Diseases that affect human health know no borders, nor do they care about social-economics or ethnicity. They circulate globally and require an international response. The same can be said for the health of the planetary ecosystem. From the impacts of global warming, the pollution of our waters through the development and spread of pandemics, natural and built environments are intricately connected and interdependent and can only be addressed through a foundational understanding of life, health, and environmental sciences.
The University will build on its foundational strengths in life sciences to grow our leadership in health research, including precision medicine, child health, brain and mental health, inflammation and chronic disease, biomedical engineering, social impact on vulnerable populations and more.
Through the transdisciplinary research of our Public Health and One Health initiatives, we will expand the scope of our transformational work on animal and ecosystem health, as well as, more broadly, the creation and maintenance of healthy, resilient, and secure cities and societies. Committed to advance work on the full continuum of biosystems, the University seeks to impact the quality of human life and create the best conditions for individuals, societies, and the world.