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UCB/IPhO Global Regulatory Affairs Webinar
September 17, 2019

Join us for an informational webinar on October 14th, 2019 8PM EST as we discuss the UCB/IPhO Global Regulatory Affairs 2020-2022 Fellowship Program, which will be recruiting from October 1 through November 1, 2019. We will delve into details about the program, discuss key responsibilities of the fellow, the IPhO component of the program and how prospective candidates can apply.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

We look forward to having you join us for this webinar!

UCB-IPhO GRA Fellowship 2020 Webinar Flyer

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Takeda and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Fellowship 2020-2022
September 11, 2019
Please see updated fellowship brochure for the Takeda and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2020 -2022 fellowship cycle.

Please feel free to visit the IPhO Fellowship Central Page to ask a fellow a question! The link is provided below for your reference.

https://www.industrypharmacist.org/qa.php
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Campbell University Joins IPhO National Network!
September 6, 2019

Campbell U

IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 73 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of 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, click here.

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

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Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPIF) Fellowship Information Networking Day (FIND) Save the Date!
September 4, 2019
Save the date for the Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPIF) Fellowship Information Networking Day (FIND)!

November 22, 2019 2:30 PM Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

FIND is an event that provides pharmacy candidates the opportunity to learn more about the RPIF.

Registration will open late September, but for now continue to look out for updates from IPhO and RPIF regarding this exciting event!

FIND is open only to eligible 2020 candidates who currently hold a PharmD or who will be graduating with a PharmD in Spring 2020. A separate event will be held in Spring 2020 for candidates graduating in future years from pharmacy school.

The dress code for this event is professional attire. You may bring business cards, however, your curriculum vitae (CV) will not be accepted at this event.
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360+ Fellowship Prep
September 2, 2019

It's never too early to prepare for Midyear. 360+ Fellowship Prep, the newest resource from IPhO, gets its name from the comprehensive way it prepares you for Midyear (and beyond). With one-on-one coaching sessions, a fellowship guide you can take with you on the road, and access to exclusive Midyear resources developed for students by fellows, you can't go wrong.

What's Included in 360+?

  • Two sessions with an IPhO experienced coach. From CV review to interviewing tips, you'll be supported every step of the way.
  • Downloadable fellowship guide with insider tips on securing a position. Get real examples from fellows and industry pharmacists.
  • One year of IPhO membership, which means access to all the latest IPhO news, resources, and events for student pharmacists.*

VISIT INDUSTRYPHARMACIST.ORG/360+ TO LEARN MORE!

*1-year IPhO membership is for new subscriptions only. Current IPhO members will receive all components of 360+, except for membership renewal.

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UCB in conjunction with IPhO Fellowship 2020-2022
August 29, 2019
Please see the updated fellowship brochure for the Global Regulatory Affairs Fellowship at UCB. Fellows will participate in a 2 year rotational regulatory program where they will have experience in a variety of disciplines and global perspectives. Application opens on Oct. 1st! Stay tuned for more information on a live Webinar!

The contact information for both fellows are listed below:

2nd year fellow - Tanya Chaudhri - Tanya.Chaudhri@ucb.com 1st year fellow - Howraa Alasker - Howraa.Alasker@ucb.com

Please feel free to visit the IPhO Fellowship Central Page to ask a fellow question! I have provided the link for you here:

https://www.industrypharmacist.org/qa.php
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NFC Kicks Off the Year Together in Cambridge
August 25, 2019

Fellows traveled from Atlanta, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and New Jersey for the Second Annual IPhO National Fellows Council (NFC) Live Kick-Off Meeting, which was held at Novartis in Cambridge, MA. Twenty-two members of the NFC gathered for this meeting to participate in professional development activities, network with one another, and plan for the upcoming year with IPhO.

NFC Post 2

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Five IPhO Fellowship Partnerships for 2019-20!
August 24, 2019

IPhO is pleased to announce five fellowship partnerships for 2019-20! For the programs listed below, IPhO is a full partner in both recruiting and program administration. All candidates were identified through the 4,000+ National Student Network, and all recruiting was successfully accomplished through the IPhO FellowMatch service.

These IPhO fellows will be leaders within the National Fellows Council, and they are involved with IPhO leadership at multiple levels.

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MCPHS Industry Fellowship Day
August 21, 2019
The MCPHS Industry Fellowship Day will feature presentations on the fellowship companies, the functional areas they offer, and a networking session with the current fellows and their respective industry directors and preceptors.

