The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the first public and the fifth oldest medical school in the United States, and the first to institute a residency training program. The School of Medicine was the founding school of the University of Maryland and today is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. UMSOM serves as the anchor for a large academic health center which aims to provide the best medical education, conduct the most innovative biomedical research and provide the best patient care and community service to Maryland and beyond. It is a leading research institution dedicated to research and training (7th among 76 public U.S. medical schools and 20th among all 138 U.S. medical schools in research grant and contract expenditures). The University places tremendous value on research and training programs, which are integral to achieving clinical care objectives.
UMSOM recently launched an unprecedented faculty recruitment initiative, Special Trans-Disciplinary Recruitment Award Program (STRAP), designed to attract top scientists to the School, and to significantly catalyze the School of Medicine’s goal to accelerate discoveries, cures, and therapeutics for the most serious diseases that cause morbidity, mortality, and disability. The program is the most significant and ambitious effort to recruit scientists in the School’s nearly 210-year old history. It signifies an aggressive move by UMSOM to rise to the highest echelon of leading biomedical research institutions in the nation.
Within the Department of Medicine, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is committed to both preventing cardiovascular disease and improving the lives of people with cardiovascular disease. The cardiovascular program at UMSOM has a regional, national, and international reputation for the treatment of complex cardiovascular disease, heart failure/transplant, pulmonary hypertension, imaging, and complex dysrhythmias. Its physicians are highly sought after and are considered leaders in many areas.
UMSOM is seeking an established physician investigator to serve as Director of Cardiovascular Research in the Division of Cardiology. Specifically, the Director of Cardiovascular Research should have a strong history of external funding and possess the ability to develop and sustain ongoing collaborative relationships with research leadership throughout the department and the School of Medicine. In addition, the Director of Cardiovascular Research will establish and sustain an externally funded individual research program consistent with the Division and School of Medicine’s vision, assist in recruitment, serve as a mentor, participate in national meetings, and enhance cardiology research opportunities.
- MD or MD/PhD is required.
- Strong history of federal grant support, including sustained NIH funding.
- Accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill the University of Maryland criteria for associate professor or professor level faculty appointment.
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