Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Current Clinical Chemistry Fellow(s): Erin Schuler, PhD & Keisha Hardeman, PhD


Program Overview:

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center offers a two-year Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program. This program is accredidated by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC).  Our program provides comprehensive training and experience in analytical, clinical and managerial aspects of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. We expose our trainees to the tenets of clinical laboratory medicine in a variety of teaching styles including traditional didactics, clinical laboratory rotations, and clinical consultations/interpretations.  Fellows also participate in diverse and cutting-edge clinical/translational research projects.  Our fellows will participate with pathology residents on patient care teams focused on evidence based best practices in diagnostic medicine.  These teams provide state of the art personalized clinical care to our patients. Fellows that successfully complete our program are prepared to sit for the ABCC Board exam as well as for careers as directors, educators, and/or scientists in clinical chemistry.

Faculty

Alison Woodworth, PhD
- Associate Professor
- Director, Core Clinical Laboratory & Point of Care Testing
- Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Min Yu, PhD
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Director, Clinical Chemistry 
- Teaching Faculty, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Julie Ribes, MD, PhD
- Professor
- Director, Clinical Microbiology
- Teaching Faculty, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Ronald Whitley, PhD
- Retired Professor
- Teaching Faculty, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Sainan Wei, MBBS, PhD
- Associate Professor
- Director, Cytogenetics
- Associate Director, Molecular Pathology & Genomics
- Teaching Faculty, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Vaneet Arora, MD, MPH
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology
- Associate Director, Kentucky Dept. of Health - Division of Laboratory Services
- Teaching Faculty, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Paul Bachner, MD
- Professor
- Immediate Past Chair
- Past President, CAP
- Teaching Faculty, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program

Program Requirements and Application Procedures

Prerequisites

PhD and/or MD

Procedures

Interested applicants should submit preliminary application materials including:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Samantha Furnish

Deadline

Preliminary applications are being accepted now through September 1, 2018 for a fellowship position slated to begin in July 2019. 

 

Program Listing

Level(s) of training:

Postdoctoral

Number of Positions Available Per Year

One 

Annual Stipend

 PGY1 resident scale

Current Trainees

2

       

For more information on the clinical chemistry fellowship, please contact Samantha Furnish at 859.323.0704. 

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