The Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA) has been developing itself in training researchers, teachers and students in skills and investigative approaches aimed to improve the population quality of life. These goaIs are reached through:

1. supporting an institutional policy to improve science, technologies and inovation development; 
2. developping  inovating products and process;
3. maintaining research groups registered in the National Council for SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT (CNPq) – RESEARCH GROUPS    
4. maintaining a scholarship program for undergraduate students in the research area;
5. sponsoring the Center for Research and Innovation (NUPI) in order to encourage, promote and support research actions and entrepreneurship in healthcare;
6. Visiting Graduate Student Program.

This is a community-engaged institution committed with the scientific and technological development of the region.