Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Programs

The St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers two-year post Pharm. D. fellowship programs designed to train the Doctor of Pharmacy graduate in specific practice areas of the pharmaceutical industry. The College has partnered with three leading Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders; Allergan, American Regent and Daiichi Sankyo.

In addition to their responsibilities at our program partners, the fellows will have opportunities to engage in teaching and research activities at St. John’s University.

In the 2020-2022 cycle, the programs will be recruiting six new fellows (one position each) in the following areas:

Allergan

      Global Regulatory Strategy
      Regulatory Affairs – Advertising and Labeling
      Clinical Development

The St. John's University - Allergan Fellowship will be recruiting for 1-year positions 

American Regent

Medical Affairs

Daiichi Sankyo

Clinical Development - Oncology
Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology

Requests for interviews during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting’s PPS can be submitted to Dr. Joseph Brocavich at [email protected]. Deadlines for all application materials for all programs are outlined below:

Required Item 

Deadline

Curriculum Vitae

December 16, 2019

Letter of Intent

December 16, 2019

Official College Transcript

December 16, 2019

Three Letters of Recommendation 

December 16, 2019

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Joshua Rickard, Pharm. D., BCPS, CDE
Program Coordinator - Allergan Fellowship 

Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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William Maidof, Pharm. D.
Program Coordinator - American Regent Fellowship
 
Associate Professor
[email protected] 

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Maha Saad, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS 
Program Coordinator- Daiichi Sankyo Fellowship 

Associate Professor 
Associate Clinical Professor 
[email protected] 

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Joseph Brocavich, PharmD
Senior Associate Dean for Pharmacy 

Associate Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

Additional Information

St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Global Regulatory Strategy

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Kendra Croker, Pharm.D., is the 2019–21 St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellow in Global Regulatory Strategy and serves as this year’s chief fellow. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in Wilkes Barre, PA. During her time at Wilkes University, Dr. Croker served as tutoring chair for the American Pharmacists Association and social media coordinator for the Opioid Epidemic Committee, and was a member of the Over-The-Counter Competition team for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

As a member of the Wilkes University Women’s Tennis team, Dr. Croker was awarded Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Rookie of the Year, MAC Player of the Year, and MAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and earned eight MAC tournament medals. Kendra completed a rotation in Regulatory Affairs at CVS corporate and a rotation in Pharmacovigilance at Sanofi Pasteur.

She is excited to use her past experiences to help bring medications to market for patients around the globe. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Lillian Justus, Pharm.D., is the 2020-21 St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellow in Global Regulatory Strategy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy in Ada, OH.

During her time at Ohio Northern University, Dr. Justus held several leadership positions, as well as participated as an active member in a variety of organizations, including Mortar Board, the Rho Chi Society, Student Society of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Phi Lambda Sigma. She is excited to contribute to patient care on a global level by helping bring new and innovative medications to market. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending quality time with her family and friends. 

St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Clinical Development

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Shirley Chung ’20Pharm.D., is the 2020–21 St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellow in Clinical Development. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

During her time at St. John’s, Dr. Chung served as an active leader through her executive board positions for the Rho Chi Society, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity. She is passionate about filling gaps in health care, and is thrilled for this opportunity to learn from the great multidisciplinary team at Allergan and grow her passion specifically in Clinical Development.

Dr. Chung always makes it a point to challenge herself and try new things like cliff diving and (attempt at) cooking. She enjoys providing mentorship to others, and indulging in desserts—especially decadent lemon tarts.

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Simranpreet Waraich ’19Pharm.D., is the 2019–21 St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellow in Clinical Development. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

During her time at St. John’s, Dr. Waraich served on the executive boards of APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Lambda Kappa Sigma, and the Rho Chi Society. Dr. Waraich is interested in the drug development process and is passionate about impacting patients globally. She enjoys traveling, reading, and volunteering in her spare time.

St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Regulatory Affairs/Advertising and Labeling

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Kim Do ’19Pharm.D., is the 2020–21 St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellow in Regulatory Affairs/Advertising and Labeling. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

During her time at St. John’s, Dr. Do was an advocate for social justice, health equity, and cultural awareness. She was passionate about organizing and participating in service events that promoted these values. Postgraduation, Kim worked in specialty pharmacy, with a specific focus in pediatrics. She is excited to utilize her unique skillset and past experiences to make a global impact through pharmaceutical industry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and relaxing at the beach.

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Ann Lee, Pharm.D., is the 2019–21  St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellow in Regulatory Affairs/Advertising and Labeling. She has committed herself to being an active member of her community and pursuing leadership in everything she does. Dr. Lee also dedicates her time to participating in service mission trips abroad and other community service opportunities.

Dr. Lee has always been interested in policy and procedure and how this can be better utilized to help the community and society. She enjoys spending time reading exciting news in the industry and inspiring books—and being outside to rest and recharge!

St. John’s University/American Regent Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Medical Affairs

Emily Hyunh

Emily Huynh, Pharm.D., is the 2020–22 St. John’s University/American Regent Industry Fellow in Medical Affairs. Dr. Huynh received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP).

During her final year of pharmacy school, she completed a pharmaceutical industry rotation in Medical Affairs. She created a presentation that discussed a medication, currently undergoing Phase III trials, which is being used to treat anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease. This experience, in addition to becoming a professional highlight, inspired her to pursue a fellowship in Medical Affairs upon graduation from pharmacy school.

Throughout her time at PCP, Dr. Huynh was devoted to serving her community by participating in numerous patient outreach/philanthropic events, annual walks to benefit cancer research, and traveling to Guatemala for a medical mission trip. She is known for her “bubbly” attitude, and always tries to spread optimism wherever she goes.

