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Don't miss out!!

Register for ORI's 9th Annual Meeting!
  • This year, we will meet on May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Academic Event Center (AEC) at TTUHSC in Lubbock. We hope you can join us!  (poster)
    • Meeting highlights
      • Featured speakers will be presenting on One Health and Rural Health/Healthcare Challenges. Drs. Holly Wei and Adrian Billings.
      • Student/Postdoc Poster Competition
      • Sessions on:
        • Databases/Big Data and Faculty Short Talks from TTUS Faculty
        • Funding Opportunities and Highlights of Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives
      • Student/Postdoc Professional Development Session: Academic/Government Opportunities


Are you an undergraduate student looking for a paid internship?

Applications are currently open to the (Fall 2024- Spring 2025) USDA REEU Nutrition BEST Program! The program supports underrepresented students who are transferred from community colleges or from Texas Tech University (TTU) to engage in research and internship opportunities while improving their skills in community nutrition, agriculture, health, and obesity prevention. If you have any questions about how to participate, what it is, and our goals, don't hesitate to contact us.


News & Announcements

Congratulations to our very own ORI Associate Director, Dr. Jannette Dufour!

  • Was honored with the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean's Graduate Medical Education Sciences Program Teaching Award in August 2023.
  • Becoming the Chair of the Department of Cell Biology & Biochemistry at TTUHSC!

Exciting news! Shadi Nejat, graduate student in Nutritional Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Charles S. Peirce Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship from the TTU Institute for Studies on Pragmaticism. Review criteria included the innovative potential of the research, feasibility, relevance for scientific advancement, and the interdisciplinary nature of the applied projects. This is a remarkable achievement, as it marks the first time a Nutritional Sciences graduate student has received this award. Congratulations to Shadi on her success, and best wishes in the completion of her Ph.D. this coming year!

Congratulations to our esteemed ORI Director!

Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa

  • Selected to join as the new vice president-elect for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Board of Directors, 2023.   Read more
  • For joining the Office of Research & Innovation(OR&I) as Associate Vice President for Research while continuing her appointment in Nutritional Sciences.

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