Chief Research Officer

Research Strategic Plan

Explore UTMB's Research Strategic Communities

UTMB research is prioritized into six health communities that are identified in Experts with the graphic badges below. Researchers with 10 or more research outputs within a health community during the last 5 years receive a badge in that community. Researchers without 10 or more research outputs will receive a badge for the community in which they have the largest number of outputs. 


Research Retreat save the date

Project Updates * New Initiatives 
Funding Updates * Break-Out Discussions

8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Health Education Center 3.222

Retreat Agenda

8:30 - 9 a.m.

Welcome and state of research update
Summary and update on status of strategic priorities

9-9:55 a.m.

New Initiatives and Research Updates

9:55 - 10:10 a.m.


10:10 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout – Discussion Groups

Clinical Research
Oncology Research
Data Science
Training Grants (T, F, R) 

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Group report outs

Noon - 12:30p.m.

Closing Remarks and Wrap up

Research Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Research Plan has broad input and which has been used by leadership to  develop a path forward through goals, objectives and tactics. UTMB will create six integrated health communities that bring together researchers, educators, clinicians and community members to use prevention and treatment to transform illness to health.

The six integrated health communities are:

  • Infectious/Immunological Health
  • Brain Health
  • Metabolic Health
  • Life Span Health
  • Specialized Health
  • Public (social/physical) Health

A team of more than 50 UTMB research leaders have been instrumental in the development of meaningful objectives that are specific, measurable, identify resource requirements and arrayed over no more than two academic years. It is the relationship among objectives, strategies and tactics that holds the potential to align individual behavior with actions that change the direction and acceleration of UTMB research.