The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is committed to developing a productive research culture. Our goal is to continue to support our faculty and students in building a research workforce that will advance the institution’s agenda in promoting clinical and translational scientific discoveries and innovation.

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine has a strong commitment to promoting research in the biomedical, behavioral, epidemiology and clinical sciences. Our institution has biomedical laboratories and clinical research facilities with equipment for the active development of scientific projects and clinical trials.

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine also has a compromise with our community by developing research that will improve access to health services and the overall population health and well-being. The School has developed strong research collaborations with other academic and research institutions at the local and national level to reinforce our research infrastructure and to promote team science with external researchers.

The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Research Center was created to guarantee the successful implementation of the activities proposed in the institutional Research Strategic Plan. This plan is the overarching document that outlines the Institution’s vision, mission, and direction towards research. The Research Center will consolidate all the faculty research activities to improve the gathering and reporting of the scholarly productivity data and increase faculty participation in scientific writing for publications, grantsmanship, and collaborative activities.

Research Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Research Vision

To be recognized as an academic institution with a firm commitment in promoting clinical and translational scientific discoveries and innovation with special emphasis on the diverse health issues affecting the community, minority health, and health disparities. We aim to increase our research profile and capacity in areas where interdisciplinary and collaborative contributions can lead to major advances and have an impact on improving community health.

Research Mission

To contribute to the improvement of community health and health equity through leadership and scholarly productivity, integrating research with education and service.

Goals:

  1. To build and sustain a productive research culture.
  2. To develop and foster a research environment.
  3. To enhance and enable access to research infrastructure.
  4. To increase productivity through interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

Benchmarks for Success

The evaluation of each goal will include key performance indicators such as:

Goal 1. To build and sustain a productive research culture.

  • Presentations at local and national meetings
  • Submissions of manuscripts for peer-review publication
  • Publications in peer-review journals
  • Participation in workshops and training
  • Appointments in review boards or peer-review journals

Goal 2. To develop and foster a research environment by

 

  • Developing an institutional Pilot Projects Program
  • Submission of external competitive grants
  • Approval of external competitive grants

Goal 3. To enhance and enable access to research infrastructure through

  • Institutional funding to support the acquisition of new technology
  • Agreements with other academic local and national institutions
  • Submission of infrastructure and capacity grants

Goal 4. To increase productivity through interdisciplinary and collaborative research by fostering

 

  • Collaborative research agreements
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects
  • Joint peer-review publications