Vice President for Research, Regenstrief Institute

Vice President for Research

The Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine seek a visionary academic leader to serve as the Vice President for Research at the Regenstrief Institute. We invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the Vice President for Research at Regenstrief Institute. This new, leadership role will constitute an essential member of the Institute’s executive team. Working closely with the President and CEO of Regenstrief Institute, the Vice President for Research will provide vision, innovation and leadership to build upon and enhance the successes of our distinguished faculty investigators across the organization. The Vice President for Research will be expected to partner with senior University leadership and faculty across Indiana University to create and realize an ambitious vision for the research enterprise to leverage current strengths and be proactive in addressing the challenging national and global research environment. As the Regenstrief Institute nears its 50-year anniversary, this new and unique opportunity will help steer the trajectory of research for the next 50 years.

Regenstrief Institute is a dynamic, independent research organization that supports Indiana University as it carries out its mission to connect and innovate for better health. Regenstrief Institute long history of innovation and discovery has led to impacts regionally, nationally and internationally span the disciplines of informatics, health services research and aging research. Our talented and dedicated staff support an internationally-recognized group of faculty investigators from across Indiana University who pursue work that integrates research discovery, technological advances, and systems enhancement to improve health and healthcare. Our faculty investigators have achieved a high level of success in generating external funding which resulted in a footprint across the University and the Institute of just over $50 million in FY 2017-18.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an Institute-wide research strategy in consultation with the President & CEO and the rest of the executive team
  • Lead the use of an innovation seed fund for enabling a program of internally supported research that leads to enhanced extramurally supported research
  • Foster research collaboration both within and across with the Research Centers of the Institute as well as with other Schools across IU, other partner universities, and other organizations and companies that partner with the Institute.
  • Create and enable research programs that foster the expansion of research activities across the Institute and grow the funded research portfolio of the Institute.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD, PhD, or relevant doctoral degree in the Vice President’s area of study.
  • Academic qualifications to hold the position of tenured associate or full professor in an Indiana University department.
  • Strong personal record of research, scholarship, mentorship, publication, and extramural funding, in a discipline relevant to the mission of the Institute.
  • Prior experience at a major research organization or university or work experience that includes substantial interaction with academic and/or non-profit institutions.
  • Demonstrated effective administrative experience, including fiscal oversight and supervision of staff.
  • Proven leadership in the promotion of multi-disciplinary research, encompassing the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • Demonstrated record of support for diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills.

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of innovative solutions to support research endeavors across the disciplines of the institute faculty
  • Provide strong administrative leadership skills to bolster key infrastructure to enhance and sustain research capacity
  • Possess deep knowledge about and experience obtaining support from diverse funding mechanisms.
  • Established leadership credentials

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

The VP for Research will be expected to:

  • Support and enhance the research mission of the Regenstrief Institute and, by extension, the IU Shool of Medicine and articulate that mission to key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies to ensure the necessary research infrastructures are available and aligned with existing research strengths and emerging research opportunities.
  • Advise the President and executive advisory bodies in decision-making and oversight of general Institute matters as a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Identify, develop, and nurture innovative and strategic research initiatives.
  • Collaborate on campus activities related to technology transfer and economic development.
  • Promote interdisciplinary research.
  • Serve as liaison with federal and state agencies related to research.
  • Provide strategic guidance for the research enterprise through analysis of current and emerging scientific, policy, financial, and regulatory trends.
  • Provide strong financial stewardship of reporting units and advocated for resources to advance the Institute’s and University’s research opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of discovery and innovation that is inclusive of all faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ensure effective regulatory compliance while collaborating with campus stakeholders to minimize and streamline regulatory burden.
  • Work with the Regenstrief Institute Executive Committee and other campus advisory bodies in the formulation of policies, in communicating information about the research enterprise, and in reviewing and developing research strategies.
  • Pursue and promote, in collaboration with the Institute and University gov’t relations leadership, federal and state support for strategic research initiatives.

 

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/XXXX. Please include (1) a short letter of interest noting key research interests and (2) a curriculum vitae.

 

Prospective candidates will wish to learn more about the research environments at the Regenstrief Institute and across a range of regional partners. The following sections provide an overview of the research environments.

Regenstrief Institute Centers and Cores:

  • The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) is focused on improving health care through informatics. We develop and apply health information technology solutions to generate knowledge about health, disease and treatment, help clinicians make optimal decisions, empower patients, and inform healthcare policy. To do so, we work on clinical applications, computer-based decision support, data mining, advanced analytics, healthcare information standards, and global health. CBMI developed and advanced one of the nation’s first electronic medical record systems, one of the country’s first computerized provider order entry systems, and a health information exchange which has made Indiana the most health-wired state in the country, as well as a national model for health data exchange.

 

  • The Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute works to improve the delivery and outcomes of health care through innovative use of health information, technology, and communication. Regenstrief health services researchers conduct high-impact, transdisciplinary research across multiple settings, including the Veterans Affairs Health Service Research & Development Center for Health Information and Communication (VA CHIC) embedded in the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and the Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (IU CHSOR) on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. These IU, RI, and VA hubs form a campus-wide laboratory in which core scientists seek to improve the delivery of health care and improve the health outcomes of patients through attention to the following domains.

 

  • The Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IUCAR) develops, tests, and implements innovative strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and self-care for medically and socially vulnerable older adults. We seek to become the nation’s leading academic research center focusing on the health and well-being of older adults. We have applied the rich information technology resources at Indiana University to explore new models of care for late life depression, dementia, delirium, and other common geriatric syndromes. Much of this work has focused on vulnerable elders cared for in the urban public health system in Indianapolis. Our team also takes special pride in our work to help build the nation’s capacity for aging research through a formal mentorship and faculty development program.

