Eye and Ear Clinical Research Center


Mission Statement

The Eye and Ear Clinical Research Center is dedicated to the improvement of eye and ear health through research. We foster new ideas and products in solution to the risks to vision and hearing on earth and in extreme environments. We work to provide the finest cutting edge treatment for ophthalmology and otolaryngology practices.

Who We Are

The Eye and Ear Clinical Research Center is a multi- disciplinary team that integrates expertise in ophthalmology, otolaryngology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and bioengineering to inspire cutting edge research. Our research examines current practices of care, new treatments, equipment, and methods to improve outcomes for ophthalmology and otolaryngology patients. We support investigations in clinical trials, multi-site research consortiums, investigator initiated trials and pre-clinical research. We collaborate with centers of expertise, including NASA, in our efforts. We value teamwork and are passionate about providing superior research training and support for the next generation of students, residents, and fellows to benefit the future of eye and ear practice.

Established in 2007, the center is located in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, on Galveston Island. We are located on the third floor of the University Eye Clinic at, 700 University Blvd. Having a clinical research center on site generates huge benefits for our Eye Center patients and our faculty. Through the Eye and Ear Clinical Research Center, our doctors translate basic research into clinical practice faster and more directly.

The Eye and Ear Clinical Research Center team of doctors, nurses, research coordinators, and photographers coordinate resources and efforts to conduct clinical trials in a professional and enthusiastic way to bring the latest treatments to our patients. Patient recruitment, study protocol adherence, patient examination and treatment, analysis of data and trial performance are managed centrally. The Department has basic science research facilities, the clinical research center, teaching facilities for up-to-date eye care methods, five eye centers an a dozen eye doctors in a wide range of specialties. That's what makes us strong. We have a complete research environment from research lab to patient care.

For more information, contact:

Stacy M. Schreiber-Lopez, BS, MA
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Email: smschrei@utmb.edu