Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas presents checks to UHV for health initiative

In the photo from left are Chance Glenn, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs; Courtney Middleton-Sides, UHV senior director for corporate and foundation relations; Veronica Reyes, BCBSTX community outreach specialist; Sheena Payne, BCBSTX director for community affairs; Fred Litton, dean of the UHV School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development; UHV President Bob Glenn; and Jesse Pisors, UHV vice president for advancement and external relations.

Representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas stand with UHV administrators to award $100,000 to the Victoria Alliance Against Chronic Kidney Disease, an initiative led by two UHV faculty members.

The $100,000 grant, from BCBSTX to the University of Houston Foundation earlier this year, is funding a yearlong, community-based program at UHV. The Victoria Alliance Against Chronic Kidney Disease focuses on ways to reduce chronic kidney disease in at-risk populations.

The $100,000 grant is funded through Healthy Kids, Healthy Families – BCBSTX’s signature community investments program.

For more information about the program, contact Michael Wiblishauser, UHV assistant professor of health studies and program leader, at 361-570-4178 or

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