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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Director:

Address:

James Nichols, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (615) 343-5708
Fax: (615) 343-9563
E-mail: james.h.nichols@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
The Vanderbilt Clinic, TVC 4918
Nashville, TN 37232

Associate Directors:

Jennifer Colby, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (615) 615-875-9377 (Phone)
Fax: (615) 343-9563
E-mail:  jennifer.colby@vanderbilt.edu

Website:

http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vmcpathology&doc=15528

Affiliated Institutions:

Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt Health 100 Oaks, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center


Faculty and Research Interests:

David Black, PhD

Pain Management, Sports Performance Enhancing Drugs

Jennifer Colby, PhD Toxicology, TDM, Mass Spectrometry

Sheila Dawling, PhD

Therapeutic drug monitoring, inborn errors of metabolism

James Nichols, PhD, DABCC

Point of care testing, informatics, evidence based medicine

Gregory Sephel, PhD

Wound healing and angiogenesis

Cindy Vnencak-Jones, PhD, FACMG

Molecular Genetics

 

Program Listing:

Level(s) of training:
Duration of program:
Current trainees:

Postdoctoral
2 years
1

Application Procedure:

Prerequisites:

PhD or MD

Procedures:

Submit letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. James Nichols at james.h.nichols@vanderbilt.edu

Deadline:

September 1, 2016 for July 1, 2017 Fellowship position

Program Description:

Vanderbilt's two-year Clinical Chemistry fellowship provides comprehensive training and experience in analytical, clinical and managerial aspects of the clinical laboratory in a large academic medical center setting. Our fellows receive the unique experience of training in a large academic medical center laboratory with affiliated satellite laboratories across Nashville, and exposure to our reference laboratory service. During the fellowship, the trainee learns principles of chemical pathology, both basic and applied. With Vanderbilt's mission in mind, our program combines a strong emphasis on patient care with innovative practices in personalized medicine. Our fellows join a diverse diagnostic management team of physicians and scientists to provide state of the art interpretive reports for select chemistry, endocrine, and toxicology tests. Participation in clinical/translational research projects introduces fellows to recent developments in diagnostic sciences. Successful completion of the program prepares highly qualified physicians/scientists for ABCC board certification and a career as a practicing clinical chemist in academia, community hospital, or industry. Our program received ComACC certification in 2002 and currently has 1 two year fellowship position at a time.