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Strategic Plan:
Goal Three

Build research leadership and training
in animal and human health...

Goal Three: Four-Year Objectives

  1. Invest in research areas of excellence identified through strategic planning.
  2. Ensure success through a comprehensive program of mentoring to launch and sustain research programs.
  3. Cultivate collaborative, interdisciplinary and translational research that leverages our unique strengths.
  4. Ensure our training programs provide leading-edge biomedical education and research instruction.

  Measures of Success

  • Productivity and impact of our research.
  • Success in winning external support from federal, industry and foundation sources.
  • Graduate student success documented through awards, publications and employment outcomes.
  • Participation of our researchers in interdisciplinary activity outside the College.

 

 Goal 3 Objectives and Milestones

Invest strategically:

Invest in research areas of excellence identified through strategic planning

Milestones

  • Invest in additional animal housing and identify a LAR Coordinator.

Increase training program infrastructure:

Ensure our training programs provide leading-edge biomedical education and research instruction

Milestones

  • Increase focus on continuing education and research development for staff. This will also include increased communication on our research reputation internally among the CVM community and external with the broader science community.

 

Invest strategically:

Invest in research areas of excellence identified through strategic planning

Milestones

  • Strategically invest new research funding to provide the most efficient and impactful growth of our metrics by:
    • Providing bridging funds for faculty very close to moving to the next stage of their career
    • Investing in grant mentoring opportunities from successful writers
    • Providing pilot funding for faculty who have participated in grant mentoring but need more data to obtain success
    • Investing in equipment or personnel that improves faculty research efficiency

Increase training program infrastructure:

Ensure our training programs provide leading-edge biomedical education and research instruction

Milestones

  • Provide monthly professional development programs that are open to all graduate students, post doctoral fellow and house offices on academic and industry career development
  • Provide every other month programs that culminate in the award of the Comparative Biomedical Teaching Certificate.
  • Provide biweekly and monthly grant writing mentorship for trainees pursuing federal funding opportunities.
  • Provide funded externship opportunities with industry partners for trainees interested in careers in industry

 

Ensure success through a comprehensive program of mentoring:

  1. Develop a program for mentoring & career advancement for Research Staff.

Milestones

  • Develop a monthly meeting for research staff for networking and topic discussions
  • Develop a team of research staff volunteers who will provide input and serve as liaisons between staff and college leadership
  • Develop continuing education options for research staff under the direction of the research staff liaisons

2. Develop a program of mentoring for CVM post-doctoral fellows

Milestones

  • Develop a faculty committee to oversee and develop a mentoring and educational program for post-doctoral fellows
  • Institute the first phase of a structured program that will provide career mentoring for post-doctoral fellows

Cultivate collaborative, interdisciplinary & translational research:

Improve College community awareness of ongoing research and collaborative opportunities

Milestones

  • Redesign the Research internal website to provide research tools and networking information for both faculty and research staff
  • Develop research connection videos that provide information on ongoing research in brief, time efficient snippets
  • Use social media to provide updates on college faculty, staff and student research achievements