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UIC Takeda Fellowship

Fellowships in Health Economics and Outcomes Research and Medication Adherence Research


  Takeda Pharmaceuticals International and The University of Illinois at Chicago:

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research seek offer two 2-year fellowships with areas of emphasis in Health Economics and Outcomes Research and in Medication Adherence Research.

Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research:

The fellowship aims to train individuals who wish to conduct pharmaceutical-based outcomes research in preparation for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or academia.  Knowledge and experience is gained in the use of research tools to evaluate economic, humanistic, and clinical outcomes of drug therapy.

The fellow will spend the first year of the program working with faculty of the Center for Pharmacoeconomics at UIC.  The second year is spent working with the staff of the Health Economic and Outcomes group at the Takeda Corporate Headquarters in Deerfield IL.  The proximity of the two organizations (both in the Chicago-metropolitan area) allows for frequent contact with both organizations.  During both years, the fellow is expected to take courses at UIC that will provide them with the knowledge and skillsets needed to conduct outcomes research.  This coursework may lead to the completion of the Masters of Science (MS) and/or PhD degree in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy depending on their interest, competency, and willingness to extend their studies beyond the 2-year fellowship.  If the applicant is selected for an interview, the degree sought should be a topic of discussion with fellowship director prior to formally applying for entrance into the degree program. Typical courses include biostatistics, research design, pharmacoeconomics, and grant writing.

During the program, the fellow will be involved in several projects to gain experience with various research methodologies.  The fellow will present research results at professional and scientific conferences.  Publication of research results in peer-reviewed venues is expected.  Fellows will be involved in teaching of professional PharmD students in the classroom setting.

Candidates should have a PharmD and/or graduate-level training in a field relevant to outcomes research, and preferably have completed a pharmacy practice or managed care residency (or equivalent).  Salary and benefits are competitive.  The deadline for application is December 31, 2014. Candidates should contact Simon Pickard for additional information

Fellowship in Medication Adherence Research

The fellowship aims to train individuals who wish to conduct pharmaceutical-based outcomes research with an emphasis on medication adherence in preparation for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or academia.  Knowledge and experience is gained in the use of research tools to evaluate the clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes of drug therapy and medication adherence.

The fellow will spend the first year of the program working with faculty of the Center for Pharmacoeconomics at UIC.  The second year is spent working with the staff of the Medical Affairs group at the Takeda Corporate Headquarters in Deerfield IL.  The proximity of the two organizations (both in the Chicago-metropolitan area) allows for frequent contact with both organizations.  During both years, the fellow is expected to take courses at UIC that will provide them with the knowledge and skillsets needed to conduct outcomes research.  This coursework may lead to the completion of the Masters of Science (MS) and/or PhD degree in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy depending on interest, competency, and willingness to extend their studies beyond the 2-year fellowship.  If the applicant is selected for an interview, the degree sought should be a topic of discussion with fellowship director prior to formally applying for entrance into the degree program. Typical courses include biostatistics, research design, pharmacoeconomics, and grant writing.

During the program, the fellow will be involved in several projects to gain experience with research methodologies commonly used in the assessment of medication adherence.  The fellow will present research results at professional and scientific conferences.  Publication of research results in peer-reviewed venues is expected.  Fellows will be involved in teaching of professional PharmD students in the classroom setting.

Candidates should have a PharmD and/or graduate-level training in a field relevant to outcomes research, and preferably have completed a pharmacy practice or managed care residency (or equivalent).  Salary and benefits are competitive.  The deadline for application is December 31, 2014. Candidates should contact Daniel Touchette for additional information.

 

Daniel R. Touchette
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
833 Wood St. M/C 886
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312 355-3204
email: drtouche@uic.edu

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