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Mission

The IU Center for Global Health develops mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools and countries for the primary purpose of creating and implementing sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide, and preparing a critical mass of health education and health research experts in these communities to become the next generation of local, national and global health leaders.

A G

Adrian Gardner

Director

Email:
gardner5@iu.edu
D L

Deb Litzelman

Director of Education

Phone:
317-274-9145
Email:
dklitzel@iu.edu
K W

Kara Wools-Kaloustian

Director of Research

Email:
kwools@iu.edu

Support for Racial Equity

At the IU Center for Global Health, our mission is to improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide.

This does not and cannot mean that we focus only on inequities between high and low-income countries, but also on the inequities that exist in our own country, the state of Indiana and our own neighborhoods. Too often, where an individual is born or their ethnic heritage determines their opportunities, health status and life expectancy. Social, economic and health equity is a key value of our Center, not only as we look outward to the global community, but also as we look inward to our own country, state and community.

Career Opportunities

AMPATH Consortium Executive Field Director

The Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking outstanding candidates for Executive Field Director. This faculty position has administrative, clinical, educational and research responsibilities including:

• With the executive committee of the Center for Global Health, contribute to the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) vision, mission and strategic plan in Kenya, and oversee its implementation in the field. Provide leadership for the fullest possible expression and integration of the tripartite academic mission—care, research and education, and AMPATH’s vision, mission and values.
• Serve as Indiana University’s and the AMPATH Consortium’s principal representative in Kenya to the leadership of Moi University (MU), Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), the Government of Kenya (GOK), the US Embassy, and other pertinent institutions and agencies.
• Serve as a member of the AMPATH executive committee.
• Serve in a counterpart relationship with the MTRH CEO, MU Principal and Deans, and work closely with the AMPATH Executive Director for Care and provide him/her with assistance when requested.
• Participate as a visiting faculty member within a department of MU School of Medicine (MUSM), including but not limited to practicing medicine and engaging in the delivery of clinical service.
• Support the AMPATH Consortium’s team leaders and discipline leaders to provide educational programming and oversite for AMPATH Consortium institutions’ residents and students while living in Eldoret.
• Support the AMPATH Consortium’s team leaders and discipline leaders to provide opportunities for Kenyan learners to engage in AMPATH consortium opportunities.
• Assist and facilitate efforts by AMPATH’s co-directors of research to achieve their objectives and overall mission and vision including nurturing research infrastructure.

• Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. MD degree with 5-7 years of global health or relevant health system experience

• The Executive Field Director is required to live full-time in Eldoret, Kenya, at the IU House whenever legal and institutional permissions allow.

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AMPATH Hematology-Oncology Team Leader

 Indiana University Center for Global Health and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) are seeking a BC/BE subspecialist in Medical Oncology, Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology or other suitable oncology subspecialty, to serve as the AMPATH Oncology Team Leader in Eldoret, Kenya beginning July, 2021.

The primary goal of this position is to increase the clinical and research workforce capacity in low to middle income countries, and to develop North American opportunities in the field of global oncology. Job responsibilities of the AMPATH Oncology Team Leader include leading the growth of global research and education that is impactful in screening, prevention, and treatment of cancer, including palliative care. It is expected that the Team Leader will successfully compete for extramural funding within 1-2 years and publish his/hers work focused on bidirectional innovation (i.e. work will advance health equities in Indiana and around the world). Specific duties include supervising resident/student oncology consult service of MTRH, providing outpatient care in an urban and/or rural clinic serving patients with cancer or blood diseases, developing curricula for Kenyan and American post-graduate trainees, and coordinating electives for visiting fellows, residents and students from Indiana University and collaborating medical schools and training programs.

 

AMPATH Kenya Internal Medicine Team Leader

The Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking outstanding candidates for the role of the team leader to be ambassador, driver, and guide of the educational mission between the North American and Kenyan institutions of the AMPATH consortium.

The team leader resides in Kenya full-time and their primary mission is to build capacity through workforce development. They accomplish this by working closely with Kenyan and North American faculty, residents, and medical students to support a positive learning environment that is respectful to all. Specific responsibilities for the Internal Medicine Team Leader include: hosting North American visitors (medical trainees and teaching faculty) in Kenya, coordinating electives for Kenyan learners in North America, and functioning as a visiting lecturer within the Department of Internal Medicine at Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. The team leader engages with other service and scholarly work to the degree that these advance the primary mission of capacity building and workforce development.

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Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at the IU School of Medicine Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine seeks a strong academic leader for the Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at the Department of Medicine.

  • The Division of Infectious Diseases consists of 29 faculty members who have numerous close clinical and research associations with other departments. Some other highlights:
    • Clinical practice takes place at five hospitals within the Indiana University Health (IUH) System as well as at Eskenazi Health Hospital (County Hospital) and the Roudebush VA.
    • The Division has a rich history in research and currently has in excess of $4.7 million in extramural funding from the NIH, CDC, and industry.
    • The Infectious Diseases Division plays an active role in the education of learners from the medical student level through fellowship.
    • The ID Division holds a T32 postdoctoral research training grant entitled “Sexually Transmitted Infections and other infections of Global Health Significance”.
    • The division footprint includes 8,417 square feet of administrative space and 7,280 square feet of research space.
    • The ID Division holds several endowments including an endowed chair, and endowed fellowship position, and an endowment which supports research related to HIV.
    • In addition, the Medical School has access to endowment money and additional resources, specifically for the recruitment of physician scientists.


 

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