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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) – 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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.