Research Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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The Division of Research Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship (RICE) empowers the visionaries and implements initiatives that shape the future of healthcare. Our mission is to foster a dynamic environment that fuels collaborative research and transformative innovations in basic, translational and commercial sciences. With a strong focus on advancing scholarly activities and cultivating entrepreneurial opportunities, we enable our team members to drive breakthrough discoveries. Join us as we revolutionize the healthcare landscape through innovation, collaboration, and impactful partnerships. Together, we are building a brighter future for healthcare.

We work with faculty, students, and staff to help them build functional teams and translate their innovative ideas from concept to marketable application.

Phil Sizer PT, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research Innovation  

Research Advancement

Empowering researchers through education and training. Enabling them to secure external funding, foster collaboration and drive research advancement in healthcare.


Building an inclusive culture of collaboration where healthcare researchers connect, drive transformative discoveries and advance healthcare through synergistic partnerships.

Innovation Acceleration

Accelerating healthcare innovation through strategic partnerships, entrepreneurial programs and empowering researchers to transform ideas into tangible solutions that have a meaningful impact on healthcare.

Industry Partnerships

As a central hub for health-related industry partnerships, we connect industry partners with our vibrant research community. Working closely with our Director of Corporate & Foundations Relations, Jordan Nabers, we ensure impactful engagement between industry and our institution. Our office provides valuable insights into our research priorities and facilitates discussions on collaborative opportunities. If you are an industry partner interested in exploring partnerships or discussing collaboration ideas, we invite you to connect with us and be a part of driving transformative advancements in healthcare.

InfoReady & Limited Submission

inforeadyOur office manages TTUHSC's federal limited submission competitions via the institutional InfoReady account. By utilizing this centralized platform, we provide streamlined processes for internal competitive reviews, ensure that these reviews are fair and enhance researchers' access to valuable funding opportunities.

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Media Requests

We are here to assist with media requests and share compelling stories about our healthcare research and innovation initiatives. Let's collaborate to celebrate our impactful researchers and innovators at TTUHSC. For media inquiries and story submissions, contact our office or complete the online Media Request Form.


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Phil Sizer, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research Innovation

(806) 743 - 3600

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