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IPhO Turns 6 and Reaches 60 Student Chapters!
October 11, 2018

IPhO is celebrating its 6th birthday by welcoming its 60th student chapter! Thanks to the dedicated industry pharmacists, fellows, and student pharmacists who have trusted IPhO as their proven path to industry for the past 6 years.

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Liam McGuey, PharmD
October 8, 2018


Fellowship Sponsor Company: MCPHS/Sanofi Genzyme

Function/Discipline: US Medical Affairs/Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

Fellowship Years: 2018—2020

Alma Mater: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), Class of 2018

Like many pharmacy students, I did not enter pharmacy school with the goal of pursuing a career in industry. Although pharmacy school prepares students for several different careers, often the pharmaceutical industry and fellowship programs are left behind. I learned about industry through friends and past fellows and was able to secure two APPE rotations at Bayer and Sanofi Genzyme during my P4 year. In fact, I met my eventual Sanofi Genzyme APPE preceptor at an ACPHS IPhO networking event my P3 year, where she agreed to work with me as a student. Two years later, I am living in Boston as a Sanofi Genzyme fellow. Talk about a small world!

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Alnylam / Northeastern Fellowship: Apply Now! [Dec 1 Deadline]
October 7, 2018
The Alnylam / Northeastern Fellowship is accepting applications. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are highly recommended.

OPEN POSITIONS - Clinical Development - US Commercial - Global Medical Affairs - Global Medical Information - Regulatory Affairs - Value and Evidence Strategy(VESt/HEOR)

Brochure: http://bit.ly/ALNY_b18 Stay Connected: http://bit.ly/ALNY_CIF

Apply now: NUfellowship.com
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Mixing and Mingling in Morristown
October 4, 2018

RevHealth Event

The inaugural IPhO Fellows Networking Event was held in late September, hosted at RevHealth in Morristown, NJ. Over 40 PharmDs attended from the tri-state area, including fellows from over 18 different programs, industry pharmacists, IPhO staff, and two IPhO student officers. The attendees enjoyed an opportunity to network and learn, which was capped off with a night out in Morristown with the PharmDs of RevHealth!

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Andy Szeto, PharmD
October 1, 2018

Andy Szeto

Fellowship Sponsor Company: United Therapeutics (UNC)

Function/Discipline: Clinical Research & Drug Development

Fellowship Years: 2018—2020

Alma Mater: University of the Pacific, Class of 2018

My pharmacy school had an accelerated program, which meant I completed the typical 4 year pharmacy curriculum in 3 years. Consequently, we had no summer breaks, so my industry knowledge was limited by not having the time to intern at a biopharmaceutical company.

I always believed that I would pursue a traditional career path through residency. However, all of that changed when I began working on a clinical trial, spearheaded by a professor at my school, and my interest in clinical research and industry grew immensely.

This opportunity, along with my involvement with IPhO, solidified my decision to pursue a career in industry. Obtaining a fellowship in clinical research was the next logical step for me.

I’m happy to have found a career path that combines my passion for novel research with the ability to apply my clinical knowledge. I look forward to all the new skills I’ll learn during my fellowship.

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UCB Regulatory Affairs Fellowship Program - now recruiting!
September 24, 2018
UCB is now recruiting candidates for its Global Regulatory Affairs Fellowship Program located in Atlanta, GA!

The program, a collaboration with IPhO, is a 2-year rotational program that provides Fellows with the exposure to and experience with all aspects of Regulatory Affairs, as well as global and U.S. FDA exposure. The Fellows also have an opportunity for an elective rotation in an area outside of Regulatory Affairs.

The application deadline is December 1, 2018. The Fellowship may only be applied for through the IPhO FellowMatch service. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials on FellowMatch accordingly.

For questions regarding the Fellowship program, contact the program's Fellowship Director, Iram Hasan, at iram.hasan@ucb.com
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September 4, 2018
ASHP Midyear 2018 December 2-6, 2018

**Note RPIF fellowship recruitment begins December 1st!

Location: Anaheim, CA
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September 4, 2018

FIND- Fellowship Information and Networking Day is an event that provides pharmacy candidates the opportunity to learn more about the Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships (RPIF) When: Friday, November 16 3:30 PM- 8:00 PM (Registration begins at 2:30 PM) Where: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, 160 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway, NJ

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SAVE THE DATE- MCPHS Industry Fellowship Day
September 4, 2018
MCPHS invites students graduating by Spring 2019, as well as current PharmDs to join and learn more about the MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program. Find out more about the functional areas we offer and network with our fellows and preceptors.

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM

Where: 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Register on the Blog: http: //mcphsfellowship.com
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Tanya Chaudhri, PharmD
August 30, 2018

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Fellowship Sponsor Company: UCB/IPhO

Function/Discipline: Global Regulatory Strategy

Fellowship Years: 2018—2020

Alma Mater: University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Pharmacy, Class of 2018

Pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry comes easy to some, but can be a discovery process for others. For me, I felt it was a little of both. I knew I wanted to pursue a non-traditional career path and I knew I wanted it to be in industry, but the discovery for me was deciding which function was the best fit. Industry provides opportunities for pharmacists to grow exponentially, which is what initially intrigued me and drew me in. Regardless of which company you choose, you will be faced with challenges and opportunities that will require the scientific knowledge gained in pharmacy school, and will allow you to apply skills such as critical thinking and strategic planning. The growth acquired from these opportunities can completely change the dynamic of a pharmacist's career. After learning more about industry I came to understand that not everything is black and white, and pharmacists have been and can continue to be trained to create the grey that is necessary to ensure medications in development are truly meeting an unmet global need.

