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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Research Strategic Plan

In August 2010, Dean Etta Pisano convened a Research Strategic Planning Committee co-chaired by Drs. David Cole and Peter Kalivas and composed of faculty members representing a broad spectrum of both basic science and clinical departments. That committee was charged with reviewing current research strengths and weaknesses and determining where the college should invest new resources for short-term and long-term success. Opportunities for investment were identified and prioritized in the areas of genetics, infrastructure, population science, translational research, and public health. For a copy of the Research Strategic Plan click here.

Under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean for Research Craig Crosson, faculty committees have been charged with making recommendations for implementation of the research strategic plan across each of those areas. The Genetics Committee was comprised of Ray Anton (psychiatry), Judy Dubno (otolaryngology), Gary Gilkeson (medicine), Lou Guillette (ob/gyn), Kelly Hunt (biostats/epi), Jakie McGinty (neuroscience), Shashi Pai (pediatrics), Jay Pandey (microbiology and immunology), and Daynna Wolff (pathology).  For a copy of their report and recommendations click here.

The Public Health Science Committee was comprised of Prabhakar Baliga (surgery), Marvella Ford (biostats/epi), Laura Goetzl (ob/gyn), Thomas Hulsey (pediatrics), Dan Lackland (neurosciences), Chip Mainous (family medicine), Bill Moran (medicine), and Yuko Palesch (biostats/epi).  For a copy of their report and recommendations click here.

The Infrastructure Committee is comprised of Gary Aston-Jones (neurosciences), Lauren Ball (pharmacology), Phillip Cunningham (psychiatry), Joe Helpern (radiology), Amanda LaRue (pathology), Jihad Obeid (biomedical informatics), Steven Rosenzweig (pharmacology), Eleanor Spicer (biochemistry), and Mike Swindle (comparative medicine).

A Cardiovascular Working Group was formed to review cardiovascular research across the College and develop a plan to advance these efforts.  This working group was comprised of Don Menick, co-chair (medicine), Phil Saul, co-chair (pediatrics), Joe Blumer (pharmacology), Amy Bradshaw (medicine), Rob Gourdie (regenerative medicine), John Ikonomidis (surgery), Jeff Jones (surgery), Frank McGowan (anesthesiology), Andy Wessels (regenerative medicine), and Michael Zile (medicine).  For a copy of their report and recommendations click here.

Over the past several months, under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean for Research Craig Crosson and Dr. Lotta Granholm, a Biorepository Working Group has been meeting to develop recommendations for a coordinated biorepository effort across the College.  Committee members included John Arthur (medicine), Marc Chimowitz (neurosciences), Richard Drake (pharmacology), Philip Howe (biochemistry), Jihad Obeid (psychiatry), Mary Richardson (pathology), Steve Rosenzweig (pharmacology), Kumar Sambamurti (neurosciences), and Susan Sonne (pshychiatry). Click here to access the recommendations document.

 
 
 

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