The Grant Proposal
The University of Toledo is among an elite group of universities with a broad range
of programs and professional schools, including engineering, law, pharmacy, and medicine
with an academic medical center. As the third largest public university in Ohio,
the University helps to lead in the transformation of Northwest Ohio into an exciting
and healthy community with a diverse, knowledge-based economy.
In Spring 2007, the Executive Strategic Planning Committee considered research areas as part of a new strategic plan. That plan, "Directions: The University of Toledo," approved by the Board of Trustees on March 19, 2007, identifies the following areas
for research opportunities:
|Environmental Impacts on Health|
Focusing on the interaction between human activity and the environment, especially the impacts on life and wellness, through an assessment of geographical information, the source and disposition of pollutants, human physiology, economic sustainability, technologies and related factors.
|Energy Sustainability and Conservation|
|Focusing on the development of renewable energy sources, such as solar cells and biofuels, as well as the creation of advanced materials and infrastructure, including enhanced intermodal transportation and urban planning.|
|Translational Interfaces of Health Sciences, Engineering and Clinical Care|
|Focusing on cell signaling and other basic processes as applied to disease prevention and treatment. We will align this research with the clinical focus areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, transplantation, immunology, degenerative neurological conditions, musculoskeletal diseases and trauma.|
|Public Engagement, Regional Economic Revitalization and Global Competitiveness|
|Focusing on applied research critical to a highly engaged metropolitan university.|
|Science and Technology Education|
Focusing on transformational PK-12 educational programs emphasizing scientific literacy and career preparation, based on benchmarked outcomes research.
|Health Care Delivery Systems|
|Focusing on the revitalization, technology advances and management leadership of health care delivery systems.|
|Search for Origins|
|Focusing on the origin and development of life and the universe, and the related scientific, cosmological, philosophical, anthropological, cultural and religious theories.|