The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are seeking a Director for a newly created Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle (HEAL) Center within the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. This Director’s position will come with a faculty appointment at the Associate or Professor level. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in prevention and improvement of care aimed at addressing the obesity epidemic in Southwestern Pennsylvania (SW-PA) children. She/he will need to share this passion with faculty, community practitioners, trainees, and most importantly at the community level. Candidates should have a track record of conducting and leading interdisciplinary, collaborative projects. Ideally, candidates will have completed fellowship training, and--but not required--earned a degree in a public health field (MPH, PhD, DrPH). Major responsibilities of the position include:
Strategic visioning and leadership • Provide clinical and administrative leadership for the HEAL Center. • Provide leadership in building regional collaborations to improve population health in SW-PA. • Contribute to strategic planning for public health practice related to prevention and community-based, primary care interventions to prevent and manage obesity within the region, in coordination with the Children’s Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, and the Allegheny County Health Department. • Promote public health practice in scholarly and educational activities at the community level, at community practices, and within the UPMC Health System and the University. • Conduct research and contribute peer-reviewed publications related to the obesity epidemic.
The General Academic Pediatrics Division is distinguished by (1) excellence in clinical care in outpatient and community settings (serving the largest underserved population in the region), (2) a record of academic achievement in medical student, resident, and fellow education (recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award, HRSA funded Faculty Development in Primary Care Training Program), and (3) well-established, diverse, and high impact clinical research activities (4-5 million/year in NIH support in FY 2013-2016). Pediatric outpatients are cared for in a facility adjacent to faculty offices at the University of Pittsburgh campus and at a two community-based primary care centers. All division activities are supported by a vibrant university community. Affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the largest pediatric network [Children’s Community Pediatrics] of > 200 pediatric providers at 40 locations in Southwestern PA. Both the Primary Care Centers and Children’s Community Pediatrics’ practices are part of a Clinical Translational Science Institute practice-based research network, Pediatric Pittnet, a clinical research entity that oversees research at all of these offices. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the US, and the Department of Pediatrics is one of the fastest growing in the country in NIH funding.
Interested individuals contact and send a cover letter and CV to Alejandro Hoberman, M.D., General Academic Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; 3414 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583. Call (412) 692-5249, Fax (412) 692-5807, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a 250-bed pediatric hospital which provides primary, secondary and tertiary care and serves as the pediatric teaching facility of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Primary Care Center has visits totalling over 32,000 per year