6. ADVANCE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF STONY BROOK.
The integration of the health sciences into the Stony Brook campus is one of Stony Brook’s defining features and an extraordinary resource for biomedical research, which will be further developed in the next five years. Stony Brook University Medical Center will continue to develop its central role in the regional health-care delivery system. The disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of the five health professional schools will continue to meet the region’s ongoing and emerging health-care education, research, and service needs.
Research programs will expand through further collaboration among clinicians, basic scientists, social scientists, and humanists. Developing translational research, which advances clinical applications of basic science discoveries, is a priority. A second is outcomes research, bringing together faculty with expertise in clinical care, statistics, and the social sciences to investigate the efficacy of clinical services. Engaging social scientists and humanists in the study of health care will revitalize Stony Brook’s early commitment to their inclusion.