The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is offering a two-year fellowship that provides training and experience needed for a career in pharmacoepidemiology and health outcomes research. The fellow will receive formal training in biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical study design. In addition, the fellow will receive state-of-the-art training in the use of administrative claims and electronic health record databases, an area in which Penn is recognized as an international leader. An essential component of the fellowship experience is the design and conduct of a thesis research project. The fellow will be paired with a research mentor and receive intensive one-to-one training on project design and application of concepts learned in didactic courses. The result is a rigorous research protocol suitable for submission to a research-funding agency such as the National Institutes of Health. First year fellows devote most of their time to didactic courses and the writing of their thesis protocol. In the second year, fellows conduct their thesis project and prepare a manuscript for publication. The training program culminates with the candidate receiving a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degree, awarded by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Successful candidates must have a PharmD by the time of appointment.
PGY1 residency training or equivalent clinical experience is strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary supported by a NIH T32 training grant and is dependent on post graduate year of the candidate. See current levels at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html
Internal Number: 002019
About University of Pennsylvania | Perelman School of Medicine
The Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania is the nation’s 3rd-ranked medical school (2020 US News and World Report) and is consistently among the nation’s top three recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health. The UPenn PSOM has an internationally renowned research faculty and programs in all fundamental areas of basic and clinical biomedical science.
The Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training (CPeRT) is a research center within the UPenn PSOM. The mission of CPeRT is to improve public health and advance science by conducting leading-edge, interdisciplinary research in pharmacoepidemiology, and to train the next generation of research leaders in pharmacoepidemiology. Pharmacoepidemiology is the study of the health effects of medications and other medical products in populations. CPeRT members are leaders in the development and use of large administrative and medical record databases for studying drug effects. CPeRT is one of the academic partners of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-funded Sentinel Initiative, and a center in the FDA-funded Scientific Program to Support Epidemiology Investigations. CPeRT member...s also edit a leading textbook in the field, Pharmacoepidemiology, 5th edition. CPeRT is directed by Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD.