Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

Website LSU Louisiana Children's Medical Center Cancer Center

LSUHSC-NO is the State of Louisiana’s flagship comprehensive academic medical center, known for the quality of its academic and training programs in educating most of Louisiana’s health care professionals in its six schools including medicine, the graduate school, allied health professions, the pre-eminent public school of public health, the state’s only dental school, and the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health center. The faculty and staff of LSUHSC-NO engage in healthcare delivery, research, and teaching statewide in conjunction with over one hundred affiliated hospitals and other health science- related institutions. LSUHSC-NO provides vital public service through direct patient care including care of indigent and uninsured patients as well as through referral services, continuing education, and public health information. In addition, the University works cooperatively with two Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) to focus on improving the number and distribution of healthcare providers in underserved rural and urban areas of Louisiana.

Louisiana Children’s Medical Center (LCMC Health) is a New Orleans–based, non-profit health system with six hospitals, six urgent care centers, and physician practices across the region. Founded by Louisiana’s first freestanding children’s hospital, LCMC Health has grown into a healthcare system built to serve communities and families unique needs across New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and beyond. In joining forces through the LSU-LCMC Cancer Center, these two major institutions have exponentially advanced the opportunities for advancing cancer care, research, and outreach for the state, region, and nation.

The LSU-LCMC Cancer Center is seeking an Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement Reporting directly to the Cancer Center Director, this is an extraordinary opportunity for an innovative and visionary leader to establish transformative community engagement and foster transdisciplinary cancer research that will prove vital for the assessment of disparities affecting the catchment area. This innovative leader will work alongside the Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Community Health Associates (CHAs) to work collectively in the community and facilitate ongoing communication and galvanize efforts toward vital breakthroughs and advancement in cancer research. The successful candidate for AD-COE also will be able to build a team of up to four Community Outreach and Engagement researchers who will foster unprecedented growth in community outreach and engagement.

The successful candidate will have a track record of federally funded cancer research, academic recognition, and mentorship that will qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The AD-COE is responsible for developing assessments that will identify drivers of cancer risk, inspiring research to match the community’s needs, and developing interventions to improve outcomes for survivors. Thus, the selected candidate will be someone who is swift at building and galvanizing, adept at collaboration, possesses exceptional communication skills, and is an expert in engaging the community.

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