Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research

College of Pharmacy
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UIC Takeda Fellowship

Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research 


Takeda Pharmaceuticals International and the UIC Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research offer a 2-year fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research.

The program 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 spends 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 interchange.  During both years, the fellow takes courses at UIC towards the completion of the Masters of Science (MS) degree in Pharmacy Administration.  Didactic courses in biostatistics, research design, pharmacoeconomics, and grant writing are emphasized.

During the program, the fellow will be involved in various projects to gain experience in various outcomes research methodologies and study designs.  Presentation and publication of research results in peer-reviewed venues is expected.  The fellow will attend professional and scientific conferences.  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. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Simon Pickard at the address below.

The application deadline is December 15.

Application Form

A. Simon Pickard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research
Department of Pharmacy Practice (M/C 886)
833 S. Wood Street, Room 164
Chicago, Illinois  60612-7230
Phone: (312) 413-3357
Fax: (312) 996-0379
Email: pickard1@uic.edu