Research Strategic Plan: 2018 - 2022

A view of a laboratory setup at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Mission Statement

To advance health and wellness across the life span for the people of New York and the world through the education of tomorrow's leaders in health care and biomedical sciences, innovative research and outstanding clinical care.

Vision Statement

Advance research and discovery to improve health for all.

The Future of Medicine is Here

We will:

  • Develop and inspire exceptional physicians and scientists through transformative education.
  • Advance research and discovery to improve health for all.
  • Deliver exceptional, compassionate health care through innovation and integration.

Research Core Values - Guiding Organizational Behavior and Shaping the Future


Pioneer new approaches in health care practice, education and research.


Integrate diverse perspectives and contributions from the communities in which we work, live and learn.


Create and implement innovative solutions that advance medicine and improve health.


Through teamwork, multiply the impact of our work for the greatest possible benefit.


Pursue excellence and adhere to the highest standards in all endeavors.

Goals and Strategies

Goal 1: Conduct multidisciplinary research that advances basic and clinical science


  1. Identify and develop research areas that are ready for acceleration and growth.
  2. Facilitate collaborative research within The Jacobs School and across the University at Buffalo, focusing on program projects, center grants and large, collaborative grants.
  3. Align faculty recruitment in support of the research strategic plan.

Goal 2: Translate discoveries into clinical care that improves health in our communities


  1. Expand clinical research. (Links to Clinical Goal 4)
  2. Strengthen The Jacobs School’s innovative and entrepreneurial research culture. (Links to Clinical Goal 4)
  3. Collaborate with community leaders to improve the health of the community.

Goal 3: Create a research environment that supports and sustains excellence


  1. Recognize and reward research achievements.
  2. Provide infrastructure and support to facilitate multidisciplinary clinical and translational research. (Links to Goal 2)
  3. Diversify and expand research funding.

Goal 4: Increase the number of students and trainees who pursue careers in research, biomedical science and academic medicine


  1. Ensure a greater interdisciplinary focus in all graduate programs.
  2. Expand opportunities for medical students and trainees to learn about and participate in research.
  3. Strengthen The Jacobs School’s mentorship programs to support trainees interested in research.
  4. Continue to support pipeline programs that build the research workforce.

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Murphy, Timothy
Timothy Murphy, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research; Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Director, Community Health Equity Research Institute