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Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Internal Number: 58755
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics invites interested applicants for a faculty position in the Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Program.
The Center provides a rich and collaborative environment for clinical research, with a well-funded Clinical Research Office directed by a senior faculty epidemiologist focused in clinical outcomes research. This new position is an important component of the Centers strategic plan for a strong clinical research program, and represents the next major step in the expansion of a world-class Cancer Survivor Program and C Program.
The successful candidate will join one of the strongest pediatric cancer outcomes programs in the country. Established cancer survivor research areas include: endocrine, cardiovascular, psychology, transition of care, communication/perceptions and health system technologies.
About the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Established in 2001, our cancer survivor program follows over 1700 pediatric and adolescent cancer survivors and is composed of a multi-disciplinary team including oncologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, advance practice providers, nursing and social work. Our cancer survivor research team consists of nationally prominent pediatric cancer epidemiologist and endocrinologist, and a committed team of clinician researchers, research nurse, epidemiologists and research assistants. Our oncology program cared for more than 400 new cancer cases last year. The Leukemia/Lymphoma program represents one of the largest in the country, with over 130 newly diagnosed cases treated here each year. We represent pediatrics within Emorys NCI-designated Winship Cancer Center. Childrens Healthcare of Atlantathe only tertiary pediatric center in the dynamic metropolitan Atlanta areaserves a population of nearly 6 million people, providing a strong basis for clinical programs in rare disorders.
Pediatric cancer outcomes is a growing field, with potential research focusing on cost effectiveness, value based care, and innovative models of care that incorporate technologies.
This candidate will have the opportunity to work with our multi-disciplinary team on projects designed to improve patient care and outcomes through patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research, as well as with national survivor cooperative groups (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and Childrens Oncology Group).
This position will allow collaborations with the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, affiliations with the neighboring American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offering a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.
This position will also be in conjunction with Emorys NCI-designated cancer center, the Winship Cancer Institute. Candidates will be expected to qualify for membership in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program within the Winship Cancer Institute.
The Winship Cancer Institute is a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center with 150 core members from across Emorys schools of public health, medicine, and nursing conducting research in the population, clinical, and basic sciences. The Cancer Prevention and Control research program, one of four research programs in the cancer center (www.winshipcancer.emory.edu), with members conducting research in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and chemoprevention; health behavior research; symptom management and control; and health outcomes and quality of care.
Candidates would require a strong record of scholarship, and will be expected to work in a collaborative fashion as well as become an independent investigator, conducting nationally recognized pediatric cancer outcomes research. We invite inquiries and applications from mid-career candidates with expertise in communication and healthcare decision-making or patient related outcomes research studies, pediatric oncology, and related disciplines. Candidates with strong methodological backgrounds will be preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to work in a collaborative fashion as well as become an independent investigator, conducting nationally recognized research in pediatric cancer survivorship.
To apply Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a letter describing their research and career interests along with a curriculum vitae to:
Ann C. Mertens, Ph.D. Chair, Health Outcomes Research - Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Search Committee Emory Childrens Center, 416 E 2015 Uppergate Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 Email: email@example.com Phone: 404-785-0691
Employment will be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute. The Emory + Childrens Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellencedriven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.