 

  • The Industry Research Office (IndRO) facilitates and supports industry-funded research partnerships leveraging Regenstrief’s extensive resources. Through IndRO, Regenstrief is seeking opportunities to collaborate with industry partners in areas including outcomes research, patient recruitment and management support, descriptive clinical and demographic studies, protocol compliance, study planning and implementation.
  • LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers, Names and Codes) was initiated in 1995 as a universal code system for tests, measurements, and observations. The LOINC committee developed a common terminology for laboratory and clinical observations because there was a growing trend to send clinical data electronically from laboratories and other data producers to hospitals, physician’s offices, and payers who use the data for clinical care and management purposes.

 

  • The Regenstrief Data Core is a central point of access for data from the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) and other specialized sources. Data Core analysts assist investigators with a mission to transform data into knowledge to improve patient care and a vision to provide efficient facilitation of research questions from inception to clinical practice. Data elements include admission and discharge data, lab reports, microbiology, pathology, radiology, cardiology, and EKG data. Regenstrief Institute has exclusive access to the research database, the INPCR, a resource nearly unparalleled for clinical research around the world.

 

Indiana University environment and resources for research collaboration, including:

  • The IU Simon Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in the state of Indiana. This designation recognizes centers around the country that meet rigorous criteria for world-class, state-of-the-art programs in multidisciplinary research. The IU Simon Cancer Center puts significant resources into developing research programs, faculty and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
  • IU School of Medicine’s Precision Health Initiative, a $120 million investment to place Indiana University at the cutting edge of healthcare
  • Indiana CTSI, which fosters collaborations with researchers at Notre Dame and Purdue Universities
  • For a full list of research centers at the IU School of Medicine, please visit https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/.

Major Stakeholders and Partners:

  • Indiana University Health, through a partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, positions itself as a leader in research bringing the latest breakthroughs from the bench to the bedside with a goal to improve patients’ lives by conducting clinical and outcomes-based research aimed at improving patient care and providing the most cutting-edge treatments available.
  • Eskenazi Health, one of America’s five largest safety net health systems, providing care to nearly 1 million outpatient visits each year. Its mission is to Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County, Indiana. As one of the leading providers of health care in Central Indiana, physicians of the Indiana University School of Medicine provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services within the 315-bed hospital and inpatient facilities as well as over 30 primary and mental health facilities located throughout Indianapolis.
  • The Roudebusch VA Medical Center houses a research and development program with Health Service Research, Rehabilitation Research, Medical, and Clinical Medical Research funding.  Important topics include implementation science, stroke, cholesterol, cardiology, hypertension, diabetes, and renal disease.
  • Biocrossroads serves as a catalyst for the continued growth of Indiana’s robust life sciences industry.  They connect with corporate, academic and philanthropic partners; facilitate investments in promising start ups and building new enterprises; and educate through conferences, reports and market development knowledge
  • 16 Tech is an urban innovation community where creative thinkers and doers in tech, bioscience and advanced engineering connect, collaborate and innovate.  16 Tech includes 60 acres of re-purposed urban real estate where big companies and start-ups collide, share knowledge, and develop the next big idea.  16 Tech is an active, vibrant community that attracts curious and creative people – from neighboring communities to around the globe – to work, play, live and learn. A hub where people and companies connect to nearby research universities, medical centers, entrepreneurs and global industry leaders.
  • Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) is the nation’s largest interorganizational clinical data repository with its roots dating back 30 years. IHIE have the largest and broadest participant community in the nation, and we are at the center of where digital health, payment reform and patient care intersect. IHIE enables hospitals, physicians, laboratories, payers, and other health service providers to avoid redundancy and deliver faster, more efficient, higher quality healthcare to patients in Indiana. Through this work, IHIE is making information available to approximately 50,000 healthcare providers in Indiana and neighboring states, we deliver services that make a real difference in health and healthcare.
  • The mission of Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is to become the leading industry-inspired applied research institute in the discovery and development of innovative solutions to improve health, initially targeting diabetes, metabolic disease, and poor nutrition.  IBRI is poised to speed discovery by removing traditional barriers to research in favor of a creative, visionary environment that encourages collaboration across industries and scientific disciplines;

Indianapolis and Indiana Environment Highlights:

  • Indianapolis is the 14th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which supply over $44 billion annually to the local economy.
  • Indianapolis has a dynamic downtown with a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Additional information on life in Indy can be found at: https://www.nomeancity.com/ or http://medicine.iupui.edu/AboutIndy/.

Other strengths across Indiana in Biomedical and Health Research:

  • According to a recent industry report from BioCrossroads, Indiana’s life sciences exports totaled $9.8 billion, the second highest in the United States. Indiana is the orthopedics capital of the world, and also home to the world’s largest private medical device manufacturer.
  • By leveraging our world-class universities and research partnerships, sound fiscal policy and a pro-business environment, Indiana delivers the resources and the people that life science companies need to compete for and win new opportunities for jobs and investment in the global marketplace.
  • Indiana is home to 1,689 life sciences companies employing 55,000 Hoosiers. » Indiana is the 2nd in the nation for worldwide exports totaling $8.2 billion which makes a $78 billion economic impact.
  • Indiana ranks as one of the top five states for the number of companies, concentration of companies, and total number of life sciences industry jobs; Indiana also has the second highest national concentration of biopharmaceutical jobs. » Indiana is one of only two states with specialized employment concentration in four of the five major subsectors: agricultural feedstock and chemicals; drugs and pharmaceuticals; medical devices and equipment; and bioscience-related distribution.
  • Warsaw, Indiana, is known as “The Orthopedics Capital of the World.”

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6519. Please include (1) a short letter of interest noting key research interests and (2) a curriculum vitae.

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