Prepare the next generation of public health leaders through rigorous educational programs including emphasis on systems biology.
- Modify existing courses to include major emphasis on bioinformatics and computational analysis of infectious diseases within three years.
- Interface IDM systems biology with other Pitt Public Health informatics systems via scientific collaborations.
- Aggressively recruit minority students and faculty into IDM to establish an annual 1:5 minority to non-minority ratio.
Expand knowledge in the field of public health through scientific inquiry and innovation.
- Recruit three faculty members by 2015 into the IDM infectious disease education/prevention program with high potential to obtain extramural research grant funding.
- Recruit three faculty member with expertise in HIV and other viral immunopathogenesis by 2015 into the IDM Bioscience program with high potential to obtain extramural research grant funding.
- Obtain NIH T32 training grants in HIV and global infectious diseases.
- Publish major new scientific discoveries in top-tier journals (e.g., Science, Nature, Cell, NEJM, AJPH) annually.
Advance the health of populations through service and partnerships with regional, national, and global organizations.
- Increase one new faculty per year serving on local/state/national health advisory committees.
- Increase partnerships with the Allegheny County Health Department through student practica and new public health policies.
- Develop a new course in Infectious Disease Global Policy.
Secure adequate resources and promote operational effectiveness, so as to enhance the school’s capacity to fulfill its mission.
- Initiate occupation of IDM offices in newly renovated Public Health building in 2016-2017.
- Maintain the newly expanded IDM MPH and MS student populations at the current levels.