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The Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health is seeking highly motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in American Indian Health to work with our multidisciplinary, communitybased participatory research team. This position provides mentored training and collaboration with a dynamic team of researchers currently funded by both federal and private organizations. Current projects include a culturallytailored smoking cessation program designed for Native people and an accompanying Internet site, assessments of needs and barriers to mammography and colorectal canc er screening among both reservation and urban Native communities, development of culturallytailored educational materials on a variety of cancers, and the provision of primary and urgent care to urban Native people. Our team currently partners with several urbanbased community organizations focused on improving the quality of life of Native people, several reservationbased communities in multiple states, other academic institutions, and other health care facilities (both Indian Health Service and tribal). We are a growing research team whose interests focus on reducing the health disparities faced by Native people. This position offers a flexible start date, competitive salary, and excellent resources for career development, including the pursuit of an MPH or MS in Clinical Research in our accredited programs (or teaching in these programs) and the ability to participate in an NIH K30 program in clinical research. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills and strong training in American Indian Studies, applied medical anthropology, public health, or a related field and must have a minimum of two years of applied experience working with American Indians and/or Alaska Natives. Applicants must have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment; ABD will be considered with a defense date set. MDs with an interest in a research fellowship are welcome to apply. Selected applicants will assist in ongoing research projects as well as research development (i.e. grant proposals, project management, and authorship on manuscripts) and community outreach.

Send letter of interest, cv, and names and contact information for three individuals who can provide a good assessment of your skills to the address below by December 1, 2007. PLEASE NOTE: References should include two academic contacts and one contact for someone with whom you have worked professionally from a tribe or Nativeoriented community organization.

For more information, please contact:

Christine M. Daley, PhD, MA, SM
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
MS 1008, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

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