Director Peter O'Donnell Brain Instituite
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Department: Southwestern Medical School
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking the Founding Director of the Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute. The Institute is positioned at a critical interface between basic and clinical sciences, and will be a focal point for elucidating the molecular mechanisms of normal and abnormal brain function and for advancing the application of scientific discoveries to the practice of clinical medicine. A research/translational emphasis on neurodegeneration (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson, ALS, and traumatic brain injury) is highly desirable to facilitate mutually beneficial interactions with participating Departments.
The goal of the Institute is to develop research programs in basic mechanisms of neuroscience across departmental lines (Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery) that will be among the best in the world and will facilitate translation of these discoveries into improved patient outcomes through Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and other Departments). An administrative model where clinical and translational leaders work under the Director and are appointed to work with the health system and academic leadership is desired.
The ideal candidate will hold a M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent, and have substantial experience leading a large team of diversified faculty members seeking to: understand how the nervous system functions and how integrative behavior and cognition are generated; apply advanced imaging tools and analytics; develop new therapies; and leverage the Institution’s clinical expertise across multiple specialties to provide the nation’s best acute and restorative care.
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