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Student Leader Spotlight: Jennifer Nguyen, Chief NSO & Jason Le, RSO
September 20, 2020

Jennifer and Jason, two IPhO student leaders, teamed up to share what sparked their interest in industry, how they made the most of internships and externships during pharmacy school, and how their IPhO involvement is supporting them as they pursue an industry career.

Are you a current pharmacy student interested in sharing a story? Click here to let us know!

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UNC/PPD Clinical Research and Drug Development Fellowship
September 15, 2020
We are excited to share with you the 2021-2023 PPD Clinical Research and Drug Development fellowship.

The PPD fellowship will be accepting two candidates into the fellowship this cycle. The Ideal candidate should possess strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, good organizational abilities, and evidence of leadership and teamwork.

This postdoctoral fellowship program provides training and experience in the conduct of clinical drug trials, participation in clinical research projects under the direction of a UNC faculty member and industry preceptor, didactic instruction in courses that supplement training and professional interests, and exposure to ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in research involving investigational and marketed drugs. Fellows participate in clinical research studies with faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy during the first year of appointment, and with members of a drug development clinical research group (phases I-IV) at PPD in the second year.

Please see the attached brochure for more information about the fellowship.

To apply please visit: http://pharmacydpetfellowships.web.unc.edu/ Application deadline: December 15, 2020

If you have any questions please contact Megan Gower (Megan.Gower@ppdi.com) or Sheel Patel (Sheel.Patel@ppdi.com)
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Purdue University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship
September 14, 2020
The Purdue University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship program is seeking motivated students who are interested in pharmaceutical industry and expanding the role of pharmacists within the sector. Coordinators at Purdue University and Fellows from several companies will be hosting two (2) Webinar sessions on the dates listed below:

Thursday, October 1st @ 8:00 PM EST Link (copy and paste) to webinar: https://tinyurl.com/y5zb3xvc

Tuesday, October 20th @ 6:00 PM EST Link (copy and paste) to webinar: https://tinyurl.com/yxlkqf6o



Students interested shall indicate their preferred dates of attendance using this Interest Form (link provided to copy and paste): https://forms.gle/DCkajNHEh84fHH2r9

If there are any questions regarding the Webinar dates or Purdue University affiliated-fellowships, please email Andrew Lee, current Clinical Operations Fellow at Takeda, at andrew.lee3@takeda.com.



Thank you.
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Congratulations to our inaugural PILs + IPhO Scholars
September 11, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the first-ever PILs + IPhO Scholarship. The chosen applicants are incredibly deserving of this unique award—they are strong and committed academics, passionate leaders, and visionaries. Each of them is dedicated to making a difference for communities of color, and they are playing an important role in ensuring that diversity is celebrated in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Keck Graduate Institute - Novartis Gene Therapies Fellowship 2020
September 11, 2020
The Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Program at Novartis Gene Therapies offers PharmD graduates with a two-year postdoctoral developmental experience. This opportunity affords fellows immersion into the biopharmaceutical industry with both professional and personal growth opportunities.

The fellows with contribute to their functional area as well as explore other areas within the company through cross-functional engagement and projects.

Specific fellowship opportunities within departments vary depending on the interests of prospective candidates as well as the needs of Novartis Gene Therapies. Please view the attached PDF brochure for more information.
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Keck Graduate Institute - Pharmacyclics Fellowship 2020
September 11, 2020
The Pharmacyclics Fellowship is a 2-year post-doctoral program located in the California Bay Area which allows a PharmD graduate to gain in-depth industry experience and knowledge within Medical Affairs. The fellowship is focused in the hematology-oncology therapeutic area. The fellow will learn various aspects of scientific communication, medical review, medical information, medical operations, global publications, advocacy, and health economics and outcomes research. The fellow will collaborate with cross- functional groups through AbbVie/Pharmacyclics which will expose fellow to strategy and the opportunity to work in multiple settings.

For more information, please view the attached PDF brochure.
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UNC Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsored Fellowships informational webinars and application
September 10, 2020
Fellowship Q & A Webinars – SAVE THE DATE!

Are you interested in learning about the fellowships and graduate programs offered at UNC? We are thrilled to bring you our first two virtual recruitment events of the season: our information and Q & A webinars! The first informational webinar on October 1, led by our fellowship directors and current fellows, will provide an overview of all positions recruiting for 2021 and how to apply. The Q & A session on October 6 will allow you to ask questions directed to our program directors for the first 10-15 minutes followed by Q & A hosted by our current first- and second-year fellows in various fellowship positions over the remainder of the hour. On both dates, the fellowship webinar series will begin at 8PM EST, followed by graduate program webinars at 9PM EST.

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxXPvsz15T9CcbzwaxRuM56URsS31PjAunSbag9NA9djynAQ/viewform

The Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics offers several two-year, industry-sponsored postdoctoral fellowships, as well as academic fellowships. Fellows gain extensive training and experience in developing, writing, managing, and enrolling patients in clinical studies, as well as scientific and grant writing, publications, and presentation skills. In addition, during the first year of their fellowships, fellows will take coursework related to their training program including, but not limited to, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenomics.

