Institutional Alignment


Senior Associate Dean for Education
Randy Canterbury, MD, MS, DLFAPA:

“An important outcome of the strategic planning process for the School of Medicine is that we want to invest more in clinical and translational research. In order to achieve that goal, we need to optimize our internal processes to support clinical investigators in their work.”


Executive Vice President for Health Affairs,
Richard Shannon, MD:

“I strongly endorse this important initiative. Improving our clinical research process is deeply aligned with the goals for the UVa Health System. I encourage you to use Lean tools to find and eliminate waste, expanding the value that we deliver to our clinical investigators. Doing so will help to ensure that UVa Health System is the safest and best place for the conduct of clinical research.”


Associate Vice President for Research,
Dave Hudson, PhD:

“Clinical trials are an important component of our research portfolio, but are also important for many other reasons. We seek to improve our processes to provide support for our Principal Investigators and to allow them to focus on what they do best – research.”


Senior Associate Dean for Research,
Margaret Shupnik, PhD:

“This is the beginning of efforts to evaluate and streamline our current processes and infrastructure, and to identify areas for future investments. Your input is critical to the success of this project, and we appreciate your time and effort.”