A global leader in pharmacy education, research, service, and professional development, the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy has educated the world’s finest pharmacists and scientists. Preparing innovators and making discoveries that solve complex medication-based problems of today and tomorrow.
Our fellowships offer students an exceptional opportunity to further their professional development and gain specialized expertise. These highly competitive programs provide fellows with hands-on training, mentorship, and research opportunities, enabling them to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacogenomics
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy offers a 2-year fellowship designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical pharmacogenomics, implementation science, and translational research. Our goal is to train future independent researchers, faculty members, and health system leaders with a solid foundation in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine.
Conduct research with the objective of advancing the science and application of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine. Specifically, in the areas of implementation science; translational and clinical outcomes research; return of results and pharmacogenomics education; and clinical informatics.
Participate in ongoing clinical and research initiatives including Pittsburgh Pharmacogenomics (PittPGx) programs currently deployed across the UPMC system -- the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Service, the Rx initiative, the Primary Care Precision Medicine Clinic, Test2Learn training program, the Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence as well as nationally-funded pharmacogenomics research projects.
Be mentored by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC leaders within the School of Pharmacy, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Institute for Precision Medicine.
Gain core learning experiences through mentored research and development (50% effort), patient care (25% effort), and scholarship/graduate coursework (25% effort).
Have the option to enroll in a Pharmacogenomics Certificate program or a Clinical/Translational Research certificate program from the University of Pittsburgh. Fellows may also apply to enter the MS or PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
Eligibility: Applicants should possess a PharmD degree (residency training preferred but not required), eligibility for pharmacist licensure in PA, and a passion for translational and/or implementation science.
Application: Applicants should possess a PharmD degree (residency training preferred), eligibility for pharmacist licensure in PA, and a passion for translational and/or implementation science. A competitive stipend with benefits and travel support is provided. Please submit a letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Philip Empey at email@example.com.
Program Contact: Philip Empey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clinical Fellowship in Medication Safety and Nephrotoxin Stewardship
The 2-year fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy provides a strong foundation in conducting clinical research related to medication safety and nephrotoxin stewardship with consideration to practical implementation and practice changes. Under the collaborative guidance of the University of Pittsburgh faculty and UPMC pharmacy leaders, the fellow will be responsible for organizing, developing, and analyzing data related to medication safety and specifically nephrotoxin stewardship interventions.
Conduct research with the objective of advancing science and application of medication safety and nephrotoxin stewardship.
Participate in ongoing clinical and research initiatives for nephrotoxin stewardship currently being deployed across the UPMC health system.
Be responsible for research protocol development and implementation.
Make clinical recommendations to facilitate kidney health in patients at risk for drug associated acute kidney injury and adverse drug events from inappropriate dosing of renally eliminated drugs.
Develop skills in clinical research and implementation practice considerations.
Oversee student learners contributing to research in this clinical area.
Facilitate research across UPMC facilities by interacting with patient care teams.
Interact with investigators, UPMC physicians, pharmacy technicians, and data management and project management teams at the University of Pittsburgh via project meetings and conference calls as necessary and will contribute to manuscript preparation.
Eligibility: Applicants should possess a PharmD degree (residency training preferred), eligibility for pharmacist licensure in PA as this an expectation of the fellowship.
Additionally, applications should display:
Strong project management skills to ensure structure and adherence to timelines
Strong communication skills to work with a interprofessional 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 implementation 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
Strong interest in kidney disease, medication safety and data analytics
Application: Please submit a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation by January 20, 2023 to Dr. Sandra Kane-Gill.
Program Contact: Sandra Kane-Gill (email@example.com)
Antiretroviral Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy offers a 2-year fellowship program seeks highly motivated and creative individuals who wish to pursue research in antiretroviral clinical pharmacology. Our goal is to train future independent researchers and/or faculty members with a solid foundation in clinical pharmacology in the HIV/AIDS research space.
Conduct and lead research with the objective to advance antiretroviral pharmacology research for those living with HIV or for those receiving antiretrovirals for the prevention of HIV.
Be mentored by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and UPMC, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Rustbelt Center for AIDS Research.
Contribute to the scientific literature through scholarly activities including publications and presentations at scientific meetings.
Assist in the writing of applications and scientific reports to funding organizations.
Participate in the School of Pharmacy’s didactic programs by working actively with students and other learners in developing their research projects.
