This fellowship in clinical drug development-regulatory science will emphasize obtaining skills necessary for the design & conduct of clinical trials including an understanding of regulatory oversight. The goal is to prepare trainees for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, academia, or a contract research organization. Components will include hands on clinical research concept development, protocol design, regulatory submission, study enrollment/conduct, and data collection/analysis. Most of the practical work will be in cancer. The fellow will concurrently participate in a Certificate Program in Clinical & Translational Science that provides core competencies in biostatistics, epidemiology, and responsible conduct of research
Those with a PharmD degree, preferably followed by a residency, or commensurate experience are eligible.
About West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy ranks in the top 50 pharmacy schools based on both NIH and total grant funding. The School is building on existing research strengths at the WVU Health Sciences Center (HSC) as well as specific departmental strengths. These include Experimental Therapeutics, Cancer, and Neuroscience. The WV Clinical & Translational Science Institute and its local and statewide partners are recent recipients of a $20M N1GMS-funded Clinical and Translational Research DeA award. NIH funding, combined with $35.6M in matching funds from various West Virginia institutions, is supporting significant expansion of research infrastructure and recruitment of several impactful clinical and translational researchers in WVU's HSC.
WVU is a land grant Carnegie-designated Highest Research Activity (R1) Institution, with approximately 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU HSC includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Morgantown has approximately 60,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and easy access to many outdoor activities.