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[ ASHEcon 5th Biennial Conference: Health and Healthcare in America ]

Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014

Health & Healthcare in America:
From Economics to Policy

June 22-25, 2014

Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

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Oct 30 14

AHRQ Funding Opportunities

by charmaine

New Opportunities for AHRQ Large Research and Demonstration Grant Applications for Standing AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).

Notice Number:

NOT-HS-14-018

Key Dates

Release Date: October 6, 2014

Related Announcements

PA-14-290
PA-14-291

Issued by

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ

Purpose

This Notice informs the research community that AHRQ announces a new application budget limit and project period limit related to two AHRQ standing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA’s). These include the following program announcements:

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01), PA-14-291

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18), PA-14-290
This Notice is related ONLY to those grant applications that propose to conduct projects that fall within AHRQ Research Priority Areas #3 and #4. AHRQ Research Priority Areas are more fully described at www.ahrq.gov/funding/policies/foaguidance/index.html. Specifically, the relevant areas of interest for this Notice are:

Priority Area #3: Increase Accessibility to Health Care

Priority Area #4: Improve Health Care Affordability, Efficiency, and Cost Transparency

For the two large research project and research demonstration FOAs indicated above, for applications whose projects align with AHRQ Research Priority Areas #3 or #4, AHRQ will accept applications with a special budget limit and project period limit. The limits are:

Total annual budget: The total costs (direct and indirect costs) can be up to $400,000 annually for the entire project period

Maximum length of project period: The maximum project period is up to 2 years

NOTE: AHRQ will also continue to accept research applications for these two FOA’s in Research Project Areas #3 and #4 that fit within the budget limit and project period limit indicated within each FOA. For these two FOA’s, the limits are: up to $250,000 total costs annual limit and a project period of up to 5 years.

Any application submitted to AHRQ with a total budget request and project period limit as indicated in this Notice should reference this Notice (NOT-HS-14-018) in the grant application. These limits are in effect with the publication of this Notice. They will be allowable for all remaining submission dates in these two FOA’s. Information about the grant application process, including e-grant applications and the funding mechanisms noted above, can be found within the FOA’s. Grant information is also provided at www.ahrq.gov/fund/.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries as indicated below.

Priority Area #3: Increase Accessibility to Health Care:

Amy Taylor, Ph.D.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends
Telephone: 301-427-1660
Email: [email protected]

Melford Henderson
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends
Telephone: 301-427-1665
Email address: [email protected]

Priority Area #4: Improve Health Care Affordability, Efficiency, and Cost Transparency:

Brent Sandmeyer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
Telephone: 301-427-1441
Email: [email protected]

Geralyn (Geri) Goins
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
Telephone: 301-427-1419
Email: [email protected]

Oct 30 14

Multiple Faculty Positions at the University of Central Florida

by charmaine

The University of Central Florida, Department of Health Management and Informatics invites candidates for multiple faculty positions.

The University of Central Florida (UCF), Department of Health Management & Informatics (HMI), invites applications for a non-tenure, tenure track assistant, and tenured associate, or full professor position in our Health Services Administration Programs. A doctoral degree in Health Administration, Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Health or a related health field or discipline by the start of the appointment for the Assistant position. To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor, candidates must have a substantial publication and teaching record and have obtained extramural funding. For the instructor/ lecturer positions, an advanced degree in Health Administration, Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Health or a related health field or discipline is required. A doctorate degree is preferred, but outstanding candidates with a master’s degree and exceptional professional work experience may be considered for the instructor/lecturer positions.

Candidates must possess competencies through education, teaching, research, and/or work experience in one or more of the following content areas: health economics, healthcare finance, health policy, population health, epidemiology, and public health.

The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university, dedicated to serving its surrounding communities with their diverse and expanding populations, technological corridors, and international partners. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development, and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; and to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region; address national and international issues in key areas, and establish UCF as a major presence, and contribute to the global and local community.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor # 38265

Preference will be given to candidates who have post-doctoral academic experience in research and teaching and a strong record of scholarly publications in the content areas described above. Research experience will be demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. At the Associate and Full professor level we seek an individual who has an established reputation in one of the desired content areas. Candidates with a research focus in community-based, participatory research and service are preferred.

