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Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Company: Atrium Health
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist (AHWFB) are seeking a national leader to direct and build an emerging Center for Sleep & Circadian Rhythms. This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving and rapidly growing medical school and academic health system in a beautiful, vibrant, diverse and affordable community.

Our goal is to establish an internationally recognized sleep and circadian clinical and translational research center that will be competitive for large center (P50) grants and clinical trials and will be a destination site for clinical treatment of sleep disorders, through the provision of outstanding care to the large number of patients who suffer from sleep disorders. We have most of the needed components to develop a world class center for sleep and circadian rhythms research at AHWFB and the larger Atrium Health System, with internationally recognized experts in sleep and circadian biology and a large clinical sleep medicine practice. The singular missing piece is an academic leader to promote sleep research initiatives.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's full-fledged sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It has eight adult and two pediatric sleep beds, and we have plans to expand the pediatric sleep beds. The fellowship also provides an opportunity to participate in a research project with the sleep faculty. In Charlotte, Atrium Health offers the largest comprehensive sleep center in the Carolinas, with 14 sleep testing locations and 25 board certified sleep specialists seeing over 20,000 patient visits annually across the region.

With the proposed growth of Neuroscience, Alzheimer's disease, Aging, and Psychiatry at Wake Forest School of Medicine, a hire of this magnitude will be transformative for sleep research, and more broadly for the research community overall.

About Us

Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world-class health system, Atrium Health. WFUSM, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise, is a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery. WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting-edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise.

Atrium Health is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. AHWFB is an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem - that includes Brenner Children's Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians.

Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing - for all.

It should be noted that while you are applying on the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Career Site, you will receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process. Thanks in advance for your flexibility.

About the Team

Mission, Vision and Culture Commitments


To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all.


To be the first and best choice for care.

Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong

We Work as One to make great things happen

We earn Trust in all we do

We Innovate to better the now and create the future

We drive for Excellence - always

Keywords: Atrium Health, Winston-Salem , Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Executive , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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