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The Pediatric Institute of Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have committed to enhancing food allergy care and research under the leadership of Dr. Brian Vickery by establishing the Emory + Children’s Food Allergy Center in 2018. Our site is a Clinical Research Center of Distinction within the FARE Clinical Network and aims for continued growth as a regional and national leader in food allergy in the coming years. The academic home of the Food Allergy Center is within the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep (PACS) in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics. We are now recruiting a full-time, board-certified allergist/immunologist at the Assistant or the Associate Professor level to join the PACS division and the Food Allergy Center as an Allergy/Immunology clinician and researcher.
Protected time for research will be provided for three years, with the expectations that by the end of this start-up phase the candidate will successfully establish extramural funding supporting 50-75% of his or her effort. Candidates who already have extramural funding are eligible to apply. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop his or her own independent research program that aligns with the mission of the Center, expands our research capabilities into new thematic directions, and advances the food allergy field. There are also opportunities to participate in, design, and lead interventional clinical trials as principal or co-investigator. Clinical research training programs, including an institutional KL2 program and those leading to a masters’ degree, are available via Emory and the Georgia CTSA.
In addition to these academic and scholarly efforts, the successful candidate will become an active member of the pediatric allergy/immunology clinical care team, managing routine allergy problems, severe asthma, more complex cases involving multiple food allergies in the setting of atopic dermatitis and/or eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, as well as some immunology patients. We are committed to advancing the careers of our fellows and other learners at all stages through teaching and mentorship activities that include oversight of research projects and quality improvement. Inpatient coverage of our consult service is shared with other faculty.
The environment aligns institutional strengths to ensure academic and clinical productivity. Children’s is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Georgia and one of the largest in the country, serving nearly 350,000 unique patients each year with 532 licensed beds. The Allergy/Immunology clinic, the Food Allergy Center, and the Pediatric Research Unit are all housed within the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, a state-of-the-art 260,000 square foot outpatient clinic facility that brings together over 20 pediatric specialties, clinics, and programs under one roof aiming to provide a better way to treat children and teens with chronic diseases and complex care needs. In addition to being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, Children’s has been listed as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 best places to work for 9 consecutive years. The Emory University School of Medicine is ranked among the nation’s finest institutions for education, biomedical research, and patient care, and the Department of Pediatrics is ranked #3 in such departments in the U.S. in research funding by the NIH. Both Children’s and Emory support the ongoing professional and leadership development of physicians while maintaining a healthy balance between academics and clinical work and rewarding excellence and productivity in both. Research and teaching activities are supported and cultivated through strong relationships and affiliations.
Atlanta is a diverse, dynamic, and growing metropolitan area that offers an excellent quality of life, outstanding schools, world-class dining and entertainment, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
Board certification in Pediatrics preferred though Internal Medicine certification is acceptable. Candidates should be currently board-certified or board-eligible in Allergy/Immunology. Rank and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits are provided.
Interested candidates, please forward letters of inquiry and curriculum vitae to Brian Vickery, MD, Director of the Emory + Children’s Food Allergy Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment will be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute. The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.
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