Strategic planning has already become strategic progress. The School of Medicine has made initial investments in each area, and faculty recruitment, research funding, and other new projects are well under way. Watts says the school will measure its progress each month and year, fine-tuning the “living, evolving, dynamic” plans to take advantage of new opportunities. Additional investments from the school and a philanthropic initiative will follow over the next decade. “We want to keep going,” Watts says. “This is only the beginning.”

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