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Strategic Plan:
Goal Five

Strategically invest in targeted programmatic areas...

Goal Five: Four-Year Objectives

  1. Build a food animal program that addresses contemporary challenges and advances the health and productivity of the agricultural industry.
  2. Build a global health program that positively impacts our world through education and research.
  3. Expand relationships with strategic partners and our community that harness our unique strengths and resources.

  Measures of Success

  • Food animal stakeholder surveys, research and education metrics.
  • Achieve the strategic milestones of our Global Health Education initiative.
  • Alumni engagement in continuing education, career development and College affairs.
  • Development success during the Capital Campaign, including progress toward funding construction of our new Equine and Farm Animal Hospitals.

 

5.1 Food Animal Goal 5 Objectives and Milestones

Continue building relationships with industry and commodity sectors:

Milestones

  • Hold at least one face to face industry meeting with each commodity sector [swine, ruminant, and poultry] and update each commodity by email quarterly
  • During the face-to-face industry meeting, together with faculty and commodity representatives from the swine, ruminant and poultry groups, develop a strategic plan for the future of production animal medicine at CVM with an expected completion no later than 12/15/19

Strengthen collaborations with the NC Diagnostic Laboratory:

Milestones

  • Integrate new hire (EOD May 2019) into the diagnostic laboratory and infection and immunity teaching rotation starting fall, 2019.
  • Request participation of the NCDL in developing the food animal strategic plan with the commodity sectors to enhance relationships between the CVM Diagnostic Lab and NCDL

Enhance cooperation and collaboration with CALS:

Milestones

  • Invite (and reciprocate) the Poultry Science faculty to attend the PHP monthly research lunches.
  • Highlight the scholarship and symposia opportunities of the FAI to industry through targeted outreach.

Build research and clinical capacity in the department through strategic hires:

Milestones

  • Using the departmental strategic hiring plan, submit hiring requests for a Clinical Track Ruminant faculty member and an additional Anatomic Pathologist
  • Conduct and complete strategic hires for Global Health Education Position and Anatomical Pathologist
  • Discuss additional hires with the faculty targeting research gap areas

Continue building relationships with industry and commodity sectors:

Milestones:

  • Arrange and hold the 2nd industry/commodity meetings with individual sectors to better understand their specific needs.
  • Identity at least one area to address specifically during each meeting
  • Compile a report by May 1 summarizing meeting notes.

Strengthen collaborations with the NC Diagnostic Laboratory:

Milestones: 

  • Complete and onboard hire in 2018
  • Integrated new hire into the diagnostic laboratory and teaching rotation

Enhance cooperation and collaboration with CALS:

Milestones: 

  • Arrange a meeting with faculty between both colleges to discuss steps forward
  • Engage in at least one activity that enhances activity between faculty

Build research and clinical capacity in the department through strategic hires:

Milestones: 

  • Complete hires for Global and Public Health and Clinical Pathology positions
  • Recruit and hire Poultry Health and Welfare and Poultry Pathogenesist positions
  • Using the departmental strategic hiring plan, identify and submit justifications for three additional hires

5.2 Global Health Goal 5  Objectives and Milestones

Build Partnerships:

Partner with identified strategic partners to form effective collaborations

Milestones:

  • Target Senegal to develop strategic GH programs that meet their needs and align with our strengths
  • Identify partners in the NC triangle region for establishing collaborative proposals (RTI, DGHI, UNC)
  • Meet with USAID, Fogarty, DOD, Gates, ARMY, health and agricultural ministries to establish networks

Develop Training Courses:

Propose a “One Health” Infectious Disease Training Course

Milestones:

  • Strategic planning to host a 2-3 week course that targets national and international candidates
  • Consider developing the course into a certificate program eventually

Increase extramural funding:

Apply for extramural funding (Gates, Fogarty, USAID, DOD)

Milestones:

  • Apply for 1-2 funding opportunities in the next year in collaboration with a strategic partner in the research focus areas chosen by GH committee

Hiring:

Complete the GH faculty cluster hire

Milestones:

  • Early Spring 2019: Begin recruitment of a candidate for the “Veterinary Global and Public Health” position after making suitable changes in the job description, with a potential hire date of Fall 2019
  • Fall 2019: Identify and advertise the final GH cluster position

Program development:

Development of DVM Global Health programs

Milestones:

  • Summer 2019: Finalize curriculum development and approval for experiential 4-week DVM summer program: One Health – East Africa
  • Spring 2019: Build greater external visibility of DVM Certificate in Global Health program

Cluster Hire of GH Faculty (n=3)

Milestones: 

  • By February 2018, form search committee to develop position descriptions for GH faculty cluster hire.
  • By March 2018, initiate search for GH faculty cluster hire. The completion of the search will be an organic process and much will depend on the Director and the college vision, availability of funding etc.
  • Bringing on a support staff to facilitate the GH implementation plan is recommended.

Appointment of CVM GH Director:

Milestones:

Identify and appoint the CVM GH Director, either from one of the cluster hires at the completion of the first round in 2018 or an existing faculty member earlier in the implementation process. This is really important to drive the GH process forward as targets 3.4 and to a large extent #1 depend on the Director and the GH Implementation Committee`s vision.

SME GH Policy Review:

Milestones:

By June 30, 2018, implement recommendations from the SME GH policy review. The college, department heads and the dean are aware of this and we request them to move forward immediately with the SME review for faculty who are interested in GH-related activities. The SME GH policy review has to happen fast and we don`t really need the Director appointed first to move this forward.

External Communications Program:

Milestones:

  • By March 2018, develop and deploy initial (v1) GH Webpage presence.
  • An updated (v2) GH Webpage presence post-cluster hire should be implemented within 1 month of completing the first cluster hire.
  • We propose to organize an annual GH Research and Education Day during Fall Semester.