Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, discussed university milestones and accomplishments in 2015 and looked to the future during a Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and students Jan. 25.
Dr. Henrich singled out new buildings, innovative clinical initiatives, and accomplishments within the five schools in the university as well as in the various institutes.
He also pointed out the steady decrease in funding from the state in the past few years and the necessary increase in funds from clinical care, which is essential to the mission of the Health Science Center.
“Without clinical success,” Dr. Henrich said, “it will be difficult to become one of the top 30 academic health centers in the country.”
In the coming years, he said, goals and priorities will include the continued transformation of clinical care, growing research dollars, finding a leader for the new Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases, enhancing the work of the Military Health Institute, and the proper disposition of campus investments in renovations and infrastructure improvements.
“I believe with all my heart that the work we do here is vital,” Dr. Henrich said.