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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Publishes 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

For the 14th year in a row, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is reporting on health care quality and disparities. The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups. 

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SBIR Opportunities

SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation

  • Program solicitation: PA-17-302 (SBIR); PA-17-303 (STTR)
  • Deadline: September 5, 2017, 5 PM LOCAL TIME

FY18 SBIR Contract Solicitation

  • Program Solicitation: PHS 2018-1
  • Deadline: October 20, 2017 5 PM EDT

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NCI | Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts seeking input from all stakeholders with interests in bioethics and cancer research, clinical care, and/or public health.

The Cancer and Bioethics Working Group is seeking input from community members, patients, cancer researchers, physicians and other health practitioners, bioethicists, advocates, and others to help identify bioethics areas clearly relevant to cancer but in need of further development, as well as bioethics areas which are ready for translation in a cancer context. They are also seeking input on approaches for enhancing bioethics and cancer collaborations, and timely issues for bioethics and cancer outreach.

Access the Request for Information: NOT-CA-17-079

Comments can be submitted by October 6, 2017 using either of the following methods:

  1. E-mail: cancerandbioethics@nih.gov
  2. U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service: 

Charlisse Caga-anan

National Cancer Institute

DCCPS/EGRP/Genomic Epidemiology Branch

9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 4E236

Bethesda, MD 20892-9763 (or Rockville, MD 20850 for express delivery)

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National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) | Scholarship Program

The National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and policy schools. For more information about NHHF and the scholarship program visit their website.

Deadline for applications: Friday, October 6, 2017 | Apply here.

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Research Program Assistant II , School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Research Program Assistant II (RPA) has duties and responsibilities related to conducting in research studies for persons with serious emotional disturbance and serious mental illness. The RPA will work closely with the data collection team. The RPA will interact directly with overweight, youth and adult participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but not limited to, working with the data collection team administering the six-minute walk test, collecting physical measurements, surveys, and data entry. May contact (primary care physician) PCP for clearance for six minute walk and conduct chart reviews for participant chronic conditions and medications. The research assistant will also work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study.
 

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Research Program Coordinator, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager or the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the clinical course and collection of research data on patients entered onto research protocols at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and possibly, external institutions. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of all patient clinical research data in a timely and ongoing manner. These data will be used to generate specific study findings after the data is analyzed. 
 

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Research Recruiting Assistant Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Seeking a Recruiting Assistant to primarily lead recruitment of Baltimore city churches to participate in a sexual health related study. This is a part time position with flexible hours, some weekends are required. Primary responsibilities will include assisting with participant recruitment, answering study related questions, screening potential participants, scheduling and maintaining an organized database of community contacts and serving as a liaison between the participants and the research team. Excellent communication skills and a high level of work ethic and professionalism required.

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Clinical Research Program Manager, School of Medicine,Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Clinical Research Program Manager of the Breast Ovarian Cancer Program will be responsible for the overall management of the clinical trials portfolio and clinical research activities within the Program. Candidate will have a dual reporting relationship to the Director of Clinical Research Administration and the Research Program Director.

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Program Director, Center for Health Equity Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Executive Director develops, implements, and evaluates existing and new initiatives to further the mission, goals, and strategic initiatives launched by Center. Specific areas of responsibility include strategic planning, fundraising, administrative and fiscal oversight, human resource management, and program development and management of the Center’s research, educational, and community engagement activities as well as new strategic initiatives.

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Research Assistant

The research assistant will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of recruitment and retention goals. Specifically, the research assistant will identify appropriate volunteers, screen, interview and recruit candidates into the study. They must be familiar with inclusion and exclusion criteria for each protocol and purpose of the protocols.  The research assistant will also conduct and coordinate the different steps for the research participants including: database management, cold calling and answer incoming calls for data base entry; contact and screen prospective subjects to determine eligibility for clinical trial participation; and follow-up on various recruitment tasks to ensure the timely completion of the study recruitment.

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Program Manager, Minority Men's Health Initiative, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

The Program Manager works with the Co-Principal Investigators to meet the goals established for the Administrative Core of the MMHI and to provide administrative support to all components of the MMHI.  The Program Manager reports directly to the MMHI Project Director. 

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Associate Program Director/Internal Medicine, West Virginia University, West Virginia

The West Virginia University-Charleston Division Department of Internal Medicine is seeking as Associate Residency Program Director at the Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University-Charleston Division Program.

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Chair, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, West Virginia

West Virginia University is seeking an exceptional leader for the Chair of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine (PALM) at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) in Morgantown, WV. Applicants must have a vision for the future of medical education, the discovery of knowledge, and high performing patient centered care. 

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Gastroenterologist at the Associate or Professor level, West Virginia University, Morganton, WV

West Virginia University Charleston campus Department of Internal Medicine is seeking applications for a fulltime academic position of Gastroenterologist at the Associate or Professor level to initiate and build a 4 member section. Desire to grow to a 6 member section with possibility of fellowship development.

  • Provide clinical care and teach medical students and residents in the area of Gastroenterology.
  • Scholarly activities are highly encouraged.
  • Faculty position academic rank will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Department of Biochemistry, West Virginia University, Morganton, WV

The Department of Biochemistry is expanding its faculty at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank (all ranks tenure-track) and is seeking investigators with innovative research programs that complement and expand existing departmental strengths in metabolism, neurobiology, cancer cell biology, protein biochemistry, biophysics, and regulation of gene expression.

