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Assistant Professor, Surgical Outcomes and Health Services 
Rush University Medical Center 
Chicago, Illinois 

The Department of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is seeking a non-clinical investigator, at the Assistant Professor or above, focused on Surgical Outcomes and Health Services to join its team. The selected candidate will partner with clinical faculty in Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Urology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Minimally-Invasive & Bariatric Surgery to develop, design, implement and publish high quality research in the areas of surgical outcomes, health services, access to care & health disparities, quality & efficacy and cost effectiveness. The investigator will mentor 1-2 residents per year, which shall include training in developing hypotheses and specific aims, designing retrospective and prospective research plans, identifying resources, carrying out the research plan, and publishing/presenting. The selected candidate is expected to compete for external funding, both independently and in collaboration with other faculty.

Eligible candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field, ideally from an integrated health program. Candidates must demonstrate experience in the field through successful grant applications and/or peer-reviewed publications in surgical outcomes, health services or related fields. Candidates must have formal training in biostatistics and research design & methodology. Candidates must also show potential for establishing an externally funded research program and, preferably, demonstrate a history of successful grant proposals. Ideal candidates will be familiar with national databases (ex. NIS).

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Rose Sprinkle
Manager, Faculty Recruitment


Seeking Investigators in Surgical Health Services Research
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 

The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine seeks investigators with expertise in surgical health services research. Desired areas of research emphasis include making surgical care safe, effective, efficient, and equitable, using both patient and population-level data.

Each successful candidate will be an MD or PhD at the associate professor or professor level who has an established independent research program in health services research. Active federal funding is essential, with emphasis on NIH funding. The investigator’s research program should show a strong history of interdisciplinary collaboration, and the investigator should have a track record of mentoring students and post-doctoral fellows. Prior relevant academic training in public health, bioinformatics, implementation science, database studies, or qualitative techniques is a plus. Protected research time will be offered. A faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level will be given based on experience and fit with appointment guidelines.

The surgical investigator will join a robust center for health services research at IQuESt, the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety. IQuESt is a VA Center of Excellent Excellence, affiliated also with Baylor College of Medicine. Currently IQuESt is the largest center for health services research in the Southwest and houses over 200 faculty, post-doctoral fellows, trainees and research staff. Investigators are supported by programming personnel, administrative personnel, and a full range of research support staff. IQuESt faculty represent seven BCM departments: Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Opthalmology, and Neurology. Center investigators collaborate with faculty at Rice University, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Houston, and Texas A&M University. IQuESt and the Department of Surgery are linked through a joint training program, the Surgical Health Services Academy for Research and Education (SHARE).

Interest candidates should submit a personal statement and a curriculum vitae to the search committee at trautner@bcm.edu.

Barbara W. Trautner, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical and Health Services Research
Director of Research Administration
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030

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Fully Funded Outcomes & Health Services Research Fellowship through the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) (post 08/2018) 

Northwestern University’s Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) is offering a funded two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes, health services, and health care policy research for surgical residents to pursue during their research years. The goal of the research fellowship is to help prepare surgical residents for a successful career in academic surgery by developing an expertise in surgical health services and outcomes research. Research fellows will spend a minimum of two years with the SOQIC research team conducting research, taking advanced degree courses, and working on developing a robust, meaningful research agenda. Research fellows will earn a Master’s or PhD degree that bests suits their needs through one of the programs offered at Northwestern. The SOQIC Research Fellowship is a unique opportunity that allows the surgical resident to gain firsthand experience in outcomes and health services research methodology, as well as in practical quality and process improvement work. The program also prepares the Fellow for a career in academic surgery with a focus on national surgical healthcare issues. Strong preference will be given to candidates with prior research experience. One-year fellowships will not be considered. To apply contact: Remi Love remi-love@northwestern.edu

Link to SOQIC Publications in the last year (Display the 38 citations in PubMed )
Link to all SOQIC Publications on PubMed: http://1.usa.gov/1AMAn7x

Northwestern University Research Fellowship (post 08/2018) The Northwestern Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in health services, outcomes, and quality improvement research.  This is particularly geared to surgical residents taking two years after their second or third year of residency to focus on developing a research career. Full details are available at:

For more information please contact Karl Bilimoria, MD MS at kbilimoria@facs.org

UCLA joins with three other Universities to create National Clinician Scholars Program (posted 3/2015)  We are happy to report that the National Clinician Scholars Program launched with a press release.  The new Program’s website and on-line application are live!

We are grateful to RWJF for their support of the Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA over the past 40 years.  With the new National Clinician Scholars Program, we honor this legacy and continue this important work of training clinicians to be change agents and solve our communities’ most pressing health and healthcare concerns.  For the first time ever, this new program brings together nurses and physicians to train in interdisciplinary teams.  We hope you will join us in finding the best candidates to fill these positions at UCLA and the three other program sites at the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. 

We are happy to answer questions or talk more about this new program and can be reached at (310) 794-2268 or by email (cpunzalan@mednet.ucla.edu).

American College of Surgeons Clinical Scholars in Residence Program Announcement (posted 3/2015)  The American College of Surgeons (ACS) offers a two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes research, health services research, and healthcare policy.  The Clinical Scholar will work in multiple areas within the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care to advance the quality improvement initiatives of the ACS, offering opportunities to perform research relevant to ongoing projects within the ACS. Participants will also earn a Masters degree through Northwestern University during their two years in Chicago at the ACS.  Strong clinical, statistical, and health services research mentorship will be provided through the ACS.  The prior participants since 2005 have had excellent, productive experiences. For more information, go to:  www.facs.org/ropc/clinicalscholars.html

If you have additional questions, please contact Karl Bilimoria, MD MS at kbilimoria@facs.org