Openings

Division of Health Services Research Research Psychiatrist

The UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) and the Department of Psychiatry in Little Rock, Arkansas is seeking a psychiatrist at the level of Assistant Professor for the Division of Health Services Research (DHSR) and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems (CAVHS). This will be a full-time, non-tenure or tenure track position. Combining research, education and clinical services into one state-of-the-art facility, PRI serves as the epicenter for UAMS Psychiatry and is the only one of its kind in Arkansas. With its tall glass facade and naturally lighted atrium, PRI is a modern monument to those who helped create it and those who continue to serve it as they attempt to shed light on the world of mental illness. The five-story, 110,000 square-foot building offers inpatient and outpatient services, with 40 beds dedicated to psychiatric patients.

The mission of DHSR is to improve the lives of individuals with mental health and substance abuse use disorders by conducting scientifically rigorous research in close partnership with clinical and community stakeholders. We seek to test hypotheses about: 1) the determinants and outcomes of mental health and substance use disorders, 2) the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of new interventions, and 3) the effect of implementation strategies designed to promote the adoption of evidence-based practices in real world settings. DHSR is looking for an experienced psychiatrist who will work with highly motivated staff to expand its portfolio of federally funded research. For more information about our faculty and research portfolio, visit our web site at: http://psychiatry.uams.edu/dhsr.

The successful candidate will also work as a Clinical Psychiatrist within CAVHS. DHSR is the home to five nationally recognized VA-funded mental health services research centers and two post-doctoral research training programs.

Requirements: Applicants must have the potential to obtain NIH, DOD, PCORI and/or VA funding with strong academic credentials and the motivation to compete for federal funding. Must have excellent planning, communication and leadership skills. All candidates will be handled in strict confidence.

To apply, please send indication of interest and CV to: Bridgette Larkin at blarkin@uams.edu

Contact Information:

Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD.
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Health Services Research
Psychiatric Research Institute
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
4301 West Markham, Slot #554
Little Rock, AR 72205
P: (501) 526-8131 F: (501) 526-8199

Assistant/Associate Faculty Positions

The Division of Health Services Research (DHSR) is seeking Mental Health Services Researchers to join our highly motivated research team. DHSR is one of four research divisions in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and an integral component of the Psychiatric Research Institute. For two decades, DHSR has been recognized as one of the largest, most comprehensive, and innovative health services research centers in the nation. Since 1990, DHSR faculty has been awarded over $80 million in extramural grants. DHSR is also the academic home to four nationally recognized VA-funded health services research centers and two post-doctoral research training programs.

DHSR is looking for investigators who will work with highly motivated staff to expand the DHSR portfolio of federally funded research. Research interests should be compatible with DHSR’s mission to improve the lives of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders by conducting scientifically rigorous research in close partnership with clinical and community stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the ability or potential to effectively lead research teams and to collaborate with investigators across a wide range of disciplines. An active program of scholarship and publication is essential. For more senior scholars a track record of externally funded research and for more junior scholars, clear potential and prospects for attracting extramural funding are important. Candidates should have a PhD in a humanities, public health, or social science field including, but not limited to epidemiology, health services research, demography, economics, sociology, and anthropology. Two full-time, non-tenure or tenure-track positions are available and include the opportunity for joint appointments within our VA-funded research centers. Faculty rank and compensation will be commiserate with experience. All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence and should be accompanied by a CV and a letter of inquiry.

Send applications to:
Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Health Services Research
Department of Psychiatry
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St.
Slot 755
Little Rock, AR 72205
For more information, contact:
Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
(501) 526-8131
HudsonTeresaJ@uams.edu

Associate Director for the Center for Mental Healthcare & Outcomes Research

The Center for Mental Healthcare & Outcomes Research (CeMHOR), an HSR&D-funded Center of Innovation (COIN), is seeking an Associate Director. CeMHOR is located at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) in Little Rock, Arkansas and has a rich 25 year history. Our mission is to optimize outcomes for Veterans by conducting innovative research to improve access to and engagement in evidence-based mental health and substance use care.

The Associate Director works closely with the CeMHOR Director to provide scientific and programmatic leadership for CeMHOR. The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the center and will serve as a mentor/and advisor to junior faculty and staff. He/she will foster growth and recognition of the center by promoting and facilitating applications for funding from VA and other sources; making education and training opportunities available for investigators and staff; and helping investigators disseminate and implement research results.

The ideal candidate should be a mid-level to senior-level investigator with a track record of publications in the areas of mental health, specialty settings, primary care, rural mental health, tele-mental health and/or access and engagement in mental health care or substance abuse care. Candidates should have an MD or a doctorate in health services research, epidemiology, public health, or other health-related discipline. The candidate should have considerable experience as a Principal Investigator and have experience obtaining funding from VA, NIH, DoD, and/or PCORI. Management experience would also be advantageous.

If interested, please send your resume/curriculum vitae and letter of interest to: Richard R. Owen, M.D. Richard.owen2@va.gov.