As we implement the change needed to pursue our vision, we formed implementation teams to tackle the work.
Our implementation teams were organized into five action groups by mission area and focused on leading innovation and discovery by developing and empowering diverse talents. The charge of each action group is articulated in the project charter. After conducting a thorough landscape assessment, action groups developed a series of experiments that built on existing work or created new opportunities to test structural changes that address pain points and measurably advance our impact. The outcome of these experiments are driving the next iteration of implementation.
Implementation Action Groups
Strategic Plan Implementation Leader: Beth Harleman, MD
The Basic Science Action Group focused on identifying strategies to build community among researchers engaged in the basic sciences and analyzing strategic changes to the size and structure of graduate programs.
The Clinical Care group focused on promotion and tenure processes and strategies to ensure guidelines and process align with position descriptions assigned to clinical faculty; and proposing solutions to issues that interfere with climate experienced by faculty and staff involved in clinical work.
Clinical, Translational and Population Health (CTPH)
The areas of focus tackled by the CTPH Action Group included exploring a platform that creates and maintains robust partnerships between researchers, health systems, government, policy makers, and communities; proposing solutions to issues that interfere with climate experienced by faculty and staff involved in CTPH research; and identifying strategies to recruit and support a diverse clinical trials population.
The Community Partnerships Action Group focused on designing strategies for engaging the local community in the target, design, implementation and dissemination of results of research directed at improving health; developing ways of engaging our local communities to participate in our education mission; and identifying and designing strategies to ensure that all faculty, staff and learners who intend to engage in community research are educated about best practices.
The Education Action Group focused on piloting new opportunities for staff working in education to build skills and develop community; developing a framework to partner with our clinical affiliates to measure and continuously improve a supportive clinical learning environment; and proposing recommendations for evaluating faculty for their contributions to equity and inclusion in the educational environment..