The Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting experienced Research Faculty to advance its research core. Faculty in this new core will conduct translational studies and health services research to improve primary care and enhance health equity. Two full-time positions are open. The Chair of the Department is a successful NIH-funded investigator with multiple behavioral clinical trials addressing chronic disease health inequities. We are seeking individuals who will conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research, engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.), and can mentor other faculty members.
Rush University partners with the University of Chicago and other local health systems and universities in the Institute for Translational Medicine ( www.chicagoitm.org ), a NIH translational sciences center. With DePaul University, Rush established the Center for Community Health Equity ( https://www.healthequitychicago.org/ ) to advance public health and reduce health disparities through community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service. Rush is also a participant in the PCORI-funded Chicago-Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN ( http://capricorncdrn.org/ ). These networks, combined with Rush's own internal culture of interprofessional collaboration, make this a rich environment in which talented researchers can thrive.
Ideal candidates would be Family Physicians, but we also welcome doctoral-level candidates with training in Behavioral Sciences, Translational Basic Science, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, or other related fields.
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. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. T...hese accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.