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September 7th, 2021

New Innovation Programs

The Office of Research and Innovation, in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is offering three new programs this fall for research faculty, PhD candidates, postdocs, and other UT Dallas researchers interested in commercializing their inventions. The programs are: the Bio-Engineering Startup Training (BEST) series, the Venture …read more

September 1st, 2021

The Office of Research and Innovation

I am pleased to announce the renaming of the “Office of Research” to the “Office of Research and Innovation” effective Sept 1, 2021. There are several reasons for this change…

August 31st, 2021

We are STEPPing Forward in Educating Physics Students

Though often treated as two separate disciplines, art and science can impact each other. Creativity is required for scientific breakthroughs and art is often an expression of scientific knowledge. A multi-interdisciplinary team here at the University of Texas at Dallas has developed a novel approach to educating physics students. A flyer has been created on …read more

July 30th, 2021

Memo to PIs From the Director of IRB

July 29th, 2021 The Institutional Review Board (IRB) continues to monitor conditions in North Texas using metrics developed through collaboration with a team of faculty advisors.  These metrics indicate the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the DFW area is steadily increasing. Additionally, CDC guidance was recently updated to recommend fully vaccinated individuals wear face coverings in public …read more

July 30th, 2021

Memo From the Vice President for Research: Mask and Vaccine Recommendations

July 30th, 2021 The Office of Research has been monitoring the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Dallas and Collin counties likely driven by the dominance of the more transmissible Delta variant. On Friday July 23rd, Dallas County officials upgraded the county’s COVID-19 threat level from yellow, or “proceed carefully”, to orange, or “extreme caution,” …read more

June 1st, 2021

An Alternative for Vaccine Storage and Distribution

The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign has been described as one of the largest public health initiatives ever managed. Quick distribution of the vaccines has been essential, but a vaccine’s journey is fraught with complications that include susceptibility to heat and light exposure, breakage, and extreme fragility in temperature changes. The Pfizer shot, for example, requires …read more

May 20th, 2021

Spring 2021 Seed Grant Winners

The Office of Research’s seed grant initiatives provides funding for faculty across various disciplines. The University’s award from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF) has helped us afford these internal funding opportunities. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Center for Emergent Novel Technology at the Innovation Quarter (CENT-IQ) Grant Center for Imaging and …read more