IPhO Announcements
IPhO Reaches 50 Chapters in National Network

IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of two new student chapters, and our growing national network has now reached 50 schools of pharmacy!

In just the fifth year of operation, IPhO represents the fastest growing student pharmacist chapter network in the United States.



Congratulations to student pharmacists at the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of 425 industry fellows and 10,000 industry pharmacists.

Several more schools are in the late stages of filing their chapter applications and will soon join the growing national network.

To start a chapter at your school, visit here.

For the student benefits of joining IPhO, view the National Student Brochure here!

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IPhO Recognizes Outgoing 2016-17 NFC Leaders

As the 2016-17 Fellowship year officially comes to an end, several IPhO National Fellows Council (NFC) members have successfully completed their industry fellowships/residencies and accepted their first full time industry positions. We recognize and congratulate them, and all the outgoing fellows, on this significant accomplishment!

Outgoing NFC Leaders

  • Alex Wei, PharmD
  • Matthew Schmidt, PharmD
  • Joyce Cao, PharmD
  • Vatche Demirjian, PharmD
  • Nicholas Heath, PharmD
  • Gediminas Pliura, PharmD
  • Alisha Couto, PharmD
  • Phil Armendi, PharmD

The 2016-17 Fellowship year has been a very successful one for the IPhO NFC. Not only has the NFC grown in its size and scope, they have significantly enhanced the services, features, and opportunities available to all 400+ fellows nationwide. Among their many accomplishments this year were:

  • Created and successfully implemented the first national industry-focused Case Competition for student pharmacists
  • Planned and executed the 4th Annual Midyear Networking Event, How to Get a Job Post-Fellowship
  • Hosted multiple webinars supporting professional development of students and fellows
  • Partnered with multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to advocate for pharmacists in the industry
  • Developed a National Speakers Bureau to support remote student chapters and pharmacy schools
  • Conducted and published research to characterize and raise awareness of all fellowship programs

We are grateful to all outgoing and returning IPhO NFC members for their tireless support and major contributions to IPhO as they have helped connect fellows of all programs nationally and advocated for the careers of fellows and industry pharmacists.

Authored by Vineeth Nair, PharmD, Co-Chief Fellow, IPhO National Fellows Council

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Thank You To Our 2016-17 National Student Officers

The 2016-17 term has been an extremely exciting and productive period for our National Student Officers. We want to take this moment to acknowledge each of them and some of their numerous accomplishments. IPhO increased its national student leadership from three to six members this past year to support the continuing growth of our organization. During their tenure, the number of IPhO Student Chapters grew to 48! This growth would not have been possible without the tremendous commitment and quality of these student pharmacist leaders.

In addition, we are pleased to congratulate each of them on their acceptance to an industry fellowship program.

2016-17 IPhO National Student Officers

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Bridgette Tran, PharmD
MCPHS Worcester
NSO, Chapter Management
Fellow, Daiichi- Sankyo Medical Affairs

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