Status

Planning
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Final Stages
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GOAL 2
Transformative Research

Advance research that has impact.

Strategy
Status

Strategy 2.1--Strengthen research experiential opportunities for clinician-scientists, trainees and students.

Co-Champions: Adam Moeser and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan

a

Promote and enhance recognition of the college for its excellence in training PhDs, veterinary specialists, veterinary and undergraduate students in research.

b.

Intentionally integrate research and the importance of research in clinical practice into the curriculum and training.

c.

Expand veterinary and graduate students’ exposure to research.

d.

Actively pursue training grants and other funding mechanisms for DVM/MS or DVM/PhD training programs.

e.

Expand residents’ research training and experiential opportunities.

f.

Improve understanding of databases, data mining and interpretation amongst residents, graduate students and clinician scientists.

g.

Train and develop clinician scientists.g.

h.

Integrate research discoveries into the curriculum and apply them in clinics and clinical educational programs.

i.

Include research skills and interpretation in continuing education curriculum.

j.

Strengthen CVM’s research mentorship support for trainees, junior faculty and graduate students.

k.

Advance the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Strategy 2.2--Cultivate innovative, multidisciplinary research collaborations across the College, MSU and with external partners

Co-Champions: Linda Mansfield and Sri Sreevatsan

a.

Strategically strengthen team science that is focused on areas that address societal needs and have an impact.

b.

Launch the College’s new and innovative “Molecules to Medicine” (M2), a forum to brainstorm, exchange ideas and develop collaborations in research and teaching between the MSU colleges of veterinary medicine and osteopathic medicine.

c.

Continue to expand research collaborations across the College.

d.

Bolster multidisciplinary, collaborative research across Michigan State University

e.

Strategically align with veterinary professionals, other institutions, industry and government agencies to advance the College’s transformative research.

Strategy 2.3--Further strengthen the research infrastructure and resources.

Co-Champions: Peggy Petroff and Colleen Hegg

b.

Conduct an ongoing needs assessment to anticipate current and future space needs.

c.

Continue to maintain state-of-the-art, accessible research cores.

d.

Strengthen infrastructure and training that supports the growing demand for computational methods, big data and artificial intelligence.

e.

Grow infrastructure for clinical research and clinical trials.

f.

Expand and diversify the research funding portfolio.

Strategy 2.4--Foster a research environment that accelerates research excellence

Co-Champions: Kurt Zinn and Loïc Déjardin

a.

Develop a process for faculty, students and trainees to apply for protected time for experiential research opportunities.

b.

Provide seed or pilot funding for innovative, collaborative research proposals.

c.

Nurture innovation and high-risk ideas to encourage commercial development and growth in technology transfer.

d.

Expand expertise in applied clinical research and evidence-based outcomes

e.

Ensure support for grant applications and grant management for principal investigator grants as well as large collaborative, multi-disciplinary grants.

f.

Increase opportunities for CVM students and trainees to participate in collaborative, multidisciplinary research.

g.

Establish a mechanism whereby faculty, students and trainees proactively submit research discoveries and accomplishments to the Office of Marketing and Communications for promotion.

h.

Launch a media/marketing campaign to promote CVM research discoveries and accomplishments to all audiences.

i.

Provide opportunities for CVM researchers to present the impact of their work to media, government agencies, policymakers and potential funders.

j.

Identify national organizations, forums and leadership opportunities that leverage CVM researchers to have a voice that influences policy and societal needs.

k.

Nominate researchers annually for national and international research awards and recognition.

l.

Promote CVM’s evidence-based outcomes regionally and nationally.

Strategy 2.5--Actively promote the College’s research, outreach, impact, and accomplishments.

Co-Champions: Emily Lenhard and Jack Harkema

a.

Establish a mechanism whereby faculty, students and trainees proactively submit research discoveries and accomplishments to the Office of Marketing and Communications for promotion.

b.

Launch a media/marketing campaign to promote CVM research discoveries and accomplishments to all audiences.

c.

Provide opportunities for CVM researchers to present the impact of their work to media, government agencies, policymakers and potential funders.

d.

Identify national organizations, forums and leadership opportunities that leverage CVM researchers to have a voice that influences policy and societal needs.

e.

Nominate researchers annually for national and international research awards and recognition.

f.

Promote CVM’s evidence-based outcomes regionally and nationally.

g.

Proactively promote CVM researchers as members of extramural funding study sections and other grant review boards.