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Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics and Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University offer a combined, three-year Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics and Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics Fellowship.

Contact Us:
(614) 722-5467

About the Fellowship

The Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics and Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics Fellowship is a combined, three-year program offered by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. The Fellowship aims to provide a broad experience of clinical laboratory operations, including exposure to a range of clinical tests, clinical report writing, troubleshooting, exposure to laboratory accreditation processes (CAP, CLIA,) patient interaction and new test development.

The program is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

What you need to know

Curriculum

Fellows spend approximately 18 months focusing on one specialty and approximately 18 months focusing on the second specialty. Fellows split their time between the cytogenetic and molecular genetics labs at Nationwide Children’s and Ohio State, with the majority of time spent at Nationwide Children’s.

This allows for exposure to:

  • Constitutional Cytogenetics
  • Cancer Cytogenetics
  • FISH
  • Sequencing Assays
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Molecular Assays
  • Carrier Testing for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Post Bone Marrow Transplant Analysis
  • Next Generation Sequencing

During training, fellows will undertake a two-week rotation in the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Nationwide Children’s. Fellows also attend various clinical rotations through Nationwide Children’s Clinical Genetics, Ohio State Cancer Genetics and Ohio State Prenatal Genetics.

Fellows will attend relevant graduate-level classes, as well as didactic lectures, post genetics clinics, journal clubs and research seminars offered by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Fellowship offers limited opportunity for basic research; however, publication of interesting cases and national meeting presentations are strongly encouraged.

Salary & Benefits

Our Fellows are hospital employees, and as such, they are eligible for the same benefits other full-time staff receive (with the exception of paid time off, which is outlined.) Click here to learn more about Fellowship benefits.

The program offers compensation based on National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoc Training stipends.

Application & Interview Process

Our program accepts two fellows every three years. Our next Fellowship class will begin July 2019. The program will accept applications through July 2018.

Eligible Fellowship candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological sciences field, or have completed the Clinical Medical Genetics residency (MDs only).  A medical doctorate is not required.

Eligible candidates should submit a current CV and three (3) acceptable letters of reference.  Candidates should be visa eligible with good English language skills.  Our institution requests a J1 visa. Please submit materials to the following:

Pattie Wolf
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

(614) 722-5467

Pattie.Wolf@NationwideChildrens.org

Additional Resources
Contact

For more information, please contact:

Program Director:
Caroline Astbury, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G.


Program Coordinator:
Pattie Wolf
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

(614) 722-5467

Pattie.Wolf@NationwideChildrens.org

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000