Program Manager

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7190787
Posted: November 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is the home of the University of Michigan's Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. MICHR is part of a national, collaborative consortium that is focused on bringing more treatments to all patients more quickly by advancing clinical and translational science (CTS). The field of CTS aims to build an evidence base of scientific and operational approaches that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of translational research across a range of diseases and conditions. MICHR has the unique charge of examining the translational research ecosystem at a systems level to determine where common pitfalls exist; developing novel solutions to these challenges; demonstrating their effectiveness; and disseminating improvements widely. MICHR is a dynamic organization that serves as a hub of innovation and experimentation to advance research in the science of translation and accelerate the realization of interventions that improve human health.

We are seeking a dynamic individual to act as the Program Manager for the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research?s (MICHR) Innovation, Diversity, Health Equity, Accountability, and Leadership in Clinical and Translational Science Initiative (IDEAL-CTS). The mission of the IDEAL-CTS is to create a new generation of research leaders who are well positioned and who have the skills needed to promote inclusive, diverse, and equitable research and research micro and macro communities, making the University of Michigan a destination for innovative, interdisciplinary health equity research and health equity.

Mission Statement
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Develop and maintain database of researchers doing/interested in health equity/health disparities work.
Work with the scientific writer to maintain a database of word and graphic-based products from the IDEAL-CTS including manuscripts, abstracts, flyers, social media messages, etc.
The central point of contact for IDEAL-CTS, including inquiries regarding resources, programs, and trainings, and help link investigators with mentors as well as opportunities for health equity projects or methods support: the creation of a database of active health equity projects throughout the University, MICHR, and eventually throughout the state.
In partnership with the Faculty Director, plays a key role in planning and implementing an overall strategy to support mentoring, networking, and funding opportunities, especially for early?career investigators and the greater U-M community in building capacity for health equity research methods and leadership development, working across MICHR on the overall achievement of program deliverables to deploy IDEAL-CTS science within MICHR, U-M, and the greater Michigan community.
In partnership with the Faculty Director, plan, and carryout the Annual IDEAL-CTS Statewide Retreat.
Serve as a liaison and central resource to health equity investigators or potential study teams about IDEAL-CTS and opportunities related to the planning and conduct of health equity research, including early-career training grant opportunities.
In partnership with the Faculty Director, community members, and the Senior IDEAL-CTS Project Manager, develop a leadership training program for CTS and health equity.
Assist in the development and dissemination of Health Equity/IDEAL-CTS toolkit
Help initiate Health Equity CTS grant seed funding projects.
Prepare, review, and submit and present reports and presentations as needed.
Represent IDEAL-CTS at local, regional, and national meetings.
Plan and coordinate campus-wide networking opportunities to enable early-career investigators to meet health equity/CTS scientist mentors.
Help plan and coordinate the IDEAL-CTS research seminar series.
Schedule and solicit agenda items for team meetings, run meetings, dispense agendas, and compose meeting minutes.
Help develop and update resources for IDEAL-CTS, including a website and toolkit.
Coordinate common activities across projects including common utilization and outcomes assessments (budget impact analysis), dissemination of training and implementation methods, information technology, and other resources.
Carry out additional tasks as needed.
Required Qualifications*
Master's or doctorate degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Business, Education, Social Sciences, or related field
At least 5 years of experience as a program coordinator/manager in a clinical or research program as well as experience in the development /implementation of clinical research protocols
Desired Qualifications*
Medical or public health background
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, inclusive, collaborative and effective manner
Ability to effectively lead diverse work teams