VP&S Strategic Plan Working Group Results, Opportunity to Comment

Dear Colleagues:

At last Monday’s VP&S Open Forum, we were very pleased to present the hard work of our VP&S strategic planning working groups. Those who were present saw that the groups have succeeded brilliantly in recommending actionable strategies and tactics to help VP&S meet its goals over the next 5-10 years.

Today we are making the recommendations available online to all VP&S faculty and staff, along with a survey that we encourage you to take. Your input through the survey will allow us to prioritize these suggestions and refine the strategic plan before it becomes final. Please focus on the sections that are most closely tied to you and your work. The opportunity to comment via the survey closes at the end of the week on December 15. The recommendations and survey are available online at vagelos.columbia.edu/strategicplan.

We are deeply grateful to all of you who have devoted the considerable amount of time and effort needed to bring us to this point in the process. This is critically important work that requires a full understanding of who we are as an institution today, so that we can succeed in creating the medical school we want to be a decade from now.


Katrina Armstrong, MD
Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, Columbia University

Rudi Odeh-Ramadan, PharmD
Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons