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University of Virginia School of Medicine

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Doris M. Haverstick, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Telephone: (434) 924-9202
Fax:  (434) 924 -2107


Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Telephone: (434) 924-2473
Fax: (434) 924-2107

David E. Bruns, MD, FACB
Telephone: (434) 924-9432
Fax: (434) 924-2574

Department of Pathology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
PO Box 800168
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214

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D.M. Haverstick, PhD, DABCC                      University of Virginia Department of Pathology 1215 Lee Street                                      OMS 4882                                                Charlottesville, VA 22903 

Faculty and Research Interests


University of Virginia School of Medicine

Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, PhD, DABCC, FACB Mass Spectrometry; Endocrinology; Core Lab Operations
James C. Boyd, MD Mathematics and statistics in medicine; automation
David E. Bruns, MD, FACB Evidence-based laboratory medicine; Diagnostic accuracy of medical tests
Robin A. Felder, PhD Medical automation research; robotics
James H. Harrison, Jr., MD, PhD Medical informatics, data mining, temporal patterns in clinical laboratory values and software development
Doris M. Haverstick, PhD, DABCC, FACB Toxicology and pharmacology
Donald F. Hunt, PhD Mass spectrometry of proteins; immunology
James Landers, PhD Capillary electrophoresis, microchips
Mani Mahadevan, MD Molecular genetics; myotonic dystrophy
John Savory, PhD, DABCC Mechanisms of Alzheimer disease; trace metals in disease
James R. Shipe, Ph.D. Athletic Drug Testing
Lawrence M. Silverman, PhD, DABCC Molecular diagnostics; modifier genes in cystic fibrosis
Other Research opportunities are also available in additional laboratories within the Department of Pathology. See:


Program Listing:

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2 to 3 years
Commensurate with experience
Department of Pathology
5 since accreditation in 2004

Among the last 12 postdoctoral trainees in clinical chemistry (before accreditation of the program), 6 are in academic positions (predominantly at academic medical centers), 4 are at other medical centers and two are in leadership positions in industry. Four of the recent graduates have academic appointments and are ABCC-certified.  The fifth is no longer in the field of laboratory medicine.


Application Procedures:




Trainees will be selected from applicants presenting with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.


Submit a letter of interest with a curriculum vitae and three references to the program director. Interview required. In most cases, applicants will be expected to present a seminar on their research.




Program Description:

The goal of the postdoctoral program in clinical chemistry at the University of Virginia is to prepare fellows for careers that may combine academic and clinical pursuits, including service, teaching and research. The basic program is intended to last three years in most cases, to allow sufficient time for in-depth training in the broad area of clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics and laboratory medicine as well as time to develop an area of research.

The first year is focused on in-depth study of laboratory medicine, including the areas of clinical chemistry, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, molecular diagnostics, biochemical genetics, laboratory computing, immunological testing, evidence-based laboratory medicine and point-of-care testing. Additional time in hematology, coagulation and microbiology prepares fellows who wish to be prepared to direct a core laboratory. Fellows are integrated into laboratory rotations with pathology residents and into clinical activities with residents and attendings in clinical departments, notably in the Divisions of General Medicine, Endocrinology and Infectious Disease in the Department of Internal Medicine.

A key component of the program is a period of clinical, translational or fundamental research during the second and third years of the program with a member of the Department of Pathology ( ). Trainees in the research year or years continue to attend call conference and selected laboratory medicine conferences relevant to their interests and continue to have clinical responsibilities such as call coverage.