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Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences Sacramento, CA

The University of California, Davis seeks an exceptionally talented and effective health science executive to serve as its newly designated Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences. The new Vice Chancellor will oversee the University’s Sacramento health sciences campus at a pivotal moment of unrealized potential and tremendous ambition of the members of its community. With the arrival of a new Chancellor, Dr. Gary May, the University’s leadership is initiating a deliberate effort to grow, align, and integrate its academic and health science programs across all of its locations. A central mission for the Vice Chancellor will be to shape and unify the Sacramento campus – comprised of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and a complex, tertiary and quaternary care academic medical center – around fully coordinated and impactful approaches to improve medical education, research, and the quality and accessibility of health care for the citizens of Northern California and the Central Valley, and tie those efforts into the academic activities on the Davis campus and other health sciences campuses in the University of California System. The successful candidate for Vice Chancellor will be a creative, experienced leader who can build upon UC Davis’ legacy of excellence. They will inspire the faculty, staff, and students to achieve a vision of being a truly preeminent health sciences innovator.

UC Davis Health (UCDH) is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, inter-professional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. UCDH is a major driver of economic prosperity in Sacramento and across Northern California. According to a 2010 study, it generates more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs. For every employee or dollar of output directly supported by UC Davis Health's operations, the Northern California economy gains an additional 1.1 jobs or $1.10 of output, respectively. As the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care.

Reporting to the new Chancellor of UC Davis, Dr. Gary May, the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences has primary responsibility for the UC Davis Medical Center, a 627-bed acute care hospital and a 1,000-member physician practice group, as well as responsibility for coordinating the entire UC Davis Health enterprise, which includes both the School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The Vice Chancellor oversees a $1.9 billion operating budget and oversees approximately 8,400 faculty, staff, and residents.

David Bellshaw is leading this search with Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Brett Barbour.


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