CMRI Endowed Chairs

Hematology/Oncology - CMRI Ednowed Chair(s)The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
Oklahoma Children's Hospital

The Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center invites applications/nominations for faculty at the Associate Professor/Professor level to fill at least four positions for the newly created CMRI Endowed Pediatric Cancer Program. Program leader/s will be nationally recognized investigator/s (MD or MD/PhD - BC or BE in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology) with clearly demonstrated investigative accomplishments and the desire to direct a nationally competitive research program and endowed research positions. Ample funds are allocated for startup funding. These positions may be either MD or PhD laboratory based investigators. All of these endowed chair positions will obtain and sustain independent, external grant funding. 

The research program will be an integral part of the OU Cancer Center, supported in part by an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center planning grant (P20). A new research building will open in 2005 that will contain cancer and genetics researchers.

The Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology presently comprises seven faculty with diverse clinical, investigative interests and includes an active oncology program that accrues more than 70 new cancer patients yearly, a federally funded Center for Bleeding Disorders, and is part of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center of the Southwest, one of 10 federally funded sickle cell centers in the U.S. Our bone marrow transplant center is an approved COG transplant institution and is part of the National Marrow Donor Program. The outpatient center will move to a new Children's Ambulatory Center in 2007.

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center includes seven colleges and 17 other institutions and serves as our state's principal medical education and research facility. The Department of Pediatrics is a multifaceted department with 16 sections and more than 100 faculty members. Clinical services are based at The Children's Hospital @ OU Medical Center, the only comprehensive tertiary and quaternary health care facility in the state dedicated to the care of children. The Children's Hospital will occupy newly renovated space in 2006. 

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Send letters of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:

William H. Meyer, M.D. (attention: Brenda Freese)
CMRI Ben Johnson Chair in Hematology/Oncology
The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center
940 N.E. 13th Street, Room 2B2308
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
or via email to: brenda-freese@ouhsc.edu