Please feel free to visit the IPhO Fellowship Central Page to ask a fellow question! I have provided the link for you here:

https://www.industrypharmacist.org/qa.php
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D'Youville College School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!
August 20, 2019

D'Youville

IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at D'Youville College School of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 72 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of 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, click here.

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

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UCB in conjunction with IPhO Fellowship 2020-2022
August 19, 2019
Please see the fellowship brochure attached to this post. This is the current brochure for the 2020-2022 fellowship cycle. The contact information for both fellows are listed below:

2nd year fellow - Tanya Choudry - Tanya.Chaudhri@ucb.com 1st year fellow - Howraa Alasker - Howraa.Alasker@ucb.com

Please feel free to visit the IPhO Fellowship Central Page to ask a fellow question! I have provided the link for you here:

https://www.industrypharmacist.org/qa.php
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Jacob Tebbe, PharmD
August 18, 2019

Jacob Tebbe Fellowship Picture

Fellowship Sponsor Company: Novartis/Rutgers

Function/Discipline: Commercial Launch Excellence

Fellowship Years: 2019—2021

Alma Mater: Purdue University, Class of 2019

I originally chose to pursue my PharmD because of the versatility of the degree. The training in the science and practice of pharmacy prepares you for many different career paths, as I still had no idea what I wanted to do when I finished pharmacy school. I discovered the industry career path through my local IPhO chapter and several students and alumni who had raved about this non-traditional pharmacy path. The beauty of industry is that you still don’t have to decide what you “want to be when you grow up,” because there is so much flexibility in job functions across the industry. Regardless of the career path you choose, the PharmD background provides the framework and base knowledge to succeed in any functional area.

For me, I chose to pursue a fellowship in commercial because of the unique opportunity to utilize both my creative skills and pharmacy knowledge. In order to successfully market a drug, a deep therapeutic understanding of the disease, doctors, and patients is vitally important, and this is where a PharmD can excel. I have a passion for advanced problem solving and strategic thinking and found that marketing roles help flex this skill with a fun, creative twist.

Specifically, in my current role, I am working on products in phase II/III development across therapeutic areas in a new department at Novartis titled Launch Excellence. I am responsible for developing the commercial strategy and activities prior to drug approval to ensure the drug is successful at launch. The unique structure of this new department allows for teams to move with the drug as opposed to the drug moving to different commercial teams as it moves to different phases of development. This would potentially allow me to work on a product from phase III strategy onward to post-approval marketing and gain a wealth of different experiences within the commercial realm.

Overall, the great part about industry is that you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do. I work on something different every day and the career path opportunities following my fellowship are endless. If you are like me and enjoy the challenge of variety and new opportunities, seek out this aspect in your potential future fellowship. I was specifically looking for ambiguity and the ability to move around to work on a variety of projects and I feel that I found this in my current fellowship. Know yourself and your passions, lean on your mentors for support, and the rest will fall into place. Pursuing a fellowship has already proven to be a rewarding professional experience and I’m excited to see what comes next.

Have a fellowship question? Click here to ask a current fellow!

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!
July 23, 2019

SIUE SOP

IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 71 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of 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, click here.

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

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Sanofi Genzyme/MCPHS Medical Affairs Fellowship Program - Now Recruiting!
July 12, 2019
MCPHS in collaboration with Sanofi-Genzyme are now recruiting two candidates for their Oncology Global Medical Affairs/Scientific Communications Fellowship Program located in Cambridge, Massachusetts!

In this two-year program, the fellow will have an opportunity to serve as a core member of the Medical Affairs team and assist with the development and approval of integrated medical plans, scientific communications, and medical education programs. Furthermore, they will come to understand the integral and strategic roles of various functional groups within Oncology and across Sanofi Genzyme through a product’s lifecycle.

Through MCPHS University, the fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching and research experience in an academic setting. Fellows may have the opportunity to:

-Co-coordinate and/or participate in a minimum of one established elective course -Participate in scholarly activities or present data alone or in collaboration with faculty at the University -Attend professional development events -Participate in the Resident & Fellow Seminar Forum -Coordinate and participate in educational curricula and third-year rotation activities for MCPHS University advanced experiential students -May participate at the clinical rotation site of their preceptor

MCPHS University faculty and company Program Leaders mentor fellows according to their scholarly and professional interests throughout the two-year program.

Required Qualifications include:

-A PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is required prior to the start date of the fellowship at the beginning of July 2019. -Authorization to work in the United States throughout the full duration of the one or two-year fellowship is required. No visa sponsorship will be provided.

