Basic Sciences Strategic Plan Accomplishments

Accomplishments achieved to date

Throughout the life cycle of this strategic plan, the work groups tasked with advancing objectives are documenting milestones that have been reached. To learn more, click on the headings below. To see details of the objectives themselves, visit Basic Sciences Strategic Plan Action Items and Progress.

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Objective 1: Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of the SMPH Basic Sciences through the Building Community framework.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 2: Plan, create and implement centralized graduate admissions, recruitment, and initial experience for SMPH graduate training programs.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 3: Enhance graduate student and postdoctoral training through inclusive recruitment and retention strategies and prioritize postdocs’ individual development to independence.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 4: Acquire state-of-the-art technologies to strengthen our research infrastructure and enable collaborative partnerships.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 5: Foster new connections among SMPH investigators.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 6: Revise faculty promotion criteria with increased emphasis on collaborative research, new and non-traditional areas of research, and service and outreach related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 7: Dramatically increase philanthropic funding of basic science research and research training.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 8: Develop and implement school-wide mechanisms to encourage, recognize, and reward exceptional achievement by SMPH faculty, staff, and learners.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 9: Exploit the recently executed data use agreement between SMPH and UW Health to accelerate basic science discoveries from de-identified patient data.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 10: Expand our expertise in quantitative biomedical imaging (QBI) and define new approaches for diagnostic biomarker discovery.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 11: Improve health in underserved communities by developing or improving the methods, metrics, and tools needed to study root causes of health disparities.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 12: Facilitate the use of genomics and data analysis pipelines to understand normal development, deepen our knowledge about disease, and improve human health.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.

Objective 13: Continuously scan the scientific landscape to identify targeted opportunities that leverage our emerging strengths.

The team tasked with implementing this objective began its work during fall semester 2021.  Accomplishments will be reported annually.