UHCO Health & Biomedical Sciences Building Now Open


The doctors of TSO attended the UHCO Health & Biomedical Sciences Building Dedication on February 5, 2013.

The new Health and Biomedical Sciences Building at the University of Houston is open for business and was publicly unveiled February 5, 2013. The six-story structure, adjacent to UH’s College of Optometry, is designed to bring together researchers from various areas of expertise who will collaborate under one roof.

The first two floors encompass the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute which includes an ambulatory surgery center, the Laser Refractive Center, the Doctors of Texas State Optical Alumni Education Center, the Brien Holden Vision Institute Classrooms and Learning Center, and the Ocular Surface Institute.

The upper floors contain additional collaborative research laboratories for cross-disciplinary teamwork in neuropsychology, neuroscience, quantitative psychology, biology, computer science, engineering, pharmacy and optometry.

The building also houses the Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics, directed by David Francis, Ph.D., professor of psychology, who conducts research into the psychological, educational and developmental behavior of adults and children.

University alumnus Doug Barnes, O.D. and his wife, Molly, donated $5 million toward the building’s completion. The doctors of Texas State Optical also gave $1 million to the project, which created the TSO Alumni Education Center.

The TSO Network office would like to congratulate the doctors of TSO for caring for the Eyes of Texas.

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