Mission and Vision
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute's (PAMFRI) mission is to improve health and healthcare systems through innovative and actionable research.
PAMFRI is recognized as a center of excellence in health care services, health policy, health promotion, clinical and outcomes research, and training;
PAMFRI leverages its close connection to the health care delivery and patient/community education arms, and to the information resources of PAMF to investigate, design, execute, and rigorously evaluate new models of health promotion and health care using state-of-the-art research methods, both experimental and observational;
PAMFRI facilitates successful and productive collaborations across disciplines in its research and research training and between its research and clinical practice;
PAMFRI partners with Sutter Health, other delivery systems, and university-based colleagues to enhance the generalizability and applicability of research findings and implications;
PAMFRI trains the next generation of researchers and facilitates the professional growth and development of its investigators and staff;
PAMFRI's competitiveness in externally-funded research, the value it adds to the health care division, and its attractiveness to donors keep it financially sound.