The Trifecta initiative brings together Intellectual Leaders from the Michigan State University Colleges of Communications Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing. Faculty members and graduate students are forging intellectual and operational directives aimed at advancing the delivery of health services for diverse communities.
The initiative allows faculty members to reach out to create genuine collaborations between the three colleges and foster the full potential of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research at MSU.
Trifecta is a vehicle for collaboration between the three founding colleges. Some of the most high impact applications of technology for improved health care will happen in out-patient and in-home settings. The experience of our colleagues in the College of Nursing in identifying the needs for technological advancements is extremely valuable to both Engineering and Communication Arts and Science faculty. By leveraging the skill sets of faculty from all three colleges, we will improve peoples lives in Michigan, in the nation and around the world.Leo Kempel, Dean, MSU College of Engineering
As a junior faculty member it can be hard to know who to reach out to. Being a part of Trifecta has helped me reach out to other faculty members in other colleges on campus. Additionally, it has enabled me to connect with more experienced researchers and learn from them.Bree Holtz, Adjunct Research Professor, College of Communication Arts and Sciences