Director and Senior Faculty, Supportive Oncology

The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is poised to launch a substantial, long term initiative in supportive oncology in partnership with the Walther Cancer Foundation, IU Simon Cancer Center, and IU Health.  These partners have ambitious goals to 1) transform the health care experience of patients with cancer and their families from the time of initial diagnosis and throughout the course of care; and 2) achieve this transformation as part of an academic, learning health system such that the lessons learned are broadly disseminated to impact cancer care throughout the nation. In recent years, academic palliative medicine at IUSM has established a robust infrastructure with the support of the Walther Cancer Foundation, other foundations and funding agencies, and the health system. The IUSM is now poised to recruit leaders in supportive oncology, equipped with substantial resources and enterprise-wide support, to take this burgeoning initiative to the next level of excellence and transformation of cancer care. We invite you to take a look at these new leadership positions and consider joining us to build this ambitious vision of a premier academic supportive oncology program.

Candidates interested in this opportunity should visit http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/jobs to apply. Please include one PDF containing the following: (1) a short letter of interest noting key experiences, and (2) a curriculum vitae.

Director, Supportive OncologySenior Faculty, Psycho-oncology

One of the most critical steps in achieving this shared vision for supportive oncology is the recruitment of an experienced investigator and visionary leader in the field of palliative care and oncology. This leader will be supported by one of two endowed chairs created by the initial Walther investments in this initiative. The ideal candidate will have a history of independent extramural funding, experience mentoring learners and junior faculty, and the skills and vision required to foster interdisciplinary research and clinical care. This leader will have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills needed to both navigate and capitalize on existing resources, people, and strengths in our complex, matrixed environment. Candidates should possess an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD.

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A vital component of this shared vision for supportive oncology is recruiting a leader in psychosocial-centered oncology care delivery and research. Psycho-oncologists are invited to consider the above directorship as well as this senior faculty position. This position will be supported by one of two endowed chairs created by the initial Walther investments in this initiative. The ideal candidate will have a history of independent extramural funding. Scientific leadership in areas related to psycho-oncology, palliative care and oncology is preferred. Candidates should possess an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD.

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Search Committee Roster

Mary Austrom, PhD
Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs
Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

Susan Hickman, PhD
Co-director, Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center
Professor of Nursing

Bill Kronenberger, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

Pat Loehrer, Sr., MD
Associate Dean for Cancer Research, IU School of Medicine
Director, IU Simon Cancer Center
H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology

Tom McAlllister, MD
Chair and Albert E. Sterne Professor of Psychiatry

Ryan Nagy, MD
President, IU Health Methodist and University Hospitals

Erin Newton, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Greg Sachs, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Investigator, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Lexy Torke, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Associate Director, Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics

Lois Travis, MD, ScD
The Lawrence D. Einhorn Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Cancer Survivorship Research Program

Rich Zellars, MD
Chair of Radiation Oncology

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