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IUH Executive Medical Director - Cancer Screening, Principal Scientist, Cancer Screening Research

Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted Date
Jul 9, 2024

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The Screening Program Director will serve in a dual role leading and directing cancer prevention and screening initiatives across the health system, while also developing and implementing Cancer Center research projects to reduce the burden of cancer for all Hoosiers. The director will build program capacity with the respective health system business unit leaders to ensure effective implementation of systems for cancer prevention programs, while tracking patient utilization through qualitative, outcomes research initiatives. The director will maintain a role on the Indiana University Melvin & Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach & Engagement Core Team, aligning health system and School of Medicine screening efforts to that of the work of the Cancer Center and our NCI mission.

The Screening Director will reflect the mission, vision, and values of both Indiana University Health and Indiana University School of Medicine and adheres to the organizations' Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

  • Master's or doctoral degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Epidemiology, Public Health, Statistics, or a similar field.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in cancer screening/prevention/outreach work; includes epidemiology/statistical/analytical work in public health or research of environment or a similar study.
  • Cancer screening, early detection, and risk factor surveillance research experience highly desirable.
  • PhD or Medical Degree optional. Medical Degree must be a current Indiana medical license, in good standing.
  • Must be knowledgeable about working with an adult population ranging from adolescent to geriatric, including patients with communications barriers, sensory impairment, and physical limitations, including but not limited to developmental, mobility, vision, or hearing impairments
  • Should possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent clinical judgement, and quality assessment skills
  • Experience in assigning and/or supervising the work of others preferred.

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:
  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is a patient care, research, and educational organization within the Indiana University School of Medicine, located on the school's main campus in Indianapolis.

Healthcare providers at IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center not only offer the highest level of patient care but many are engaged in research. As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in the state of Indiana, IU Health Simon Cancer Center's researchers are recognized for meeting rigorous criteria for world-class, state-of-the-art programs in multidisciplinary cancer research. NCI-designated cancer centers put significant resources into developing research programs, faculty and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

In 2022, the IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center was admitted as a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of 32 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research and education.

The mission is to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of cancer throughout Indiana and the world with patient-centered care, acceleration of promising science and collaborative educational programs. Research is vigorous, innovative and devoted to taking improved cancer care into the future. In all, more than 200 physicians, nurses, social workers, techologists and researchers are working to develop cures for cancer.

That teamwork leads to clinical breakthroughs, such as turning the cure rate of testicular cancer from 10 percent to nearly 95 percent today, among many others. The benefits to patients are clear: a wide range of innovative treatment options, expert teams of diverse professionals focused on their specific cancer type, and attention to all cancer care needs in one setting.


About Indiana University Health

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await at Indiana University Health.

Indiana University Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. IU Health has a unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools. As an academic health system, IU Health works with IUSM to train physicians, blending breakthrough research and treatments with the highest quality of patient care. Its strategic service lines, cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics, and transplant have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades.

IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians, and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond with significant success across multiple clinical programs resulting in national recognition:

  • Over 80% of U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors in Indiana practice at IU Health.
  • Indiana’s only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report 20 years in a row.
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana.
  • Six hospitals are designated as Magnet® hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.
  • IU Health Transplant is the only comprehensive transplant program in Indiana and one of the nation’s largest solid-organ transplant center.
  • With more than 200 physician researchers leading the way to new treatments, IU Health Simon Cancer Center is Indiana’s only National Cancer Institute-designated patient care center.
  • Indiana University Health is the fourth largest employer in Indiana (Source: IBJ, 2016)

Indiana University Health's flagship hospitals are all preeminent, state-of-the-art hospitals with long distinguished histories. They serve as the academic health center and provide nationally recongized clinical care to patients across Indiana and beyond. 

A private, nonprofit organization, Indiana University Health owns, or is affiliated with, 16 urban, suburban, and rural hospitals and health centers throughout Indiana. With close ties to the Indiana University School of Medicine, more than half of the school's physicians practice, supervise, and teach residents and fellows at one of Indiana University Health's hospitals.

Indiana University Health is designated as a Magnet® hospital system by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizing excellence in nursing care at six hospitals. The designation is the gold standard for nursing excellence and the highest national honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Only six percent of U.S. healthcare facilities have received this designation.

With exceptional care, unmatched expertise, and continued excellence, our patients and families know that they're making the right choice in selecting Indiana University Health as their premier healthcare system of choice.

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