To Apply

Visit http://pharmacydpetfellowships.web.unc.edu/ for instructions on submitting an application.

Application Opened: September 8, 2020

Application Deadlines: Early Consideration: October 30, 2020 Final: December 15, 2020

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted. Following review, you may be invited to interview at UNC and fellowship sponsors. Fellowship interviews begin in early December and typically conclude in January. You will be notified of the final disposition of your application as soon as possible.
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Apply now! ESPERION Therapeutics and UCB Fellowships Available on Fellow Match!
September 9, 2020
Two exciting fellowship opportunities in partnership with IPhO are now available on the Fellow Match section of the IPhO website! View full descriptions and brochures on Fellow Match. Apply now!

ESPERION (1 position):

ESPERION is passionately committed to developing and commercializing oral, LDL-C lowering therapies for patients with hypercholesterolemia. Esperion’s core values include collaboration, passion, courage, accountability and people.



This two-year medical affairs fellowship will offer an opportunity to gain extensive experience within a small, highly-collaborative, fast-paced Medical Affairs department within biopharmaceutical industry. The fellow in this program will have the opportunity to get cross-functional exposure within and outside of Medical Affairs, including with legal, regulatory, compliance, clinical development, marketing, and pharmacovigilance.

Esperion has corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, but primarily operates as a virtual company. The fellowship position will be REMOTE based.

UCB (2 positions):

-The Global Regulatory Affairs fellowship is a 2-year rotational program in Atlanta, Georgia. The fellow will have an opportunity to work cross-functionally with global UCB colleagues and get exposure to FDA and other global regulatory health authorities. Please see our fellowship brochure for more information.

Interested candidates can submit their CV and letter of intent through the FellowMatch portal by November 6th, 2020. Please note, letters of recommendation must be directly emailed to the Fellowship Director, Iram Hasan (iram.hasan@ucb.com) by November 6th, 2020.

For questions, you may reach out to Iram Hasan, or our current GRA Fellows, Howraa Alasker (howraa.alasker@ucb.com) and Nicolas James (nicolas.james@ucb.com)

-The Patient Safety fellowship is a NEW 2-year rotational program in Atlanta, Georgia or Durham-Raleigh, North Carolina. The fellow will have an opportunity to work cross-functionally with UCB colleagues for exposure to global safety strategies. Please see our fellowship brochure for more information.

Interested candidates can submit their CV and letter of intent through the FellowMatch portal by November 6th, 2020. Please note, letters of recommendation must be directly emailed to the Fellowship Director, Catherine Wilputte (catherine.wilputte@ucb.com) by November 6th, 2020.

For questions, you may reach out to Catherine Wilputte.
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Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships (RPIF) - FIND Registration Open
September 7, 2020
The RPIF Program is an industry-based training program that partners with leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. Its annual Fellowship Information & Networking Day will be virtual this year! It will consist of 2 parts that will allow you to learn more about fellowship positions and to network with current fellows and program directors.

Here’s an overview of what to expect for SESSION 1 - September 24 @ 6-9PM EST: ???? (a) Program Synopsis ???? (b) Industry Guest Speaker ???? (c) Live Q&A ???? (d) Best Practices for Virtual Networking ???? (e) Overview of Midyear and Application Process

Register at: https://pharmafellows.rutgers.edu/about-find/
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ECIR Medical Communications Fellowship
September 3, 2020
ECIR is thrilled to begin recruiting three candidates for a prospective 2021-2023 Scientific Communications and Medical Affairs Fellowship. ECIR's 2-year remote program will afford the Fellows a multitude of opportunities to explore a variety of areas within the pharmaceutical industry. We will be holding informational webinars on September 15th and October 13th at 8:00 PM EST for P4 students and recent PharmD graduates.

Please take a look at our brochure and reach out to recruitment@ecirmed.com with any questions you may have.
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Eli Lilly 2021-2022 Visiting Scientist Fellowship
September 1, 2020
The Visiting Scientist Fellowship (VSF) is a highly-respected industry-based program designed to train professionals for a career in the pharmaceutical industry through cross-functional exposure to medical, commercial, clinical, and regulatory aspects of drug development. Eligible degrees include PharmD, MD, PhD, and relevant Masters.

