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Pulmonary – General (100% Research) - Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

University of Kansas Health System seeking Pulmonary - General (100% Research)

Dissemination and Implementation Science faculty position:

The University of Kansas Health Care System, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Department of Population Health are recruiting candidate faculty with expertise in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science. The successful candidate will have a growing and/or successful research program in D&I.

Applicants may be at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level.

Position Overview:

  • Conduct D&I research in collaboration with existing faculty, departments and centers at KUMC
  • Pursue new funding opportunities in D&I research that enhances the ability of providers, systems, employers and communities to achieve quality outcomes; promote primary and secondary disease prevention, promote more effective and efficient delivery of healthcare
  • Train and/or teach D&I research methodology and core competencies
  • Opportunity to participate in leadership in the Frontiers Institute of Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)
  • Co-appointment in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Population Health



  • The ideal candidate will have a record of extramural funding and prior teaching experience
  • Ph.D, Sc.D and/or M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Currently holds the rank of assistant, associate professor or professor
  • Strong record in peer-reviewed scholarship as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and educational leadership in diverse learning environments


The Department of Internal Medicine:

The mission for The Department of Internal Medicine is to advance the power of medicine by providing a stimulating, supportive climate where faculty, scientists, trainees and support staff strive for excellence and collaborate freely to achieve shared goals. The Department is made up of fourteen divisions and has experienced tremendous growth in the past seven years, growing from 145 faculty in FY11 to 309 faculty in FY20 and from 67,000 clinic visits in FY11 to 158,000 in FY19.

  • The Department of Internal Medicine has a thriving and rapidly expanding research portfolio that spans the entire spectrum of basic and clinical research from genes and molecules to translation of discoveries in the community. With a new Research Office, the Department has witnessed unsurpassed enthusiasm and support for research over the past year. Internal Medicine active grant funding is over $43M.
  • Following a national search, as of June 1 2018, the Department of Internal Medicine has a new Chair, Dr. Matthias Salathe, a nationally recognized pulmonologist and researcher who joined KU from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Mario Castro, recently recruited from Washington University in St. Louis, is the new Division Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research for the Department of Medicine and Director of Frontiers Clinical and Translational


Institute at the University of Kansas, a $25M grant to KUMC to foster clinical and translational science in the region.


The Department of Population Health:

  • The Department of Population Health has faculty on three campuses - Kansas City, Wichita and Salina serving the state of Kansas and the greater Kansas City area. Through strong partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, health care systems and other stakeholders, the more than 90 faculty and staff seek to address some of the most critical threats to the health of their communities, including tobacco, obesity, cancer, diabetes, lack of insurance and access to care, rural and urban health inequities, and the quality and cost of healthcare. The department has more than $8M in annual extramural research funding.
  • The Department offers training in public health through a Masters in Public Health degree, health administration with a Master of Health Services Administration degree, and translational research through the Master of Science in Clinical Research degree. The PhD program in Health Policy and Management provides advanced training for talented individuals interested in advancing the science of health care policy and delivery.


KUMC is leveraging strong relationships with community and clinical partners in rural and urban settings across Kansas to advance pragmatic research and implementation science initiatives and address the needs of rural and underserved urban communities. This work has been supported by more than $20 million in federal funding.


Additional centers for collaboration:

  • The NCI-funded University of Kansas Cancer Center includes: The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina, the University of Kansas in Lawrence (KU-Lawrence) and its School of Pharmacy, The University of Kansas Hospital, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and Childrens Mercy. KU Cancer Center researchers currently have more than 600 published papers, 75 NCI-funded studies and $69.8 million in extramural funding from government, private and national philanthropic organizations
  • The NIA-funded University of Kansas Alzheimers Disease Center (ADC) spans the KUMC and Lawrence campuses and employs 10 faculty and 30 other support staff, has the programmatic goal of supporting, facilitating, and enhancing research that provides insight in AD and brain aging. Its main thematic goal is to advance our understanding of how brain bioenergetics change during AD and aging. KU ADC currently supports over 20 funded investigator-initiated studies and participates in 4 national multisite trials sponsored by the Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study.
  • The new Center for Rural Health that is aligned with a robust rural practice-based research network that has garnered more than $20M in extramural funding.


