The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the largest, most comprehensive facility for medical treatment, medical education, and biomedical research in Arkansas. UAMS impacts the state of Arkansas economy by generating 18,500 jobs and $3.92 billion expenditures annually. As the only medical school in a state with 2.96 million people, UAMS enjoys statewide support from Arkansas’ citizens and a cooperative relationship with the state legislature. Established in 1879, UAMS includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health-Related Professions, as well as a Graduate School. With 64 degree programs, UAMS has 2,890 students: 682 in the College of Medicine, 712 in nursing, 468 in pharmacy, 153 in public health, 558 in health-related professions, and 317 in graduate school. Additionally, UAMS has 782 residents. Nearly 80% of UAMS’ students remain in Arkansas after graduation as teachers, researchers, and medical practitioners.
The Department of Internal Medicine at the UAMS has a growing hematology program. The hematology program has formerly been part of the Division of Hematology-Oncology, but on July 1, 2016 a new Division of Hematology was established. Major growth is anticipated in hematology, and a new division that focuses on malignant and benign hematology has been established to foster the research, clinical and educational growth in this important area.
The Division Director, Division of Hematology is being recruited to be the inaugural leader of the Division and will be an integral part of the leadership in the Department. The Division Director, Division of Hematology will be an academic hematologist on the tenure track at the Associate or full Professor level and will be a key leader for research program growth, clinical programs and education. The Division Director of Hematology will also play a key leadership role in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (WPRCI). It is expected the Division Director will make important research and clinical contributions as the WPRCI moves toward designation as a Cancer Institute by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the NIH.
Resources are available for the new Division Director to recruit two additional scientists or physician-scientists who will be carefully selected to advance the focused research programs in the Division. Excellent laboratory space and access to extensive core facilities will be provided. There are opportunities for extensive collaborations, including collaborations with investigators in the Department of Bioinformatics and numerous cancer-related programs.
- At least seven years of experience as an academic hematologist.
- National recognition as a first rate physician-scientist. The candidate may be an MD or MD-PhD.
- A record of outstanding research productivity and substantial renewed funding by the NIH.
- Research and clinical focus on malignant hematology. The candidate may or may not have advanced training in bone marrow transplantation.