Principal Investigator- Faculty position- Center for Suicide Prevention
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Internal Number: 1
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children's Hospital, in conjunction with The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM) seeks outstanding candidates for recruitment to tenure track, open rank facultypositions within the OSUCOM Department of Pediatrics. Early career, mid-career, and senior career faculty with a program of research aimed at identifying, treating, or preventing pediatric suicidal thoughts and behaviors are eligible. The Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR), a collaborative effort between Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health and AWRI, is housed within the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion (BHP). Opened in 2020, the BHP is America’s largest center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus. The mission of the CSPR is to lead the nation in conducting high quality research studies that will increase knowledge of the causes of youth suicide and suicidal behavior and frame targets for treatment and interventions; to train the next generation of clinical scientists aspiring to research careers that focus on youth suicide prevention; and to disseminate new knowledge and serve as a community resource for best practices for improving the mental health of all children and adolescents. The new faculty member will be expected to be active in advancing this mission by establishing impactful, independent translational and clinically relevant and implementable research protocols and collaborations supported by extramural funding, providing mentorship to colleagues, training the next generation of researchers, and participating in center initiatives. Details regarding the clinical infrastructure that could support investigators’ work are provided below. The successful candidate should have an MD, MD/PhD, PhD, or equivalent degree, a strong publication record, and active R-level funding. We are particularly interested in increasing diversity of our faculty.
How to Apply: Inquiries and nominations are encouraged. Faculty rank is dependent on the candidate’s qualifications. Salary and start-up are negotiable. Start date is flexible.
If you have questions about the position, please contact:
Jeffrey A. Bridge, PhD
Director, Center for Suicide Prevention and Research
Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair of Innovation in Behavioral Health Research
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. Over 1,100 of these employees work in behavioral health, including 123psychologists and 30 psychiatrists. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s provides training opportunities for the next generation of pediatric providers.
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities in the U.S., supporting basic, clinical, translational, and behavioral health research. The AWRI houses a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility for producing gene- and cell-based therapies; one of the largest biorepositories in North America; and comprehensive genome sequencing and analysis capabilities. AWRI is organized into 13 multidisciplinary Centers of Emphasis, the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine and leading-edge core resources that allow traditional academic boundaries to be crossed and merged.
Scientific and clinical interests intersect in this model, which encourages collaboration and the free flow of ideas. More information is available at www.NationwideChildrens.org/Research.
Of potential interest to candidates include the Center for Biobehavioral Health, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, Neuroimaging and Behavior Research Group, and the Neurodevelopmental Research Affinity Group. Additional resources include the Biobehavioral Outcomes Core, Behavioral Trials Office, Clinical Research Services, Biostatistics Shared Resource, Research Information Solutions and Innovation (RISI), Office of Trainee Affairs, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
The Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion is America’s largest center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus, thanks to a
$50 million gift from Big Lots and its Foundation. This nine-story building uniquely integrates acute behavioral health services with intensive outpatient programs and serves as a model for other health care systems across the country. In addition to inpatient and outpatient space, the Behavioral Health Pavilion provides patients and families with a gym, outdoor play deck, courtyards, Sanctuary, cafeteria, gift shop, and a Ronald McDonald Family Room (View more details, including a video tour, at www.NationwideChildrens.org/Pavilion).
Behavioral Health Service Line
35,000 patients/year seen in over a dozen locations
250,000 patient visits/year at these sites
3 unique and innovative inpatient units
Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit
Critical Assessment and Treatment Clinic
Acute Crisis Response Program
Psychiatric Crisis Department
Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Program
Eating Disorders Program
Family-Based Intensive Treatment
Family Support Program
Integrative Family and Systems Treatment
Mood and Anxiety Program
THRIVE Gender Identify Program
Treatment for Healthy Alternatives
Five clinics throughout the greater Columbus area
Prevention and Early Intervention
Early Childhood Mental Health
Center for Suicide Prevention and Research
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Integrated Primary Care
Child Development Center
On Our Sleeves®: The On Our Sleeves movement, powered by the experts at Nationwide Children’s, is on a national mission to break the silence surrounding children’s mental Because children don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, we need to give them a voice. Our mission is to provide every community in America access to free, evidenced-based educational resources necessary for breaking stigmas about child mental health and educating families and advocates.
Project ECHO: This collaborative medical education and care management model provides care throughout 34 Ohio counties for children with behavioral health needs, including autism spectrum
Education Team: This team provides foundational and advanced continuing education offerings in evidence-based interventions. Our inter-professional clinical staff, as well as community providers, in partnership with our accountable care organization, Partners For Kids, are able to obtain all continuing education credits necessary for licensure
Partners for Kids is the oldest and largest pediatric accountable care organization in the United States. It was created in 1994 by Nationwide Children’s to serve children in south
central and south eastern Ohio, where it improves the lives of 325,000 children covered by Medicaid Managed Care. Using value-based principles, it provides a crucial link between families, health care providers, and Ohio’s managed Medicaid system, allowing children to get high-quality care when and where they need it, with the goal of providing preventive and early intervention to avoid later costly and chronic conditions.
Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families (HNHF), composed of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, faith-based organizations, community development organizations, workforce development programs, youth-serving nonprofits, and local public schools, seeks to create positive health outcomes in the community. HNHF began on Columbus’ South Side, the area around Nationwide Children’s, and has shown it can improve community, family, and individual wellbeing. The initiative has now expanded to the Linden area. The HNHF initiative targets five impact areas: affordable housing, education, health and wellness, community enrichment, and economic development.
Pediatric Vital Signs is a first-of-its-kind community-based initiative designed to meaningfully measure and improve the health of all children, both patients and non-patients, in Franklin County. Nationwide Children’s, in conjunction with Alliance Data, will document, aggregate, track and analyze participation in the hospital’s community initiatives to evaluate its impact in addressing the eight vital signs for pediatric health: infant mortality, kindergarten readiness, high school graduation, teen pregnancy, obesity, suicide, preventive health, and child mortality.
Columbus, OH is a vibrant community with a 2.4 million population base and diverse cultural, sports, dining, and recreational opportunities (check us out at www.experiencecolumbus.com). Columbus is home to several Fortune 500 companies, is the most affordable of the nation’s top 20 “tech” cities according to Homes.com and ranks in Money magazine’s picks as one of the ten best big cities. Columbus is the third fastest growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest and 14th largest city in the nation. It is consistently ranked in the top ten in nearly every category—economic growth, great place to raise a family, affordable cost of living, and things to do. Many neighborhoods boast excellent public schools.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a destination academic pediatric medical center designed to manage the most complex of diseases. We treat the sickest of patients from across the country and around the world. We build research programs to assure tomorrow’s breakthroughs help children everywhere. And we train the next generation of physicians, scientists and health care professionals.
Beyond our walls, we invest in building social equity in our communities, address the social determinants of health, and develop payment models to better serve unique populations of children. Our unparalleled investment in Behavioral Health services and research further cements our role as an ambitious champion for the well-being of children everywhere.