Randall Urban, MD
Vice President for Research &
Chief Research Officer

Dr. Randall Urban

Dr. Randall Urban leads a diverse research community in the bold mission to improve medical practice through progressive translational research endeavors. He has 145 peer-review publications, is the Principal Investigator of UTMB's Clinical and Translational Science Award, and has 3 major research interests funded by the NIH and private foundations. In addition to Vice President for Research and Chief Research Officer, Dr. Urban is Vice Dean for Clinical Research in the John Sealy School of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Institute for Translational Sciences, and Fellow, John P. McGovern Distinguished Chair in Oslerian Medicine.

Strategic Research Plan

The Strategic Research Plan, which is used by leadership to  develop a path forward through goals, objectives and tactics, has broad input. It includes six integrated health communities that bring together researchers, educators, clinicians and community members to use prevention and treatment to transform illness to health. Read more.

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Process to Receive Letter of Support

Research Administration proudly serves as a partner to our research faculty members, providing valuable support and resources from funding identification to project completion. This includes facilitating letters of support.

Please note that Natalia A. Glubisz, MHA, CRA, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, will be your first point of contact for any grant proposals that require a letter of support from the Provost’s Office. Documents are needed at least six weeks prior to the deadline (depending on the RFA deadline) so that there is ample time for review by numerous units. If there are any financial commitments included in the letter, this adds additional review time.

To receive a letter of support, please send the following via email to Natalia:

  • Draft letter (please make sure there are no typos or formatting errors)
  • Full budget
  • Budget justification
  • Scope of Work

Once she reviews the documents, she will inform the Provost’s Office the letter can be signed.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalia.