UPMC in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, is seeking a candidate for the position of Implementation Science and Pharmacoanalytics Fellow. This two-year fellowship will provide the opportunity for advanced pharmacoanalytics, practice implementation, and clinical outcomes expertise that is essential for leadership in contemporary pharmacy practice. Implementation Science involves the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of quality improvement findings and other evidence-based practices into routine clinical care, and therefore is used to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services. We are excited by the growth of our cardiovascular translational research program at UPMC and PittPharmacy. We recently launched a multidisciplinary collaboration with Pfizer to conduct a large-scale analysis of anticoagulation practices and clinical outcomes among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and potentially other cardiovascular diseases. We anticipate that this population health-based project will help to translate best practices to improve the quality of care for our patients by identifying gaps in evidence-based care. A successful care model for AF, across transitions of care, will then be disseminated through scholarship and future research. Under the guidance of Drs. Coons and Seybert, the Implementation Science and Pharmacoanalytics Fellow will gain critically important skills and experience implementation and outcomes research, project management, practice leadership, and data analysis to optimize health outcomes. Additionally, the fellow will join an implementation team in the UPMC/Pitt collaboration to build a Population Health and Data-Informed Medication Therapy approach to our patients.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
PharmD with solid outcomes or other related research experience
Strong project management skills to ensure structure and adherence to timelines
Strong communication skills to work with a multidisciplinary team and communicate findings in formats appropriate for different audiences
Strong analytical skills; ability to identify appropriate outcome metrics and measure, report outcome findings
Critical assessment skills to evaluate the development of and execution strategies for clinical pathways
Clinical writing skills; ability to develop and publish abstracts and articles based on project findings
Problem solving skills; ability to creatively address gaps in care and practice patterns in ways to successfully meet goals
Please submit letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. James C. Coons at firstname.lastname@example.org
James C. Coons, PharmD, FCCP, BCCP
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)/University of Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh campus serves as the home of both the University of Pittsburgh and its partner, UPMC. One of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States, UPMC and its member hospitals collaborate with Pitt's schools of the health sciences to advance the quality and efficiency of transplantation, oncology, and psychiatry, among other specialties.
The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in education, clinical care, and research – ranking number four in overall NIH funding – a universally recognized benchmark of research excellence. Pitt is ranked #18 in top Public Schools according to Forbes list and is among the top universities in the world. U.S. News ranks Pitt as among one of the top best global universities and best schools for Pharmacology ranking 9th for best graduate school for pharmacy.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is in partnership with UPMC which is a truly cohesive health delivery system, with centers of excellence in transplant, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehab, geriatrics, and women’s health. It has top-ranked hospitals and service lines. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is ranked #1 in Pennsylvania and #15 in the nation, ...and is one of only nine hospitals ranked in the nation’s top 20 of America’s Best Hospitals for 10 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is ranked in the nation’s top 10 of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.