What’s on my mind this month is the public launch of the School of Medicine’s Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine (ACCEL-MED) Initiative, which forms the cornerstone of the research component of Shared Vision 2020. Shared Vision 2020 is our strategic plan for the near term, and has been implemented in partnership by the School of Medicine and Medical System. The goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery, collaboration, and innovation, and to provide the highest-quality, patient-centered care. Shared Vision 2020 is a roadmap for success in challenging times, addressing all of our key mission areas: education, clinical care, finance and philanthropy, and research. The emphasis of the research area is our new ACCEL-MED Initiative.