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Department of Neurology Strategic Plan, 2013-18


The University of Rochester and the University of Rochester Medical Center each have recently completed a Strategic Planning Process within which we aim to excel and achieve our goals (will link to these strategic plans).

The Department’s Strategic Plan is moving from vision to reality. Among the important highlights of this work are:

  • Goal 1: Radically Change Clinical Practice
    To implement a transformed neurological clinical practice to thrive in population health management.
  • Goal 2: Strategic Translational and Clinical Research Growth
    To optimize translational research (bench-bedside-community) and research training; to achieve better linkages between the fundamental neuroscience research community and clinical programs; and to use technologies to assess methods of services and to perform implementation research.
  • Goal 3: Targeted Educational Efforts
    To maintain the excellence of our medical student and graduate medical education programs, while improving our undergraduate pipeline; to develop career pathways for residents, fellows, advanced practice providers; and to bolster our faculty development efforts. To enhance local and international training opportunities for neurology residents and fellows in neuro-intensive care, experimental therapeutics and headache.
  • Goal 4: Develop New Leaders
    To develop a cadre of Division Chiefs, Associate Chairs, and Administrative Leaders who reflect upon and take ownership of the strategic goals of the department, and who are the next generation of departmental and institutional leadership. Faculty retention, development and diversity will be the focus of major effort.
  • Goal 5: Intense Relationship Building
    To design and implement a regional expansion plan; and to strengthen our Public Relations and Marketing efforts to serve development objectives, reputation-building, and recruitment efforts for trainees, providers and faculty.
  • Goal 6: Financial Sustainability
    To develop a revenue-enhancement, expense-control and compensation model that will bring a consistent positive profit/loss margin and create financial sustainability for the department.