National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET November 2010
Washington, DC
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Bipartisan Deficit Commission Recommendations Released in the Media on Nov. 10th

Nov. 10. Former Senators Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, Co-Chairmen, were interviewed on several media networks announcing their vision for sustainable US deficit reduction. It is important to recognize is that HEALTH CARE COSTS will be addressed in order to decrease the US Deficit: The new health care reform law calls for increased prevention, quality and efficiency, Accountable Care Organizations and payment reform (bundling, decreased re-admissions) and malpractice ---these and other cost cutting mechanisms will be a national focus in the near future ---and we hope the call for budget cuts doesn’t cut the safety net, medical education for diversity efforts and other areas we have advocated for…to be continued as the Report is Released. President Obama signs the Executive Order for Hispanic Educational Excellence

Child Nutrition Bill is still a Major Focus

– NHMA sent in letter and signed on to many letters over past few months. The House of Representatives adjourned for the midterm elections in the early morning hours of September 30, without taking up consideration of S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, legislation to reauthorize federal child nutrition programs. NHMA has made passage of the bill a top priority before the end of the year. The legislation passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent earlier in the summer. NHMA and other public health and child advocates will push the House to consider the bill should it come back for a lame-duck session after the elections. At a meeting at the White House in mid-October, First Lady Michelle Obama urged advocates to continue our efforts. After Congress negotiations, President Obama has promised not to offset the program with future SNAP funds. S. 3307 includes an additional $4.5 billion over 10 years for federal child nutrition programs and also includes a number of important policy changes aimed at providing the nation’s children with healthier foods before, after and during school hours. Specifically, the bill would: update the nutrition standards of school meals; limit the sale of junk food in schools; provide greater reimbursement and more training to schools so they can serve more nutritious meals; improve and simplify the application process; increase the use of foods from local and regional sources and support improved school nutrition and physical activity wellness policies. Health Care Reform Meeting with Secretary Sebelius NHMA President participated with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda meeting with Secretary Sebelius to discuss ways we can be of service to the Department’s many activities for health care reform. She asked that NHMA become involved in the development of CMS Committee for Future planning – we suggested a focus on the Safety Net as the society in general begins to think that all Americans are insured – we know Hispanics face language, education and cultural barriers and will remain part of those who fall through the cracks. We also asked that the determination of MUAs consider the Hispanic population needs for future funding to be directed to our community programs and health professional deployment through the National Health Service Corps, for example. We will continue to work with the Department to identify qualified Hispanic candidates for leadership positions and commissions with the new Hispanic Hiring Initiative at HHS. NHMA is a member of the committee working on the Initiative that started meeting in July.

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

NHMA's 15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE - You are invited to the only national CME HISPANIC HEALTH CONFERENCE, Washington, DC, March 17-20, 2011 GO TO www.nhmamd.org to register and for more information to sponsor or to participate.

Participants include 1000 physicians, nurses, dentists, mental health experts, health industry, government officials, residents and health professional students as well as medical school administrators and faculty and health policy advocates and more...a great networking opportunity if you are interested in Hispanic health in the U.S. Plenary Sessions to address "Health Care Reform Implementation for Hispanic Communities" with Special Clinical Symposia all Weekend as well as OPENING PLENARY FRIDAY AFTERNOON with Secretary Sebelius of HHS, Dr. Berwick, Administrator of CMS, Dr. Wakefield, Adminstrator of HRSA, and Dr. Freidan, Director of CDC (invited) and Karen Ignani,President of the American Health Insurance Plans (confirmed). SATURDAY MORNING PLENARY To showcase State and Private Sector Partners. Workshops include 100 health experts from Federal and private sector across the nation to discuss current medical practice issues and policies, curriculum, research and clinical techniques and information to improve health of Hispanic patients and populations. Sunday will have post conference session: Healthy Aging for Hispanic Populations New This Year: Special Research Posters Sessions with Awards and Exhibit Hall Participation all Friday morning Special Saturday Evening Gala Dinner with Celebrities and Guest Speakers and Awardees to be announced

2011 NHMA LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP and 2011 RESIDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY

See the NHMA Website for the 2011 Applications for both NHMA leadership programs to recruit mid-career PHYSICIAN LEADERS for the NHMA Leadership Fellowship and residents for the NHMA Resident Leadership Program. The NHMA actively trains NHMA members who are dedicated to a leadership career in public service at the national or state level. We also follow the alumni of the programs and nominate them to leadership positions to advance their careers. The due date for applications is January 15, 2011.

NHMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES

We will no longer accept a free membership to promote the value of the organization that should be paid by membership dues. There will be discounts for multiple year payment of dues and the combined membership from the NHMA Council of Medical Societies members. See www.nhmamd.org for more information and Join Today!

