Health Research Institute Goals


Grow Research Programs

Specifically, externally funded research programs with an increase of NIH research expenditures.

  • Increase research expenditures over all by 50% and specifically NIH research expenditures by 50%.
  • Increase the number of PhDs awarded in the health sciences by 10%.

Health-Related Partnerships

Increase the breadth and depth of health-related partnerships.

  • Track the diversity of funding agencies for submitted and awarded grants.Increase diversity of funding agencies by 10%.
  • Increase average success rate for all grants submitted by 30%.
  • Increase partnerships by 20% by tracking the diversity of collaborators on patents and publications.

International Visibillity 

Increase national and international visibility to become a national research hub.

  • Increase the national leadership roles of members by 20% and track the past and current roles.
  • Track number of external presentations given. Also use metrics from other goals.

Innovations in Health

  • Increase technological innovations in health.
  • Increase the yearly number of patents and publications by 20%.


A Fully-Funded, Sustainable Institute

  • No longer be eligible for NIH R15 funding, which requires >$6M/year in NIH funding.
  • Obtain an NIH T32 institutional training grant that will provide funding for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
  • Obtain an NIH R25 educational grant to create educational programming across multiple departments.
  • Have a fully-funded, sustainable institute with a minimum of a 40% funded director, a 100% funded business manager, and to have technical and research support staff.
  • Increase faculty and research staff in the area of human health.
  • Maintain a high placement rate for alumni at all educational levels into health careers.
  • Increase the number of our alumni that become PIs on their own publications and projects.