The Health System:

  • The University of Kansas Medical Center is the academic partner of The University of Kansas Health System (TUKHS), an integrated health care system with clinical sites throughout the Kansas City metropolitan region and extending more than 150 miles westward to Hays, KS. With more than 1,200 physicians, TUKHS supports more than 1 million patient encounters each year. TUKHS provides access to over 200 medical specialties/services and to top specialists in their field
  • 1045-bed facility with a new tower
  • Consistently earns national recognition for outstanding quality and safety
  • 11th consecutive year ranking with U.S. News and Work Reports Best Hospital designation
  • Best Hospital in Kansas City year over year
  • Magnet Designation by ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) for third consecutive time (12 years)


Kansas City is a bi-state region of greater than 2 million persons.

  • A foundation of diverse industries supports our solid economy
  • Quality public and private educational choices including colleges and universities.
  • Affordable housing - downtown lofts, suburban neighborhoods and country living
  • A robust arts scene including symphony, ballet, theater and museums
  • Amazing dining - KC barbeque and food of all types, including fresh local fare
  • Professional sports teams (Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC) and NASCAR Kansas Speedway
  • Over 600 parks & 24 public lakes

The region's premier academic medical center 

As a tertiary/quaternary inpatient hospital, we advance the power of medicine to heal even the most acutely ill patients in this region and beyond. We are unwavering in our goal to be the best healthcare provider in the United States.

A partnership of excellence and collaboration

Here, physicians work with an entire team of professionals to teach, conduct research and care for patients. Through the health systems strong partnerships with The University of Kansas Physicians and the  University of Kansas Medical Center , our physicians have the resources to practice evidence-based medicine at the highest level. As faculty of the medical school, hospital physicians train the next generation of physicians.

  •          Expert physicians in more than 200 specialties
  •          Innovative research shaping the standards of care
  •          Advanced patient care and world-class service
  •          A vibrant community and rich opportunity

A world-class patient experience

Every member of our staff continually works to ensure the best experience for every patient. As a result, our facility has been nationally recognized for more than a decade. We've been  ranked among the nations best  on the U.S. News & World Reports Best Hospitals lists. 

The 2021 -22 national rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital:

  •          Cancer, #49.  10th time the program has made the list.
  •          Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #45 (2-way tie). 13th time the program has made the list.
  •          Diabetes & Endocrinology, (High Performing). Our program is ranked among the nation's top 10%. 
  •           Ear, Nose & Throat, #17. 11th time this program has made the list.
  •          Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, (High Performing). Our program is ranked among the nation's top 10%. 
  •          Geriatrics, #24. 11th time geriatrics has made the list.
  •          Neurology & Neurosurgery, #30. 10th consecutive year.
  •          Orthopedics (High Performing). Our program is ranked among the nation's top 10%.
  •          Pulmonology and Lung Cancer, #33. Ranked for the ninth year in a row.
  •          Urology, #27. Made the list for the 10th time.

For the 12th consecutive year , The University of Kansas Hospital is the "Best Hospital in Kansas City." And for the 10th year in a row, we are the "Best Hospital in Kansas." No other hospital has ever received these honors.

Advancing the power of medicine
Learn more about The University of Kansas Health System , its expertise
and leadership in medical research and education by clicking here .

Kansas City offers a wealth of cultural , educational and entertainment amenities in a vibrant , diverse community. 

Combine that with all the affordability and charm of the Midwest,and Kansas City emerges as a truly wonderful place to live.

Visit  Think KC  for detailed information! 


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Employer: The University of Kansas Hospital
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Pulmonology
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