Our Research Mission, Vision, and Values



To improve the health of our community through the collaborative discovery and dissemination of knowledge gained through research, technology development, community engagement, and education.


In the service of our community we strive to be:
A catalyst for strategic research partnerships
A leader for advancing biomedical research
A keystone for improving health outcomes through translational research.


Collaboration – Fostering creative partnerships and open communication in research
Integrity – Acting with honesty, accountability, and social responsibility
Innovation- Thinking creatively and supporting intellectual curiosity
Translation – Applying new knowledge to improve health outcomes
Engagement – Involving students, faculty, staff, and the community in the analysis and solution of health problems.