NHMA NEEDS HISPANIC PHYSICIANS TO SERVE ON FEDERAL COMMITTEES

As an NHMA Member, one of the most valuable opportunities we offer is to submit your nomination to Federal Advisory Commissions, Grant review committees and other meetings to represent our collective interests in advancing health care policies and programs that advance community efforts addressing vulnerable populations, especially Hispanics/Latinos. Please consider joining NHMA to be nominated to a variety of committee vacancies from across the Federal Government that are requested from NHMA.

NHMA HISPANIC HEALTH PORTAL TO DEVELOP 3 YEAR CALENDAR

Of Hispanic Health MEETINGS and EVENTS See www.hispanichealth.info – please send meetings from the NHMA Networks to Bles Dones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NHMA Membership Director.

NHMA MEMBERS CORNER

NHMA Membership is nominated and promoted to educate the Federal and private sector – especially in meetings that focus on Hispanic health ----please let us know how we can be of service and nominate our members. If you are a physician or other health professional interested in leadership opportunities, networking opportunities and advancing your professional career and at the same time helping our community ---please JOIN NHMA TODAY! Go to www.nhmamd.org. Flavia Mercado, MD of Atlanta represented NHMA at the National Child Nutrition Conference in Virginia with major national medical and public health organizations and just published a paper on nutrition with Cecilia Pozi, RD of Latino Health Communications, a partner with NHMA George Zeppenfeld,president of the Association of Hispanic Health Executives is hosting a policy meeting to discuss health reform with elected officials from New York on Nov. 18th. Sam Arce, MD is being featured in a new video project for patients with Urinary Tract Infections that will be distributed at our Annual Conference, as is Emilio Carrillo, MD for a video project on Diabetes – both from New York City Ciro Sumaya, MD, Chairman of NHMA Board of Directors attended the Mexican American/Hispanic Medical Society of San Antonio gala dinner to network with the medical society members and to discuss NHMA Nilsa Gutierrez, MD,Medical Officer for CMS of HHS Region II, discussed health reform initiatives for physicians at the Spanish American Medical Dental Society of NY Annual Conference ---as did Walid Michelin, MD, Sam Arce, MD, and Elena Rios, MD from the local and national perspectives Ana Natale Pereira, MD of New Jersey , Venus Gines of Houston, Owen Garrick, MD of Oakland, and others were nominated by NHMA to participate in the first national meeting for prostate cancer and health disparities for African American and Latino patients ---supported by Centacor and Ortho Biotech. Congratulations to Ana who also had a successful summit last month in New Jersey on Patient Navigators Demonstration Project with all of her multi-site collaborators with CMS participation to better understand the need to continue these projects for the Latino community Hugo Alvarez, MD of Chicago and Diana Ramos, MD of Los Angeles represented NHMA at the Commission to End Health Disparities Strategy Meeting to Develop a 5 Year Plan and their Fall Meeting in Chicago (a coalition led by the AMA, NHMA and NMA with 40 other medical, nursing, pharmaceutical groups) JP Sanchez, MD of the Bronx has been busy mentoring residents in the new NHMA Council of Residents and with his push, several residents and medical students have been participating in regional events to meet each other. Jose Arevalo, MD of Sacramento is among a core group starting up a new organization, Latino Physicians of California, who see the need to develop more health care activities in the State. NHMA’s Foundation, under the leadership of

Mark Diaz, MD

of Sacramento, recently held its third annual Scholarship Dinner in California, this year in San Francisco and hopes to work with the new organization as it becomes operational next year. With the new governor, Mark and our NHMA organization has been approached to nominate physician leaders to State government positions. Elena Rios, MD was honored by the Montgomery County Hispanic Democratic Council for the “Poder Con Ganas” Award, the annual meetings of the Hispanic Dental Association and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses for Appreciation. During this past Hispanic Heritage month, Rios addressed health reform for Hispanics at the US Mexico Binational Week Forum at Kansas University, the Florida Atlantic University Business School, the Progresso Latino Inc in Rhode Island, the UMDNJ – New Jersey Community Health Coalition, and the University of Penn health schools. Lastly, NHMA is proud to work with the Latino Medical Student Association and now have its National Coordinator, Alvaro Galvis of UC Irvine Medical School on our Board of Directors. NHMA is working to provide speakers and support to LMSA regional conferences ---starting with the Southeast Region of LMSA mtg to be held in February at the University of Miami, being assisted by another Board Member and UMiami faculty member, Onelia Lage, MD.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


NHMA Christmas/Holiday Reception in DC

will include medical students, residents and health professionals and our advocacy partners on DEC. 8th at the CHARLIE PALMER STEAK RESTAURANT on Capitol Hill from 6-9 pm – rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. JOIN US!


