Research Strategy

Heritage College Research

Heritage College Research

Our research initiative

To expand our research focus within the framework of the continuously changing medical research environment, we aim to foster an interactive research platform that promotes collaborations among scientists across the Heritage College. Strategically, we will:

  • Create new initiatives that bring together scientists with shared interests, and broaden their institutional as well as their extramural academic, scientific and community impact.
  • Develop a formal initiative for primary care research that fosters the scholarly activities of our scientists from all three campuses and draws collaborations across the State of Ohio.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) to promote collaborative intramural and extramural research as well as to provide the necessary training structure to meet the growing demand of the scholarly activities of students and faculty across the Heritage College.
  • Enhance and support grant writing and submission activities, such as: sponsor grant writing workshops; hire grant writers and consultants; connect with program directors in federal and state funding agencies.
  • Administer core facilities that support the research of our faculty and their collaborators across the university.
  • Leverage institutional resources to pursue innovative and novel research that cannot be sponsored by individual grant support.
  • Position faculty to compete for management of editorial offices of major medical journals to Heritage College.
  • Sponsor regional societal scientific meetings to highlight the scientific pursuits of our scientists from across the Heritage College.
  • Foster the development of regional initiatives/consortia to bring together expertise in various areas of research of relevance to our population.
  • Support publications in medical/scientific journals.
  • Design enrichment programs that enhance research productivity by promoting integration and scientific exchanges. This includes: develop seminar series that attract faculty in biomedical and health system sciences; develop a mechanism to support solid and focused training activities, etc.
  • Mentor a new generation of junior scientists (graduate and post-doctoral trainees) on how to become solid scientists.
  • Structure a strong mechanism to promote the training potential of our scientific platforms and guide our trainees onto successful scientific careers.
  • Instill a culture of excellence in scholarly activities and enhance our scientific visibility and impact in all of our areas of research.
  • Establish graduate programs that expose medical students to solid integrated research and reciprocally, graduate students to critical health issues.
  • Encourage active participation and presentations in major annual scientific meetings.
  • Guide various research and educational entities to advance scholarly activities of our students and position them to compete for residency programs.