Academic Medicine, Healthcare, Physician Leadership, Research

Parkinson’s Disease Tenure-Track Faculty Investigator

  • UT Health San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX

Several academic components of the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are collaborating to recruit an established Parkinson’s Disease (PD) investigator to a tenure track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Individuals holding PhD and/or MD degrees with an outstanding record of innovative research in the field of neurodegeneration, especially PD, are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding for research.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive start-up package, salary, and state-of-the-art laboratory space. The candidate will be encouraged to establish an outstanding externally funded research program in PD, engage in productive scientific collaborations, and provide exemplary mentorship for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents. The candidate is expected to take on a leadership role for our initiative to submit an application to NIH/NINDS for a Udall Center of Excellence in PD.

This initiative is supported by the following UT Health San Antonio departments and centers of excellence:

  • Ruby and Perry Stevens Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence – providing a collaborative home for Parkinson’s Disease research, with submission of Udall Grant application in late 2020;
  • Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies – which announced in Sept 2020 renewal of Claude Pepper and Nathan Shock grants, with total $11M over the next 5-years;
  • Center for Biomedical Neuroscience – with over 120 members from 6 basic science and 11 clinical departments, achieving $44M in NIH funding and $74M in total funding;
  • Research Imaging Institute – with 28,000 sq ft of space, housing laboratories and computing facilities, operated as an “open door“ laboratory, allowing ready access to MRI, PET, TMS, EMG, and computational support systems;
  • Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology – with recent establishment the Mouse Genome Engineering and Transgenic Facility, as part of building institutional infrastructure for investigators;
  • Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases – facilitating basic and translational research efforts, including access to the Biggs Institute Brain Bank;

UT Health San Antonio, part of The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a major center for patient care in South Texas. The Health Science Center is composed of eight campuses across San Antonio and South Texas. It has 4.5 million square feet of owned and leased facilities for education, research, treatment and administration. The University employs approximately 5,400 full-time faculty and staff and has a budget of approximately $806 million. UT Health San Antonio is composed of five schools: Dentistry, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing. The University offers over degree programs 55 programs. More than 3,200 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities in South Texas. UT Health San Antonio has over 50 accredited ACGME Residency and fellowship programs with over 700 residents who learn and work in San Antonio and Lower Rio Grande Valley campuses in teaching hospitals.

The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is the largest trainer of physicians in South Texas, many of whom remain in San Antonio and the region to practice medicine. With full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school annually educates more than 900 students and trains 800 residents. The UT Health Physicians practice is the largest vertically integrated medical group in San Antonio with 850 physicians in more than 100 specialties

University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. University Hospital is undergoing a $899.4 million expansion and renovation, which includes:

  • New Sky Tower, completed April 2014 – 84 bed emergency department, 35 operating rooms and 420 new private rooms.
  • Clinical Pavilion, completed Jan 2013 – 269,000 square foot, six-story building downtown with primary care, specialty care, radiology, ASC, lab and pharmacy.
  • Women and Children’s Tower, expected to open in 2022, – 250 private rooms and a heart, vascular and endoscopy suite in the hospitals existing Sky Tower will expand the system from three catherization labs to five catherization labs. The project also includes a new parking structure and an additional shell space for future growth

In March 2021, University Health announced the building of a new $450M, 144-bed hospital to offer specialty care in cancer, orthopedics, urology, and thoracic and bariatric surgery. This new facility will be a major site for early phase clinical trials, including novel immunologic and stem cell therapies for cancer.

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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