To apply please visit this website https://tinyurl.com/y4yl4wk7, and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a transcript. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.
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Enya Guo, PharmD
June 23, 2019

Enya Headshot

Company and Department: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Regulatory Affairs

Current Role: Regulatory Submission Project Management Specialist

Alma Mater: Rutgers University, Class of 2019

During pharmacy school, I wanted to explore the variety of career paths pharmacists could take before deciding on my own. I tried community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy, but it was during my summer internship at Pfizer when I realized I wanted to pursue an industry career. After researching various areas of industry to learn more about what would interest me most, I set out to pursue Regulatory Affairs.

When selecting APPE rotations, I intentionally chose a rotation in Global Regulatory Affairs at Merck before Midyear because I wanted to be able to share my experiences during interviews. I also applied to a part time job at a Regulatory Affairs agency so I could gain even more hands-on experience. My hope was to secure a fellowship at Midyear.

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IPhO Student Chapter Network grows to 70 schools!
June 12, 2019

Chapter Map

IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of three new student chapters to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at:

  • Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

IPhO now connects them to a national network of 70 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of 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, click here.

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

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Introducing the 2019-2020 National Student Officers!
May 13, 2019

As the 2018-2019 school year winds down, IPhO is pleased to announce the 2019-20 National and Regional Student Officers! They will continue the beneficial work being done by this year's group and IPhO is looking forward to kicking off the new year with them in the coming months.

Learn more about the IPhO National Student Officers and all of the resources available to student pharmacists interested in an industry career, here.

Congratulations and welcome to the following officers!

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Dr. Leah Palmer Joins the IPhO Leadership Team
May 1, 2019

Leah CircleIPhO is pleased to introduce the newest member of its leadership team! Dr. Leah Palmer joins as the Vice President of Student Leadership Development. With extensive experience in regulatory affairs, in the area of prescription drug promotion and team management, she offers valuable insight to help students progress toward an industry career. Dr. Palmer will take an active role in helping to oversee and grow the existing IPhO student leadership program, which exposes cohorts of successful student pharmacists to the responsibilities they'll face in common industry functional areas.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Palmer!

Learn more about Dr. Palmer and the IPhO Leadership Team.

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Keck Graduate Institute hosts second annual Western Symposium
April 30, 2019

DSC01149On Saturday April 27, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) hosted its second annual Western Symposium. Roughly 40 students attended the event to participate in round table sessions with industry representatives from a number of functional areas. Students from Keck Graduate Institute, Roseman University, West Coast University, Western University, and the University of Southern California came together to learn more about what it's like to work as a pharmacist in industry.

After morning round table sessions, a fellows panel provided the opportunity for students to ask questions about the fellowship application process, benefits of being a potential fellow, and how best to prepare for Midyear.

The day was filled with networking and engaging conversations. Many students in attendance said they found the event to be highly informative and a big success! KGI looks forward to hosting the event again in 2020. Thanks to all students and industry representatives that were able to join.

Article authored by Sona Patel, KGI Class of 2020, IPhO National Student Officer for Professional Affairs

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Thank You to Our 2018-19 Student Officers!
April 26, 2019

The 2018-19 term has been incredibly productive and exciting for our IPhO National Student Officers (NSOs) and Regional Student Officers (RSOs). We want to take a moment to thank them for their numerous accomplishments. Notably, during their tenure, the number of IPhO student chapters grew to 67! These leaders worked tirelessly to ensure that all IPhO student pharmacists were well informed about the resources and tools available to them.

During the 2018-19 term, IPhO NSOs and RSOs:

  • Made significant improvements to the IPhO student chapter annual report process and outcomes measurement
  • Developed a new in-depth student chapter handbook
  • Designed and produced a comprehensive toolkit for all IPhO products and services, so chapters could better communicate IPhO membership benefits
  • Created thorough guides that were utilized by NSO/RSO preceptors and 50 IPhO virtual interns
  • Formed the new National Committee of Chapter Advisors and produced the chapter advisor handbook
  • Achieved record-setting participation rates in the 2018-19 VIP Case Competition
  • Grew the student chapter network to 67 schools, exceeding 2018-19 goals
  • Executed national and regional initiatives in partnership with IPhO national leadership with exceptional professionalism
  • Helped grow the IPhO Instagram following to more than 1,000 and developed engaging, relevant content for all audiences

Thank you to the following 2018-19 NSOs and RSOs!

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