The candidate will join the Department of Health Management & Informatics, which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in health services administration (HSA), an executive healthcare management program (e-MSHSA), a fully online graduate program in healthcare informatics (HCI), and an undergraduate program in health informatics and information management (HIIM). The master’s in HSA and baccalaureate in HIIM are accredited by CAHME and CAHIIM, respectively. The undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA, and there is a Health Management and Research track included in the Public Affairs Ph.D. program offered by the College of Health and Public Affairs. The candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and/or graduate students, conduct quality research in one or more of the preferred content areas, and obtain externally funded research. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to develop community-based research and service initiatives.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor # 32206

Preference will be given to candidates who have post-doctoral academic experience in research and teaching and a strong record of scholarly publications in the content areas described above Research experience will be demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. At the Associate and Full professor level we seek an individual who has an established reputation in one of the desired content areas. Candidates with a teaching, service, and/or research focus in the community are preferred.

The candidate will join the Department of Health Management & Informatics, which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in health services administration (HSA), an executive healthcare management program (e-MSHSA), a fully online graduate program in healthcare informatics (HCI), and an undergraduate program in health informatics and information management (HIIM). The master’s in HSA and baccalaureate in HIIM are accredited by CAHME and CAHIIM, respectively. The undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA, and there is a Health Management and Research track included in the Public Affairs Ph.D. program offered by the College of Health and Public Affairs. The candidate will be expected to conduct quality research in one or more of the preferred content areas, teach undergraduate and/or graduate students, and obtain externally funded research.

Instructor/Lecturer (2 Positions) 37498

Preference will be given to candidates who have academic experience teaching both face-to-face and web-based courses in one or more of the content areas above. Candidates with a teaching and/or service focus in the community are preferred.

The candidate will join the Department of Health Management & Informatics, which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in health services administration (HSA), an executive healthcare management program (e-MSHSA), a fully online graduate program in healthcare informatics (HCI), and an undergraduate program in health informatics and information management (HIIM). The master’s in HSA and baccalaureate in HIIM are accredited by CAHME and CAHIIM, respectively. The undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA, and there is a Health Management and Research track included in the Public Affairs Ph.D. program offered by the College of Health and Public Affairs. The candidate will be expected to teach in the department’s HSA programs and to help strengthen the department’s community-based initiatives through community service and/or teaching (e.g., service learning, community-based projects, etc.).

Candidates

Applicants MUST apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at https://www.jobswithucf.com. Applicants must complete the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and submit the following: a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; evidence of effective teaching and strengths and accomplishments; a curriculum vitae; copy of transcripts; three current academic letters of reference; and five references for candidate support. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

APPLY AT: www.jobswithucf.com

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is no later than August 4, 2015.

Oct 30 14

Division Director, Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

by charmaine

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Director of the Division of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) in the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). An engaged leader is sought to enhance ongoing research, teaching and service activities and to provide vision for continued growth.

UIC’s SPH is the only fully accredited school of public health in Illinois. It is located within UIC’s medical campus and is one of six health science schools at UIC. The SPH has an exceptionally strong community focus. Its Chicago location provides a dynamic and diverse urban environment in which faculty, students, and staff members pursue the school’s mission. UIC is one of 108 U.S. universities classified as having “very high research activity.”

HPA has 22 research and practice faculty, and over 350 students. HPA is one of the four academic divisions in the SPH. The Division has vital collaborations with local, state, and federal health agencies. It offers several degree programs, including MPH (Health Policy and Administration; Public Health Informatics), MHA (Healthcare Administration), MS (Health Policy; Health Services Research), MS in Clinical and Translational Science, and PhD degree programs. Besides these degree programs, HPA offers several on-line certificate programs. HPA faculty also are active in two school-wide degree programs, the Bachelor of Arts in public health degree program, which graduated its first cohort of students in 2014, and the DrPH in Leadership program, which offers an on-line curriculum for mid-career public health professionals.

HPA has strong research, educational, and service activities in many areas, including research focused on policies and programs to address the obesity epidemic, the AIDS epidemic in low-income countries, the impact of health insurance provision, and access to care among vulnerable populations. HPA faculty also has strong ties and collaborative research with UIC’s Institute for Health Research and Policy. The SPH has a growing commitment to developing research and training in global health internationally and within Chicago’s many diverse ethnic communities.
Duties: The Division Director is the academic officer directly responsible for: the operation of the division, including budget, personnel, curriculum and planning; maintenance of the overall quality and standards of the programs of the division; developing and implementing new initiatives; and selecting and mentoring faculty, staff and students.

