Health Systems Science Open Rank Faculty - The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

August 08, 2019

Health Systems Science Open Rank Faculty (750218)

 The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine invites applications for full-time faculty positions at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor levels in the Department of Health Systems Science. We are seeking faculty members interested in developing a highly diverse and innovative world-class medical school, supporting creation of an educational curriculum, research enterprise, infrastructure, and processes that emphasize equity and inclusion in all forms.

 The Department of Health Systems Science has two missions: 1) To give medical students a foundation in patient safety, quality, value, social determinants of health, community and population health, and health policy that will help them become change agents in their professions; and 2) To pursue a broad health scholarship agenda that will increase health and health equity through systems innovation and redesign.

 The School of Medicine is in Pasadena, California, and will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by an exceptional and diverse group of educators and scientists while immersed in Kaiser Permanente—one of the nation's highest-performing health care organizations—and its community partners. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to well-being and inclusion, will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future and help the nation's diverse communities thrive.

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Engage in a mix of pedagogical and scholarly activities
  • Collaborate across the foundational/biomedical, clinical, and health systems science departments to integrate and reinforce concepts throughout the four-year curriculum
  • Provide content expertise for specific educational and assessment materials delivered through a variety of student-centered pedagogies
  • Serve as facilitators in small-group and team-based learning
  • Engage in scholarly activities in both clinical and community settings, including health services and health-related social sciences research; improvement and implementation research; health-related program and policy development and evaluation; and educational scholarship
  • Pedagogical and scholarly duties, expectations, and resources will be individually developed based on evolving faculty interests and skills as well as departmental priorities and needs

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience, which may include postgraduate and/or postdoctoral training
  • MD, PhD, other doctoral degree, or eight (8) years equivalent experience in a related field

 Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated health-related scholarly experience in anthropology, design, economics, health services, law, management, medical education, psychology, public affairs, public health, sociology, statistics, or systems engineering
  • Demonstrated outstanding teaching abilities and commitment to teaching
  • Demonstrated strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strong service in disadvantaged communities
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific experiences in leading curriculum design and development, student and course evaluation, student assessment, and curriculum mapping with respect to competencies and milestones
  • Knowledge and experience with various teaching methodologies such as problem-based learning, team-based learning, case-based learning, technology-assisted learning, and flipped classrooms
  • Experience with accreditation of medical education programs

Dr. Chandra Jackson receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

August 08, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Chandra Jackson, BSM Cohort 4, on receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.


Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR)

July 24, 2019

THE POSITION: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR). NHLBI is a national and international leader in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.  The NCSDR Director position offers an exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in basic, translational, clinical and implementation sleep and circadian research, sleep research training, and sleep public health; the coordination across multiple specialties, agencies and public interest organizations; and communication of complex clinical issues to a broad audience.

Responsibilities will include:  transferring knowledge generated from basic and clinical research to the public health activities within the DHHS, Federal agencies, and the private sector; coordinating the Federal Government’s efforts in research, health education, and research training related to sleep-disordered breathing and the fundamental function of sleep and circadian rhythms; supporting extramural research, training, education, and dissemination of health information to health care professionals and the public and other activities related to sleep, circadian biology and sleep disorders; coordinating sleep research activities with related activities of other Federal agencies, other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), and public and professional profit and nonprofit organizations; preparing a comprehensive plan for conducting and supporting research on sleep, circadian biology, and sleep disorders and working to facilitate implementation; and providing leadership and coordination over the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board for the recommendations made to the Director, NIH, the Director, NHLBI, and executive leaders within other NIH ICs, as well as other Federal agencies.  The NCSDR Director must have a remarkably broad range of skills and experience and superior managerial and leadership qualifications, as well as clinical understanding of sleep and its widespread ramifications across all ages.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET, August 12, 2019. 


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Chair for the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior-The University at Buffalo

May 20, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York, seeks a Chair for the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior (CHHB). We seek candidates with a strong record in academic leadership and research in community health, health behavior, or a related field, for a position in a dynamic department in a growing School. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm and vision for advancing the department. CHHB is committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students. Applications from individuals who will contribute to that diversity, including underrepresented groups, are encouraged. 

CHHB has a reputation for excellence in research and education. The department houses two MPH programs (MPH in Community Health and Health Behavior and Individualized), as well as MS and PhD programs. For more information, see The SPHHP  is CEPH accredited and has a fast growing undergraduate program with which the department is closely involved.

UB is the State University of New York's largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for research. CHHB has a history of strong collaborations throughout the school and university and with community-based organizations.

Buffalo has been named as one of the best cities in the US in which to live. For more information, see:

Candidates must have either a doctorate in public health or a related discipline and/or an MD, with relevant experience in research, administration, teaching and mentoring in community health, health behavior or a related field.

Complete information is at

Address questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Jo Freudenheim ( This is a 12-month, state supported position.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Call for Manuscripts-International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

April 25, 2019

Letter of Intent Deadline: June 1, 2019
Sleep is an important and modifiable determinant of health. Advances in sleep research in behavioral medicine over the past several decades have brought a better understanding of how sleep is critical to health and is inextricably linked to biopsychosocial and environmental factors. Despite that sleep disorders and insufficient sleep duration are associated with lower quality of life and contribute to adverse physical and mental health outcomes, they tend to be under diagnosed and under treated across patient groups. Behavioral medicine research that addresses behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors that impact sleep, as well as how poor sleep compromises human health is critically needed.

