School of Health Professions Celebrates 35 years!

The Mission of the Research Office in the School of Health Professions is to promote scientific
and clinical knowledge and practice through investigator-initiated scholarship in both basic and
applied sciences with the aim of advancing the SHP scholarship culture among faculty.

The SHP Research initiatives are aimed at elevating healthcare both regionally and nationally by
transforming laboratory findings into healthcare practices and encouraging innovation that
translates discoveries from bench to practitioner and public.

The primary research objectives for the School of Health Professions are to:

  • Inspire faculty members to pursue research, publication, and scholarship engagements
    appropriate to, as well as available within, their disciplines.

  • Encourage faculty research collaboration with other disciplines, departments and
    specialties outside of their professional domain.

  • Foster clinical research that that informs healthcare delivery.

  • Support education and research focused around the established Ph.D. Program in
    Rehabilitation Science.

  • Expand extramural funding from all available sources for grants, awards, contracts, and
    alternative funding sources.

  • Provide appropriate levels of administrative and operational support for faculty
    research, grant participation, and outcome dissemination.

The SHP research infrastructure has been substantially enhanced to accomplish these objectives, progressively increasing SHP faculty scholarship and external funding across the previous decade. The last year produced over a 50% increase in Faculty poster and platform presentations, over a 50% increase in peer-reviewed publications and over a 175% increase in internal and external grant awards compared to the annual averages across the previous 5 years. The SHP is presently research collaborating with over 15 different departments at TTU and TTUHSC, as well as over 20 different Texas, national and international universities.