On behalf of the University of Arkansas Medical School (UAMS), its Department of Pediatrics, the Arkansas Children's Research Institute (ACRI) and Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), MillicanSolutions, a national leader in academic pediatric executive search, is pleased to inform you of the inception of an international search for transformational leadership candidates for the Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology. With the planned support, we believe this role to be an incredible legacy opportunity for a senior practitioner and/or someone seeking their first or enhanced leadership endeavor.
The new Division Chief will be provided with an outstanding resource package to support a vision and programmatic plan that will culminate in a nationally respected Pediatric Gastroenterology enterprise. Recognized clinical and procedural services for parts of a five-state area and two children's hospitals, innovative fellowship and education programs, philanthropic partnerships, research collaborative with ACRI, and Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC).
Key personal and professional highlights include, but are not limited to:
- Support is available for research infrastructure, including start-up funds and technical support available from the Department of Pediatrics and ACRI.
- ACRI has full research support services for pre/post grant services, contracts, clinical trials support through nutrition and nursing, etc.
- Aggressive programmatic development package provided by UAMS Pediatrics, ACRI and ACH to support Chief's academic and clinical development goals and objectives.
- Fiscal and administrative support necessary to initiate a fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology.
- Outstanding APRNs, community GI physicians and collaborating physicians who are committed to service and collaboration.
- Continuing leadership development resources provided to new Chief for professional development or graduate education in scientific, business of medicine and/or leadership pursuits.
Transformational package to expand Division to include:
- Approval to recruit eight MD's to ACH and ACH Northwest
- Appropriate research package
- Foundation support to create an Endowed Chair or equivalent for Chief personally or to recruit physician scientist, as is appropriate
- Highly market competitive salary on national level with sign on bonus.
- Commitment to upgrading endoscopy suites and equipment
- Commitment to 2 dedicated, staffed rooms endoscopy rooms
- Commitment to new clinical space that will support growth of the Division
- Commitment to continue contracted physician support until good "quality of life" call levels can be managed by new full-time faculty
- Financial support to start a fellowship program
- Support for attending nationally recognized physician leadership courses
- Foundation and ACH support for raising committed funds to support addition of motility, EOE, and IBD programs for state
The above are merely a few of the attributes we feel set this leadership opportunity apart nationally. All candidates must be board-certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and should qualify for UAMS appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
Please contact Wesley Millican, President & Founder, MillicanSolutions, LLC, at 817-421-5800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. All inquiries and referrals are treated as and will remain highly confidential without your prior approval.
Department of Pediatrics:The Department of Pediatrics is the largest department of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine in Little Rock, Arkansas. The main offices of the Department are located on the campus of Arkansas Children's Hospital, a long-time clinical and teaching affiliate of UAMS. The two institutions coordinate clinical service, educational programs and research initiates among pediatric faculty and other university faculty. Pediatrics' faculty is also assigned to selected areas within University Hospital and physicians from the department provide clinical services on a regular basis to regional clinics around the state.
Pediatrics' staffing totals more than 1,100 employees, including more than 250 faculty members and 96 residents; as well as 950 professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff working in 26 sections in the department.
Arkansas Children's Hospital:Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) is among the largest children's hospitals in the United States and is the only tertiary care facility for children in the state of Arkansas. The ACH Campus spans 36 city blocks and is currently licensed for 359 beds. ACH has a staff of approximately 505 physicians and over 200 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties. Additionally, the hospital currently employs more than 4,400 employees. Our physicians are consistently recognized for their outstanding performance and achievement in taking care of our young, minor patients. The doctors at Arkansas Children's Hospital are consistently named among the Best Doctors and Top Doctor lists, both locally as well as nationally.
All of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics faculty on the Arkansas Children's Hospital campus are practicing and licensed physicians. Most physicians are also teachers to UAMS residents in the field of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and allied healthcare.
Arkansas Children's Research Institute:The Arkansas Children's Research Institute provides outstanding support for clinical research. ACRI is a not-for-profit corporation owned by Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH). Research is a major component of the missions of both UAMS and ACH. ACRI was created to provide a research environment on the ACH campus to meet the needs of the UAMS faculty. The ACH Board of Trustees established ACRI in 1989. By 1991, an agreement between ACH and UAMS was reached that combined the strengths of these two major Arkansas institutions to enhance the capability of ACRI. ACRI officially opened in May of 1992. It is located one block south of the main hospital building. ACRI's total research grant base in 1997 was $7.5 million. Today its researchers bring in over $20 million yearly in grants and contracts from federal and private agencies and industry and from philanthropic donations and professional organizations.
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center:The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) is a growing and vibrant research center focusing on improving child health and optimizing function throughout development. The faculty and scientific staff are dedicated to discovering the fundamental biology of childhood brain and metabolic processes, and the mechanisms by which diet and physical activity (both maternal and child) impact these networks. The ACNC is a national Human Nutrition Research Center established as a partnership between the Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Since its inception in 1994, the ACNC has become a premier research venue for the study of maternal-child health and early childhood development. Its location in Little Rock enables ACNC to benefit from a supportive community and to build strong collaborative ties with the Arkansas Children's Research Institute (ACRI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas' 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children's Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
State of Arkansas:Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Little Rock combines Midwestern family values with the genteel civility and friendliness of the South. The area offers affordable housing, quality school options, a mild climate, excellent cultural and artistic venues, sports activities, world class hunting, fishing, biking trails and numerous other outdoor recreational opportunities plus extraordinary natural beauty. With the population in excess of 500,000, greater Little Rock offers the most desirable features of large cities without sacrificing ease of access and convenience.
For more information, visit our websites at www.arpediatrics.org, www.archildrens.org and www.uams.edu.
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