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Rheumatology - Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Pathway, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont College of Medicine and The University of Vermont Medical Center, leaders in patient care, medical education and research, are seeking an individual who is board certified/eligible in Rheumatology for a full time position as an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Tenure Pathway). The candidate should be a Physician Scientist with primary interest in clinical, translational, outcomes-based research in rheumatology and/or metabolic bone disease. Clinical responsibilities will be centered around the care of patients with rheumatic diseases. Educational responsibilities include mentoring, supervising and teaching fellows and other post-graduate trainees, medical students and colleagues.

Candidate must have an M.D. or M.D. plus Ph.D. degree with specialty training in rheumatology including board eligibility/certification in Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Gynecologic Oncology Division, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is seeking to identify a new faculty member for our Gynecologic Oncology Division. We are looking for an individual at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank who is Board eligible/certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Gynecologic Oncology. The appointment effort is targeted at 0.8 FTE. The ideal candidate would be eligible for a clinical scholar pathway appointment. A committed academic interest in either educational programming or research productivity is desirable.

 

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Chief of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Department of Medicine in The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) seek an outstanding physician/scientist with a record of significant contributions in academic hematology-oncology to serve as Division Chief for Hematology and Oncology. Reporting to the Chair of Medicine and working in collaboration with the division chiefs of the Department’s 13 other subspecialties, the new Chief will oversee and further develop the Division’s outstanding clinical service, educational, and research programs. Over time, there will be opportunity for an expanded leadership role in the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMMC).
The Chief will lead a division of 17 faculty, 5 advanced practice providers, and 6 fellows, all committed to excellence in clinical care. Serving more than one million patients in Vermont and northern New York, this team of dedicated professionals provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to people affected by cancer and blood disorders in collaboration with radiation therapy, surgery, pathology and laboratory medicine, radiology, and a range of cancer support services. 

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General Neurology and Teaching Position Assistant/Associate/Professor Clinical Scholar Pathway, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Department of Neurological Sciences at the Robert Larner, M.D.College of Medicine at the University of Vermont- Neurology Health Care Service at University of Vermont Medical Center has established a General – Comprehensive Neurology Program and we are recruiting a clinical neurologist to join our evolving program. The successful applicant will be involved in a primarily clinical care role with some teaching responsibility at the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh, NY caring for general neurology referrals from the community and some specialists. The applicant will be a member of the teaching faculty at the Academic Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont and will also participate in some general neurologic care and teaching at the Burlington site.

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Research Specialist

Perform advanced data analysis and management. Clean, analyze, and report on child healthcare data gathered from multiple sources (e.g. all-payer claims, medical records, and health and human service organizations) across the state in support of research and evaluation activities conducted by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP). Design and implement data management systems in collaboration with program leadership. Export and merge healthcare datasets and conduct statistical analyses, ensuring confidentiality of research materials and compliance with applicable regulations. Conduct structured medical literature searches, and create and maintain an electronic reference manager in support of research efforts and manuscript production. Draft IRB protocols and amendments in collaboration with principal investigator; maintain research compliance binders, maintain comprehensive knowledge of each protocol’s procedures. Conduct descriptive statistical analyses and write detailed reports on evaluation and research methods and results.

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Hematology Oncology - Assistant/Associate/Professor, Clinical Scholar Pathway, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is seeking a physician with experience in hematologic malignancies and autologous stem cell transplantation to join our academic faculty. The position is available at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor in the Clinical Scholar Pathway and includes the opportunity to conduct clinical research and further multidisciplinary programs to care for patients with hematologic malignancies. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of collaboration, excellence in clinical care, teaching and scholarship. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of Vermont and must fulfill criteria for appointment at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. The Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine has 15 faculty members and works closely with the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC). At the UVMCC, clinicians, scientists and epidemiologists work together to improve cancer and hematologic care delivery through the integration of basic, clinical and population research.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar Pathway, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

We are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator for our academic general internal medicine group. This position will be 100% FTE at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on the Clinical Scholar (non-tenure) pathway. The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver high value primary care in a patient-centered medical home setting
  • Teach, evaluate and mentor medical students and resident physicians
  • Participate in divisional and departmental efforts to improve care delivery and medical education

Qualifications include an MD or DO degree, board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine, a commitment to a career in academic general internal medicine, excellent communication skills, record of engagement in teaching and service, and US citizenship or permanent residency.

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Gastroenterology - Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar Pathway, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Robert Larner MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center are leaders in patient care, medical education and research. The Department of Medicine has initiated a search for a faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, Clinical Scholar Pathway, in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. We are seeking an outstanding physician with a commitment to clinical care and medical education. Strong training and experience in GERD, high resolution esophageal manometry and esophageal pH testing is essential but not required. Applicant must be BC/BE for Gastroenterology.

 

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Family Medicine-Milton, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and The University of Vermont Medical Center is seeking board certified/eligible family physicians to join the full-time faculty. This appointment at the University of Vermont will be in the Clinical Scholar Pathway commensurate with experience. The selected candidate will join a busy and collegial program. The position requires clinical focus within well-established medical homes. These PCMHs have also been through a workforce transformation and are practicing and teaching population health management. Experience in the areas of maternity care, geriatrics, administrative leadership, and teaching is encouraged.

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Health Services Research Center Director, University of Vemront, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a highly accomplished tenure-pathway health services researcher to serve as founding Director of its new Health Services Research Center in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine. The Director will join the College at an exciting time, with Vermont poised to embark upon a unique all-payer accountable care organization model spanning the state that will facilitate remarkable opportunities for innovative health services research.

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