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Research and Scholarship

Strategic Goal 2: Research and Scholarship

Our goal is to establish collaborations and partnerships that foster research/scholarship productivity and contribute to the advancement of the basic and clinical sciences of pharmacy.

Key Objectives (Strategic Directions)

Foster an environment which enables faculty to be successful scientists and scholars


  • Ensure faculty career development plans include goals for research and scholarship
  • Disseminate to all faculty ongoing research and scholarship activities and potential new grant opportunities
  • Develop and disseminate periodic (quarterly) department reports
  • Develop strategies to improve instrumentation, facilities, and research space that supports research needs
  • Encourage faculty to co-organize meetings and symposia as part of regional and national meetings

Develop and implement strategies to increase funding success rates


  • Establish the core functions of the Office of Sponsored Research (participation in health science center mock review activity, joint interdisciplinary research development program, grant writing workshops, and pre- and post-award support)
  • Disseminate periodic department reports (funding proposals, external funding, internal funding for interdisciplinary research)
  • Devise indirect cost returns distribution policy to support and advance research enterprise
  • Develop, implement, sustain and monitor incentives for pursuing excellence in research
  • Identify and implement mechanisms to recognize and reward successful faculty researchers
  • Develop a research culture supported by core facility, technical assistance, and grant development support
  • Develop and implement peer and mock reviews of grant applications and associated mentoring

Develop and strengthen strategic alliances/collaborations which facilitate and advance translational and clinical research


  • Promote collaborations between basic and clinical sciences, at all levels internally and externally
  • Identify and engage in interdisciplinary initiatives (e.g., One Health) that have a potential to enhance patient health outcomes
  • Develop and implement a graduate program