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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.

Strengthen collaborations with the NC Diagnostic Laboratory:

Milestones

  • Increase activity and participation between NCDL and PHP with active PHP participants in meetings and events. This includes developing the food animal strategic plan with the commodity sectors to enhance the relationships between the CVM Diagnostic Lab and NCDL.

Enhance cooperation and collaboration with CALS:

Milestones

  • low the work plan of the Teconomy Report to establish a Food Animal Initiative with CALS. The work plan is designed to evaluate core competencies at NC State in relation to livestock and poultry sciences, veterinary medicine and associated disciplinary areas.

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

Milestones

  • Submit strategic hiring requests for a Clinical Track Ruminant faculty member, Global Health Education position, an Anatomical Pathologist and discuss additional hires with PHP faculty targeting research gap areas.

 5.2 Global Health Goal 5  Objectives and Milestones

2020 Activity

Build Partnerships:

Partner with identified strategic partners to form effective collaborations

Milestones:

  • Continue to expand global collaborations through global partners by developing a strategic global health research and training program and establish networks such as USAID, Fogarty, DOD, Gates, Health and Agriculture Ministries.

Program development:

Development of DVM Global Health programs

Milestones:

  • Enhance global health education via development of additional international study abroad opportunities and new foundation graduate student course development for the PHP concentration area.

 Progress Reports

2019 Activity

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

2018 Activity

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.