Quinnipiac University

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Strategic Plan

The Frank H. Netter MD Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University is launching a new strategic plan called Netter Next that will encompass and expand Netter’s diverse mission including education, research/scholarship, clinical activity and community engagement.

Netter Next

Netter Next will play to the school's unique strengths, define mission-aligned points of innovation and differentiation, and outline a clear vision and roadmap for success in the school's second decade. Integral to this process will be the development of specific and measurable goals related to equity, inclusion, and diversity, which will be interwoven and mutually reinforced with all our strategic plan goals.


September 2022: Engage members of Netter’s community through interviews, focus groups, and surveys

October – November 2022: Develop and prioritize strategic opportunities based on broad community input

November 2022 – January 2023: Draft strategic plan document, share with the Netter community, and revise the plan based on feedback

January – March 2023: Finalize the strategic plan

Steering Committee

  • Gabby Ceccolini, Director Standardized Patient and Assessment Center

  • Charles Collier, Assistant Dean for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

  • Lisa Coplit, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Professor of Medical Sciences

  • Kelly Crusio, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

  • Lyuba Konopasek, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education; Professor of Medical Sciences

  • Steve Paik, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

  • Tony Payne, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Sciences; FOM I Course Director

  • Ingrid Philibert, PhD, Senior Director of Accreditation, Measurement & Educational Scholar

  • Saleh Rahman, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

  • Mara Saccente, Director of Administration; Interim Director of Medical Education

  • Listy Thomas, MD, Assistant Dean, Simulation SOM; Affiliated Clinical Medical Faculty

Ex Officio
  • Phillip Boiselle, MD, Dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine; William and Barbara Weldon Dean’s Chair in Medicine

  • David Donnarummo, Director of Finance 

Frequently Asked Questions

An effective strategic plan will unify the school around a common vision and shared values, align resources to critical priorities and outline a clear roadmap for meaningful action.

Throughout this inclusive process, we will engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, university leaders, donors and hospital and community partners.

The Steering Committee has aligned on its charge and timeline. The committee has also gathered and reviewed market trends and relevant data, including case studies from peer institutions to inform their thinking regarding future opportunities for the Netter School of Medicine.

We are gathering broad input from our community regarding future priorities. Once we have completed our focus groups and interviews, we will begin to prioritize our strategic options and develop a draft of focused priorities, initiatives, measurements and resources required to support implementation. The goal is the share the progress of this plan with the community in late 2022.

We appreciate your interest and welcome your participation! We encourage you to provide your comments via the online suggestion box and to view regular updates on the strategic planning website. 

Focus groups, interviews and surveys will be conducted this fall. Please be on the lookout for invitations to participate. Contact Mara Saccente with any questions

The Netter School of Medicine is partnering with higher education consultants from Huron in the development of its new strategic plan: Netter Next. Huron is a global professional services firm with decades of experience working across public and private sectors in higher education, healthcare and financial services. The consultants partnering with Netter leadership and the Steering Committee bring significant strategic planning expertise and experience leading efforts at public and private schools of medicine, nursing, public health and health sciences across the country.

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