Vice-Chair, Department of Population Health Endowed Professor and Director of Maternal and Child Health
The University of Kansas School of Medicine -Wichita is seeking a talented leader for its growing programs in Maternal and Child Health and Population Health. The successful candidate will lead Maternal and Child Health programing for the tri-campus Department of Population Health and serve as Vice-Chair for the department, directing Population Health program activities on the Wichita campus. They will work closely with all departments in Wichita which intersect with mothers and children: Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Our growing departments in Wichita support more than 6,000 new deliveries each year and provide referral services for maternal and child health for two-thirds of the state of Kansas. This position includes an endowed chair, which will support work across departments and campuses to develop and advance maternal and child health research, services, and training. The Vice-Chair will collaborate with existing faculty focused on access, health disparities and outcomes in the domains of nutrition, infant mortality, maternal health, smoking cessation, rural health, and public health practice. They will be successful in promoting collaborations across departments and across campuses, in addition to further enhancing strong existing collaborations with state and local public health. They will play a critical role in ensuring the department’s ongoing commitment to our graduate education programs, including our Masters in Public Health and our Masters in Clinical Research.
This is a full-time position at the Professor or Associate Professor level. If desired, opportunities exist for complimentary clinical practice and academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics.
Qualified applicants should have a PhD or MD/DO degree with appropriate training and experience in Maternal and Child Health. Strong candidates will have expertise in health services research, public health, maternal and child health, or implementation science. We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated track record of funded and published research using interdisciplinary collaborations. Applicants must show potential to secure extramural funding as demonstrated by prior procurement of grants and/or contracts. Evidence of effective teaching in courses related to the Department’s degree programs is required, along with the potential to supervise and mentor graduate students. The successful candidate will also demonstrate clear potential for training and mentoring junior faculty. All candidates also must be well-suited to working both individually and collaboratively within a dynamic, inter-disciplinary environment.
KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
Internal Number: 25120
About KU School of Medicine-Wichita
About the KU School of Medicine-Wichita
At the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, our mission is to educate tomorrow's physicians and health care leaders through community partnership to improve the health of Kansans.
With Kansas in need of more physicians, the KU School of Medicine opened the Wichita Campus in 1971 to provide hands-on clinical training to medical students in their third and fourth years. In 2011, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita expanded to a full, four-year campus, welcoming its first class of first-year medical students. The Wichita Campus expansion is designed to help alleviate Kansas’ physician shortage, which is expected to worsen in the coming years.
5 reasons Kansas needs more doctors:
•Low physician-to-population ratios in 5 of 6 geographic regions
•Aging population needs more care
•More retirement-aged physicians
•Increased demand for care with reform
•Time to get through medical school and residency is 7+ years
While the majority of medical schools are tied to a hospital, the Wichita campus is community-based thanks to more than 1,000 volunteer faculty inside three partner hospitals (Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wesley M...edical Center, and Via Christi Health), as well as in doctors’ offices across the state.
In addition to educating doctors and other health care professionals for Kansas, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita benefits the community and state by:
•Bringing clinical trials to residents
•Improving patient outcomes and lowering costs through research
•Impacting the economy by $80 million by 2015 as the campus expands, according to 2009 studies
•Providing care to those in need
KU School of Medicine continues to lead the nation in medical students choosing to go into family medicine with a three-year average of more than 21 percent. A 2009 study ranks the KU School of Medicine fifth out of 141 medical schools in the nation for its progress in fulfilling its social mission of students who practice primary care; students who work in underserved areas; students who are minorities.
Graduate Medical Education
Once medical students graduate as doctors, they go on to residency training. KU School of Medicine-Wichita sponsors 13 residency and fellowship training programs in partnership with Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Health.
Master of Public Health
Ranked as the sixth best community health graduate degree in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the Master of Public Health degree program at the University of Kansas has campuses in both Kansas City and Wichita. KU MPH graduates serve in a wide variety of public health fields, including clinical medicine, research, health education, disease surveillance as well as in academic settings.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty and residents provide patient care in a multitude of settings, including: KU Wichita Adult Medicine, KU Wichita Center for Breast Cancer Survivorship, KU Wichita Endocrinology, KU Wichita Gastroenterology, KU Wichita Internal Medicine-Midtown, KU Wichita Pediatrics, and KU Wichita Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.To serve the underserved and uninsured, KU School of Medicine-Wichita students provide care under faculty supervision at the JayDoc Community Clinic every Saturday, serving more than 500 patients a year.ResearchThe Office of Research collaborates with professionals in the community to improve the health of Kansans through research and innovation.