School of Health Professions

SHP Research

Research in the School of Health Professions is one of the core objectives of its academic mission. Substantial efforts have been made to enhance the research infrastructure in the School, resulting in a steady increase in scholarship and external funding by school faculty in the past decade.

The primary objectives of research in the School of Health Professions are to

  • Enhance research and scholarly activities by encouraging faculty to pursue research, publications, and scholarly activities as appropriate and as available within their respective disciplines.
  • Expand external funding from all available sources including SHP Centers, grants and contracts by maintaining appropriate levels of administrative and operational support for participation in grant activities.
  • Enhance and expand education and research focused around established Ph.D. programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

In order to facilitate and encourage research and grant writing by faculty in the SHP, the Dean of SHP at TTUHSC has initiated a Pilot Data Grant Program for full-time faculty in SHP. The purpose of this program is to provide a small amount of funds to assist faculty who plan to resubmit a previously unfunded grant application to a major federal, state or a private funding agency (e.g., NIH, NSF, U.S. Department of Education, DoD, Hearing Research Foundation etc.).  The funds are solely intended to support data collection activities that will address specific criticisms of the original grant application in order to render a revised application more competitive. 

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