Strategic Plan

Institute for Comparative and Experimental Medicine (ICEM)

MISSION

The Institute for Comparative and Experimental Medicine will stimulate high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research and graduate education in of human and animal health.

VISION

The Institute for Comparative and Experimental Medicine will become a nationally-recognized center of excellence in animal and human health research and graduate education through collaborative research.

VALUES

ICEM will foster

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Focused efforts in selected research areas
  • Academic and intellectual freedom
  • Respect and integrity

among faculty and graduate students among resident faculty and faculty on each TTU campus.

GOALS

To stimulate research productivity and funding.

BENCHMARKS

1. Recruit and retain 6 new, productive faculty with appropriate number of graduate students, post-docs and technicians in Emerging Infectious Diseases

OBJECTIVE

1. To recruit 6 new faculty members by 2011

2. To acquire $7.5 million dollars of research funding by 2013

STRATEGIES

1. Build-out shell space into quality laboratory and animal spaces

2. To aggressively recruit well-funded faculty members

To establish a core faculty cluster in viral diseases that impact animal and human health

BENCHMARKS
  1. Recruit and retain 3 new, productive faculty in Emerging Infectious diseases
OBJECTIVE
  1. To recruit 3 new faculty members by 2011
STRATEGIES
  1. Secure faculty salary funding and competitive start up packages.
  2. Identify and recruit faculty members who fit with current faculty areas of expertise.

To establish a core faculty cluster in drug resistant infectious diseases and biofilms that impact animal and human health

BENCHMARKS
  1. Hire 3-6 highly productive faculty members with federal funding within 2 years
  2. Establish 2-3 ICEM teams based on expertise with existing and new TTU and TTUHSC faculty members
OBJECTIVE
  1. Establish a center of excellence to be highly competitive in federal grant initiatives.
  2. Establish research programs to positively impact human and animal health locally and around the world.
STRATEGIES
  1. Secure faculty salary funding and competitive start up packages.
  2. Identify and recruit faculty members who fit with current faculty areas of expertise.