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Dr. Randall Urban

Chief Research Officer

Dr. Randall Urban


Research is one of the pillars essential to the success of UTMB's mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world.UTMB has created a significant investment in the research enterprise, and we continue to the see the results. We earn approximately $130 million a year for sponsored research, with at least 10% of UTMB employees supporting research in some way. We recently partnered with the Galveston Economic Development Corporation to establish a research incubator, providing investigators a facility in which to initiate commercial enterprises based on their research. We have seen discovery after discovery come out of our labs. We have increased the amount of lab space available on campus, as well as providing more room for our animal research models. UTMB is positioning itself squarely in the future of biomedical research, training the next generation of investigators.