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. Download the PDF with this information.
• 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 pharmacogenomics programs currently deployed across the UPMC system -- the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Service, the PreCISE-Rx initiative, 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 graduate coursework (25% effort).
Fellows have the option to enroll in a MS in Clinical Research or a Clinical/Translational Research certificate program from the University of Pittsburgh. Fellows may also apply to enter the PhD program in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
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, and 3 letters of recommendation by January 6th to Dr. Philip Empey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD
Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence, Associate Director for Pharmacogenomics, Pitt/UPMC Institute for Precision Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy