"Interdisciplinary Research is a mode of research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories form two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a singe discipline or area of research practice." (From Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on science, Engineering and Public Policy, 2004)

Our efforts to develop a culture of interdisciplinary research involves

  • Collaborate with the health sciences faculties on interdisciplinary initiatives that complement core disciplinary scholarship
  • Connecting strengths in basic and health related sciences, programs and infrastructure across the University
  • Building capacity and establishing support mechanisms for interdisciplinary projects