Mission Statement and Goals
The research mission of the Department of Family and Community Medicine is designed to benefit patients and provide leadership for the academic discipline of Family Medicine. This is accomplished through the study of patients, family, communities and educational activities with active dissemination of this knowledge through local and national publications and presentations.
The goals of the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Research Strategic Plan reflect its research mission statement. We are a department of community as well as family medicine. Our research goals comprise a comprehensive program that addresses issues of health and illness in community and clinic settings.
1. Build on current efforts in community research and expand our focus on primary and secondary prevention in the community.
2. Develop a clinical research program focused on promoting health and improving patient care.
3. Expand our community and clinical research programs that deal with the individual and the family as primary units of analysis, thus strengthening our unique mission of providing family medicine.
Thomas A. Arcury, PhD