This strategic plan represents an inflection point for the UA Health Sciences. We have tremendous opportunities to influence human health through innovation, data science, research and a precision approach to physical and behavioral well-being.
In order to seize these opportunities, we must also be able to adapt to change in order to address many of society’s grand challenges: finding ways to bridge the deep divide in health quality for the underserved, utilizing the physical, biological and digital sciences to cure devastating diseases, diminishing health disparities and preparing the next generation of health care professionals.
This strategic planning process will serve as our “north star” for a series of mission-based initiatives that will build on our legacy of excellence in research, teaching and clinical care. I’ve asked Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD and Sam Keim, MD to lead this important work, in collaboration with a remarkable group of engaged faculty, staff and students across the health sciences and UA community.
We can’t do this without you. We ask for your full support and, in return, we promise a transparent process as we reimagine the health sciences at the University of Arizona.
Let’s plan the future together.
Michael D. Dake, MD Senior Vice President, UA Health Sciences