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Job Title: Director of the Health Disparities and Equity Research (HDER) Program
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Organization: Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Posted: 4/10/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Indianapolis,  IN   
Position Description: Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) are pleased to announce the joint search for the inaugural Director of the Health Disparities and Equity Research (HDER) Program and Endowed Chair at Regenstrief Institute.

The inaugural Program Director will provide strategic vision, intellectual and academic leadership, and administrative oversight to the Institute’s Health Disparities and Equity Research (HDER) Program. The Program Director is also anticipated to work collaboratively on cross-cutting initiatives related to health equity across all three Regenstrief Centers (Center for Aging Research, Center for Health Services Research, and the Center for Biomedical Informatics) as well as Regenstrief Data Services and Health Data Standards.

Regenstrief Institute (Institute) is a 501©(3) research organization and partner to Indiana University. The Institute is a dynamic, independent research organization that, for more than 50 years, has continuously supported Indiana University and Indiana University’s School of Medicine as it carries out its mission to develop, conduct, and disseminate impactful scientific research in health systems and across communities. The long history of discovery and development of cutting-edge technologies at the Institute has led to impacts regionally, nationally, and internationally, spanning research in health services, biomedical informatics, and aging. The Institute values include addressing the needs of communities and populations through mutually beneficial partnerships, disseminating discoveries to drive improvements in health and healthcare, recruit and retain the best and the brightest, conduct research that increase equity, and collaborate to solve problems and drive interdisciplinary innovation. On the campus of Indiana University Indianapolis, the Institute’s partners include Indiana University, IUSM, Eskenazi Health, IU Health, the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, the Indiana Health Information Exchange, and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), among others.

IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in the state and the largest medical school in the country. With 25,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners across nine campuses in the state, our institution is committed to shaping the future of healthcare. Our distinguished faculty, consisting of 3,095 full-time members and 3,783 volunteer faculty, plays a pivotal role in training medical, graduate, and postgraduate students. The School of Medicine has over $500M in research funds and ranks No. 13 in NIH funding among all public medical schools nationally.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity and those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all community members. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and well-being for all throughout Indiana. IU School of Medicine is committed to providing dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family relocation needs.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong background in academic leadership and documented success in building, recruiting and growing research program(s). Additional qualifications include a national reputation in health equity research, a record of sustained funding, and scholarship in the field. The administrative expectations include programmatic oversight, recruitment, and fiscal responsibilities. A doctorate or terminal degree is required. Minimum qualifications include an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD with experience in clinical /translational research, health services research, epidemiology, public health, informatics, community-based participatory research, learning health systems, policy research and/or implementation science. An appropriate academic appointment and Department home will be determined based on academic credentials. The individual selected for this position must be a highly accomplished leader with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and change management skills and demonstrate a solid commitment to upholding our core values.

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Closing Date: 8/1/2024
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Contact Name: Jessica Leising,  Director of the Health Disparities and Equity Research (HDER) Program
Contact Location: 340 W. 10th Street

Indianapolis   IN  46202
Contact Location: 340 W. 10th Street
  Indianapolis   IN  46202
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