The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine together with the Sleep Special Interest Group of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, has issued this special call for papers. Empirical studies of behavioral medicine research across the translational spectrum are welcomed. Further, research that bridges the intersections of behavioral medicine and other areas of research (e.g., neuroscience, medical practice, nursing, public health, education, health psychology) are likely to make strong contributions. Areas of work might include:

• Behavioral Interventions to Improve Sleep Quality and Quantity
• Chronic Illness and Sleep
• Pain and Sleep
• Sleep and Aging
• Sleep and the Immune System
• Sleep Disruption and Disease Mechanisms
• Sleep-Related Health Disparities
• Sleep Disorders, including Sleep Apnea and Insomnia
• Couples and Sleep
• Sleep Quality and Occupational Health
• Sleep and Cognition
• Psychosocial Sequelae of Disruptions in Circadian/Biological Rhythms
• Sleep, Learning, and Education
• Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Minority and Underrepresented Groups

The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is committed to publishing excellent research across the broad spectrum of behavioral medicine, including health-behavior relationships, the prevention of illness and the promotion of health, the effects of illness on the self and others, the effectiveness of novel interventions, identification of biobehavioral mechanisms, and the
influence of social factors on health. The focus of this special call is on innovation in translational sleep science across these broad domains.

Call for Papers

Sleep Health Publication

April 17, 2019

Congratulations to our BSM site for their publication in Sleep Health. 

The article has been covered by a number of outlets already including CNN.


International Society of Nurses in Genetics Annual Congress

April 17, 2019

The International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) is a global specialty nursing organization dedicated to genomic healthcare, education, research, and scholarship.  ISONG is known globally for providing global networking, resources, high quality educational symposia, presentations, and webinars that provide expert information for nurses using and integrating genomics into their practice, education, policy and research. 

Our Annual Congress is an exceptional educational and networking opportunity and will take place this November 8-10, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.  Additionally, ISONG features a library of webinars offering cutting edge education with CEU’s in a convenient setting.

This year we are proud to feature two new educational programs: the ISONG Regional Meeting on May 1-2, 2019 and the Pre-Conference Session prior to Congress on November 7, 2019. All sessions have been developed to meet the needs of the growing need for genetics education and for those who are seeking more in-depth research and applications for their practice. These programs will include cutting edge presentations from an introduction to Genomics to a higher level of advanced practice presentations.



Dr. Nia Mitchell Receives R01

February 04, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Nia Mitchell, CVD Cohort 5, for receiving an R01, "Changes in Weight and Physical Function for Older African American Women in National, Peer-Led, Community-Based Weight Loss Program", from the National Institute of Aging. 



Tenure Track Position-Howard University

January 14, 2019

Department of Communication, Culture and Media
Open Tenure Track Position
Health Communication

The Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, D.C. seeks outstanding candidates for an open tenure track faculty position. The appointment begins August 15, 2019. The successful candidate will teach doctoral-level courses in the Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies related to health care in African American (and/or other diasporic and other underserved) communities, theory, research methods, and other specialties in the candidate’s preparation; oversee dissertations; serve on dissertation committees; conduct original research and publish; serve on departmental, school and university committees; take an active part in academic associations.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Position - University of Tennessee Health Science Center

January 14, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow/Genetics, Genomics & Informatics - 18000001DG 


 Dr. Athena Starlard-Davenport, Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, is looking for an exceptional Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct studies on the epigenetics of globin gene regulation in sickle cell disease. We use cell culture, human blood specimens, biochemical assays, and genomic profiling to identify targeted therapies for fetal hemoglobin induction. This fellow must think independently to design and plan experiments, problem solve, and be technically skilled in typical molecular techniques, with essential expertise in quantitative real-time PCR, murine models, cell culture, and flow cytometry/FACS analysis. Knowledge of specific techniques/equipment needed: Cytospin, Giemsa staining, Nucleofector, expression vectors (DNA and lentiviral), Flow cytometry, aseptic technique for cell culture of primary erythroid cell culture and cell lines, Western, qPCR, PCR, immunohistochemistry, Townes sickle rodent pre-clinical model. Knowledge of globin gene regulation, erythropoiesis, and informatics are a plus. This fellow is expected to apply for grants (K, K99, and F32 other postdoctoral grants) with the mentoring support of Dr. Starlard-Davenport. Exceptional oral and written skills are required. Fellows must complete first and co-author manuscripts and present findings at local and national meetings. We are looking for an accomplished, organized, efficient, trustworthy, and dynamic personality to work with the Starlard-Davenport lab  at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics . Postdoctoral fellows will be part of the University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Association with the support of the UTHSC postdoctoral office.



 Ph.D. must have been completed later than 2014. Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or similar with >5 years of experience is required. Multiple lead publications in top scientific journals and presentations at national conferences are required. Please contact with CV and contact information for three references if interested.

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package. Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.