Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research Fellowship

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Children’s Foundation Research Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Date Posted: April 3, 2018

This fellowship is available to individuals interested in obtaining dedicated training in clinical research focused on pediatric surgical conditions. Fellows will gain hands on experience with local, regional, and national prospective trials, outcomes research and large database analyses (e.g. NSQIP-Pediatrics, NTDB, NCDB, etc.). Emphasis will be placed on study design, implementation, and manuscript and grants preparation. Fellows will be paired with a primary research mentor from amongst eight pediatric surgeons involved in research spanning the breadth of pediatric surgical disease. Specific areas of research focus within the Division include health disparities in pediatric surgical outcomes, development and use of clinical pathways in trauma and burn care, application of biomedical informatics techniques to quality improvement, management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and translational projects involving congenital colorectal disease. Coursework in clinical research education can be obtained through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Graduate Health Sciences. Potential coursework includes epidemiology, statistics, use of statistical software, human subject research training, geographic information systems, and other topics. Pursuit of a Master’s degree in epidemiology may be made available to interested candidates. Duration: 1-2 years Requirements: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals. Prior experience with statistical software (i.e. SAS/SPSS/R) preferred, but not required. Candidates must have a MD/DO or PhD degree or equivalent. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States (we do not sponsor visas). The position is open to categorical residents that have completed at least two years of residency training. Clinical call on the Pediatric Surgical Service is required (frequency of call is negotiable). Program Director: Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, Director of Research, Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Website: www.lebonheur.org, www.uthsc.edu

How To Apply

Qualified applications should submit a Personal statement (1 page) outlining their interest in a research fellowship position and future career goals, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a letter of recommendation from their Program Director. To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Amber Stroupe (astroupe at uthsc.edu or 901-287-6300).

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