Want to earn Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive payments?

Physicians need to apply for the incentive payments under Medicaid and Medicare to support your EHR system that will be mandatory in private practice over the next five years. GO TO: www.cms.gov/EHRincentiveprograms Your hospital/critical access hospital must have an enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) in order to be eligible to receive a Medicare EHR incentive payment. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care. To ensure that the CLAS Standards remain current and appropriate, the HHS Office of Minority Health is launching an enhancement initiative of the CLAS Standards. As a part of this initiative OMH is seeking public input. The feedback received will serve to inform the enhancements to the existing standards. To provide feedback on the CLAS Standards online, or to register to attend one of the public meetings, please visit http://clasenhancements.thinkculturalhealth.org. For more information or to ask a question about this initiative, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to provide feedback on the NHMA LETTER ---please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 30th. NIH Loan Repayment Programs applications due 8:00 p.m. EST on Nov. 15, 2010. These programs often allow scientific investigators to remain in the research workforce, achieve research independence and focus their efforts on advancing the health of the nation. Opportunities are available in clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, contraception and infertility research, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each year, some 1,600 research scientists benefit from the more than $70 million NIH invests in their careers through the extramural LRPs. Go to www.lrp.hig.gov. For additional assistance, call or e-mail the LRP Information Center at (866) 849-4047 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. BENEFITS: New LRP contracts are awarded for a two-year period and repay up to $35,000 of qualified educational debt each year. Tax offsets also are provided as an additional benefit. Participants may apply for competitive renewals, which are issued for one or two years. Undergraduate, graduate, medical school, and other health professional school loans qualify for repayment. An NIH grant or other NIH funding is not required to apply for or participate in the LRPs. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the Contraception and Infertility Research LRP); be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit, university, or government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary. For guidance on the application process and NIH Institute and Center (IC) research priorities, potential applicants should review “Tips for Completing a Competitive Application” at http://www.lrp.nih.gov/pdf/0310_1_application_tips.pdf .


Physicians – All Specialties Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future. Here, VA physicians enjoy being part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Ranging from clinical practice to research and academics, VA physicians provide leadership within the medical profession that extends into the communities where they live. To ensure that VA physicians are able to meet their professional and personal goals, a broad range of practice options are available that include general medicine and primary care, along with specialties and subspecialties such as:

• Anesthesiology • Ambulatory Care • Long Term Care • Cardiology • Geriatrics • Internal Medicine • Neurology • Ophthalmology • Otolaryngology • Pathology • Spinal Cord Injury • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery • General Surgery • Neurosurgery • Orthopedic Surgery • Plastic Surgery • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation • Physiatry • Psychiatry • Radiology (Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic) • Urology

In addition to the above, VA offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for basic and clinical research to further advance the frontiers of medicine and health care. Time is made available for VA physicians to pursue this critical aspect of their profession within an environment that promotes writing, editing, and publishing. VA physicians also enjoy a quality of life that simply can't be found in private practice. With predictable work hours and conditions, VA physicians are able to take time for themselves and their families. For more information on available opportunities and to apply, please visit us online at www.vacareers.va.gov. EOE, AA, M/F/D/V

THIS PLACE IS AMAZING So is the difference YOU can make


Assistant Medical Dir. Family Medicine—Greenville, SC

Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency is a dynamic community program associated with the University of South Carolina Medical School. We are in search of a board certified family practice physician who desires are to teach 90% and work in a private practice setting 10% of the time. This position involves working closely with the residents. Experience with Obstetrical care is required. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and energizing, complementing the current faculty, who exhibit a cohesive work environment. Please submit your CV and letter of interest to Ericka Splawn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible to be considered for this outstanding opportunity. With about 1268 beds, over 9000 employees, 600 staff physicians, GHS strives to provide an environment where the best and brightest medical professionals can thrive in their careers and help advance the art and science of healthcare in Upstate South Carolina and beyond. We offer great compensation and benefit plans. We also provide malpractice insurance and full relocation packages. To learn more about GHS please go to www.ghs.org/physicianrecruit *All correspondence is kept confidential*


FAMILY MEDICINE FACULTY POSITIONS LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

