Creation of New Knowledge

  • Raise the level of prominence of the CoH research program through development and implementation of a research strategic plan
  • Focus on interdisciplinary programs that might leverage other University of Utah Health and University initiatives, e.g.,
    • Diabetes/metabolism/obesity
    • Cancer and physical activity
    • Neurosciences including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury
    • Overall management of persons with chronic diseases
  • Explore potential of shared and cluster hires with CoH, School of Medicine, and Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, Education, and Social Work

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Academic Program Development

  • Timely establishment of new programs to address changing landscape of health care
  • Explore potential of several new programs, e.g.,
    • BS and MS degrees in Interdisciplinary Health and Health Technology
    • MS degrees in Integrative Health, Clinical Health, Health Technology, and Disability Studies
    • MS degrees in Prosthetics/Orthotics
    • PhD in Nutrition
  • Consider creation of an online pre-health professions degree (marketed especially to underserved and non-traditional students)

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High Impact Educational Practices

  • Development of a model undergraduate research program, building on Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
  • Internationalization of the curriculum with enhanced opportunities for student and faculty international exchanges
  • Engagement of students in community-based research and service, building on Community Engaged Learning activities
  • Expand current student participation within U’s Honors College and Learning Communities
  • Enhance inter-professional approaches to teaching, research, and clinical education

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Organizational Structure, Infrastructure, and Space

  • Review organizational structure of departments/divisions/programs to optimally position CoH
  • Relocate administrative operations of CoH to Utah Health campus
  • Create a CoH Office of Research
  • Participate in the campus master planning process for University of Utah Health
  • Explore co-location of more departments/divisions/programs of the CoH

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Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

  • Champion initiatives around diversity, multicultural awareness, and inclusive excellence with CoH and across the U
  • Increase the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student populations
  • Contribute to diversifying the health professions workforce through recruitment and support of diverse students
  • Central role to be played by CoH Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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University of Utah Health Collaboration

  • Collaborate with health care leaders to support quality, patient safety, and cost-reduction initiatives
  • Leverage CoH’s strengths in wellness and across the continuum of care to support University of Utah Health's transformation initiatives
  • Cultivate community leaders and potential philanthropic partners to help develop a world class College of Health

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