Drug Information Center

College of Pharmacy

UIC PGY2 DI Residency Program

The Drug Information Group at the University of Illinois is an academic and consultative unit of the College of Pharmacy and provides clinical support to organizations in need. The goals of the Group are to provide evidence-based medical information, to enhance the skills of health care professionals through training sessions, and to serve as a resource for health care professionals involved in patient care.

The UIC PGY2 residency in drug information is a 12-month program designed to enhance clinical skills and to develop expertise in:

  • efficient retrieval of drug information
  • online database searching
  • critical analysis of drug literature
  • scientific writing
  • statistical analysis
  • didactic and experiential teaching

The resident will also gain experience in the operation and management of a drug information group as well as project management. Elective experiences are available in industry, patient safety, poison information, pharmacoeconomics, and research. A unique opportunity exists for the resident to participate in the development of monographs and prior authorization criteria for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

The resident will participate in the resident seminar series, resident report, journal club, and the UIC resident teaching certificate program. The resident will be required to initiate and conduct a drug information-related research project. Rotations may be individualized according to the goals and qualifications of the applicant.

The resident will have an academic appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and will engage in the co-precepting of students, and serve as a lecturer and recitation facilitator for the drug information and statistics course.

A Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a pharmacy practice residency (PGY1) are required. The appointment will be for 12 months beginning July 1, 2013. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

For additional information or to apply, please contact:

Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy
833 South Wood Street, M/C 886
Chicago, Il 60612
Phone : (312) 413-3977
Fax (312) 996-0448
E-mail: mgabay@uic.edu

PGY2 Drug Information Residency Links


Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS
Carissa E. Mancuso, PharmD
Mary Lynn Moody, BS Pharm
Rita Soni, PharmD, BCPS
Joan Stachnik, PharmD, BCPS
Courtney Krueger, PharmD, BCPS
Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
Ryan Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS
Lara Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS


2000 to 2001: Huong Luu, PharmD
           Pharmacist-in-Charge and Owner
           CURA Pharmacy
           Tustin, CA

2003 to 2004: Carissa E. Mancuso, PharmD
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

2009 to 2010:  Irene Hong, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science

           Heather J. Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

2010 to 2011: Sherilyn J. VanOsdol PharmD, BCPS
           Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
           Medication Outcomes Center
           University of California, San Francisco

2011 to 2012:  Lara K. Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

2012 to 2013:  Michelle Bryson, PharmD, BCPS

           Shadi Ghaibi, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Information
           Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
           Starting August 2013