Jane E. Henney, MD, senior vice president
and provost for health affairs, deliv-ered this year's address titled
"Creating the Future" on April 19 to a full Kresge Auditorium.
Her hour-long presentation was filled
with teaching, research and patient-care highlights--citing new
endeavors in line with the goals of UC|21, academic achievements,
enrollment increases, major research funding, partnerships with
industry and health-care affiliates and the impact our health
professionals have made on the patients they serve.
But for success to continue and for
partnerships to flourish, Dr. Henney challenged faculty to aggressively
seek funding and look for new funding sources.
"In times when the NIH research dollars
aren't increasing," she said, "we must increase our efforts ... tapping
into other sources. We need to create new opportunities for ourselves."