The University of California,
San Francisco (UCSF) and the Division of Research (DOR) at Kaiser
Permanente Northern California have joined to offer a ,
a program to train junior faculty to be successful, independent
clinical investigators in women's health and chronic diseases.
This new program builds
on the research successes of both UCSF and Kaiser, the institutions'
commitment to women's health, and the availability of extensive
supporting resources to develop a training environment for scholars
who will have sustained contribution to the field of women's health.
This partnership affords a unique opportunity to offer a training
program that can meet the long-term goal of increasing both the
amount and quality of multidisciplinary research conducted on
women's health and the number of individuals with successful research
careers in women's health.
UCSF and Kaiser have
a rich research environment with an extensive array of ongoing
research projects in women's health. Nationally and internationally
renowned women's health scholars can be identified in almost every
school, department, and research unit. This breadth of expertise
is supported by a nationally recognized clinical program in women's
health, (UCSF Women's Health), a commitment to the promotion of
women as leaders, efforts to reform the medical school curriculum
to vertically integrate women's health, and strong long-term relationships
with communities caring for and about women. Because of this broad-based
campus agenda for women's health, UCSF was designated one of the
original six National
Centers of Excellence in Women's Health by the Department
of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Office on Women's
would also have the opportunity to collaborate with Kaiser Permanente's
Northern California Region Women's Health Program and with key
clinical learders in appropriate specialites to ensure that research
findings are incorporated into practice.
We have organized our
strengths in women's health and chronic disease into 13
Interdisciplinary Research Areas: 8 disease areas (Alcohol
and Substance Abuse, Breast Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes,
HIV in Women, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Skeletal Health, and
Urinary Incontinence) and 5 cross-cutting research areas (Aging,
Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, Sex Hormones, and Women's Imaging).
Thirteen senior faculty serve as Senior
Mentors, who have successful research careers in women's health
or relevant chronic diseases and strong track records of training
Please see our Program
Description for a more detailed description of the Program
and the Training Plan.
Applicants can be MDs
or PhDs, but must have research experience and training, scholarship,
expertise, or programmatic expertise or programmatic experience
that can be translated into a clinical research career. Applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents. Successful
applicants will have training in clinical research methods, a
clear research agenda, the potential to obtain independent research
funding, and evidence of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
The selection process will emphasize talent, commitment to women's
health, potiential fit with our strengths, and diversity. Candidates
will affiliate with a clinical department at UCSF or with the
DOR. UCSF scholars will be appointed to In-Residence Assistant
Professor positions in the appropriate department depending upon
their area of specialty. DOR scholars will be appointed to the
equivalent position, Research Scientist I or Physician I, at DOR.
DOR Physicians are members of the Permanente Group.
We are seeking applicants
who share a passion for research and have the potential to become
leaders in their field. The application
deadline is March 1, 2002 with an expected start date of July