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Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC
ABOUT THE ROBERT GRAHAM CENTER:
The Robert Graham Center, a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, aims to improve individual and population healthcare delivery through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Robert Graham Center establishes the research priorities, oversees the research portfolio, directs the work of the professional staff and collaborates and engages with internal and external collaborators, partners, and funders to advance the foundational value of family medicine and primary care. The Director will serve as an AAFP senior-level manager and will be responsible for advancing the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the AAFP. The Director may on occasion serve as a spokesperson for the AAFP on identified issues related to, but not limited to, family medicine and primary care workforce, healthcare delivery and financing and other relevant topics.
Successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree in a discipline directly related to the position, (MD/DO degree preferred, but not required). Candidates holding an MD or DO degree should have a license to practice medicine and be board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or equivalent organization, have a minimum of 10 years of experience in conducting research projects as the principal investigator, collaborating with research teams, and have a history of published work on issues relevant to family medicine and primary care. The Director should also have a demonstrated record of identifying and securing funding for research projects. The Director must be able to present the research agenda and research findings at meetings and conferences as needed. The Director should be a national leader on family medicine and primary care and be highly respected by peers in the field. Senior level management experience is valued and a master’s degree in Public Health or Public Policy would be beneficial.
TRAVEL: Approximately 30-35 days travel per year
To express interest in this position, please apply: https://aafp.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/AAFP_Careers
Minorities are encouraged to apply. We thank all respondents for their interest in AAFP.
Posting expires 7/31/19
Rush University Medical Center
The Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting experienced Research Faculty to advance its research core. Faculty in this new core will conduct translational studies and health services research to improve primary care and enhance health equity. Three full-time positions are open, including one for the Vice Chair for Research (at the Associate or Full Professor level), and two additional researchers. The Chair of the Department is a successful NIH-funded investigator with multiple behavioral clinical trials addressing chronic disease health inequities. We are seeking individuals who will conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research, engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.), and can mentor other faculty members.
Rush University partners with the University of Chicago and other local health systems and universities in the Institute for Translational Medicine (www.chicagoitm.org), a NIH translational sciences center. With DePaul University, Rush established the Center for Community Health Equity (https://www.healthequitychicago.org/ ) to advance public health and reduce health disparities through community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service. Rush is also a participant in the PCORI-funded Chicago-Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN (http://capricorncdrn.org/). These networks, combined with Rush’s own internal culture of interprofessional collaboration, make this a rich environment in which talented researchers can thrive.
Ideal candidates would be Family Physicians, but we also welcome doctoral-level candidates with training in Behavioral Sciences, Translational Basic Science, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, or other related fields.
Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.
Interested candidates, please address your CV and cover letter to
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
Posting expires 7/15/19
Faculty Position, Assistant/Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Family and Community Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, is recruiting for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to research that enhances primary care for socially-complex populations and a history of collaborative research in areas such as chronic disease management, primary care practice transformation, underserved populations, and health disparities. Expertise or experience in study design and quantitative and qualitative analytic approaches is desired. The candidate should have a track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and external funding or ability to obtain funding within the first two years. In addition to developing their own extramurally-funded research program, the faculty member should be dedicated to developing collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects and providing mentorship to a range of learners and fellow faculty. Applicants must have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline (PhD, DrPH, MD, DO, PharmD). Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.
The Department of Family and Community Medicine was founded in 1974 and currently has over 50 faculty members. The Department has a vibrant, collegial scholarly environment and a robust research infrastructure supporting an array of projects. Our funders include PCORI, NIH, SAMHSA, the CDC, HRSA, and a number of private organizations. Potential research sites include Jefferson Family Medicine Associates, which has 30,000 patients making over 85,000 visits annually, and multiple clinical affiliate sites. Our researchers also have strong research partnerships with Jefferson’s Center for Urban Health, Jefferson College of Population Health, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and numerous community partners. More information on our research areas and recent publications and grants can be found here: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/skmc/departments/family-medicine/research.html.
Applicants should apply via the Jefferson Careers website (Job ID: 9228990) and include a cover letter and CV: https://recruit.jefferson.edu/psc/hcmp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&TargetFrameName=None
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in 10 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
Posting expires 7/24/19
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Prisma Health and University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville
Prisma Health, the largest healthcare provider in South Carolina, seeks a dynamic, driven, forward- thinking leader to chair the Department of Family Medicine in the Upstate. The Department Chair is a member of Prisma Health-Upstate’s senior leadership and as such has a shared responsibility for the System’s overall performance. At the System level, the Chair helps establish and achieve annual and multi-year goals. At the Department level, the Chair is responsible for organizing, developing, and aligning his/her department to be a positive contributor to the System by advancing clinical, academic, and medical staff activities.
- In collaboration with the leadership of Prisma Health and University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, lead the department into the next phase of growth and innovation across three residency programs and clinical practices that span rural, suburban, and urban community settings.
- Assure delivery of excellent clinical education and advanced training to the medical students, residents and fellows. Provide oversight for the residency and fellowship programs within the department, including faculty.
- Recruit, hire and retain outstanding faculty within the department of Family Medicine. Promote scholarly activities on the part of faculty, trainees and students. Mentor faculty and assist with their personalized professional development.
- Lead and ensure the commitment to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and inclusive, while engaging the entire team for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care.
- Coach, mentor and develop others to build internal capabilities and the talent that facilitates succession. Foster open communication and teamwork, and champion change. Effectively manage conflict and seek opportunities for collaborative solutions.
