Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

ACGME Accredited Training

Fellowship Director: Cindy L. Vnencak-Jones, Ph.D.


Description

This comprehensive Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited 2 year program is designed to train clinical laboratory scientists in the area of genetics and genomics. The program integrates cytogenetics and molecular genetics for the diagnosis of constitutional and somatic diseases. The trainee will become competent in routine karyotyping, FISH and chromosomal microarray analysis as well as fluorescent and quantitative PCR, capillary electrophoresis, TaqMan genotyping assays, and Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing for the molecular profiling of hematologic and solid tumors. The trainee will also interpret pharmacogenetics genotyping results utilized for appropriate drug dosing and selection. The program incorporates rotations in biochemical genetics, adult/pediatric and hereditary cancer genetic clinics and the clinical genomics laboratory. The curriculum includes a didactic course offered through the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and multiple educational opportunities in laboratory management, and participation in case conferences. In addition to developing the skills required to direct a high complexity clinical laboratory, the fellow will assist in test development, validation and implementation and will participate in clinically based research projects.

 

 

Requirements

Applicants should possess a PhD or a MD.

Stipend

Commensurate with relevant experience and previous training.


Applications

For fellowships starting July 1, 2024, applications will be accepted June 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023. Interviews will begin in September 2023.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, Vanderbilt application*, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation to:

Tapherine DeVany
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
CC-3322 MCN
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232

t.devany@vumc.org

 

All individuals with a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) earned outside of the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico who are considering ABMGG certification must submit their credentials for review. Requirements for credentials review can be found: abmgg.org/pages/cert_forcredential.shtml
Please submit your credential review as part of your Vanderbilt LGG application.

*Application and pertinent information can be found under Graduate Medical Education