The Family Medicine Department at Lehigh Valley Health Network is excited about the future and is expanding its group of faculty members. We are seeking family physicians who are passionate about education, patient care, and creating a better future for primary care. We have three new faculty positions available immediately. Our new faculty members will blend patient care and teaching responsibilities to further strengthen our collegial group of outstanding educators. One position is predominantly clinical (.8 FTE) in one of our residency continuity sites. The other two positions will include a minimum of .3 FTE clinical time. We are looking to increase our faculty resources in low risk family centered maternity care, osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, hospital medicine, geriatrics, and PCMH implementation. Spanish language skills would be desirable. We welcome newly graduated family doctors to more experienced clinicians and teachers to join our department. The successful candidates will be certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Medicine or the American Board of Family Medicine. For all positions, we are offering a dynamic and supportive work environment, an attractive salary and an outstanding benefits package. We have an innovative teaching approach incorporating a longitudinal learner centered, competency-base curriculum utilizing adult learning principles. Our residents and faculty each practice in one of our four Continuity Care sites, where they develop continuity and learn to implement practice innovation. We are 1 of 2 osteopathic and 14 allopathic P4 residency programs in the country. Lehigh Valley Health Network has 3 hospital campuses with just under 1,000 beds. We are located in a beautiful suburban area in eastern Pennsylvania only 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of New York City. The area has excellent public schools, 10 colleges and universities, safe and affordable neighborhoods and a plethora of recreational and cultural offerings. Email CV to Julie Dostal, MD, Vice Chair, c/o This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (610) 969-0207.


TAMPA BAY AND ORLANDO PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES

JSA Medical Group is seeking Board Certified (or Board Eligible if recent graduate) Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Geriatric Physicians to join a traditional practice in Tampa or an out-patient practice in Orlando. JSA is a primary care group focusing on adult / geriatric medicine. We have 33 locations in the greater Tampa Bay and Orlando areas with over 65 providers. JSA offers an excellent compensation model which includes a guaranteed base salary, quarterly bonus incentive and great benefits with relocation package. Candidates for these positions MUST be fluent in English and SPANISH. For immediate consideration, please fax your CV to (727) 828-2417, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Melissa Mayne McDonald (727) 828-2383. Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Description: The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine seeks a dynamic surgical pathologist to lead a translational research program in Breast Pathology in the Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This is a full-time position in one of the University of California’s non-tenure track physician-investigator series. Responsibilities will include a clinical service in anatomic pathology, teaching, and collaborative research with the breast cancer team at UC Davis’ NCI-designated Cancer Center. The successful candidate will build on the many strengths in the department, Health System and campus, including an established program in proteomics and informatics, strong collaborative relationships with the Cancer Center and the Center for Comparative Medicine, and the Athena Breast Health Network, a unique UC-systemwide multi-year project that will enroll 150,000 women to gather breast cancer screening, demographic, lifestyle and other information UC Davis stands at an exciting moment in its history, as Linda P.B. Katehi became the sixth Chancellor of UC Davis in 2009. She has shaped a bold vision with an aspiration to become one of top five public research universities in the nation through excellence in teaching and service and expanding total research capacity from the current $600 million to approximately $1 billion annually. The Health System is an integral part of the vision as it exemplifies the attributes innovation, diversity, multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative engagement that differentiate UC Davis. Research awards to the Health System include one of the NIH’s first Clinical Translational Science Awards, in addition to Howard Hughes Medical Institute and BIRCHW awards. There are faculty development programs and mentored training programs available for junior faculty. Requirements: Candidates must have an MD degree, be board-certified or board-eligible in anatomic pathology, and meet the requirements for appointment at the Assistant, or Associate Professor level in one of UC’s non-tenure track series. Clinical experience in surgical pathology with special expertise in breast pathology is required, in addition to experience in translational research, a strong teaching record, and administrative experience. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. For first consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2011. Position is open until filled, but no later than June 1, 2011. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Regina Gandour-Edwards MD, Vice Chair of Education, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine , c/o Patt Kregelo, Academic Personnel. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail to: Regina Gandour-Edwards,MD, Professor c/o Patt Kregelo Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 4400 V Street Sacramento, CA 95817 The University of California, Davis, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

 


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)

