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The Mission of Global REACH is to facilitate health research, education, and collaboration among University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) faculty and students, and our global partners for the benefit of communities worldwide. Global REACH is focused on four key goals:
To enable students, trainees, and faculty to develop high-impact careers in global health
To create partnerships that allow our medical school community to collaborate synergistically to improve global health
To advance education and research in global health, particularly on the “science of collaboration,” while cultivating a community of educators and scholars
To demonstrate the value of global health initiatives to the medical school and the University of Michigan
The Program Manager will assist the Director for Asia Programs in advancing Global REACH’s emerging and ongoing initiatives in China that provide training and development opportunities for learners and faculty in the medical school. The University of Michigan Medical School has a long history of collaboration with Chinese partners, both at the individual and institutional level. These partnerships provide unique opportunities for our learners to observe and learn about healthcare delivery in a system that is vastly different from our own US healthcare system, and allow our faculty to collaborate with scientists to address health concerns that are critical to patient populations in both the US and China. Working under the direction of our Director of Asia Programs, this individual will support efforts to design and develop these important relationships and programs, including support of our Joint Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, a robust partnership with the Peking University Health Sciences Center (PKUHSC) that currently supports 40 collaborative projects conducted by investigators at UMMS and PKUHSC. This vital position offers unique opportunities to work with students, faculty and staff across the medical school, as well as to interact with visiting national and international dignitaries.
The Program Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance in connection with our educational exchange programs with several partner institutions in China
Assess training needs through surveys and interviews with instructors (mentors) and trainees (mentees) on an on an annual basis
Work with Program Directors to facilitate evaluation of applicant pool and interview and select trainees for UM training programs
Select and assign instructors to conduct training
Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants
Facilitate orientation for Chinese trainees into UM faculty members’ labs
Monitor, evaluate, and record training activities, program effectiveness, and trainee progress and make recommendations for program improvements to Global REACH leadership and Chinese partner institutions based on the data collected
Assess whether trainee is getting appropriate support and mentorship, evaluate progress toward expected milestones, and (if needed) work with Director to develop and implement interventions to ensure trainee achieves adequate progress
Monitor training costs and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures
Conduct program annual reports
Assist with design and development of an Executive Training Program to hospital and medical school leadership from partner institutions in China
Support day-to-day training and research operations for the Joint Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (JI) program
Direct orientation for Chinese visitors and dignitaries
Obtain and organize training procedure manuals, guides and handouts
Assist in selection of collaborative research and training projects by issuing annual request for proposals, facilitating review process, issuing award notifications and overseeing account setup
Negotiate contracts with partners, including desired training outcomes, fees, and expenses
Monitor, evaluate, and record training activities or program effectiveness through a dashboard of data for each collaborative project that includes data such as IRB submission and approval dates, number of patients enrolled on studies, number of samples collected and analyzed, data on resulting publications and grant submissions, and educational exchanges
Monitor training costs and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures; specifically, monitor expenditures on all JI pilot projects and cores; produce monthly status reports; assist in preparing annual budget, and prepare annual financial report of combined activity at UM and PKUHSC
Plan and schedule seminars and events, including the annual JI symposium, as well as other China Program-related training events
Work with Global REACH Communications Manager to ensure that our activities with partners in China are appropriately promoted via maintaining web presence, selecting and editing stories for quarterly newsletter, news releases, etc.
Design and develop new training and development initiatives through tracking data and knowledge gained about policies, programs and possibilities related to collaborative research and educational initiatives with partners in greater Asian areas (China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, India, etc.) and conducting in-depth analyses of emerging issues that impact partnerships in China
Represent China Program Director through attending meetings or seminars to inform management, UM community, and international partners of training program status, as needed
Support other Global REACH initiatives as needed. This may include representing the China Program Director to UM community and international partners, supporting other student training exchanges, staffing training events, participating in quality improvement efforts, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration/Public Health or a related field and 2 years of professional experience
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Deep understanding of Chinese history and culture
Fluency with written and verbal Mandarin language
Demonstrated project management, initiative and problem solving skills
Ability to work collaboratively and flexibility to adapt to change
Master’s degree in public health, health administration, or a related field
Fluency with written and verbal Mandarin language
Expertise with Excel and Qualtrics
Previous professional experience in global health
Knowledge of University practices, rules and regulations
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