Texas Tech University

Obesity Research Cluster

Obesity Research Cluster Strategic Plan

2014 to 2017

Vision Statement

Achieve national leadership and recognition in interdisciplinary Obesity research and education.

Mission Statement

Develop interdisciplinary basic clinical and community translational research to prevent and treat Obesity along with its related complications, using innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships.

The Obesity Research Cluster ... 

The Texas Tech Obesity Research Cluster (ORC) conducts interdisciplinary research to address the complexity of Obesity from the biological, behavioral, environmental and societal aspects. This centralized research infrastructure promotes translational, basic, clinical and community research to understand the etiology, complications and effective prevention and treatment of Obesity. The ultimate goal is to take an active role in improving quality of life, locally and globally.
We value:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Respect for Interdisciplinary Teamwork & Diversity
  • Mentoring & Training
  • Compassion & Dedication
  • Multidisciplinary & Dynamic Knowledge Development and Dissemination

Strategic Priorities and Goals

Strategic Planning Report 2014-2017

  • Priority 1:  Expand and Enhance Research and Creative Scholarship
  • Priority 2:  Enhance Academic Environment through Faculty, Postdoc and Student Success and Diversity
  • Priority 3:  Further Outreach and Multidisciplinary Collaborations (Internal and External)

Access complete Strategic Planning Report here.

Obesity Research Cluster