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Vice Chair for Research

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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Vice Chair for Research

Department of Pediatrics

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Cleveland, OH



University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital seeks an accomplished and innovative leader to serve as Vice Chair for Research. As the institutional champion of research, the Vice Chair will join Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) at a pivotal juncture in time, with new physician leadership instilling a renewed commitment to further developing a robust and groundbreaking pediatric research enterprise.

The Vice Chair for Research will provide the necessary vision and leadership to ensure that UH Rainbow remains at the forefront in conducting cutting-edge research by fostering and enhancing scholarly activity and innovative collaborations across the institution, the system and beyond. With a vision of refining its focus on the science of health and the art of compassion, the Vice Chair will play a vital role in advancing the hospital’s tripartite mission: To heal. To teach. To discover.

UH Rainbow is an internationally-renowned pediatric hospital and academic medical center, affiliated with University Hospitals System and Case Western Reserve University, providing clinical care in 16 medical and 12 surgical subspecialties throughout Ohio. Having ranked among the U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals every year since the inception of U.S. News rankings 29 years ago, UH Rainbow ranks No. 6 in neonatology, and among the nation’s 25 best children’s hospitals in orthopedics, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, pulmonology and urology.UH Rainbow is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to have earned Leapfrog Group’s Top Children’s Hospital distinction for exemplary performance in patient safety and quality initiatives.

Research at UH Rainbow offers access to novel therapies, advanced technologies, and clinical discoveries, often before they are available nationwide. Pediatric specialists from all disciplines, who earn faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are engaged in the most advanced clinical and basic science research conducted today and are widely regarded as leaders in their field. To learn more about these programs, visit

In this highly-visible and impactful role, the Vice Chair serves as the hospital’s principal research officer, appointed by the new Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Marlene Miller, a national leader in patient quality and safety. In collaboration with other senior leaders and members of the research community at large, the Vice Chair will develop and implement a dynamic research vision and strategic plan to further grow, nurture and develop research across the full spectrum of basic, clinical, and translational research for the Department of Pediatrics and for UH Rainbow. To achieve this mission, the Vice Chair will foster an academic environment that encourages and supports faculty and trainee research engagement at every level of the organization.

The successful candidate will have earned a terminal degree; achieved a distinguished record of scholarship, a consistent record of funded research, and bring a collaborative leadership style honed by having advanced research at a large, complex academic medical center, hospital, center, or institute. A keen understanding of a variety of funding mechanisms, a comfort level in serving as an advocate for pediatric research and an innate commitment to ethical research in compliance with all regulatory guidelines is essential.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent in strict confidence to:


Patricia Hastie, Partner

Jane McMahon, Managing Associate

Isaacson, Miller

1700 Market Street Suite 2140

Philadelphia, PA 19103



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