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Date Posted: 02-AUG-2012
PIN Number: #22022
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine is seeking applicants with a well documented expertise in health informatics. The candidate should possess the qualifications to hold the rank of Professor. PhD, MD degree or equivalent. UTHSC and ORNL are proposing a Governor's Chair for Health Informatics to be collaboratively shared between the institutions with the academic home of the Chair holder being located at UTHSC. The successful candidate will have expertise in health informatics to create innovative health applications related to the prevention or intervention in chronic disease states such as obesity or hypertension. We envision their approaches to include such strategies as use of electronic health records and development of advanced algorithms and modeling to provide insight into clinical trials and/or outcomes research; identify patient populations for perspective clinical trials and health outcomes studies; extract patient-specific datasets to conduct comparative effectiveness analyses; identity pathways to a more personalized medicine approach; combine patient-specific EHR data with data from other sources to conduct cost and decision analyses; compare provider performance over time in order to sustain significant improvements in quality of care; examine the effectiveness of specific interventions in population samples using appropriate study designs. Being able to bring together this vast database with the well-established computing capability of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) with expertise in study design and epidemiology is an exciting opportunity. ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the US Department of Energy. The present proposal is for recruitment of clinical information in order to leverage the expertise and resources currently in place. In this way we propose to meld the three key elements together such that important questions in comparative effectiveness research and areas of public health, for example childhood obesity, are addressed. Applicants should send their curriculum vita to Dr. Polly Hofmann, Associate Dean &Professor(Physiology)/Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine. Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Polly Hofmann, PhD, Associate Dean & Professor
Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Phone: 901-448-7384
Fax: 901-448-7126
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