Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Research and scholarly activity is of paramount importance in the academic realms of the biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and educational sciences. Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine supports and encourages the active pursuit of research in the biomedical and clinical sciences, in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and in medical education. Research at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is driven by faculty interests in four major areas:

  • Basic Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Science
  • Medical Education
  • Population Health

The Burrell College Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) operates research laboratories at the Southwest Research & Production Complex located in the West Mesa Industrial Park in Las Cruces. The College Research laboratories support the research conducted by College faculty and students with dedicated facilities for BioScience Research, Human Physiology Research and Computational Support. In addition, many College faculty have ongoing collaborative studies with researchers at NMSU as well as many other research institutions and medical centers. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides both pre-award and post-award support for grants and contracts. In addition, ORSP has a compliance role in areas of human subjects research, biosafety, and other research areas. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs may be contacted by email ( or phone (575) 674-2338).