Randall Urban, MD
Vice President for Research &
Chief Research Officer

Dr. Randall Urban

Dr. Randall Urban leads a diverse research community in the bold mission to improve medical practice through progressive translational research endeavors. He has 145 peer-review publications, is the Principal Investigator of UTMB's Clinical and Translational Science Award, and has 3 major research interests funded by the NIH and private foundations. In addition to Vice President for Research and Chief Research Officer, Dr. Urban is Vice Dean for Clinical Research in the John Sealy School of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Institute for Translational Sciences, and Fellow, John P. McGovern Distinguished Chair in Oslerian Medicine.

Strategic Research Plan

The Strategic Research Plan, which is used by leadership to  develop a path forward through goals, objectives and tactics, has broad input. It includes six integrated health communities that bring together researchers, educators, clinicians and community members to use prevention and treatment to transform illness to health. Read more.

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Changes to the Animal Protocol e-Form

The following changes were implemented to the (1) Personnel and Training section and (2) Surgeon(s) section.

Section 1: Personnel and Training Section (table):     

  • Research personnel can now be listed using either one of the two available options:
    • Table embedded in the body of the section.
    • Fill out and upload the excel table provided.

Additional questions have been added to the table.

Section 20B. Surgeon:

  • Each surgeon must be listed in the table.
  • Each surgeon must contact an ARC veterinarian to discuss surgical training and experience.