LMP Strategic Plan 2010-2015


Message from the Chair

Preparation of an updated Strategic Plan for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) is mandated by the Dean.  I am gratified to see how this requirement has stimulated an important Department-wide conversation and has resulted in a broadening of leadership, involvement of younger faculty, staff, students and trainees, as well as significant decisions that will profoundly impact our future.

The most recent External Review of the Department stated that LMP is “...a pre-eminent department on the Canadian national and broader international scenes...”, yet we were strongly encouraged to “…make clear choices for the future now that the task of merger is complete”.

With the leadership provided by the LMP Strategic Plan Working Group and the ongoing input from across the Department, priority themes have been identified, resulting in a robust agenda that emphasizes the unique scope and position of LMP within the Faculty of Medicine as a key bridge linking the basic sciences and clinical practice. 

Over 2010 – 2015, we will:

  • Advance LMP scientific and professional training;
  • Support and grow our faculty;
  • Leverage the critical mass, diversity and breadth of expertise across LMP;
  • Move broadly to incorporate Digital Laboratory Medicine (DLM); and,
  • Pursue operational excellence including the website resources and electronic communications supports.

I would like to thank everyone in the Department for providing substantive and thoughtful input at each stage of development of this Strategic Plan.  Special thanks are owed to the LMP Strategic Planning Working Group: Drs. Khosrow Adeli, Jagdish Butany, Bill Chapman, Bill Halliday, Wedad Hanna, Jeremy Mogridge, Aaron Pollett, Marciano Reis, Susan Richardson, and George Yousef.

This Strategic Plan is a blueprint that will help us build a bright future together and make LMP the ‘Preferred Choice’ for all.

Richard G. Hegele, MD, FRCPC, PhD
Professor and Chair