Department of Pathology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
P.O. Box 800168
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214
D.M. Haverstick, PhD, DABCC
University of Virginia Department of Pathology 1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Doris M. Haverstick, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Telephone: (434) 924-9202
Fax: (434) 924 -2107
Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Telephone: (434) 924-2473
Fax: (434) 924-2107
Joesph Wiencek , PhD
Telephone: (434) 297-5740
Fax: (434) 924-2107
Faculty and Research Interests
|Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, PhD, DABCC, FAACC||Mass Spectrometry; Endocrinology|
|James C. Boyd, MD (Emeritus)||Mathematics and statistics in medicine; automation|
|David E. Bruns, MD, FACB (Emeritus)||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, FAACC||Toxicology and pharmacology; Laboratory operations and regulatory issues|
|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 (Emeritus)||Mechanisms of Alzheimer disease; trace metals in disease|
|Joesph Wiencek, PhD||Pediatric Clinical Chemistry; Laboratory Stewardship; Informatics|
|Other||Research opportunities are also available in additional laboratories within the Department of Pathology. See: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/pathology/|
Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 1
Duration of program: 2 to 3 years, generally 3
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Commensurate with experience
Source of funding: Department of Pathology
Current number of trainees: 4
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years): 9; Among the last 9 postdoctoral trainees in clinical chemistry, five are in academic positions, one is with a major commercial health system, one is in industry, one oversees laboratory operations with the US Army, and one is deceased.
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, invited applicants will be expected to present a seminar on their research.
Applications accepted from July 1 through October 1 each year.
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 within 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 or other Departments of the University. Trainees in the research 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.