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Sasa Pocek

Sasa Pocek

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Subject:Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Integrative Medicine Program

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Background: The popularity of complementary and integrative therapies has grown in recent years, but much research remains to be done before these therapeutic entities can be appropriately evaluated in clinical trials. This, in turn, will require a cadre of researchers and clinicians who have undergone rigorous training in established integrative oncology programs.

Description and objectives: The Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is looking forward to providing a postdoctoral fellowship training opportunity to a qualified individual. The specific research opportunity involves careful investigation of promising natural products or nutraceuticals that are believed to offer distinct advantages in support of the prevention of cancer and to support the health and well being of patients with cancer. Relevant research will include but not necessarily be limited to: 1) pursuit of mechanisms of action; 2) development of appropriate analytical (e.g. HPLC or mass spectrometry) assays to define the product and its metabolism; 3) evaluation of in vitro and in vivo pharmacology and toxicology; as well as 4) development of appropriate formulations for possible clinical trials. A special interest of the current sponsored research program includes investigation of herb or other natural products that might be considered as either adjunct therapy or even as components of functional foods/drinks for the prevention of cancer.

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has ranked as the number one or two cancer center in the United States for the past 16 years by the US News & World Report, and is located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with a very affordable cost of living.

Applicants must have earned doctorates in a pertinent discipline (e.g. nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology) or have a medical degree with appropriate training in the basic sciences. Prior experience with natural product research is a distinct advantage. Written and spoken English skills are required.

Potential applicants must submit a non-binding letter of intent stating their specific interest in this fellowship opportunity, their Curriculum Vitae (CV), and names and addresses of three or more references. Finalists for the position will be chosen by a committee and interviews and travel to Houston may be required as a part of the application process. The final decision will be made by the Director of the Integrative Medicine Program. Appointments will be for 1 year and renewable for a second year based on performance and funding.

Deadlines: The deadline for applications is January 15, 2005.

Fellowship support provided by The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company

Inquiries and applications to:

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 145

Houston, Texas 77030

An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


Posted: 28 Nov 2005 03:16 PM
Originally Posted: 28 Nov 2005 03:28 PM
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