Wake Forest University SOM: Associate Program Director for Transformative Stroke Care

The mission of the Program is to expand and synergize translational stroke research to transform stroke care across the continuum within the context of an academic Learning Health System (aLHS). The Stroke programs will specifically address health equity and diversity across the lifespan. We aim to recruit a PhD Health Services Researcher or Epidemiologist to serve as an Associate Program Director for Transformative Stroke Care.  Strong candidates will have a track record of national leadership in clinical data research, experience in alternative scientific models, use of a wide range of data sources and data analysis techniques (such as registry-based trials and causal estimation methods), medical decision making, success in grant writing and awards, and be particularly familiar with clinical science priorities in stroke and, more broadly, neuroscience disorders in general.  Some experience in healthcare economic analyses, particularly those examining the combined clinical and economic outcomes of care, is preferred given the potential to identify opportunities related to value-based care models.

The Associate Director will be expected to leverage collaborations with investigators across the entire health system, disciplines, and national networks. Over the long-term, the Associate Director will be expected to develop an enterprise-wide stroke registry, biobank, state-wide trial network, early transport protocols, processes to improve care access and delivery and processes to improve outcomes.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world class health system, Atrium Health. Our Enterprise serves over 7 million patients in seven states across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health brings together four regional health systems that operate 40 hospitals and more than 1400 care locations. Our academic core, WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting-edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise.  Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for all.   WFUSM is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. Research excellence, coupled with a robust Informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity renders the WFUSM a rich environment for breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.  We are in a phase of unprecedented growth and evolution and will recruit over 40 new research-intensive faculty to bolster our commitment to growing our Academic Learning Health System. 

***Wake Forest Baptist Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or source of payment. 

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Applicants should submit (1) a letter with statement of interest, and (2) a complete curriculum vitae via the online application system. Application materials may also be emailed to T.K. at tkhounth@wakehealth.edu

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