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Mission Statement

  • To coordinate, facilitate, administer and monitor research activities at the UT School of Dentistry.
  • To advocate for UTSD in the research enterprise (basic, translational and clinical) within the UT Health Science Center at Houston.
  • To facilitate the enhancement of the School of Dentistry's national standing in research.

Goals and Areas of Research

  • Inform the community throughout the Texas Medical Center and our alumni about ongoing research at UTSD.
  • Increase research funding at UTSD.
  • Alert faculty to funding opportunities, sources, and deadlines.
  • Maintain an outstanding predoctoral student research program.
  • Monitor research activity within UTSD by maintaining a database for grants and contracts.
  • Ensure compliance with UT Health Science Center policies on research conflict of interest, human subjects research, use of animals in research, etc.
  • Increase involvement of the School of Dentistry in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.