The ENRICH office hosts and underwrites networking and collaboration events with priority partners in the Texas Medical Center that are focused on targeted research themes. Events typically include a seed funding opportunity.

Contact with your recommendation for a themed research event.


Beginning Spring 2023, SynthX Center Monthly Workshops sponsored by ENRICH
ENRICH supports the development of the SynthX Center at Rice, designed to utilize breakthroughs in organic chemistry and chemical biology, and expedite their integration into clinical applications through partnerships with researchers a the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

In Fall 2023, ENRICH is co-sponsoring a research conference between Rice SynthX Center and BCM

ENRICH along with the department of Kinesiology are planning the open house and networking event for the joint Center for Human Performance with Houston Methodist.


May 18-19, 2023 InterfaceRice NeuroEngineering Conference Register
ENRICH is a sponsor of the upcoming, two-day research event of the Rice NeuroEngineering Initiative.

November 12, 2022 - Rice and MD Anderson Joint Retreat on Cancer Bioengineering
A networking event focused on Cancer Bioengineering
Hosted in-person on the MD Anderson campus by Rice department of Bioengineering with Rice ENRICH and MD Anderson department of Hematopoietic Biology & Malignancy
Seed funding will be offered through a competitive process

October 4, 2022 - Rice and Houston Methodist Nursing Innovation Retreat
A networking event to brainstorm novel ideas to reduce barriers and optimize patient care at the bedside
Hosted in-person on the HM campus by Rice Ken Kennedy Institute and ENRICH with Houston Methodist Nursing
A related workshop is planned for spring 2023

September 8, 2022 - ENRICH and Baylor College of Medicine department of Surgery
A networking and collaboration event focused on Engineering, Data Science and Chem/Bio
Hosted in-person at the Rice BRC Event Hall
Seed funding will be offered through a competitive process

July 29, 2022 - Rice Workshop on Improving Mobility with Low Vision
Hosted by the Rice School of Social Sciences, in-person at the Rice BRC Event Hall
Supported by Rice ENRICH

April 9, 2022 - Rice Ken Kennedy Institute and ENRICH with Houston Methodist Academic Institute
An all day research retreat on the topics of Robotics and Imaging
Held in person at the Houston Methodist Research Institute

January 2022 - Rice department of Bioengineering and ENRICH with Houston Methodist Academic Institute
An all day research retreat held in-person on the Houston Methodist campus on the topic of Cardiovascular Bioengineering

July 15, 2021 - Rice and MD Anderson Think Tank Discussion
Held in person at the BRC building 10th floor conference room

March 8, 2021 - BCM-Rice Networking & Collaboration Event
Hosted by the BCM Department of Surgery and the Rice ENRICH office.


See video presentations:

Anna-Karin Gustavsson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Rice
3D single-molecule tracking and super-resolution imaging

Sundeep Keswani, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, BCM
Laboratory for Regenerative Tissue Repair: Overview

Meng Li, PhD, Noah Harding Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Rice
Data-driven biomedicine

Peter Lillehoj, PhD, Shankle Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Assoc Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice
Microfluidic-based diagnostic technologies for medical diagnosis and point-of-care testing

Abbas Rana, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, DeBakey Department of Surgery, BCM
Data Science

Alistair Thompson, MD, Chief and Professor, Section of Breast Surgery, DeBakey Department of Surgery, BCM
Opportunities for better breast (cancer) surgery

January 30, 2020 - UTHealth-Rice Collaboration Event
Aging in Place: Technology as a Solution
UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing Auditorium
Hosted by UTH SON and Rice ENRICH
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February 28, 2019 - Rice-BCM Workshop
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)

February 19, 2019 - Rice-UTHealth Neuro Symposium
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)

February 7, 2019 - Rice-Houston Methodist Workshop
Location TBD

January 29, 2018, BCM-Rice Surgery Workshop
4:30-6:30pm, BioScience Research Collaborative 1st Floor Events Hall, Rice University
Bringing together faculty and staff from Rice and BCM to engage in conversation on the priority area of surgery and how we can support and strengthen research and educational collaborations in this area between our institutions.