Office of the Vice President for Research

Mission & 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.


To foster research discovery through creative leadership.

Research Goals

The university’s research goals according to the 2018-2022 strategic plan are:

  • Invest in and continue to support priority research themes in: aging, cancer, diabetes, immunology & infectious diseases, neurosciences and population health/outcomes research.
  • Promote a culture that values research, collaboration and innovation.
  • Enhance the clinical trials infrastructure.
  • Strengthen critical research platforms to support the research priority areas, to include bio-banking, medical/bioinformatics, a science incubator and research cores, institutes and centers.