Geriatric Medicine News

January 2019
Open Faculty Recruitment »

Vanderbilt University -- Junior to Mid-level Faculty position in Aging Research

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking junior to mid-level physician-scientists for the Division of Geriatrics or for a joint appointment with another Division in the Department of Medicine. Expected research activities in aging would be basic or translational in nature, and could involve the development and use of animal models for hypothesis testing and translational studies. Applicants should be board-certified and have substantial post-graduate training highlighted by peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate research productivity. Successful candidates would be expected to establish and maintain an independently-funded research program as well as participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. Applications from physician-scientists with Board Certification in either Geriatric Medicine or another complementary Medicine subspecialty (which would be recruited and appointed jointly with another Division in the Department of Medicine) are encouraged.  While a Geriatric Medicine certification would help support the clinical mission of the Division of Geriatrics and allow the faculty to retain a clinical perspective to ground their research, our main goal is to recruit candidates who will work on areas of aging research that complement existing research strengths in the Department of Medicine (ranked second nationally in NIH funding). Examples are Alzheimer’s and diabetes, autophagy-proteostasis contributions to aging, immune senescence and inflammaging, Klotho biology and regulation of aging phenotypes, stem cell senescence and the secretory pathway in aging, epigenetics of aging, vascular aging, and mitochondria; these areas are not all inclusive, but representative.  A competitive start-up package and laboratory space are available. 
Interested applicants should send a current CV to: Terri L. Ray at Terri.Ray@VUMC.org.
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Wilkins named Vice President for Health Equity >>

Consuelo H. Wilkins, M.D., M.S.C.I.

Vice President for Health Equity, VUMC
Associate Dean for Health Equity with the Vanderbilt, SOM
Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Engagement Core Director, All of Us Research Program
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Center for Diabetes Translation Research Affiliate Member
 

 

 


James Powers, M.D., Former Program Director - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, performs monthly during the Vanderbilt Cultural Series.

Vanderbilt Cultural Series, a monthly creative performance lunch hour. All are welcome, and food and beverage is provided. If you can't make the event but would like to watch online in real-time or after the event, it will be recorded on Mediasite.

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