Message from Mark Richardson
The external landscape facing academic medicine is changing rapidly, including evolving scientific and public policy priorities for research funding. Within this context, medical schools have new opportunities and new challenges associated with continuing to best meet our social responsibility to improve human health and well-being.
At the Research Roadmap Retreat in December 2010, I issued a charge to faculty to tap their insights, knowledge and innovation to develop a balanced and long-term strategy to continue to advance science and research at OHSU in the context of the evolving environment.
This Research Roadmap admirably meets this charge. It is a thoughtful and timely plan. I endorse this Research Roadmap and the six Strategic Initiatives it contains. Now, as we move into an implementation phase, we must continue to work together and hold ourselves mutually responsible for and accountable to these goals.
Some of the recommendations have already gained traction and are getting underway. Detailed implementation plans will be developed and initiated continuously over the next several years, and will include methods to measure success and progress.
The faculty-driven collaborative framework established by this planning process is a model for how we can work together to identify the best ways to meet our collective goals for excellence and maximum impact in our research mission.
I appreciate the hard work of everyone involved in this planning process and am grateful for your commitment to the School of Medicine and our missions.
Mark Richardson, MD, MBA
Dean, OHSU School of Medicine
President, Faculty Practice Plan
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