Hess launches monthly “Direct from the Dean” columns to share strategic vision for the school

October 11, 2018

As I look to the future of Indiana University School of Medicine, I feel strongly that meaningful communication is essential for our success, just as effective communication with our patients is essential for their health.

With that in mind, I am working to communicate more frequently and effectively with the IU School of Medicine community about some of the most important priorities and pressing challenges for our school, our profession and the health of our state.

One impetus for this renewed focus on communication is our new strategic plan, which incorporates input from hundreds of individuals in the School of Medicine community. We have set bold goals for the next four years, including improving the health of Indiana’s citizens in specific areas, maximizing the success of all learners, and translating more discoveries into diagnostics, treatments and cures.

In order for us to be successful, plans like this can’t just be embraced by a select group of leaders. They must be shared by all of us--faculty, staff and learners--so there is a collective sense of why these goals are important and what our roles are in reaching them.

Read more about how Dean Jay Hess is “starting a conversation” in his October column.