In this regard, it is expected that the Division Director will:

  • Maintain a collegial climate that is open and accepting of different ideas or perspectives;
  • Set strategic priorities;
  • Develop and implement new initiatives;
  • Provide vision and leadership for research, teaching, service and other scholarly activities of the division;
  • Recruit, supervise, evaluate and mentor faculty, staff and students;
  • Manage personnel and resources for the maximal benefit of the division and the school.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have an established national reputation, strong scientific background in a field relevant to HPA, proven leadership skills and qualifications for a rank of Professor with tenure. An active research program, including a successful record of extramural funding, is required. Strong communication and management skills, experience in or commitment to furthering scholarship in public health practice, evidence of successful mentoring, and an entrepreneurial attitude are assets.

How to appy:

Applicants must electronically submit an online application and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three references. For fullest consideration please submit an online application at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=44515 by January 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been field.

The University of Illinois at Chicago has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans.

Oct 15 14

Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

by charmaine

The Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an open faculty position in health economics with an emphasis on applied microeconomics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a closely related field. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates will be evaluated by their potential to develop an innovative research agenda which includes publishing in high-impact journals and obtaining extramural funding. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and advising graduate students in the department’s masters and doctoral programs, as well as other programs in the School. Teaching graduate-level courses in applied microeconomics and/or health economics is expected.

Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the Search Committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applications from minorities and women are actively encouraged. Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Applications should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Bradley Herring, and submitted through the American Economic Association’s Job Openings for Economists (AEA’s JOE) Network website: https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2014-02_111451004. Applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, and research paper; and arrange for three references to upload recommendation letters.

Oct 9 14

Assistant/Associate Professors, University of Michigan Medical School

by charmaine

Job Description

The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking up to five assistant/ associate professors to expand substantially its Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems. The positions are full-time on the tenure-track, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. We seek innovative scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not restricted to: information, computing and statistical sciences; public health; informatics; complexity and systems sciences; behavioral and social sciences; organizational and policy sciences; engineering; and economics. Faculty will collaboratively address the grand challenge of transforming health-related systems, locally and globally, into entities that learn and improve through continuous self-study in order to benefit the health of individuals and populations.

The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS)

The DLHS is a first-in-the-nation academic department focused on learning applied to health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and ultra-large scale systems. DLHS operates in three divisions. (1) The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems primarily focuses on learning at higher levels of scale. (2) The Division of Professional Education primarily addresses learning by individuals. (3) The Clinical Simulation Center deploys advanced simulation technology and conducts a related program of research. (The DLHS was formerly the Department of Medical Education. With its new name and mission, the department addresses a much broader scope of learning and change.)

The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems

Within DLHS, the Division is an interdisciplinary community of scientists focused on improving health care at the levels of interprofessional teams, complex organizations, regional networks, and national and multi-national systems. The Division addresses how these systems can routinely “learn” and improve through continuous self-study and self-surveillance, applying analytical methods that convert data to knowledge, and subsequent application of that knowledge to drive beneficial change. In collaboration with colleagues across the campus, the Division’s research programs examine fundamental questions and develop novel methods related to the creation, operation, and sustainability of “learning systems” that support health care, public health, and biomedical research. Its educational programs will include a new doctorate in learning health sciences and opportunities to participate in the curricula of other schools and colleges within the University. The Division’s service activities will engage health systems in becoming “learning systems.” For further information about DLHS, and the Division, see http://lhs.medicine.umich.edu

Faculty responsibilities include

  • Develop and lead collaborative, cutting-edge research programs related to the design, development, operation, and/or evaluation of learning health systems at the organizational, regional, national, and/or global levels of scale.
  • Advance the field of learning systems through scholarly development and dissemination of theory, research, and innovation.
  • Participate in developing graduate curricula and courses, and offer courses appropriate to the individual’s background.
  • As time and priorities permit, assist health-related entities in becoming learning systems.
    Collaborate with colleagues in other schools and colleges within the University to advance shared missions.

Start-up packages are available to help successful candidates establish sustainable research programs. Joint appointments with other departments across the University will be available and encouraged.

To qualify for a position, an applicant must have