Director, Center for Global Cancer Research The NCI is seeking a dynamic and innovative global health leader to serve as its founding Director of the Center for Global Cancer Research (CGCR), located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This new Center will serve as the focal point for global health activities within the NCI. As the founding Director, the incumbent will lead the development and implementation of an NCI global cancer research strategy, and provide vision and planning for the global cancer research community. In leading the NCI global research enterprise, the CGCR will work in collaboration and partnership with other government and non-government agencies and organizations engaged in efforts to improve global health. The successful candidate will have an M.D. or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience working collaboratively on current efforts and initiatives to improve global health. Current knowledge of and relationships in global health, including the means of overcoming obstacles to disease control and research in resource-limited international settings are also essential. The incumbent must be an experienced manager of complex health programs with a record of outstanding performance and accomplishment. Of special importance are inter-personal skills, diplomatic expertise, integrity, vision, a collaborative philosophy, strong leadership and program coordination experience, and outstanding communication skills. Appointment will be an excepted service appointment under Title 42 (Public Health and Welfare Act: http://hr.od.nih.gov/hrguidance/employment/title42.htm); salary will be commensurate with experience. All applicants should submit an interest letter with a current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography and the names and addresses of five references (include email addresses) by November 22nd, 2010. Applications should be sent to:
Dr Michael Johnson CGCR Search Committee Chair c/o Patrick Miller Bldg. 31, Rm 10A18 31 Center Drive, MSC 2580 Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4258 Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers


Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Office of the Director

Associate Director for Prevention The NCI is seeking applicants for the Associate Director for Prevention within the Office of the Director, located in Bethesda, MD. The NCI coordinates the Nation’s research program on cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and control. http://www.cancer.gov The Associate Director for Prevention will provide strategic vision and leadership for NCI’s Cancer Prevention Research program to include planning, leading and advising on cancer prevention initiatives including early detection, cancer risk reduction, chemoprevention, nutritional science and global health as it relates to cancer. The incumbent will serve as the principal advisor to the NCI Director on the oversight of the NCI-wide cancer prevention program; guide NCI-wide cancer prevention research program across the spectrum from basic prevention science through clinical and translational research; set NCI-wide cancer prevention research policy and strategic goals; further research training programs focused on cancer prevention; expand NCI collaborations and scientific opportunities; serve as the NCI spokesperson and representative for the NCI Director; and oversee the NCI-wide cancer prevention research program including oversight of the planning, personnel, procurement, policy, grants, contracts and budget for cancer prevention research activities. To lead NCI’s Cancer Prevention program, the successful candidate must have a Ph.D and/or M.D. in a health science discipline or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. In addition, the individual must have expert knowledge of current cancer prevention and control initiatives, including screening and diagnosis and state-of-the- art cancer, clinical and translational research. Also, the individual must be able to provide strategic vision, management (staff and budget) and leadership to oversee the prevention program and have excellent written and oral communication skills. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership skills that will direct and implement the NCI’s cancer prevention objectives, plans, and policies in support of the National Cancer Program. All applicants should submit an interest letter with a current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography and three reference letters by December 10, 2010. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Robert Croyle Associate Director of Prevention Search Committee Chair c/o Patrick Miller Bldg. 31, Rm 10A18 31 Center Drive, MSC 2580 Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4258. Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.

 


Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Description: The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine seeks a dynamic surgical pathologist to lead a translational research program in Breast Pathology in the Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This is a full-time position in one of the University of California’s non-tenure track physician-investigator series. Responsibilities will include a clinical service in anatomic pathology, teaching, and collaborative research with the breast cancer team at UC Davis’ NCI-designated Cancer Center. The successful candidate will build on the many strengths in the department, Health System and campus, including an established program in proteomics and informatics, strong collaborative relationships with the Cancer Center and the Center for Comparative Medicine, and the Athena Breast Health Network, a unique UC-systemwide multi-year project that will enroll 150,000 women to gather breast cancer screening, demographic, lifestyle and other information UC Davis stands at an exciting moment in its history, as Linda P.B. Katehi became the sixth Chancellor of UC Davis in 2009. She has shaped a bold vision with an aspiration to become one of top five public research universities in the nation through excellence in teaching and service and expanding total research capacity from the current $600 million to approximately $1 billion annually. The Health System is an integral part of the vision as it exemplifies the attributes innovation, diversity, multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative engagement that differentiate UC Davis. Research awards to the Health System include one of the NIH’s first Clinical Translational Science Awards, in addition to Howard Hughes Medical Institute and BIRCHW awards. There are faculty development programs and mentored training programs available for junior faculty. Requirements: Candidates must have an MD degree, be board-certified or board-eligible in anatomic pathology, and meet the requirements for appointment at the Assistant, or Associate Professor level in one of UC’s non-tenure track series. Clinical experience in surgical pathology with special expertise in breast pathology is required, in addition to experience in translational research, a strong teaching record, and administrative experience. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. For first consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2011. Position is open until filled, but no later than June 1, 2011. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Regina Gandour-Edwards MD, Vice Chair of Education, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine , c/o Patt Kregelo, Academic Personnel. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail to: Regina Gandour-Edwards,MD, Professor c/o Patt Kregelo Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 4400 V Street Sacramento, CA 95817 The University of California, Davis, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

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