Mission and Vision


To grow a multi-professional research infrastructure that leverages intellectual capital and enhances the success of our scientists in translating discoveries to promote health and reduce health disparities.


Be an international leader in making high-impact, innovative discoveries that improve human health, equity and the health care delivery system.

Research Goals

The university’s research goals according to the 2023-2027 strategic plan are:

  • Attract, incentivize, and retain high-potential and high-performing research faculty and teams
  • Expand discovery in targeted and emerging research areas across the research continuum to create new knowledge, treatments, and patents
  • Grow translational and clinical research, including leveraging the expanded clinical and community footprints
  • Increase inclusive, collaborative, multidisciplinary research and community partnerships