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Pharmacy Fellowship Programs
The purpose of the Butler University Pharmacy Fellowship Programs is to develop the next generation of global patient safety leaders. Through the cooperation of three partners representing academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), fellows will actively participate in various aspects of pharmaceutical innovation, use optimization, and global safety. Fellows will have the opportunity to seek specialized areas of training including, but not limited to pharmaceutical innovation, safety culture, human factors, clinical guidelines, error detection and analysis, leadership frameworks, risk mitigation strategies, supply chain security (substandard and falsified medications), and evidence-based policy. All fellows will learn best practices in teaching and education from award-winning faculty at Butler University in addition to training with leading experts in the pharmaceutical industry and at the USFDA. For information on the various fellowships offered through Butler University, please see below.
Eli Lilly and Company*
*No longer accepting applications for this program
The fellow must be a graduate from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, or otherwise eligible for licensure as a pharmacist, prior to the start of the fellowship term. All applicants must be U S citizens. Candidates who do not meet this requirement should not apply.
The primary objectives of the program are for the fellow to:
- Examine career options within academic, pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of an academic environment and faculty roles within it.
- Explore various medical and regulatory components of pharmaceutical development and innovation.
- Develop an understanding of regulations and patient safety considerations regarding medication use.
- Construct expertise in patient and medication safety, focusing on tools and methods to make healthcare safer.
- Demonstrate personal, interpersonal, and teamwork skills critical for effective leadership.
- Focus on regulatory approaches in addressing risk management and medication error related issues associated with currently marketed drug and biologic products.
- Contribute to advancing the science of risk management and medication error prevention and analysis by applying training, learning and experience gained at Academia, Industry and FDA
- Develop and understanding of pharmaceutical risk management tools available to assess and mitigate the risks of drug and biologic products.
Proposed activities completed as part of this program include:
- Lecturing in courses at Butler University including “Approval to Administration: How Drugs get to Patients” and “Evidence-Based Medicine”
- Designing new patient safety lectures and related content
- Completing the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program (IPTeC)
- Participating in the Butler University Pharmacy Leadership Program (certificate program)
- Conducting Research and exploring publication opportunities
- Completing Individualized faculty rotations in interest areas
- Taking advantage of professional development resources
- Personalized mentorship and career planning activities
- Practice-based experience in the pharmaceutical industry and USFDA
- Providing a final report describing the findings of the research project.
- Presenting the findings internally and externally to stakeholders as appropriate.
Fellows will begin with the academic sector at Butler University from July–October 2021. They will then move into the industry sector, working with one of a variety of partners in the pharmaceutical industry, from November 2021–October 2022. Finally, fellows will learn from the regulatory sector, partnering with the Food and Drug Administration from November 2022–June 2023.
*See specific programs with application information under Fellowship Programs.
Interested applicants must submit the following:
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of reference
- Official transcripts
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due no later than 11:59 pm eastern on January 1st, 2021.
Fellowship Program Director Contact
John B. Hertig, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Indianapolis, IN, USA