Education

Infectious Disease

The Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, is offering a two or three year residency/fellowship experience in infectious diseases care for qualified practitioners to develop advanced competencies in both clinical and basic research as well as clinical practice.

The goals of the infectious diseases specialized residency/fellowship are as follows:

  1. To develop competency and acquire clinical experience in the therapeutic management of infectious diseases, with an emphasis on AIDS and critically ill patients.
  2. To conduct clinical research in the area of infectious diseases with emphasis on pharmacodyna-mics and pharmacokinetics. This will be accomplished through problem identification, protocol development/ implementation, data retrieval/analysis, and presentation and publication of results. The fellow will also work in the Department's Clinical Microbiology Research Laboratory (http://www.uic.edu/pharmacy/depts/pmpr/mrl.htm).
  3. To obtain teaching experience in the didactic setting as well as in the clinical. The resident/fellow will engage in the co-precepting of pharmacy students, and serve as lecturer and recitation facilitator in a variety of classes. The number of lectures and recitation sessions will be determined on an individual basis as related to past experiences and the individual's and program's workload demands. The resident/fellow will provide one continuing education seminar during the course of the program and participate in relevant training education programs.

Research:

While in the program, the resident/fellow is responsible for developing 2-3 research proposals for which they will act as the primary investigator. The resident/fellow will design and implement at least one laboratory based research protocol. In developing the clinical trial protocol(s), the resident/fellow is responsible for the development or direction of at least one protocol involving human subjects (patient or healthy volunteers) which requires human subject investigation approval. Responsibilities include preparing the IRB application and human consent form as well as maintaining the appropriate study records.

The resident/fellow is responsible for the writing and submission of their research results to various national and/or international venues as well as writing and submitting the results of their research to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal for publication.

Service:

Clinical services provided by the resident/fellow will include active participation in work and attending rounds, drug therapy management, and provision of drug information to the infectious diseases staff and other health professionals, as well as patient education. Areas of clinical training include: outpatient HIV clinics at various sites on- and off-campus as well as inpatient Infectious Disease Service at University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and John H. Stroger County Hospital. The resident/fellow will be practicing in a setting where clinical pharmacists are an integral part of the health care team. Practice/training sites are not limited to these lists; specific needs or areas can be addressed on an individual basis. A key component of the resident’s/fellow’s activities will be in the Infectious Disease/HIV outpatient clinic (a longitudinal clinical experience).

The preceptors for the infectious diseases specialized residency/fellowship:

Larry H. Danziger, PharmD
Co-Director, Section of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy in Medicine
833 South Wood Street (m\c 886)
Chicago , 11 60612
312-996-0892

and

Keith A. Rodvold, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Interim Department Head
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Co-Director, Section of Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor of Pharmacy in Medicine

Applicants should possess a PharmD Degree. Completion of a postdoctoral residency and eligibility for licensure in the State of Illinois is required. Appointments will be for 12 months beginning July 1, 2008 . A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

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