Pillar II: Research Distinction to Improve Health

R1. Align, Integrate and Focus Clinical Research

Identify specific areas of focus for clinical research that are strategically aligned with clinical partners, regional and state needs and available resources.

  • R1a. Execute Quality Research​:
    • Develop strategies and approaches for efficiently executing high-quality clinical research.
      • Lead: Michael Fallon, MD.
  • R1b. Accelerate Research:
    • Develop processes to accelerate clinical research using large-scale data sets in areas of strategic importance.
      • Lead: Michael Fallon, MD.
  • R1c. Integrate with University Initiatives:
    • ​Enhance integration with key University of Arizona research initiatives.​
      • Lead: Michael Fallon, MD.
R2. Distinction in Translational Research

Develop strategies for achieving distinction in targeted areas of translational research that link scientific discovery to high priority clinical programs.

  • R2a. Target Areas of Priority:
    • Develop new departments and programs of national distinction in targeted areas of translational research linked to areas of clinical priority such as interdisciplinary oncology, translational neurosciences and cardiovascular biology.
      • Lead: Guy Reed, MD, MS.
R3. Optimize the Value and Return on Research Investment

Establish research metrics and dashboards to ensure sustainability and success of research.

  • R3a. Define Processes:
    • Define processes to enhance research productivity, accountability and funding.
      • Lead: Paul Boehmer, PhD.
R4. Translate Research to Improve Health

Encourage a spirit of entrepreneurialism to foster research translation at the College of Medicine – Phoenix through the development of new products, algorithms, health technology and spin-off companies.

  • R4a. Commercialize Research:
    • Identify opportunities and strategies for research commercialization that consider best practices in intellectual property development and technology transfer.
      • Lead: Frederic Zenhausern, PhD.
  • R4b. Translate Discoveries:
    • Create initiatives to enhance faculty success in translating discoveries into tangible products to improve health.
      • Lead: Frederic Zenhausern, PhD.