Faculty Research and Outreach
Our faculty are award-winning, accomplished scholars and passionate teachers who want to help you launch your future. They are driven to make a difference in the Coastal Bend community and the world, and they know the best way to do that is to give you the information, opportunities, and guidance you need to do the good work UHV students are known for.
Victoria Alliance Against Chronic Kidney Disease
The Victoria Alliance Against Chronic Kidney Disease program has become an online program because of concerns about COVID-19. The program started in March but had to be put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is funded by a grant through Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ signature community investments program.
The purpose of this program is to prevent chronic kidney disease by reducing the major risk factors, such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program will be provided online through emails and virtual presentations. This is the second year UHV has received funding for this program.
During the virtual meetings, participants will hear health professionals such as a nutritionist, a nurse practitioner and a fitness trainer to help them develop healthier habits. Participants also will be given personalized nutrition and physical activity plans; healthy cooking lessons; and educational materials and tools, including Fit Bits and a Portionmate set for new participants. There also will be monthly drawings for a free yearlong YMCA gym membership and H-E-B gift cards. Emails will be sent weekly to registered participants and will include information and links for activities and presentations related to the study.
UHV to offer community mental health program
The University of Houston-Victoria is launching a new free community health program focused on helping individuals in the Crossroads improve their mental health and, by extension, their physical health.
August 18, 2021
UHV to host clinic to prepare students for strength, conditioning exam
The University of Houston-Victoria is making the path to becoming a strength and conditioning coach easier by presenting a test preparation clinic.
Sept. 23 and 24, 2017
Education symposium to examine how values impact controversy
The University of Houston-Victoria education school’s spring symposium will look at how teachers can discuss controversial topics with their students.
April 19, 2017
First responders to encourage reading at UHV children’s literacy event
Area children and their families are invited to participate in a University of Houston-Victoria literacy event featuring Victoria first responders and the opportunity to read to dogs.
April 05, 2017
UHV to host math, science conference for Crossroads teachers
Current and future mathematics and science educators are invited to a conference April 1 at the University of Houston-Victoria to learn about the latest teaching techniques and concepts.
March 22, 2017
UHV to offer training for educators working with dyslexic students
Educators who want to better serve the needs of students with dyslexia will have the opportunity beginning in the spring to take three University of Houston-Victoria graduate-level courses about the disorder.
December 14, 2016