Office of Research


2013 Office of Research Annual Report 2013

About Us

The Office of Research at the University of Texas Pan American promotes, encourages, and provides assistance for research and scholarship and creative activities in all disciplines by the university faculty, staff, and students.  The services cover guidance on all research administration including funding opportunities, proposal development, research compliance and post award administration.  The office also facilitates the transfer of discoveries, creative works, inventions, and processes resulting from research and scholarly activities to the private sector to enhance the quality of life for society.


The UTPA Office of Research is the academic office that oversees the direction and guidance of the University’s research mission. It is responsible for policy formation and oversight related to the research process as well as training in the ethical conduct of research. The Office of Research promotes the creation and maintenance of a university environment that maximally encourages and supports research productivity. In addition, the Office of Research coordinates patents and technology marketing rising from inventions by University Faculty with the UT system.

Contact Us

Office of Research
Research & Innovation Building 1.106
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Phone: (956) 665-2889
Fax: (956) 665-2940

Private Sector collaboration

Private individuals and groups can use this contact form to contact the Office of Research so that we may link you with the appropriate faculty, college, or department.

Upcoming Events

September 22 and 23:  Office of Research Compliance Training

Topic:  Responsible Conduct of Training

This training is intended to offer an overview of the topics related to Responsible Conduct of Research, from Research Misconduct and Relevant Policies, to Acceptable Terms and Conditoins in Collaborative Research.  Note:  This training is not meant to replace the RCR training from CITI, but will count towards the face-to-face training hour requirements.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102  10am to 11am


September 24 - New Materials Thematic Scholarly Community Meeting
Speaker:Wei Lin, PhD, University of Texas - Brownsville
Topic: New Advances and Applications of Microwave Spectroscopy

Pizza and soda will be served.
Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 ,12 noon to 1pm


September 25 - GIS Thematic Scholarly Community Meeting

Speaker: William Donner, PhD, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology

Topic:  Integrating Demographic and Meteorological Data in GIS to Analyze Severe Weather Mortality Outcomes

Pizza and soda will be served.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 ,12 noon to 1pm


September 26 - Biomedical Sciences Thematic Scholarly Community Meeting
Speaker:Dae Joon Kim, PhD,Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Edinburg Regional Academic Health Center
Topic:  T-Cell protein tyrosine phosphatase (TC-PTP) as a potential target for skin cacer prevention.
Pizza and soda will be served.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 ,12 noon to 1pm

October 1 and 2:  Office of Research Compliance Training

Topic: Time and Effort:  Why is it a Big Deal?

Effort reporting has been a common denominator in cases against universities under the False Claims Act.  Join us for a discussion to explain why effort reporting is a big deal.  The training will review a summary of the federal regulations /university policies and will provide attendees with common examples of mistakes in the reporting process

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102  10am to 11am