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

October 10 - Health Disparities and Health Humanities Thematic Scholarly Community Meeting

Speaker:Yasar Tasnif, PhD, UTPA and University of Texas at Austin

Topic: Why is Organ Donation Important?  Overcoming Barriers to Donation in the Hispanic Community

Pizza and soda will be served.

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

October 13:  Institutional Review Board

Topic: Open House

Achieving ethical clearance for human subjects research can be a daunting task.  To assist in the ethical clearance process, the UTPA Institutional Review Board (IRB) is opening its doors on the second Monday of each month.  

No appointment needed. 

Whether you have a concern, a question, a suggestion, or idea regarding the IRB or your human subject research protocol, we are here to assist! Come and chat with those responsible for research ethics at UTPA. We are happy to help YOU achieve your research goals in a timely way!

Place and Time:  REIN 1.106B (Small Conference Room)   2pm to 4pm

October 16:  Dr. Shah Open House

Topic: Open House

Once again, it is my pleasure to invite any and all faculty members, staffers or administrators to join me in my office.

The  purpose of these informal get-togethers is to stay in touch at the grass roots level with the happenings at UTPA.  Whether you have a concern, a suggestion to improve service or an idea concerning research, I want to hear it.

No need to make an appointment.  Please come by the office and share your thoughts and concerns. 

The Office of Research is easy to find.  We're in the REIN Building (known to some as the Old Computer Center) which is across the parking lot from the Student Union, and just behind the Administration Building.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.106B (Small Conference Room)  thursday, October 16,  2pm to 4pm

October 17 - New Materials Thematic Scholarly Community Meeting

Speaker: Ahmed Touhami, PhD, University of Texas - Brownsville

Topic:  Bacteria as Soft Nano-Machines

Pizza and soda will be served.

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


October 21:  Pivot

Topic: Open House

Get an overview of a tool used to find funding opportunities. These open hours are geared towards faculty and staff who are interested in creating a profile in Pivot or need assistance finding funding opportunities. No appointment is required. Training will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.111A (Office of Sponsored Projects)   3pm to 5pm