Join our fall webinars to learn more about the Eli Lilly and Company Visiting Scientist Fellowship, including: -Program Description and Functional Roles -Application and Interview Process -Q & A with VSF leadership, current fellows, and HR representatives

Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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IPhO NFC Hosts Virtual Kick-off Meeting
September 1, 2020

The National Fellows Council (NFC) 3rd Annual Summer Kick-off Meeting took place on Saturday, August 15 and was a tremendous success! The theme of the day was “Stay the Course," which was a particularly relevant topic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NFC Virtual Meeting

While it was a fully virtual experience, there was no feeling of disconnect. Both speakers and attendees were enthusiastic throughout the day, which made for a meaningful and memorable meeting. 38 fellows dialed in from all over the country, including New Jersey, New York, Texas, North Carolina, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

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MCPHS Virtual Industry Fellowship Recruitment Day - October 17, 2020
August 31, 2020
MCPHS is hosting a virtual recruitment day! Network with current fellows, learn about the MCPHS Fellowship Programs and learn about the application and virtual Midyear process!

Please register using the link below. Please fill out this form to register for the MCPHS Virtual Fellowship Recruitment Day. All PharmD students/graduates are invited to the Fellowship Info Session (12-2PM EST). However, in order to ensure effective virtual breakout groups, the Networking Session will only be available to P4 pharmacy students and PharmD Graduates. Thank you in advance for your understanding in these unprecedented times. THIS REGISTRATION FORM WILL CLOSE ON OCT 9.



Copy and paste the link below into your browser: bit.ly/MCPHS20
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LECOM Bradenton Joins IPhO National Network!
August 25, 2020

LECOM Logo

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

Congratulations to student pharmacists at LECOM Bradenton. IPhO now connects them to a national network of nearly 90 chapters and more than 5,000 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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UCSF-Actelion Clinical Research and Medical Communications Fellowship Program
August 24, 2020
The UCSF-Actelion Clinical Research and Medical Communications Fellowship Program partners with the top leaders in academic research and industry to provide an innovative, mentored, two-year experience combining academic clinical investigation and pharmaceutical industry training for PharmDs in early postdoctoral years.

The program is presented jointly by the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, and Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Fellows will work with research and clinical faculty members at UCSF—a world-renowned teaching institution that focuses on the health sciences—where they will participate in clinical research, learn via interdisciplinary didactics, and present and publish results of scholarly work.

In partnership with Actelion, a market leader in therapies for orphan diseases, fellows will also gain experience in medical communications with the goal of building core competencies in medical affairs as well as collaborating on numerous projects with health economics and outcomes research professionals, medical science liaisons, and regulatory affairs departments.

Please use the link below and attached PDF to find more information about information webinars and application deadlines.

https://pharm.ucsf.edu/ucsf-actelion
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GSK-HOPE (Health Economics and Outcomes Research) Fellowship
August 24, 2020
The GSK / Rutgers HOPE HEOR fellowship is recruiting a fellow for the 2021-2023 cycle.

Learn what makes this fellowship stand out by watching this short clip featuring current/past fellows, preceptors, and program directors here: https://lnkd.in/eswUEcg

Please find more information about the fellowship in the attached brochure.
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Jason Tseng, PharmD, RPh
August 15, 2020

PharmD Tseng Jason

Company: W2O Arcus

Current Role: Medical Writer

Alma Mater: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

During my time in pharmacy school, I tried to learn about the various career paths for pharmacists and wanted to see which one best fit my interests. Initially, I worked in community and hospital pharmacy settings, however, I found them to be similar and routine. During my APPE rotations, I tried to pick areas outside of my comfort zone that were interesting and would also broaden my knowledge of potential careers. My rotations covered a wide variety of areas from internal medicine to emergency medicine and even a medical mission trip to Guatemala. During these rotations, I realized I enjoyed responding to drug information inquiries and learning about novel therapies not previously taught in pharmacy school. I knew then that I wanted a career that would combine these aspects of pharmacy that I enjoyed.

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Keturah A. Crease, PharmD
August 15, 2020


Fellowship Sponsor Company: Merck/Rutgers University

Function/Discipline: Clinical Science & Study Management Oncology

Fellowship Years: 2020—2022

Alma Mater: Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy

Listen in as Keturah, a Merck/Rutgers University fellow, shares how she's adapting to a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll also hear about what she does in her current role, and get some great advice for presenting well in virtual interviews!

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/keturahcrease

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

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Student Leader Spotlight:
Robert Hana, IPhO National Student Officer
August 11, 2020

Even though Robert enjoyed his one-on-one patient contact while working in retail pharmacy, he knew he wanted to make a broader impact on health. So for him, the pharmaceutical industry feels like the perfect place to do just that.

Listen in as Robert shares his story, and some tips for maximizing your time in pharmacy school to help advance your industry career!

Are you a current pharmacy student interested in sharing a story? Click here to let us know!

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Lilly Sales Webinar: The Beginning of Your Industry Career Journey
August 6, 2020


Pharmacy students, find your place at Lilly! This special webinar, presented by Lilly in partnership with IPhO, is designed to help you navigate your industry career journey.

You will have the opportunity to hear from three expert Lilly panelists—Richard Doug Lee, Executive Sales Representative; Jitesh Amin, Medical Science Liaison; and Brittany Mani, HCP Marketing—about how and why they began their industry journey in sales, which led to new opportunities at Lilly.

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