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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

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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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Clinical Drug Development Fellowship with UCSF and Genentech: Upcoming Webinars
July 30, 2020
The UCSF-Genentech Clinical Development Fellowship Program partners two top leaders in academic research and the biotechnology industry to provide an immersive, innovative, mentored, two-year experience (2021-2023) combining academic clinical investigation and pharmaceutical industry training for PharmDs in early postdoctoral years. The objective of this program is to provide training in the proper conduct of clinical trials, safety surveillance and risk management, methodologies, and exposure to scientific and ethical issues in research and development.

Brief Program Details: -60% at Genentech in Clinical Sciences and Safety Sciences -40% at UCSF in oncology-focused experiences, clinical research, courses, and teaching -Individualized Training Plan -Further details can be found here: https://pharm.ucsf.edu/ucsf-genentech/

Webinar Information: Please reach out to Matthew Sugidono, PharmD for further deatils here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6692505076499582976/
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Five IPhO Fellowship Partnerships for 2020-21!
July 27, 2020

IPhO is pleased to announce five fellowship partnerships for 2020-21! For the programs listed below, IPhO is a full partner in both recruiting and program administration. Candidates were identified through the 5,000+ National Student Network with nearly 90 chapters, 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 national IPhO leadership. The group got together for a "virtual meet and greet" earlier this summer and enjoyed a fun evening of networking!

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Butler University Joins IPhO National Network!
July 24, 2020

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

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Butler University. 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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Student Leader Spotlight: Reba Doohkie, IPhO Regional Student Officer
July 24, 2020

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Hi everyone, my name is Reba Doohkie and I attend the University of Florida College of Pharmacy (go gators!) with an anticipated graduation year of 2021. I am currently the South Atlantic Region Regional Student Officer for IPhO.

During my first year at UF, I attended my first IPhO meeting and decided to get involved as an active member. I quickly discovered that industry is the career path for me. I began my second year as the Director of Communications and stayed involved the year after. By attending their meetings with guest speakers and participating in the VIP Case Competition, I was able to learn more about non-traditional pharmacist roles. What interests me the most about a career in industry is that there are many options to choose from, yet they are all connected by a common goal to deliver affordable medications to patients in need.

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IPhO/PILs scholarships empower diversity in industry
July 23, 2020

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IPhO is proud to partner with Pharmacy Initiative Leaders (PILs) to award IPhO 2020 Annual Meeting scholarships to two student pharmacists of color. The chosen students will receive complimentary meeting registration, courtesy of IPhO, as well as $500 from PILs to assist with any Midyear expenses. The first-place scholarship winner will also join the 2020-2021 PILs Coaches Program.

These scholarships support and empower the success of more pharmacists of color in the pharmaceutical industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
AUGUST 1, 2020

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum GPA: 3.00
500 word essay
One Letter of Recommendation
Curriculum Vitae with head shot
One copy of your unofficial transcript

APPLY TODAY

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Student Leader Spotlight: Nicole Fuchs, IPhO National Student Officer
July 20, 2020

A unique internship opportunity changed Nicole's career interests and she never looked back!

She describes what drew her to pursuing an industry career and why she believes pharmacists are so well suited for industry roles.

Listen in as Nicole shares 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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Student Leader Spotlight: Adesola Adenote, IPhO Texas Southern University Incoming Chapter President
July 19, 2020

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Greetings, my name is Adesola Adenote. I am a member of the Class of 2022 at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and I am also our IPhO chapter's incoming president.

During my first year in the pharmacy program, I knew that I wanted to pursue an industry focused career. However, I believed it was important that I learned more about different fields of pharmacy to enhance my understanding of the importance of the role an industry pharmacist plays. A career in industry would allow me to utilize the knowledge and skills gained from the clinical and retail sides of pharmacy and allow me to be a well-rounded industry pharmacist. I would be able to challenge myself to view matters from all angles.

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Student Leader Spotlight: Michael Schaefer, IPhO Regional Student Officer
July 16, 2020

Not familiar with the IPhO VIP Case Competition? You should be! It's what inspired Michael to pursue the pharmaceutical industry. It opened his eyes to a whole new side of regulatory affairs.

Listen in as Michael shares 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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Andrew Lee, PharmD
July 13, 2020


Fellowship Sponsor Company: Purdue University / Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Function/Discipline: Early Clinical Operations

Fellowship Years: 2020—2022

Alma Mater: MCPHS University

Andrew Lee, a current Early Clinical Operations fellow, shares his advice for feeling confident and succeeding in your fellowship interviews. His key ingredient? Authenticity.

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

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Kimberly Watson, PharmD
July 8, 2020

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Company: Pfizer

Current Role: Medical Scientific Associate

Alma Mater: Howard University College of Pharmacy

If your talent and skills match your passion and organizational need, you will always have job satisfaction.

I decided to attend pharmacy school because I have always had an interest in healthcare and the evolving role of pharmacists—who play an integral role in patient monitoring, medical information, preventative care, and counseling.

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Raena D. Rhone, PharmD
July 4, 2020


Fellowship Sponsor Company: Florida A&M University/Bristol Myers Squibb

Function/Discipline: Oncology Medical Affairs

Fellowship Years: 2020—2022

Alma Mater: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Listen in as Raena shares what drew her to industry, the importance of keeping an open mind, and the one thing she wishes someone would have shared with her before she started interviewing.

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

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Thank you to the NFC members completing their fellowships!
June 26, 2020

As the 2019-20 fellowship year comes to a close, IPhO would like to recognize and thank its National Fellows Council leaders, who have dedicated time and attention to making the year's initiatives incredibly successful.

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Congratulations to the following committee members, who are completing their fellowships and accepting full-time industry roles.

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UCSF-Actelion Clinical Research and Medical Communications Fellowship Program
June 22, 2020
he 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 to find out more about information webinars and application deadlines.



https://pharm.ucsf.edu/ucsf-actelion
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Student Leader Spotlight: Michel Okeke, IPhO Hampton University Chapter President
June 19, 2020

For Michel, a Philadelphia native, helping his parents safely take their medications and working with cancer patients in a hospital inspired him to pursue industry pharmacy. He knew from a young age that it was the career path for him.

Now, he is doing everything he can to make his dream a reality.

Listen in as Michel shares 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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Ornesha Watson, PharmD
June 16, 2020

Ornesha Watson

Fellowship Sponsor Company: Rutgers University/Bristol Myers Squibb

Function/Discipline: Oncology HEOR

Fellowship Years: 2020—2022

Alma Mater: University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

Who are you? A loaded question undoubtedly. However, when prompted to answer this question in the context of my career interest and goals, this is the response that came to mind: communication strategist, educator, artist and scientist.

The connecting thread amongst all my identifiers is a commitment to impacting the lives of others and being an advocate for the voiceless. This continues to be my driving force and is my primary motivation for becoming a Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb Oncology Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) Fellow. I view this fellowship as the ideal opportunity to tap into growing pharmaceutical industry trends to drive innovative approaches to today’s global health challenges.

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