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Paths to Industry

Alese Vance, PharmD, RPh
October 27, 2020

Alese Vance

Company: Genmab

Current Role: Global Medical Affairs Consultant

Alma Mater: Rutgers University

Throughout pharmacy school, I heard many of my classmates speaking with such excitement about the career paths they had chosen to take. I was happy for them, but I often felt uneasy about the simple fact that I wasn’t sure which path I wanted to take. My unsettlement about the future changed when I had the privilege of experiencing an APPE rotation at Daiichi Sankyo in US Medical Affairs. While performing various projects that assisted in the drug launching process, I became passionate about being a small part of a larger working organism. During those few weeks, I was able to taste a little bit of how a pharmacist could impact the pharmaceutical industry world.

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Paths to Industry

Alyssa Lowder, PharmD, RPh, MBA
October 22, 2020

Alyssa Lowder

Company: Sanofi Genzyme

Current Role: Manager, CLDP Program

Alma Mater: University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville Campus

Going into college for the first time, I always knew that pharmacy was the end goal. But through some serendipitous circumstances, I ended up majoring in business finance while completing my pharmacy prerequisite courses. Over the course of those 4 years, I ended up falling in love with business; so much so that when I entered pharmacy school in 2015, I was determined to integrate it into my future career.

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IPhO News

What is deep work and why is it important to master?
October 14, 2020

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2020 has been an unprecedented year – from natural disasters, to a global pandemic and a push for significant societal change. With so much activity within the external environment, it can be quite challenging for work-from-home employees to focus on their work assigned. For example, according to an article from Medium, employees working on their computer are distracted once every ten and a half minutes. (Medium, 2017) In addition, it can be a tough transition from pharmacy student life to the virtual working world for many pharmaceutical industry fellows. The topic of “deep work” is pertinent to many as we adjust to this space in addition to the numerous distractions that surround us. Distractions can include the news, social media, our cell phones, families, and even our professional engagement activities. Many influential individuals such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and even the late Steve Jobs incorporated deep work rituals in their daily lives and credit this skill for their overwhelming success.

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IPhO News

Company Spotlight: RXE2
October 8, 2020



Clinical research today faces many challenges, from lengthy recruitment periods and poor clinical study outcomes to waste in clinical supplies.

Involving pharmacists as stakeholders in clinical research allows for the creation of new solutions to these long-standing issues.

RxE2 will be disrupting clinical research and creating thousands of jobs specifically for pharmacists in industry, benefiting communities around the world.

Watch the video above and visit the RXE2 website to learn more about how this innovative company is making a global impact with pharmacists at the forefront.

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Fellowship Central

Baylor Scott & White Health/UT Austin HEOR Fellowship 2021-23
October 8, 2020

Baylor Scott & White Health in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to offer a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for 2021-2023. The purpose of this two-year fellowship is to prepare talented individuals with a strong interest in pursuing a career in HEOR for positions in areas including managed care, pharmaceutical industry, consulting and academia. Our fellows earn a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Division of Health Outcomes at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy upon completion of required didactic courses and successful thesis defense. An interview should be requested by November 30th, 2020. Click here for more information.

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Fellowship Central

Eli Lilly Visiting Scientist Fellowship 2020-2021
October 7, 2020
Hello everyone, please see the attached brochure regarding the Eli Lilly Visiting Scientist Fellowship. They have many positions open across multiple functional areas.
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IPhO News

Notre Dame of Maryland University is 90th IPhO Student Chapter!
October 6, 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 Notre Dame of Maryland University. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 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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IPhO News

Learn from Home Instagram Giveaway
October 5, 2020

IPhO is excited to announce its first official Instagram giveaway! We've developed a comprehensive online CV seminar, designed to help pharmacy students stand out to prospective industry employers. We're giving it away for free to three contest winners!

The rules are simple:

  • Follow IPhO on Instagram (@industrypharmacistorg).
  • View our feed and locate the "Learn from Home" Giveaway post.
  • Like the post.
  • Comment on the post and tag three friends who might benefit from entering the contest.
  • Three winners will be selected at random and tagged in an announcement post on October 12.
  • Winners will receive a complimentary code to access the CV seminar on the IPhO website.
  • Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.

