Specific Title: Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology within the Department of Pediatrics. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader, who will lead the division to national and international prominence as a clinical, educational and research center of excellence in pediatric endocrinology.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. In addition to the flagship campus in Indianapolis, the school has eight campuses in communities that range from urban hubs like Gary to rural communities such as Terre Haute, allowing learners to experience medicine in all settings.
The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 360-member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States (Peds 2019 #7 among all medical schools and #3 among all public institutions) and has 18 Fellowship programs. There is a new large pediatric clinical research center, a new pediatric outpatient center dedicated to general pediatrics and neurodevelopment related divisions in pediatrics, genetics, and psychiatry. There are also State-of-the-art laboratories in a dedicated pediatric research building, a clinical research center, a well-functioning biobank, six T32 fellow training grants and one K12s that support research in the Department. Our nationally recognized Division of Children's Health Research is available for collaboration and as a resource. The Department also has research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics.
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology was founded in the 1980's and currently has 17 faculty members and 3 fellows. Faculty in the division are engaged in cutting-edge clinical, basic and translational research in type I and type 2 diabetes as well as in a wide variety of endocrine conditions. The division has a well-established ACGME accredited fellowship program that has been in existence since 1988. Faculty in the division serve in numerous national leadership positions and are considered experts in their field. The division has an extremely busy clinical service and a referral base of ~5 million. Approximately 13,000 outpatient visits take place each year at Riley and IU North as well as in outreach clinics in South Bend, Evansville, Bloomington and at St. Francis. The diabetes team, comprised of nurse practitioners, CDEs and social workers, cares for over 2000 patients, 57% of whom are on insulin pumps. The division is renowned for its dynamic, innovative and collaborative faculty and a well-rounded combination of state-of-the-art research and comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical care.
Faculty would be joining a vibrant research community with a particular strength in diabetes and metabolic research. IUSM is the home to the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD), one of 18 NIH P30 funded Diabetes Research Centers. The CDMD provides support for research cores, pilot and feasibility grant funding, and a number of enrichment activities, including an Annual Diabetes Symposium and weekly multidisciplinary seminar series. IUSM diabetes faculty provide leadership to several large national and international multisite diabetes networks and studies, including Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD), the Integrated Islet Distribution Program, the Immune Tolerance Network, the Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) study, the Comparative Effectiveness Study of Major Glycemia-lowering Medications for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (GRADE), the Human Islet Research Network, and the Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network (RADIANT). In addition, IUSM is home to the NIH-funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), which is a statewide research partnership between IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame University. IUSM is also affiliated with the prestigious Regenstrief Institute, a national and international leader in patient-centered research and health informatics, and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, connecting academic institutions and industry partners in Indiana.
The Division Chief will be responsible for:
Advancing the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, the Department of Pediatrics, and the IU School of Medicine.
Promoting the academic careers of faculty and fellows.
Directing the continued delivery of state-of-the-art pediatric endocrinology consultation and care to the children and youth of Indiana and the Midwest region.
Championing an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care and consultation through development of systems and value-based care.
Providing leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of Pediatric Endocrinology.
Strengthening and supporting further development of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship.
Pioneering new research in the field through their own efforts or alternatively faculty in the Division.
Opportunities for Collaboration and Research:
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the nation's best children's hospitals and with the 316 beds is the only hospital in Indiana that is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals. Riley offers more clinical trials for children than any other hospital in the state and treats the vast majority of children in Indiana diagnosed with cancer.
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Pediatric Dialysis Program.
The recent addition of a new Pediatric Care Center (PCC) provides a centralized location for the divisions of General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Child Development, Pediatric Psychiatry and the LEND program.
Riley Maternity & Newborn Health at IU Health, a new comprehensive statewide program consisting of a hospital-based center and an expanded perinatal network is being developed.
The IUPUI Center for Translating Research to Practice is one of several strategic initiatives of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
IUPUI is also home to the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.
Faculty also have access to a wide variety of research development resources.
The Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, an NIH-funded P30 Center with state of the art research cores, Pilot and Feasibility program, and Enrichment program. There are currently over 95 members of the Center with research interests that span basic sciences to community-based interventions.
Regenstrief Institute is an internationally respected non-profit medical research organization associated with Indiana University. Regenstrief's Informaticians have created the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), a community-wide health information exchange now including more than 18 hospitals.
Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is an independent, nonprofit discovery science and applied research institute focused on innovation targeting diabetes, cardio-metabolic diseases and poor nutrition. IBRI brings together life sciences companies and research universities to effectively pursue research to improve human health.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
Board Certified in Pediatric Endocrinology
A minimum of 5 years' experience in clinical, educational, or research excellence in pediatric endocrinology
Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
Expertise in basic, clinical, translational or implementation science research
Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment for Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical-educator or tenure track
Department Contact for Questions:
Committee Chair David Hains, MD email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM009532016
Internal Number: 10157
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.