Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is a full-service center providing tertiary care to the indigent population of the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Corrections, and patients in Galveston County as well as surrounding counties. The medical center has 870 beds, a large ambulatory care unit, and a full-service emergency room/trauma center. Postdoctoral training in clinical chemistry will be entirely on campus at UTMB. The patient population at UTMB is excellent with a full range of pediatric and adult medical and surgical cases.
Postdoctoral fellows will train with pathology residents. Responsibilities include seminars, selected medical lectures, journal club, selected topics in laboratory management, night call and clinical rounds. Management experience is incorporated into both years of training. Fellows also present lectures in selected topics, participate in the division's director On-Call Service, and are assigned specific sections of the laboratory where they have technical responsibilities.
Special strengths of the UTMB program include scheduled didactic lectures, ward rounds, and scheduled rotation through all areas of the laboratory in the first six months, yearly in-service examinations, and use of state-of-the-art instrumentation. The fellows are also required to be involved in basic and applied research projects with focus in the areas of intracellular ions homeostatis, molecular toxicology, proteomics and pharmacogenomics.
Faculty: Anthony O. Okorodudu, PhD, DABCC, FACB (Toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, intracellular cations, electrochemistry), Amin A. Mohammad, PhD, DABCC, FACB (Analytical chemistry, simulation studies), , Jianli Dong, MD, PhD, (Molecular pathology), John R. Petersen, PhD, DABCC, FACB (Immunochemistry), David K. Rassin, PhD, DABCC, FACB (Amino acid metabolic disorders, nutrition, and metabolism in early development), Edward R. Smith, PhD (Obstetrics & gynecological chemistry)
Prerequisite: PhD in natural sciences or MD, adequate education in biological chemistry at the graduate school level. If foreign degree, must pass advanced chemistry portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Stipend: Commensurate with candidate’s level of training.
Applications: Anthony O. Okorodudu, PhD, DABCC, Director of Clinical Chemistry, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555-0551.