Oct 062017

NIH-ACMG Fellowship in Genomic Medicine Program Management

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) are seeking qualified physicians interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers, and other organizations. Specifically, an NIH coalition – consisting of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the All of Us Research Program – have partnered with the ACMG to launch a new fellowship program in Genomic Medicine Program Management. The goal of this fellowship is to increase the pool of physicians trained in managing research and implementation programs in ‘genomic medicine’ (i.e., the use of genomic information as part of an individual patient’s clinical care).

The Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship is intended to last 24 months, and will be located primarily in the Bethesda, Maryland area. At the start of the fellowship, each fellow will work at a participating NIH component for 4-6 months as an Associate Program Director. In this role, the fellow will participate in a variety of ongoing extramural research program activities. Subsequent ~3 month rotations will include serving as an Associate Program Director at other participating NIH components, as an Assistant Program Manager at the ACMG, and/or as assistants to program leaders in the NIH Intramural Research Program. The fellow may also design an elective rotation (~3 months) in the second year. Throughout these rotations, a patient-care experience equivalent to 0.5 day per week will be encouraged. This clinical work can be pursued as an adjunct clinical faculty for the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), the Walter Reed Clinical Genomics Service, or other clinical services, as feasible and desired.

Applicants must have graduated from medical or osteopathic school, be U.S. citizens, and be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. They should also have a strong interest in establishing and managing genomic medicine programs. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows should be qualified to organize and manage complex research or implementation programs in genomic medicine. Postgraduate residency training is preferred but not required. Salary will range from $72,000 – $109,375 per year, and salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should fill out the application (https://form.jotform.us/72364772631156) with a curriculum vitae and a summary of their experience and interest (2-3 pages) by December 1, 2017. The summary should include: (1) a brief description of the applicant’s clinical training and prior professional positions; (2) interest and relevant experience in genomic medicine program management; (3) knowledge of genomic medicine implementation barriers and solutions; and (4) ideas about potential
fellowship options (e.g., rotations, clinical involvement, or areas of emphasis), if known. Questions can also be addressed to edgreen@mail.nih.gov.

Jul 202017

2018 Applied Statistical Independence in Biological Systems (ASIBS) Short Course at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Applications are now being accepted for the NIH/NIGMS-funded ASIBS Short Course beginning January 2018. The goal of the ASIBS Short Course is to train junior faculty and fellows from academic medical centers across the nation to become proficient in biostatistical methodology and statistical computing. Participants will receive seven weeks of online, basic and intermediate statistical theory instruction as well as five days of in-person, hands-on instruction in statistical computing. The course will run from January 8, 2018 to March 2, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) Participants must be junior faculty members or fellows at an academic medical institution in the US
2) Participants must be US citizens or eligible non-citizens

Tuition & Fees:
Participants are responsible for an affordable tuition of $375 upon acceptance.

In an effort to enhance diversity, lodging scholarships for the in-person week will be made available to underrepresented minorities.

For more information, please contact mary.sandre@mountsinai.org

HHS/OMH is looking for Subject Matter Experts to serve as reviewers of applications submitted to its Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI) competitive grant program. The ECI is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. If you are a professional with a well-documented history as a subject matter expert in the area(s) of opioid abuse; childhood/adolescent obesity; or serious mental illness, please register to become a grant reviewer and submit your CV by visiting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Reviewer Recruitment Module.

December 5-6, 2017
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
NIH Main Campus, Bethesda Maryland
and via NIH VideoCast

Register to Attend

About the Workshop
Obesity is a major contributor to serious health conditions in children and adults. The prevalence of obesity in the United States and globally has grown rapidly in the last three decades, and there is a pressing need to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity to better understand appropriate, high-quality natural experiment research designs in obesity prevention and control. The workshop will take place on December 5–6, 2017 on the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

The workshop will be free and open to the public, and attendees can join either in person or via NIH VideoCast. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged.

Workshop Poster Session
This workshop will include a poster session for early-stage investigators to exhibit their research in novel methods in evaluating natural experiments in obesity prevention and control. If you’re interested in submitting an abstract, be sure to check the box under “Poster Session” on the registration form. Additional details about the poster session, including criteria and application instructions, will be announced soon.

Workshop Resources
Background Information
Draft Workshop Agenda
Continuing Education Credits
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Workshop Sponsors
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)

Submit Your Abstract

Submit your abstract to the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, December 4-6 in Arlington, VA

The D&I Conference is the pre-eminent event to bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health care. This year’s theme, A Decade of Progress and the Path Forward, will reflect on the accomplishments of and challenges to the field, and will focus on opportunities ahead.

Submission Deadline: July 25 at 5:00pm EST

Faculty Position Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

The Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health is a vibrant department of approximately 19 full-time faculty from a variety of professional backgrounds (public health, law, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, demography) whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child and refugee health. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department engage in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities. Graduates of the Department pursue careers as research scientists, public health interventionists, and evaluators who actively contribute to the scientific literature and assume important academic posts and public health leadership globally.

The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University is recruiting for an Open Rank tenure-track position in child health. The successful applicant is expected to have a well-developed independent research portfolio, including scholarly contributions to the scientific literature, a track record of successful externally funded research, and recognition in her/his field of interest. We seek candidates who will help to further develop the Department and School’s child research, educational, and policy agenda. The individual will be encouraged to collaborate across disciplines and departments within the School and the University. Our child-related work spans local community activity and major global efforts. Responsibilities include graduate teaching, student advising, and committee membership. We seek candidates who will conceptualize research, identify funding sources, prepare proposals, establish research collaborations and carry out funded projects. An interest in the biological basis for child health and optimal development, including investment in early child development as a policy priority is preferable.

