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University of Houston-Downtown

UHD is one of four distinct, self-administered universities in the University of Houston System, located in Houston, Texas.

With 13,000 students, UHD is the 13th largest four-year public university in the state. UHD offers more than 40 bachelor’s and four master’s degree programs. UHD’s dynamic campus is located in Houston’s central business district, and Houston’s corporations are increasingly turning to UHD to prepare students to succeed in today’s global economy.

At UHD, the emphasis is on excellence in teaching and student success, and UHD prides itself on its diversity and on providing high-impact educational experiences for its students.


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Cancer survivors are honored at a Relay for Life Event in Twinsburg, Ohio, in June 2009. Researchers found that many survivors do not like that label. Kenneth Sponsler/

People diagnosed with cancer often don’t embrace the term ‘survivor’

A recent study found that many people who have survived a cancer diagnosis do not like to be called ‘survivor.’ As World Cancer Day is observed on Feb. 4, their wishes are something to think about.


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