(Optional) Have the opportunity to complete the MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Eligibility: Applicants should have a strong interest in HIV/AIDS, antiretrovirals, and drug metabolism/pharmacokinetics. Applicants should either possess a PharmD degree (PGY1 residency training preferred but not required) or be a final-year PharmD student with APPE experience related to HIV as well as be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Pennsylvania.
Application: Please submit a CV, letter of intent, unofficial transcripts, and three (3) letters of reference (sent directly from recommenders) by December 20, 2023 to Dr. Aaron Devanathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Contact: Aaron Devanathan (email@example.com.)
PharmacoAnalytics of Natural Product-Drug Interactions Fellowship
The 2-year fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy provide a strong foundation in the pharmacoanalytics, pharmacovigilance and translational research of natural-products and drug interactions. Our goal is to train future independent researchers, faculty members, and health system leaders with a solid foundation in pharmacovigilance and complementary medicine.
Be mentored by a multi-disciplinary team that includes the NCCIH funded Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction (NaPDI) Research, the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Conduct pharmacovigilance research on the safety of natural products and their involvement in potentially harmful drug interactions. The research will involve safety surveillance and signal detection using a variety of data sources. Also, hypotheses generation about potential pharmacologic mechanisms and prioritization of signals for further in vitro and clinical investigation will be conducted.
Facilitate the development of new content and validate existing content for the NaPDI data repository (repo.napdi.org).
Provide input on the continued development of a public website that disseminates natural product-drug interaction data.
Have the option to enroll in a Clinical/Translational Research certificate program from the University of Pittsburgh.
Eligibility: Applicants should have a strong interest in data analysis, data informatics and drug metabolism/pharmacokinetics. This is a great opportunity for individuals who have recently completed a PharmD or PhD in a Pharmacology related field.
Application: Please submit a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation by January 6th to Dr. Sandra Kane-Gill.
Program Contact: Sandra Kane-Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PharmacoAnalytics of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Fellowship
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in partnership with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals is pleased to offer a 2-year PharmacoAnalytics/HEOR fellowship with a focus in health economics and outcomes research. Pharmacoanalytic expertise is becoming essential for leadership in contemporary pharmacy practice. This two-year fellowship will provide the opportunity for advanced outcome and economic analyses of real-world and clinical data to inform patient care.
This fellowship program is intended for a post graduate Doctor of Pharmacy motivated to advance their knowledge in informatics, technology and outcome data analytics through hands on experience and collaboration with industry and academic mentors. The learning experience includes the application of contemporary data analytic techniques to evaluate patient outcomes.
This two-year fellowship will be a dynamic integration of academic and industry experiences. During the first year, the fellow will focus on acquiring foundational knowledge through didactic coursework, encompassing the principles of pharmacoepidemiology, pharmaceutical outcomes research methodology, and data analysis. Concurrently, they will become acquainted with projects and initiatives of our industry partner. The subsequent year will be characterized by a practical, hands-on approach where the fellow will lead a plethora of academic and industry research-driven initiatives.
Eligibility: Applicants should possess a PharmD or other related healthcare science degree with solid pharmaceutical outcomes research experience or equivalent. Applicants should also have a strong interest in data analysis, pharmacoepidemiology, data informatics, as well as possess strong written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate foundational knowledge or experience in the field of outcomes research.
Application: To apply please submit a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation by December 17th to Dr. Terri Newman at email@example.com.
Program Contact: Terri Newman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PharmacoAnalytics and Outcomes/ Medical Affairs Fellowship
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Rx Center for Outcomes Research and Practice Implementation Excellence (RxCORE), and Indivior, a global pharmaceutical company, are pleased to offer a 2-year Pharma coanalytic / Medical Affairs fellowship position for the 2024-2026 cycle.
The objective of the first year will be to educate the fellow on foundational elements in clinical and economic outcomes research through an online Master’s degree in PharmacoAnalytics. The coursework will train the fellow in research design and data analytics with an opportunity to use real-world databases. Concurrently, they will have hands-on experience in conducting and leading research projects with UPMC Presbytarian’s RxCORE team. RxCORE’s objective is to bridge the gap between pharmacists’ work and influence high-quality patient care. The fellow will be relied upon to help identify opportunities to improve care provided by UPMC Pharmacy through utilization and cost research and quality improvement projects. The first year fellowship directors are Sandra Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS (Professor and Interim Chair) and Kangho Suh, PharmD, PhD (Assistant Professor).
The second year of the fellowship will be dedicated to “field-based” training led by Indivior. Indivior was founded in 2014 and has a portfolio of products available in 39 countries. Therapeutic focus areas include treatment for addiction and other serious mental illnesses. While working remotely, fellows will lead projects that will support clinical strategy from the Medical Affairs team, which may include the development and commercialization of its products.
