Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

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University of California, Davis

 

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of California, Davis invites applications and nominations for an accomplished physician-scientist to serve as an Associate Director. This individual will join UC Davis at an exciting time as the ADRC continues its remarkable trajectory, recently punctuated by a $173 million round of new funding. The new Associate Director will be a pivotal player in the continued growth in research, education, and outreach efforts. As an important member of the ADRC leadership team, the Associate Director will play a key role in successfully expanding innovative investigations and collaborative research. The Associate Director will be able to leverage and enhance resources within the ADRC and across UC Davis to promote new bi-directional translational research, interventions in diverse populations, and strong training and career development programs.

 

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center brings together an interdisciplinary group of dedicated researchers, clinical staff (neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, psychometrists, social workers, and nurses), administrators, and support staff to carry out its mission to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through comprehensive patient evaluations and cutting-edge research. The UC Davis ADRC conducts basic and clinical research including clinical trials, clinical evaluations, community outreach and education, professional education, and research training.

 

As a pivotal member of the ADRC leadership team, the next Associate Director will work to address the following opportunities and challenges:

 

– Develop and implement a plan for research growth that will enhance the visibility, reputation, and impact of the ADRC;
– Identify and secure new financial resources to execute the new initiatives;
– Champion new groundbreaking research endeavors that broaden and deepen the Center’s academic and research portfolio;
– Recruit, develop, and retain new staff and faculty;
– Ensure the ADRC’s commitment to increasing patient diversity through an expansive recruitment strategy and community relationships for the new research initiatives;
– Further expand interdisciplinary collaboration efforts between the ADRC and the UC Davis campus community;
– Strengthen community and national partnerships within the region, state, and country.
Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations

 

UC Davis has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters as well as a diversity statement addressing aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers, a list of five professional references and an Authorization to Release Information form (https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/authorization-release-form.pdf) should apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05124. Additional information can be found on the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/8564. Electronic submission of materials is required.

David Bellshaw, Joe Kralick, Belén Gutiérrez, and Nancy Pan

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA  94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

 

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity

 

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do.

 

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.  If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

 

UC Davis and UC Davis Health System are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis and/or UC Davis Health System — indoors and outdoors, including parking lots, industrial and residential space.

 

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

 

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

 

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

 

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

 

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/partner-opp/index.html.

 

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact: (530) 752-7643.

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DELIA SILVA, PSYD, ABPP

Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.