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Prostate Health Index Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (PHI CHEC) Project Coordinator Position

Chicago Global Health Alliance


Project Overview

 The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer partnership. The mission is to advance cancer health equity through meaningful scientific discovery, education, training, and community engagement. ChicagoCHEC is a constellation of people, organizations, and communities working toward cancer health equity. More information can be found at https://chicagochec.org.

The Prostate Health Index Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (PHI CHEC) is a ChicagoCHEC pilot project, developed through a partnership between Chicago Global Health Alliance, Project Brotherhood, Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois at Chicago Cancer Center.

Position Overview

 Chicago Global Health Alliance is seeking a Project Coordinator for primary support of a mixed-methods research project focused on engaging African American men in prostate cancer disparities research. The project team includes health researchers, community-based organizations, and trained peer leaders (Citizen Scientists). This is a temporary, part-time contracted position working approximately 30 hours per month. Initial contract length is 3 months with the possibility of extension in 3-month intervals based on satisfactory performance, availability of work, and project funding.

Job Responsibilities

 The project coordinator will assist with activities related to participant recruitment and retention, data collection, and related tasks including:

  • Preparing materials for meetings
  • Administering measures to participants
  • Note-taking during meetings with study team and participants
  • Assist with training Citizen Scientists on study protocols
  • Track Citizen Scientist progress and outcomes
  • Ensure study protocol compliance with ongoing participant communication during the study period to troubleshoot issues
  • Data entry, cleaning, and organization
  • Assist with writing reports, journal articles, and presentation of project activities and results as needed

Qualifications

 All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
  • Experience with participant recruitment and/or outreach into communities underserved by health providers.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in working with African American males. Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work independently, as a part of a team and with changing priorities. Demonstrated ability to maintain deadlines and prioritize assignments.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters in Social Science, Mental Health, or Public Health related field. Experience working in a research setting.

Certified in human subjects research and familiarity with Institutional Review Board process. Experience with qualitative data collection (e.g. interviews, focus groups).

Experience with preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Please submit a resume detailing experience and qualifications to  [email protected]

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Gilda’s Club Chicago – Patient Navigator (Bi-lingual)

Gilda's Club Chicago


Primary Duties

Gilda’s Club Chicago’s (GCC) Patient Navigator will provide Spanish and English language outreach to reach patients and family members impacted by breast cancer throughout Chicago. The individual will work in a number of individual hospitals which serve medically underserved individuals. S/he will work within the hospital to increase access to existing GCC programs in the hospital and community. Reporting to the Program Manager, Latino and Community Initiatives, the Patient Navigator operates in full compliance with Gilda’s Club Chicago’s program philosophy and provides efforts to expand membership and increase awareness of the Club’s mission while advancing the brand identity that Gilda’s Club Chicago has built. As a spokesperson for Gilda’s Club Chicago s/he represents the club in a way that is consistent with and supportive of Gilda’s Club Chicago’s overall strategic plan and vision. As part of the Program Staff the Patient Navigator will work collaboratively throughout the organization and the partner hospitals. The Patient Navigator will interface with patients and families, GCC participants, program staff, hospital professionals, volunteers and the community at large.

Position Summary

  • Bring awareness of the benefit of psychosocial support as an essential part of care for those impacted by cancer
  • Provide outreach to breast cancer patients where they receive treatment and referring them to GCC programs included, but not limited to, Open to Options, Navigating Your Life with Cancer, Support Groups and mind-body activities.
  • Refer patients and family members to appropriate community resources and distribute a cancer-referral resource guide in English and Spanish to provide a continuum of care.
  • Work with health care professionals to identify new opportunities to promote Gilda’s Club Chicago to patients and families.
  • Track the number of encounters and referrals made to GCC and other resources
  • Attend community events, such as health fairs and wellness event, to promote GCC’s program of support
  • Participate in GCC community activities and Clubhouse functions as appropriate.
  • Work with Outreach Volunteers, working in the African American, Latino and Faith communities, to represent Gilda’s Club Chicago at community events.
  • Track and report all grant related activities, including data collection, implementation of grant terms and reporting requirements.
  • Grant funded position, contingent on grant renewal

