Office of Research and Innovation | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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The Office of Research and Innovation advances the pursuit of knowledge and discovery that is at the core of the mission of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Our divisions provide high-quality service to investigators as they foster new research initiatives, promote the prevention of disease and the treatment of illness, motivate and educate future leaders in health sciences and advocate for the value of research in the educational setting. Learn more about our office

The Office of Research is dedicated to supporting the research and development needs of our TTUHSC community, with the ultimate goal of facilitating the translation of groundbreaking scientific discoveries into innovative solutions that enhance the lives of the West Texas community we serve.

Lance R. McMahon, Ph.D.

Sr. Vice President for Research and Innovation

Office of Research and Innovation Divisions


Research Integrity Office (RIO)

RIO empowers the TTUHSC research community to act with the highest ethical standards and to maintain a culture of ethics compliance and integrity in all that we do.


Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC)

LARC oversees and supports the procurement, housing, health, and welfare of research animals at TTUHSC facilities in Lubbock, Amarillo and Abilene.


Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

OSP assists and supports faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining funding opportunities through grants and contracts as well as promotes the successful management of awarded projects. 


Research Innovation, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship (RICE)

RICE empowers and fosters a collaborative, innovative and dynamic research environment to cultivate advanced scholarship and entrepreneurial opportunities.



TTUHSC Research Centers & Institutes

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has established numerous centers and institutes that are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary endeavors that bring together TTUHSC faculty and their associates to pursue research, education and clinical activities. Each center and institute requires substantial cooperation and collaboration between health care disciplines. Discover our centers and institutes.

Research Focus Areas



As cancer continues to be among the leading causes of death worldwide, TTUHSC is diligently working to reverse this statistic by making cancer research and treatment focal points of our university.

School of Medicine Cancer Center

Center for Tumor Immunology and Targeted Cancer Therapy

Breast Center of Excellence


Neurological Disorders

Aging & Pain – Promoting healthy aging through cutting-edge research and community outreach programs are at the forefront of TTUHSC’s endeavors to address age-related neurological diseases and pain. 

Garrison Institute on Aging

Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics

Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Center for Blood-Brain Barrier Research

Infectious Diseases 

Research with the goal of creating an optimal environment to find novel cures for diseases that recognize no human-made borders, TTUHSC researchers work to apply the world’s best science to fight world’s worst diseases.

Center for Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Amarillo Center of Excellence for Covid Research and Pandemics



TTUHSC Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has designated Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as a Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution (Very High Research Activity University).

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Office of Research
Room 2B306

(806) 743 - 3600


Donate to Research at TTUHSC

Without research, advances in medicine will stop, but your donations can continue the advancement of groundbreaking research at TTUHSC. With each new discovery, our research will fuel innovation, prevent disease, and lead to better patient outcomes.

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