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Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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The School of Medicine Strategic Plan is now complete. Please see the master document on the right, or read below for more information.

Concurrently with the University's Strategic Planning process for 2013, we have updated the SOM Strategic Plan to better reflect new goals and objectives for the next five years. To ensure we are representing the needs of the entire school, we have kept you updated on the progress of the planning, and solicited your suggestions, ideas, and questions regarding the SOM Strategic Plan.

We have held a number of Town Hall meetings to discuss specific strategies for basic science research. We have met with the chairs and division chiefs in a series of "Dean's Rounds", and presented to the various School of Medicine committees and councils.

Additionally, four Working Groups were established to develop strategies in specific areas. The groups were developed by Faculty Council and the Dean's Office. Members were either elected by Faculty Council or designated by the Dean's Office. Chairs and Co-Chairs are in bold.

A draft of the plan is available for download in the right column. An overview of the Strategic Plan can be found here.

Community Working Group Education Working Group
Michael Anderson, MD, Pediatrics
Dorr Dearborn, MD, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences
Scott Frank, MD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
George Kikano, MD, Family Medicine & Community Health
Michael Weiss, MD, PhD, Biochemistry
Jackson Wright, MD, PhD, Medicine
Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Robert Salata, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases & HIV
Kurt Stange, MD, PhD, Family Medicine & Community Health
Terry Allan, MPH, Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner
Danny Williams, JD, MNO, Cleveland Free Clinic
Chris Olson, CTSC Office, Staff Advisory Council
Paul MacDonald, PhD, Pharmacology
Michael McNamara, MD, Radiology
Martin Snider, PhD, Biochemistry
Amy Wilson-Delfosse, PhD, Asst Dean, Basic Science Education
Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Neurology
Nicholas Ziats, PhD, Pathology
Clint Snyder, PhD, Interim Vice Dean for Education
Susan Padrino, MD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences
Keith Armitage, MD, Medicine
George Dubyak, PhD, Co-Director, MSTP Program
Lynda Montgomery, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Societies
Shannon Swiatkowski, MS, CTSC Office, SAC President
Research Working Group People Working Group
Richard Zigmond, PhD, Neurosciences
Jackson Wright, MD, PhD, Medicine
Jiayang Sun, PhD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Theresa Torres Pizarro, PhD, Pathology
Eric Pearlman, PhD, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
David Katz, PhD, Neurosciences
Matthias Buck, PhD, Physiology & Biophysics
Mark Chance, PhD, Vice Dean for Research
Mukesh Jain, MD, PhD, Medicine
Paul Tesar, PhD, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Stan Gerson, MD, Director, CCCC
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, General Medical Sciences
Derek Abbott, MD, PhD, Pathology
Anne DeChant, MS, MBA, Special Projects, SAC
Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, Medicine
Marjorie Greenfield, MD, Reproductive Biology
Vikas Jain, MD, Radiology
William Merrick, PhD, Biochemistry
Mireilla Astrid Moise, MD, Surgery
Sana Loue, PhD, JD, Vice Dean, Fac Development & Diversity
Sonya Harris-Haywood, MD, MS, Family Medicine
Robert Haynie, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Sumita Khatri, MD, MSc, Co-Director, Asthma Center
Trygve Dolber, Medical Student
David Bruckman, MS, MT, Prevention Research Center
Barb Juknialis, Bioethics, Staff Advisory Council

The overall focus of the School of Medicine in the next five years will be along the following themes:

  • Innovative Medical and Graduate Education
  • Enhanced Research Environment
  • Community Health Engagement
  • Enhanced Climate

Each working group has established major goals and strategies to achieve those goals.

Innovative Medical and Graduate Education

  1. Recruit and retain high quality students in medical and graduate education
    • Increase available scholarships and degree options
    • Expand research and teaching assistantships
    • Institute a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  2. Create state-of-the-art health professions education facility
    • Meet changing needs of learners and the discipline
    • Implement technology and forward-looking pedagogical approaches
    • Allow for learner-centered teaching in inter-professional groups

Enhanced Research Environment

  1. Recruit top graduate students, post-docs, and undergraduates
  2. Invest in key disciplines to enhance and diversify the research portfolio
  3. Increase participation in multi-institutional programs
  4. Improve and coordinate administrative and core operations

Community Health Engagement

  1. Develop database of initiatives, cultivate collaboration
  2. Commit to community health data collection and health improvement efforts
  3. Advocate for policies to improve health, social determinants of health, and health equity of populations in the local community
  4. Expand SOM engagement with community wide efforts
  5. Develop new courses and increase inter-professional education
  6. Take an active role in economic development in Cuyahoga County

Enhanced Climate

  1. Prioritize resources to reward deserving and creative individuals
  2. Support mentorship throughout academic levels
  3. Increase transparency through regular meetings and communications
  4. Develop programs to recruit and retain a diverse population

If you would like to know more about the School of Medicine Strategic Plan or if you would like to provide feedback, questions, or comments, please contact som-vice-dean-research@case.edu or contact the Working Group chairs.