Indiana University School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), is seeking outstanding candidates to support the Scholarly Concentrations Program at our regional campuses. These positions will serve as academic appointees, contributing to the basic and clinical research, service, and teaching missions on the regional campus as well as serving as Indiana CTSI Navigators.
Scholarly Concentrations are optional experiences that complement the core medical school curriculum and empower students to delve into topics such as Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Health Integration and Healthy Aging, Rural Health, Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities, and more. Students completing a Scholarly Concentration benefit from the school’s statewide network of experts and resources, receive unique mentorship opportunities, develop skills, and complete scholarly projects that are valuable for residency applications and professional development.
The CTSI is dedicated to leveraging and strengthening the state’s life sciences community to achieve better health for people in Indiana. CTSI has research partnerships with Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and life sciences, businesses and community organizations that span all 92 counties in Indiana. It has received multi-million-dollar grants from the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program at the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to build research infrastructure, recruit talent and identify the Indiana’s greatest health challenges.
These academic appointees will provide expertise in the scholarly concentration subject areas, such as conducting research, writing manuscripts and grant proposals, and teaching. These positions will mentor and support students in completing scholarly projects, manuscripts and poster presentations. In addition, these positions serve as the regional campuses’ CTSI navigators working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to access resources available through the CTSI. The CTSI Navigator also serve as connectors for their campuses to the statewide system and research infrastructure created by the CTSI, including the clinical mission (e.g. subject recruitment). The Navigator will also promote CTSI programs (pilot funding, program services, etc) and act as the campus champion for new CTSI initiatives.
To learn more about the specific opportunities, please visit the job postings at the link below.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Muncie Campus - Lifestyle choices regarding physical activity, nutrition, stress management and social support are major factors contributing to health outcomes. Changes in these behaviors can lead to better health outcomes, reduce health care costs and improve community health. Through this concentration, students learn how to help patients implement evidence-based lifestyle choices with a team of exercise physiologists, nutritionists, mental/behavioral health counselors, social workers and other health professionals.
Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities, Northwest-Gary Campus - This concentration provides students with an understanding of the historical and contemporary barriers that exist for the nation’s medically underserved in urban areas. Through coursework, students will investigate authentic cross-cultural and linguistic issues in health care and be able to demonstrate how sensitivity to such issues improves health care for all. Through scholarly project work, students will act as advocates by developing interventions to address or reduce health disparities.
Rural Health, Terre Haute Campus - Rural communities are suffering; rates of drug addiction, chronic disease and suicide are high among this particular group. IU School of Medicine is a leader in rural medical education, and this concentration is an excellent opportunity for students who want to go into family medicine to learn about rural communities and their unique concerns.
Health Integration and Healthy Aging, Fort Wayne Campus – Emphasizing patient-centered care, this concentration focuses on improving outcomes while reducing costs of healthcare for patients/populations in a community setting. Based on Health Systems Science, topics include value-based care, care coordination, and healthcare policy/leadership examined through the lens of healthy aging.
Master’s degree for Academic Specialist, Lecturer, or Research Associate appointment types
Doctoral degree for Clinical, Scientist, or Tenure track appointment types
Expertise in area of scholarly concentration
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Muncie Campus
Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities, Northwest-Gary Campus
Rural Health, Terre Haute Campus
Health Integration and Healthy Aging, Fort Wayne Campus
Ability and experience teaching in subject area
Familiarity with conducting scholarly work, such as writing manuscripts and grants for research programs
Experience mentoring and supporting students through scholarly projects, manuscripts and poster presentations
Successful publication in topical area identified above
Grant funding in topical area identified
Project collaboration within academia and community.
Successful partnerships with community physicians
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to building a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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About Indiana University School of Medicine
The IUSM has nine campuses across the state, educating the nation’s second-largest medical student body. Our clinical, research, and education partners (most within walking distance) include IU Health, Eskenazi Health, and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. The main campus is in Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the United States, which is growing and thriving economically due to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to its economy. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination, and residential neighborhood. The expanding residential base is driven by rich amenities and quality of life – the city is home to a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas.
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