Clinical Geneticist at Little Rock, United States

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Clinical Geneticist at Little Rock, United States

Clinical Geneticist
 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics is seeking 1 clinical geneticist. Potential applicants should hold an M.D. degree and have board certification or board eligibility in Clinical Genetics. Candidates may qualify for appointment at any academic rank. Candidates for this position should have strong clinical and academic leadership skills. The successful candidate will assume clinical, academic, and administrative responsibilities and provide leadership by promoting faculty development, teaching students, residents, and fellows and supporting the department’s four-fold mission – to teach, to heal, to search, and to serve.
 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has made the commitment for expansion of Medical Genetics activities in Arkansas. The University has established a new Division of Genetics in the College of Medicine with the goal of expansion towards the formation of a free-standing Department of Genetics within in the College. In addition, the Department of Pediatrics, has committed to significant expansion of the Section of Genetics and Metabolism at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
 
The current Genetics section has 6 clinical geneticists and 9 genetic counselors. UAMS has a Department of Genetic Counseling and a maternal Fetal medicine group with 5 additional counselors. The section has close ties to the Arkansas Department of Health Newborn Screening Program and the Arkansas Birth Defects Center for Research and Prevention.
 
The current program provides opportunities in clinical genetic activities to include patient care, participation on interdisciplinary teams, outreach (including tele-genetics), education (interacting at all levels including students, residents, graduate students) for all UAMS colleges, and the establishment of a graduate program.
 
The UAMS Department of Pediatrics is the largest department in the UAMS College of Medicine with over 230 faculty members and more than 100 residents and fellows. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is among the ten largest children’s hospitals in the United States and was ranked among the nation’s best places to work by FORTUNE for the past three years. Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Little Rock is an exceptionally family-oriented community combining
 
Southern civility and friendliness, affordable housing, quality school options, a mild climate, excellent cultural and artistic venues, professional minor league sports, world class hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities in an environment of extraordinary natural beauty. With a population in excess of 500,000, Greater Little Rock offers the most desirable features of large cities without sacrificing ease of access and convenience. For more information, please see our website: www.arpediatrics.org.
 
Richard F. Jacobs, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Robert H. Fiser, Jr. M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
President, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 364-1442
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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and has a Conrad 30 waiver program. Women and minorities are encouraged to

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