick-Off September 25

University of Houston- Downtown’s (UHD) Communication Studies program in conjunction with The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency is hosting the Fall Women’s Health Lecture Series.

The first of the three-part lecture series, covers the topic of Bi-Polar Depression will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tues., September 25 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.

Dr. Cory Walker, program director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment Service (CPAS) at The Menninger Clinic, is the featured speaker.

In addition to her role at CPAS, Walker also serves as the president of the medical staff at Menninger and as a member of the Value of Care Committee of The Menninger Clinic Board of Directors.

Walker is passionate about the interplay that the body and the mind have on one another and the impact of this interplay on health and quality of life.

This is UHD's second year collaborating with The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency. This non-profit organization provides health education to those who need it most as well as free services that include curriculum-based health classes, publications, education events and one-time educational sessions to the Houston community.

“Through this partnership we have been able to provide students with valuable knowledge on important health topics and create an opportunity for students to interact with professionals working in the field while learning more about these issues," said Dr. Ashley Archiopoli, assistant professor of Communication Studies. "We are looking forward to another excellent program.”

The next two lectures of the three-part series will be held on October 23 and November 13 covering topics on eating disorders and diabetes, respectively.

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.