Director, Division of Genetics Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ
The Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as the Director of the Division of Genetics. The physician leader will have a strong track record in clinical care, education and investigative work to provide overall strategic leadership of clinical functions, training programs and ongoing development of the research enterprise. The Director will be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Clinical and/or Biochemical Genetics and General Pediatrics will work with an established team of physicians, genetics counselors and advanced nurse practitioner to provide clinical patient care. There are opportunities to collaborate with clinicians in all pediatric subspecialties in addition to clinicians who care for patients with craniofacial disorders, disorders of sexual differentiation, and vascular malformations. Opportunities for teaching genetic counseling students are available in the Rutgers University Program in Genetic Counseling. The Division Director will report to the Department Chair for clinical activities, faculty career development, research and related educational and scholarly activities. Academic rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. The outpatient services are located in the Rutgers Child Health Institute of NJ, a state of the art facility that includes a Pediatric CRC, Pediatric subspecialty offices, and a modern research facility. Our New Brunswick–based clinical programs have achieved Accredited Status for Ambulatory Health Care by the Joint Commission, one of only a small number of academic ambulatory practices with this status. Adjacent to the RWJ Barnabas Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's hospital is the PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital, which is one of the country's largest inpatient acute rehabilitation facilities for children. Across the street is the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ – the only NCI designated center in the state of New Jersey.
The Department of Pediatrics has a full complement of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, and outpatient services are provided at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey which also houses our research faculty. The Department of Pediatrics includes 124 physicians and basic scientists who conduct collaborative research with an emphasis on mechanisms of disease, novel therapies, epidemiology and/or outcomes research in the areas of relevance to childhood diseases. Our centers of excellence include The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Child Health Sciences, and the Institute for the Study of Child Development. The Department has recently expanded by more than 40 new faculty members and plans to recruit additional faculty, to expand our research, education, and clinical programs and provide improved care to our patients.The Department provides a collaborative setting for the study of basic mechanisms of disease and outcomes research that would provide new insights to the treatment of childhood diseases.
The Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine is consistently ranked as one of the highly NIH-funded academic universities and Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities comprising the top comprehensive research universities in North America. Inpatient consultations are performed at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) in New Brunswick, NJ, a 105-bed acute care hospital located on the only pediatric academic health campus in New Jersey. BMSCH is a five-time Magnet recipient that is recognized as
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