Education and Experience Requirements
The ideal candidate should have the following experience:

  •  High school degree or equivalent. 
  • Experience in outreach or community engagement 
  • Knowledge of community resources in the Latino and African American community 
  • Effective oral and written communicator 
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, understanding and commitment to working with people impacted by cancer 
  • Ability to work a regular schedule with occasional nights or weekends required. 
  • Must have own transportation or ability to use public transportation (mileage reimbursement provided)

Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate will be:

  •  Committed to Gilda’s Club mission and excited about its growth and potential.
  •  A good listener
  •  A hard worker with a high energy level
  •  A highly organized individual who manages his/her time effectively and is skillful at multitasking. 
  • A motivated self-starter of integrity who is committed to service and excellence. 
  • A team player. 
  • Emotionally mature and self-confident, with professional demeanor, sound judgment and a good sense of humor. 
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaking

Please Submit Resumes To:
Jeanette Santana Gonzalez
Program Manager, Latino and Community Initiatives Gilda’s Club Chicago
[email protected]

Apply by sending sending resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Cancer Control and Survivorship: Assistant or Associate Professor (Team Science Track)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s (Lurie Cancer Center) Cancer Control and Survivorship (CCS) Program at Northwestern University invite applications for a full-time position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The Department, the Lurie Cancer Center and the CCS Program provide a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery in cancer survivors across the lifespan. MSS and the Lurie Cancer Center jointly provide a rich platform for research including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Because an interdisciplinary, collaborative orientation is a defining element of the Department and the Cancer Center, both provide an ideal home for scholars whose work is collaborative, integrative and cuts across traditional content areas. The CCS program includes research themes that focus on behavioral and population science research, outcomes measurement, disparities research, quality of care, biobehavioral mechanisms, symptom management and behavioral interventions across the lifespan with exceptional opportunities for community-based and translational research.

We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to be part of a highly collaborative, translational and transformative research program and have research interests and expertise in patient centered outcomes research, with emphasis on assessment, clinical application of measurement science and/or behavioral and psychosocial interventions in cancer survivorship. Such approaches may include, but are not limited to, clinic- and e-Health-based measurement and intervention applications for distress and symptom burden, integration of such approaches in EHR platforms to facilitate continuity of care and improve patient centered outcomes, development and implementation of pragmatic and adaptive tailored interventions that are informed by state of the art and technology-based measurement approaches to deliver necessary precision care to optimize patient centered outcomes, and integration of assessment of patient centered outcomes, and intervention or patient centered outcome data analysis opportunities in the context of state of the art precision medicine activity within the Lurie Cancer Center’s novel therapeutics and genomic profiling programs.

For this team scientist position, we are seeking candidates with a strong collaborative orientation and a track record of significant scientific contributions as part of a translational team. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a history of extramural funding as PI and/or co-investigator roles. MSS, the CCS program and the Lurie Cancer Center and the Cancer Survivorship Institute have a highly collaborative culture in which multiple investigators have opportunities to work in tandem on large-scale outcomes and team science research. Participation in MSS Departmental training activities and University service are also expected and valued. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full-time, continuing position. Start date is flexible.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Medical Social Sciences can be viewed at www.mss.northwestern.edu. Information about the Cancer Center and the Cancer Survivorship Institute can be viewed at www.cancer.northwestern.edu and www.cancer.northwestern.edu/survivorship. Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, representative reprints and names of three references to Search Chair, Frank J. Penedo, PhD,
[email protected] Please reference search #P-140N-16 in the subject line of the email. Click here for more information.

Posting submitted by:
Frank J. Penedo, PhD
Roswell Park Professor
Departments of Medical Social Sciences, Psychology & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Program Leader, Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program
Director, Cancer Survivorship Institute
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University