Strengthen the intellectual environment: Develop and sustain an integrated group of activities that engage faculty and trainees, including an informal “brown-bag” seminar series, ongoing graduate courses, and hosting an national/international conference.
Establish a collaborative research committee: Internally review grants to improve our grant success rate and provide insight into one another’s work. Faculty and senior graduate students could participate in such a committee.
Develop collaborative projects: Initiate externally funded research, outreach and training grants that support faculty and trainee professional development and highlight program expertise.
Disseminate research: Through community outreach and training we create research briefs and/or regular newsletters that summarize research.