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IPhO and SNPhA Collaboration Going Strong!
August 17, 2018

IPhO and Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) continue to build upon their strong foundation of professional development resources, created to advance the skills of student pharmacists interested in pursuing an industry career.

The partnership was established to grow the leadership skills of the student members of both organizations by creating a series of learning opportunities, all of which are and will continue to be available on the IPhO website. The first professional development webinar, "Leadership and Industry Pharmacists," was delivered to a group of SNPhA pharmacists, and can be viewed here. Its success and value to the audience in attendance reinforced the need for additional resources of this kind.

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Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!
August 16, 2018

NSUFlorida-Pharmacy-Stacked-BlueGray_2048px_1IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of over 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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IPhO NFC Kicks Off the Fellowship Year LIVE in Massachusetts!
August 12, 2018

The 1st annual National Fellows Council (NFC) Live Summer Kick-Off Meeting was held in early August at Sanofi Genzyme in Cambridge, MA. Thirty NFC fellows from Boston, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina gathered face-to-face to kick off the new fellowship year. Typically, NFC work is done remotely as members are located across the country, so this opportunity to meet in person, network, and discuss the year's initiatives was invaluable.

NFC Event for Web

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Introducing the 2018 IPhO Student Chapter Handbook!
August 10, 2018

Since its launch in 2012, IPhO has experienced significant growth in its National Student Chapter Network and is currently 58 chapters strong! The IPhO network and all its tools and resources have been met with enthusiasm by student pharmacists across the country and have raised awareness among student pharmacists nationwide about the industry career opportunities available to them.

To maintain messaging consistency, while keeping up with the continuous expansion of the network, IPhO is proud to introduce the new 2018 IPhO Student Chapter Handbook. This handbook offers in-depth guidance on the process of starting and maintaining a student chapter and includes the most up-to-date IPhO policies, branding guidelines, leadership opportunities, resources and services. Chapters are encouraged to become familiar with this handbook and refer to it as a resource when needed.

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Sarica Vieda Klein, PharmD
August 10, 2018

Sarica Klein Company and Department: Sanofi Genzyme, Medical Affairs

Current Role: Medical Science Liaison

Alma Mater: University of Southern California, Class of 2006

After earning an undergraduate degree in biology, I started working at Amgen in the preclinical research department. It was there that I discovered my love for working in the pharmaceutical industry. More than anything, I enjoyed being surrounded by innovation and cutting-edge science, where the ultimate goal was simple: to help patients. I was encouraged by a PhD coworker to continue my education and I decided to pursue a doctorate of pharmacy. I was admitted to USC pharmacy school, where I spent every day gaining knowledge and growing more appreciative of my education. With the help of two other classmates, I started the Student Industry Association where pharmacy students could learn about careers in industry.

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August 6, 2018
*Interactive Q&A for students and current fellows!

*New Fellowship Brochures!

*Fellowship Recruiting Events!

Make sure to keep visiting Fellowship Central for all your up-to-date resources to prepare for this upcoming Fellowship Season!
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IPhO Exhibits at NPhA/SNPhA Conference
August 3, 2018

2In July 2018, pharmacy students from across the country gathered for the National Pharmacists Association/Student National Pharmaceutical Association Conference in Charlotte, N.C. Educational services, professional training, professional development and best-health practices were discussed at the conference.

IPhO was invited to have an exhibit table at the conference to raise awareness among pharmacist and student pharmacist attendees about the opportunities for pharmacists in industry and the active roles they play. IPhO National Student Officer Mitchell Linton and IPhO Regional Student Officer Kimberly Watson (both Howard University, Class of 2019) represented IPhO at the event to help raise awareness among student pharmacists about how they can leverage their education and clinical expertise in industry to have a broad impact on healthcare.

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Niren Shah, PharmD, MBA
July 5, 2018

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Company and Department: PTC Therapeutics, Business Operations

Current Role: Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Alma Mater: University of Florida, Class of 2010

During my first rotation, I came up with what I thought was a great idea for an article. I spent a number of hours researching the topic and finally mustered up the courage to share the idea with one of my professors, Dr. Epstein. While he appreciated the enthusiasm, he gave me a particularly skeptical look when I told him I would like to publish the paper in The New England Journal of Medicine. We ultimately collaborated on a different project, which became the start of a great relationship that would end in a journey to industry and beyond.

I then decided to pursue a fellowship at the East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR) with Drs. Epstein and Choksi. My two years would be spent teaching, researching (phase 2-4), and publishing manuscripts. ECIR also had a separate arm that consulted for a wide range of pharmaceutical companies like AZ and Novartis. This was where I got my first exposure to industry and I absolutely fell in love.

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Mudit Verma, PharmD
July 2, 2018

Mudit Verma Headshot_1 Company and Department: Accelovance, Inc., Medical Writing

Current Role: Medical Writer

Alma Mater: University of Maryland, Class of 2018

Throughout pharmacy school, I sought a non-traditional career path and perceived the pharmaceutical industry to be a world of endless excitement and innovation. The core of my pharmacy training was clinically-focused, so I gained skills that would help me prosper in industry.

I spent most of my extracurricular time engaging in international pharmacy enterprises by traveling to six different countries throughout pharmacy school: Honduras, Argentina, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Singapore, and Australia. My key strategy for retaining the clinical skills I acquired in each location was to thoroughly document my experiences and reflections and share them with my professional network. I sought out opportunities to publish my reflections via a variety of pharmacy platforms and learned very quickly that I enjoyed writing – so much so that I would then pivot into industry by showcasing my communication and articulation skills.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Joins IPhO National Network!
June 29, 2018

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

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Congratulations to student pharmacists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. IPhO now connects them to a national network of over 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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