- MD or DO with Board Certification in Family Medicine
- 10+ years of leadership experience in healthcare
Prisma Health-Upstate Department of Family Medicine is dedicated to providing the finest patient care while seeking innovative solutions to optimizing population health in our communities. We are committed to compassionate patient care, advanced medical education, and innovative clinical research across all 4 GHS regions in the Upstate of South Carolina. Our team of 90 physicians, 40 advanced practice providers, and 3 residency programs delivers care at 29 practice locations across the Upstate.
Prisma Health-Upstate employs 16,000 people, including 1,200+ physicians on staff. Our system includes clinically excellent facilities with 1,627 beds across 8 campuses. Additionally, we host 14 residency and fellowship programs and a 4-year medical education program: University of South Carolina School of Medicine–Greenville, located on Prisma Health-Upstate’s Greenville Memorial Medical Campus. We are a designated Level I Emergency Trauma Center and also have a separate research facility. https://prismahealth.org/
Upstate, SC is located on the I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, and is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Ideally situated near beautiful mountains, beaches and lakes, we also enjoy a diverse and thriving economy, excellent quality of life and wonderful cultural and educational opportunities.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to:
Megan Godfrey, Director of Physician Services
Megan.Godfrey@prismahealth.org ; 864-797-7922
Posting expires 6/30/19
Director of Research/MAHEC Family Medicine
UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, Department of Family Medicine
Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty
Position Summary: The Director of Research is a key leadership position bridging statewide research initiatives for the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus in Asheville and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine. UNCHealth Sciences at MAHEC is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, Western Carolina University, and regional community partners. The Director of Research will develop, lead, and promote scholarly activity within the statewide department, including but not limited to securing grant funding, leading grant funded research projects, publishing peer-reviewed articles, paving the path for other faculty and residents to publish peer-reviewed publications, and bolstering our state and national reputations. The Director will work closely with the entire research team at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, including collaborative research with Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry and other Departments in Medicine. The goal is that the research team will successfully pursue grants and other sources of financial support in order to build the research team in the Department of Family Medicine at MAHEC and support other staff within the larger UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC research team.
As the Director of Research at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC for the Department of Family Medicine you will be an integral part of our statewide department’s research success. The Director reports primarily to the Chair of Family Medicine at MAHEC with a dotted line reporting structure to the Director of Research at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC and the Chair of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Funding for this position comes though MAHEC and external grants, contracts and philanthropy. We support our faculty with professional development opportunities in the department, in the institution, and nationally. Each faculty member is supported by a mentoring subcommittee that helps build the framework to a successful career, including career planning, counseling around career goals, and regular review of academic activities, all tailored to individual professional and personal goals. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Learn more about the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC at: https://mahec.net/about-us/unc-health-sciences-at-mahec & the UNC Department of Family Medicine at: https://www.med.unc.edu/fammed/.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Leadership: Develop a strategic plan for the research division with measurable outcome objectives for the Department of Family Medicine and lead the effort to meet those goals. Support and enhance the work of existing faculty already successfully engaged in meaningful scholarly activity. Perform an assessment of opportunities within the existing clinical and education programs. Act as a liaison to the MAHEC Department of Research to ensure the most efficient and productive collaboration between the departments. Develop collaborative research agendas with other researchers at the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC and broader UNC School of Medicine. The Director is expected to make meaningful connections with colleagues, centers and institutes in Chapel Hill and the Statewide Department of Family Medicine.
- Clinical (for MD/DO candidates only): For physicians, pro-rated participation in call coverage and extended clinical hours in the evenings and on Saturdays, in rotation with other faculty is expected. Supervision of residents as attending physician on the hospital service and the provision of prenatal care and obstetric care are optional. The Director will have approximately half of their time committed to clinical and teaching activities such as direct patient care and precepting residents.
- Teaching & Education: Like all other faculty in the department, the person in this position will fulfill the institution’s teaching mission and will teach and mentor medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and other learners. Educate faculty and residents in research principles through didactic conferences, mentoring, and participation in research projects. Must support colleagues and learners in the development and completion of research projects. Help other faculty develop and map out research agendas and research career path.
- Research: Develop expertise and both a state and national reputation as a strong leader in primary care research. Lead efforts to secure external funding for short-term and long-term projects, including funding from foundations, government and industry where relevant. As a research faculty member, the selected candidate will be encouraged to develop a scholarly interest and will be expected to produce scholarly products annually. Support faculty research projects, serving as an expert in developing research questions, literature reviews, study design, data analysis, and writing of peer reviewed publications. This includes recruitment of physician, pharmacist, behavioral medicine, and other faculty, as well as interdisciplinary learners of the many health education programs in the organization, to work together as a team on scholarly projects.
- Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be asked to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships.
- MD/DO required. MD/DO with an MPH or PhD preferred.
- Must be board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine.
- Licensed NP/PA candidates will be considered.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Candidates must have a robust record of academic achievement including securing grant funding and peer-reviewed publications.
- Candidates must have demonstrated capacity to work in a highly collaborative research team and maintain positive and productive relationships within and outside the department, including project funders and clients. Excellent methodological skills are required, along with demonstrated commitment to student mentoring and teaching.
- Research training in health services research, evaluation of health care interventions, clinical trials, public health, health policy, population health, or a closely related field preferred. Previous faculty experience in an academic department of family medicine or other primary care specialty preferred.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Posting expires 9/11/19