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Strategic Plan

The Idaho Center for Health Research seeks to support the strategic initiatives detailed in the Kasiska Division fo Health Sciences Strategic Plan For Research. Current goals from the KDHS Strategic Plan (revised May 2012; status updated December 2012), include:

Objective 2.1: Establish a functional Office of Research within the Division

  • 2.1.1 Develop a proposal for KDHS Office of Research for Meridian and Pocatello (accomplished)
  • 2.1.2 Secure sources of revenue in support of new office (accomplished)
  • 2.1.3 Work to diversify the sources of funding for ICHR (ongoing)
  • 2.1.4 Develop and promote services to be offered to DHS researchers (ongoing)

Objective 2.2: Identify and support interprofessional research teams

  • 2.2.1 Identify research liaison within each DHS unit (accomplished)
  • 2.2.2 Conduct a survey in Division concerning research interests (accomplished)
  • 2.2.3 Identify functional working groups with specific research foci
  • 2.2.4 Develop web page with DHS research interests and links to publications, vitae, etc. (in process)
  • 2.2.5 Establish a system of deployment of ICHR support to research teams (in process)
  • 2.2.6 Establish protocol/procedure for fund source scouting (in process)

Objective 2.3: Increase the visibility of Division research endeavors

  • 2.3.1 Continue to convene an annual DHS Research Day (ongoing)
  • 2.3.2 Develop a system of recognition and reward for researchers
  • 2.3.3 Promote dissemination of research within DHS through regular forums and internal newsletter/email (in process)
  • 2.3.4 Promote dissemination of research outside of DHS through DHS research newsletter, press releases, website, Facebook, etc.

Objective 2.4: Improve DHS research infrastructure

  • 2.4.1 Identify needed improvements to research infrastructure on Pocatello and Meridian campuses (in process)
  • 2.4.2 Identify resources to make improvements
  • 2.4.3 Coordinate with ISU Research Council and Office of Research (ongoing)

Objective 2.5: Build DHS research workforce

  • 2.5.1 Promote strategic, interdisciplinary research hiring in KDHS
  • 2.5.2 Identify DHS research workforce gaps
  • 2.5.3 Develop a formal program to attract new and experienced researchers to DHS