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Director, Global Health Program

Los Angeles, California
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Aug 4, 2022
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Director, Global Health Program
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07375

Director, Global Health Program (GHP)

The Dean's Office of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applicants and nominations for the Director of the Global Health Program, a 50% effort position reporting to the Vice Dean for Education (complemented by an additional 50% effort in a clinical department or other academic department on the UCLA campus).

The Director oversees the global health education program and coordinates with global health research programs at the David Geffen School of Medicine. The Global Health Program aims to coordinate and catalyze opportunities for trainees, faculty, and partner-based collaborators to contribute to sustainable health initiatives that address health and social inequities globally. The Director currently supervises approximately nine part-time faculty and 4 full-time staff in the advancement of the program's mission. Director activities include supporting innovative education programs, research initiatives, bilateral local and global partnerships, collaborating with other leaders across the UCLA campus, and overseeing budget and fund-raising activities for the Global Health Program.

The Global Health Program is responsible for providing educational and research opportunities for medical students through the Global Health Equity Pathway, the Global Health Concentration, and other global health activities that build community and knowledge (such as local conferences and case competitions). The program also focuses on expanding opportunities within Graduate Medical Education, such as supporting residency programs to develop global health tracks for residents and approving resident and fellow elective placements abroad. For learners across the continuum, there is a deep commitment to develop and enhance opportunities in global health equity through advocacy and research, with relationships in over 10 countries.

The Global Health Program works to connect learners and faculty with active global health research being conducted by UCLA faculty and partner organizations. Coordinating research efforts is a key component of the Global Health Program to ensure local partnerships are supported and learners have opportunities to engage in global health and health equity research. A Global Health Seed Grant Program fosters multidisciplinary research, and a Global Health Travel Grant Program supports the education and research experiences.

An important function of the Global Health Program is to support and further develop equitable, bilateral partnerships across the globe. The Director works with faculty and staff to help foster new partnerships and to sustain or expand existing partnerships. Over the last several years, the Global Health Program has also developed several local community partnerships in Los Angeles County, and a key focus in the future will be building these relationships.

The Director works with the UCLA health system on initiatives and programs that are shared and collaborates with other leaders on the UCLA campus. This included the leadership of the other health sciences schools (dental, nursing, public health) on campus, as well as the UCLA campus Global Operations team to refine and improve systems for global activities (such as hiring, service agreements, subcontracts, and legal frameworks for foreign operations). In addition, the Director liaises with the main campus to promote networking and synergy for campus global health initiatives.

The Director works closely with the Dean's office on budgeting, developing annual goals, and reporting outputs and outcomes (quarterly and annually). The Director also liaises with members of the David Geffen School of Medicine development team for fund raising efforts.

In addition, the Director cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the David Geffen School of Medicine's Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, while also upholding UCLA Health's patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction.

All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent (such as MBBS or DO), appropriate academic credentials for a faculty appointment, and significant leadership experience. For clinicians, board-certification, and eligibility for licensure in California is preferred.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae and informative personal statement, as well as an EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made:

Lee Todd Miller, M.D.,
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Search Committee Chair

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We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the University of California commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct (

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,




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