Fellowship in Pediatric Genomic Medicine and Gene Therapy
Primary Children's Hospital/University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Board Certification
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Our Fellowship provides training for clinician scientists in the field of pediatric genetic therapies and personalized medicine.
At the end of training, the specific goals are that all trainees will:
Be conversant with modern molecular therapeutic approaches.
Have completed IRB-certified training in Human Subjects Research.
Have participated in the performance of at least one pre-clinical (laboratory-based) study of novel therapeutics.
Understand utility, limitations, and application of genomic testing and follow-up in pediatric patients.
Have participated in the design, initiation, performance, and/or interpretation of at least one clinical trial of genetic therapeutics.
Write and submit an NIH K08, K23, or equivalent foundation grant (American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Grant).
Become an expert in the clinical, pathologic, and molecular diagnosis of inherited pediatric diseases. Trainees will demonstrate competencies to the satisfaction of Program Faculty and invited external reviewers.
Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory techniques, including PCR, RT-PCR, Western Blot, primer design, immunofluorescent staining, and sequence analysis (using common programs).
Trainee Selection Criteria
Trainees will ideally be selected from candidates who have completed a residency and/or fellowship in pediatrics or a pediatrics-related specialty (e.g. Child Neurology; Pediatric Neurosurgery, etc.). Trainees will be chosen based upon demonstrated interest in academic medicine, research, and clinical expertise. Applicants are required to have U.S. citizenship or a green card; or any applicant who is not a US citizen or US permanent resident (green card) is NOT ELIGIBLE without an institutionally sponsored visa. For more detailed information, refer to the University of Utah IMG Eligibility and Exams policy. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the starting point for all international medical graduates. Information concerning ECFMG certification, examinations, sponsorship, visas, DS2019 forms, and other issues is available on the ECFMG web site at www.ecfmg.org.
Three professional references
Submit above by mail or e-mail attachment to:
David Viskochil, MD, PhD and Josh Bonkowsky, MD, PhD
Primary Children’s Center for Personalized Medicine