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Fellowship Central

Genentech - University of the Pacific - Clinical Science / Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship
September 30, 2020

Please see the link and contact information below to find out more information about this exciting opportunity:

Click here for the website.

Contact: pharmfip@pacific.edu

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Fellowship Central

Legacy Heart Care - University of the Pacific - Marketing / MSL Fellowship
September 30, 2020

Please see the link and contact information below to find out more information about this exciting opportunity:

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Contact: pharmfip@pacific.edu

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Fellowship Central

United States Air Force - University of the Pacific - Clinical Research & Strategy Fellowship
September 30, 2020

Please see the link and contact information below to find out more information about this exciting opportunity:

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Contact: pharmfip@pacific.edu

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Fellow Feature

Amy Kranz, PharmD
September 28, 2020


Fellowship Sponsor Company: UNC/United Therapeutics

Function/Discipline: Global Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance

Fellowship Years: 2019—2021

Alma Mater: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Amy, a Global Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance fellow, shares her experience with product safety, from development through clinical use. She offers sound advice on pursuing fellowships, including tips on how to approach them with an open mind!

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/amykranz

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

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Fellowship Central

ECIR Clinical Research/Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program Webinar
September 25, 2020
Thursday, October 1st and October 29th, ECIR will be holding an informational webinar from 7:00-8:00 pm EST to deliver an overview of the fellowship program and answer any questions that students may have. Please RSVP for the event below, and we are looking forward to meeting with potential candidates!

At East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR) our mission is to advance medical care by conducting innovative research while maintaining the highest standard of patient care.

ECIR strives for efficiency and accuracy in the clinical trial process. Our diverse, talented and multidisciplinary staff offers customized trial execution regardless of therapeutic area. Our investigators are board-certified and our staff is seasoned, making the research experience streamlined and productive. ECIR is conducting research from 5 fully functioning research offices in Jacksonville and St. Augustine and has affiliations with several hospitals in this area. Our capabilities encompass Phase II, III and IV clinical trials, both sponsor- and investigator-initiated studies.

Visit www.eastcoastresearch.net to learn more about how ECIR is helping patients live longer, healthier lives now and in the future.

Fellows in the Clinical Research department utilize their clinical knowledge in the development of content to support the success of clinical research studies, investigator/physician relationships, and scientific publications.

In this role, Fellows work closely and cross-functionally with: - Pharmaceutical Companies - Field Medical Science Teams - Physicians and their extenders - Clinical Research Staff Members

To be considered, candidates must: - Have received a Pharm.D. from an accredited school or college of pharmacy - Be licensed or be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Florida

Interested individuals are invited to apply by requesting an interview through PPS at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and providing a letter of intent and curriculum vitae.

All applicants should request an interview by December 1, 2020.
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Fellowship Central

Novo Nordisk Industry Practice Fellowship Program-Upcoming Webinars!
September 25, 2020
Hello All,

Novo Nordisk will be hosting two live webinars: Tuesday, September 29th, and Monday, October 12th both at 8:00 pm EST. If you have questions, please reach out at NNIStudentOpportunities@novonordisk.com.

Several fellowships in multiple functional areas are recruiting for 2021, so please join!

Sincerely, Novo Nordisk Fellowship Recruitment Team
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IPhO News

IPhO Hosts Virtual Annual Meeting
September 22, 2020

Now in its second year, the IPhO Annual Meeting was hosted virtually on September 11-13, 2020. Nearly 850 participants tuned in, including 600+ students from 111 schools of pharmacy, 150+ sponsor representatives, and 70+ faculty members. Attendance doubled from 2019—which was the first year that the meeting was held in person in New Jersey.

All meeting attendees gathered on Friday evening for an opening presentation featuring leaders in industry, who covered important topics such as navigating this uncertain time as a student preparing for an industry career; the importance of celebrating and encouraging diversity in industry; taking risks and having a courageous career; and more.

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Student Leader Spotlight

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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Fellowship Central

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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Fellowship Central

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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IPhO News

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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Fellowship Central

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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