Department of OBGYN

Laboratory Genetics & Genomics

The two-year ACGME-accredited Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) program at the University of Pittsburgh is committed to training experts and leaders in the laboratory-based disciplines of medical genetics and genomics.

Our program takes advantage of the close proximity of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, Clinical Genomics Laboratory, Prenatal Screening Laboratory, Molecular Genetic Pathology Laboratory and Medical Genetics Clinics on campus to better integrate the fellow’s training activities and to ensure exposure to a variety of prenatal, postnatal and oncological cases.

 

Program Aims:

  • Provide a comprehensive laboratory training experience in cytogenetics and molecular genetics sufficient to evaluate and interpret genomic data and communicate results to providers, develop and validate new assays, and direct a clinical testing laboratory.
  • Provide a range of clinical experience through attendance in genetics clinics including prenatal, pediatric, adult and hereditary cancer.
  • Provide a solid core of scientific knowledge through didactic education in human genetics including formal course work, case conferences, seminars and lectures.
  • Provide the skills and opportunity to present and publish interesting cases and research findings.
  • Ensures that all fellows develop professional competencies to the level expected of a new practitioner in medical genetics.

 

Current Fellow:

Angela Verdoni

 

Applying to the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship:

Our program has one Laboratory Genetics and Genomics fellowship position at a time.  Our next application cycle will begin in 2021 for the 2022-2024 academic year.

 

Eligibility of Candidates:

  • Must hold an M.D., or Ph.D. or MD/PhD degree
  • PhD must be in genetics, human genetics or a related biomedical science.
  • Must be US citizens, permanent resident, or an individual that has lawful status in the US that legally permits them to work and does not require employer sponsorship.  Candidates with a doctoral degree earned outside of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico should have the ABMGG Credentials Committee to review their credentials prior to the onset of LGG training. http://abmgg.org/pages/cert_forcredential.shtml

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  •  At least two years postdoctoral training
  • Experience in a clinical molecular genetics or cytogenetics

 

Materials Required for Application:

  • Application: Please click here. Download the form to fill in electronically. 
  • Current CV
  • 3 letters of reference (please have your references send the letters directly to Langnm@upmc.edu, signed and in a PDF format)
  • Personal statement: A short cover letter summarizing professional work experience, motivation for LGG fellowship training, and career goals.
  • Transcripts
  • Applicants also have the option to upload a photo but it is not required.

 

To apply, please follow the instructions below.
Before you begin

When saving documents to your computer, please use the following naming convention:

last name_first name_xxxxxxx.

Example: smith_thomas_xxxxxx


If needed, download Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the application form

(Download for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=KSWLH)
 

*Failure to name the file accordingly may lead to a delay in processing your application.

 

Step 1:

Complete the following documents and prepare them to email:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts
  • Personal photo (optional)

Make sure all submitted files follow the same naming structure: last name_first name_asset type. Examples:

smith_thomas_LGG_fellowship_application
smith_thomas_cv
smith_thomas_photo

 

Step 2:

Send all of the documents in one email to Langnm@upmc.edu with the name of the program you are applying to in the subject line.

 

Step 3:

Have your three referees send their letters via email to Langnm@upmc.edu.

 

LGG Fellowship (2022-2024) Application Timeline:

  • Applications will be accepted from June 1 to September 30, 2021
  • Decisions will be made by December 1, 2021
  • New trainees will start on July 1, 2022

 

Applications should be sent to:

Nicole Lang
LGG Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Ob/Gyn
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Suite 2325
300 Halket Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Langnm@upmc.edu