Eligibility: Doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) or the combination of an undergraduate degree in pharmacy plus an advanced degree in health services research, public health, health policy, economics, medicine, or other related area. Applicant should have a strong interest in data analysis, data informatics, and outcomes research, along with strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in, or at a minimum, exposure to some aspect of outcomes research or another related field or research is preferred.
Application: Rolling submission, application deadline is December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT
To apply, please email email@example.com (subject line: Pitt Indivior Fellowship) and include the following materials:
Email of 2 References
If offered an interview, the following documents will be requested:
2 letters of recommendation sent via email from references
Program Contact: Kangho Suh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Community Pharmacy Leadership and Research Fellowship University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy offers a 2-year research fellowship program in community pharmacy practice development. The goal of this fellowship is to provide graduates with a solid foundation in scholarship pertaining to community pharmacy practice. An emphasis is placed on developing future leaders in practice innovation and evaluation; graduates will have the necessary skills to lead a practice-based research program. The fellowship program is designed to build upon the school’s community- based initiatives while actively contributing to the research agenda for community-based scholarship. PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency experience is preferred but not required.
Gain expertise on the implementation and evaluation of enhanced community pharmacy practice models through partnerships with community pharmacies, a community pharmacy enhanced services network, and a University-based vaccination and wellness center.
Be a member of the team in the Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The Center is dedicated to advancing the way pharmacy is practiced in communities regionally and across the nation.
Conduct mentored research (80% effort) in a community pharmacy setting with the remaining time devoted to community-based patient care, leadership activities, professional service, and teaching. As a part of research activities, gain experience in grantsmanship and scholarship including manuscript submission and professional presentations.
Be advised throughout the program by program co-directors and an expert faculty committee made up of community and health services researchers. The team will support individualizing Fellow activities to meet individual interests and career goals.
Graduate from the program with a solid foundation to seek positions in academia, pharmacy leadership, and practice development.
Have the option to enroll in the School of Pharmacy’s Teach Me to Teach You Teaching and Learning certificate program.
Eligibility: Applicants should possess a PharmD degree. Preference is given to those who have completed a PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency or have experience in community pharmacy practice. Applicants should be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Pennsylvania.
Application: Please submit the following items by January 12, 2024 to Dr. Melissa McGivney: Letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, Three letters of recommendation.
Program Contacts: Kim Coley (email@example.com) and Melissa McGivney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Implementation Science and PharmacoAnalytics Fellowship
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, in partnership with UPMC offers a 2-year fellowship designed to provide a strong foundation in 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. The fellowship aligns closely with our cardiovascular translational research program at UPMC and PittPharmacy.
Conduct research with the objective of advancing the science and application of implementation science; pharmacoanalytics; translational and clinical outcomes research; and clinical informatics.
Participate in ongoing clinical and research initiatives including implementation science, pharmacoanalytics, clinical outcomes, and pharmacogenomics programs currently deployed across the UPMC system, as well as funded cardiovascular translational research projects.
Be mentored by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC leaders within the School of Pharmacy, the Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Gain core learning experiences through mentored research and development (70% effort), teaching (20% effort), and patient care (10% effort).
Application: Applicants should possess a PharmD degree (residency training preferred), eligibility for pharmacist licensure in PA, and a passion for translational and/or implementation science. A competitive stipend with benefits and travel support is provided. Please submit a letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation by December 18th to Dr. James Coons at email@example.com.
Program Contact: Jim Coons (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visit us at PPS 2023!
Members of our team will be available for brief on-site interviews in Anaheim during the 2023 Personnel Placement Service. Please use the scheduling portal to request a 30-minute meeting if you have any immediate technical/program-related questions.
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered television and heavier-than-air flight, among many other accomplishments.At Pitt, all work supports the inspiring mission of educational excellence, research of impact, and strong community partnership, all alongside a continued commitment to making the workplace better for every member of the University community. With you as a part of the University community, you can discover, belong, contribute, and grow in the best way for you - to help shape your future, and the future of Pitt.Ranked among the top 5 percent of 1,000 universities in 65 countries and in the top 100 most innovative universities in the world, Pitt is home to more than 5,300 full- and part-time faculty, more than 7,200 full and part-time staff, and nearly 800 research and post-doctoral associates. Over 25,200 undergraduate, 7,000 graduate, and 2,000 doctorate students study at our 5 campuses. Our numbers are constantly growing at Pitt!