• Enhance research capacity in AIID by:

    • Targeted recruitment of new faculty and endowed chairs

    • creation of core facilities

    • competitive synergy seed funding

  • Develop focus research groups for targeted funding

  • Develop a community of scholars facilitated by social synergy events, journal clubs, lecture series and research symposia.

  • Promote horizontal (interdisciplinary) and vertical (translational) integration of research and researchers

  • Organize think-tank sessions and a 5-year "road map" for implementation