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Upcoming Faculty Clinical Research Workshop:

October 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

More details to come.

General Details

  • New initiative by the Clinical Research Institute to enable faculty interested in research to interact with experts from many different disciplines.
  • This will be a monthly research workshop where faculty can develop their ideas into research projects with the ongoing help of experienced faculty. There will be refreshments provided. 
  • For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Josie Martinez by email at 


  • The President and the Deans have very graciously enabled the CRI to provide Seed Grants for pilot research projects. The Clinical Research Seed Grants require translational or clinical research utilizing the CRI and requiring interprofessional collaboration between two or more TTUHSC schools or another institutional partnership that fosters interprofessionalism.  An independent committee will assess all proposals for merit. Approximately $10,000 for each grant is available with the intent to fund up to 5 meritorious submissions.

    Send cover letter and this pre-proposal form to by 5pm on October 31, 2017.  For questions contact Dr. Alyce Ashcraft (  You will be notified by November 30, 2017 if your study is selected for full proposal review. The completed full proposal will be due January 15, 2018 and you will receive a response regarding funding by February 15, 2018. Pre-Proposal Form
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released two important related items:
  • Dr. Lorenz Lutherer, CRI Senior Clinical Consultant and Cathy Lovett, MSN, RN, Managing Director published peer-reviewed journal article in the Clinical Researcher, June 2016, “Academia, Investigator-Initiated Research, and a Unique Resource to Support Both.” DOI: 10.14524/CR-16-0009. Read the full article.