Job Posting Link


College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Division of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Nutritional Sciences

Position Announcement – Chairperson

Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, one of 13 Colleges and Schools is an institution that values interdisciplinary research, education, and clinical practice, seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time tenure-track faculty position to serve as the Chairperson of the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

• Master’s degree in Nutrition required
• Doctoral degree in Nutrition or Health-Related Field required by July 1, 2016
• Post-Doctoral experience in Nutrition or Health-Related Field required by July 1, 2016
• Experience teaching in higher education in Nutrition for a minimum of five (5) years
• Established track record of research in Nutrition for a minimum of ten (10) years
• Licensure as a Nutritionist or Registration as a Dietitian in the District of Columbia
• Online education experience is a plus

Job Description:
Faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation; program development, review, and evaluation; student advising and mentorship; departmental budgeting and budget control; class schedule planning; and general coordination of the research, teaching, and outreach activities of the department. The successful applicant is also expected to engage in research, publish in reputable academic journals, write grants, advise students and engage in public service at the university and in the local community.

• Provide leadership in developing and implementing operational action plans to meet the strategic goals and objectives of the University, College and
• Maintain accreditation standards for the Division
• Increase collaborations, linkages, and partnerships between community and other University departments
• Implement an efficient advisement system by faculty to foster students’ retention and progression
• Increase recruitment
• Maintain current knowledge of laws, regulations, rules and policies governing education that are issued by local, Federal, and state accrediting
• Provide leadership for faculty in applying for extramural research funding
• Design, review, and implement didactic course content
• Student advisement and mentoring
• Participate in scholarly/research activities, service to the profession, and professional practice

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled.
To apply: Please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Pat Y. Talbert
Associate Dean, AHS
College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Howard University
516 Bryant Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Email: patricia.talbert@howard.edu


Tenure Track Faculty Position
(Final Rank/Title Commensurate with Experience)

Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH, USA

The Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine invites innovative and visionary scientists to apply for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate rank. The College of Medicine is the primary research engine at the University of Cincinnati, linking discovery, translational, and clinical outcome scientists in a pipeline that is transforming health care. The Department’s discovery scientists can access expertise within all of UC’s 14 colleges to create a dynamic and novel approach to solving problems from the molecular level to the patient’s bedside. Enhancing the discovery sciences is the focus of the College over the next several years. The successful candidate will join this cohort of new scientists to become leaders in this research environment. We seek candidates who will address fundamental basic science questions at the molecular level as they relate to human health. It is anticipated that these individuals will synergize with current faculty in areas including but not limited to cellular signaling, viral/bacterial pathogenesis, structural biology, regenerative medicine, inflammation and protein folding disorders. Individuals with expertise in nanobody development, biological sensors, CRISPR, single molecule and imaging techniques are highly desirable. College investment in Core infrastructure provides the faculty with a variety of up-to-date core facilities with access to instrumentation and technical expertise to enrich their programs. We cultivate a supportive environment in the department and college that provides career and scientific mentoring. The College supports several opportunities for internal grant awards, grant pre-review, recognition of research excellence, and social and scientific forums over the academic year. Please visit our websites at www.molgen.uc.edu and www.med.uc.edu/research for more information.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have relevant postdoctoral experience.

Application Process: Applicants must complete and submit an official application at https://jobs.uc.edu (Posting TBD) and must include a single document attachment including a CV, summaries of research accomplishments and research plan (1 page each), and names of three references. Interested applicants may also contact the Molecular Genetics Search Committee, c/o Michael Lieberman at lieberma@ucmail.uc.edu for further information and/or details regarding the position.

University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Vet / Disabled.

The University of Cincinnati is a smoke-free environment.

Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (Vanderbilt MAGEC) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowship is an individualized didactic training program, tailored to complement the trainee’s background, and includes both core and elective coursework, a multi-disciplinary mentoring team, rotations in the Vanderbilt Molecular Epidemiology Lab and Survey Research Shared Resource, and the conduct of a research project. The fellowship culminates in the submission of a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the program is to assist fellows in launching an independent career in epidemiological research.

MAGEC fellows have the opportunity to work on a wide range of on-going cancer epidemiological research projects and to design their own, using resources available from the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (VEC) and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The VEC is home to three large prospective cohort studies that include over 225,000 participants from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Biological samples are available from over 90% of study participants. The VEC fosters cross-disciplinary research and provides exciting opportunities to investigate the interplay of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors in cancer epidemiology and health disparities.

The MAGEC program is specifically designed for:

  • PhDs in epidemiology or genetics who have an interest in cancer research
  • MDs who have an MPH degree or working experience in epidemiology
  • Under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. US citizenship or permanent residency or is required for the fellowship.

    Application details available on our website. Applications are ongoing and can be completed online.

    Program Directors:
    Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine

    Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS
    Professor of Medicine

    Program Contact Information
    Nan Kennedy
    Program Coordinator
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center
    2525 West End Avenue
    Suite 600
    Nashville, TN 37203-1738
    Phone: 615-936-0808
    E-mail: nan.kennedy@vanderbilt.edu

    Future Research Leaders Conference (FRLC)

    The 2017 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Future Research Leaders Conference (FRLC) will be held September 12-14 in Bethesda, Maryland. FRLC is a career-development opportunity for talented early-career biomedical and behavioral scientists from diverse backgrounds. During the FRLC, selected early-career scientists will showcase their research to the NIH scientific community and gain insights from NIH leadership and investigators about developing an independent scientific career. The event is most appropriate for post-doc and junior-faculty level investigators.

    Investigators who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral science workforce are strongly encouraged to apply. Travel and lodging expenses will be supported.

    The conference application deadline is April 28, and reference letters will be accepted until May 5. Please see NIH FRLC website for more details. Applicants should submit their materials here.

    Please contact FRLC@nih.gov if you have any questions. Thank you!


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