She self-identifies as a “foodie,” and enjoys exploring new restaurants. In her free time, she loves traveling to New York City to attend exciting pop-up exhibits. Dr. Huynh is excited for this fellowship opportunity and cannot wait for everything this new learning experience will bring.

St. John’s University/Pfizer Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Oncology Global Market Access and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Si Li

Si Li, Pharm.D., is the 2020–22 St. John’s University/Pfizer Fellow in Oncology Global Market Access and Health Economics and Outcomes Research. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

During her time at MCPHS, Dr. Li founded the college’s Drug Information Association student chapter, and additionally served on the executive boards of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and Future Business Leaders of America student chapters. Dr. Li was also inducted as a member of Phi Lambda Sigma.

Dr. Li loves to explore new places, meet new people, travel, sing, and ride her motorcycle in her free time. She is honored to be the inaugural fellow for this exciting new collaboration between St. John’s University and Pfizer. She is passionate about market access and HEOR, and looks forward to being a part of a diverse team bettering health care and making a global impact for patients.

St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Regulatory Affairs/Oncology

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Pranav Patel, Pharm.D., is the 2019–21 St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Industry Fellow in Regulatory Affairs/Oncology. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, in Piscataway, NJ.

During his time at Rutgers University, Dr. Patel was actively involved with the American Pharmacists Association, where he was a strong advocate for vaccinations and health policy. Dr. Patel has had experiences as a student by aiding team efforts to bring gene therapies in the orphan disease space to clinical trials and contributing to the submission of Briefing Book materials and helped address pharmacokinetic regulatory hurdles in the Immunology, Hepatology, and Dermatology therapeutic areas. In his free time, Dr. Patel is an avid traveler and an amateur art historian.

St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Global Clinical Safety/Oncology

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Alvi Diggs, Pharm.D., is the 2019–21 St. John’s/Daiichi Sankyo Industry Fellow in Global Clinical Safety/Oncology. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

During her time at the University of Maryland, she completed a pharmaceutical industry rotation, which helped her solidify her decision to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance.

Originally from Liberia, West Africa, Dr. Diggs is an avid traveler and managed to travel to more than six countries during her time in pharmacy school. Dr. Diggs prides herself on being a global citizen and has the long-term goal of impacting health outcomes on a global scale, especially in her home country of Liberia.

She recently spent six weeks in Thailand, where she merged her passion for patient safety with her interest in global health systems. Dr. Diggs is also a voracious reader and loves to experiment in the kitchen. She is looking forward to gaining the skills that she needs to solidify her role in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as being a mentor to other pharmacy students or pharmacists who are interested in this career path.

St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship—Clinical Development/Oncology

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Liane Kuo, Pharm.D., is the 2020–22 St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Fellow in Clinical Development/Oncology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Toxicology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Kuo was actively involved with Michigan’s student chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and Industry Pharmacists Organization. She completed the ORISE Fellowship at the US Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Clinical Pharmacology, and further pursued her interest in clinical development through rotations within the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Kuo looks forward to working on a cross functional team to bring novel cancer therapies to patients around the world. In her free time, Dr. Kuo enjoys volunteering as a crisis counselor, exploring museums, and trying new restaurants.

St. John’s University & Allergan Fellowship Program

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About Allergan
Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a bold, global pharmaceutical company. Our company is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices and biologic products for patients around the world. Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women’s health, urology, and anti-infective therapeutic categories. We are an industry leader in research and development, with one of the broadest innovative development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry with 65+ mid-to-late stage pipeline programs in development. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, our company is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments to help people around the world live longer, healthier lives. Learn more at www.Allergan.com.

Fellowship Overview
Now entering its 16th year, the St. John’s University/ Allergan Fellowship Program (formerly known as the Actavis/Forest Research Institute Fellowship) is one of the most dynamic and challenging development programs in the industry. St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in partnership with Allergan will be offering three 1-year fellowship programs (with potential to complete a second year) focused in Global Regulatory Strategy, Clinical Development Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Labeling. The programs are based in Allergan’s Madison, New Jersey office and are designed to offer a broad range of hands-on training and professional development opportunities.

Allergan Component
Global Regulatory Strategy Fellowship
Allergan’s Global Regulatory Strategy team leads the Company’s business-critical relationships with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies throughout the world, ensuring the continued success of the company’s product portfolio and pipeline.

Activities:

  • Supporting the development, filing and regulatory approval of new products
  • Filing and maintaining Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs) and New Drug Applications (NDAs)
  • Ensuring team compliance with all appropriate federal regulations and guidances

Clinical Development Fellowship
Allergan’s Clinical Development team is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s global Phase II - IV clinical trials across many therapeutic categories including Women’s Health, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, or Neurology.

Activities:

  • Participating in the conceptualization, conduct and management of clinical trials
  • Developing study protocols, informed consent forms, final study reports and other clinical trial materials
  • Training and managing investigative sites
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and reporting clinical trial data

Regulatory Affairs – Advertising and Labeling Fellowship
Allergan’s Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Labeling team is responsible for liaising with Regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion) related to advertising, promotion, and labeling.

Activities:

  • Providing Allergan’s internal stakeholders with strategic regulatory advice on advertising and promotional materials in accordance with FDA regulations and business goals.
  • Facilitating the creation, revision, and maintenance of product labeling so that it provides accurate product information to health care providers and consumers.
  • Gaining comprehensive knowledge of advertising and labeling regulations
  • Applying regulations to the development of product advertising (including, but not limited to, TV and print advertising), promotion, and drug labeling

St. John’s University Component
Fellows are full-time University employees and are provided a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance. Each Fellow is required to complete a one-semester teaching component at the University and a collaborative research project.  Additionally, each Fellow is able to participate in a number of other professional and educational development opportunities at the University, including precepting pharmacy students; continuing education courses; resident and fellow seminars; Affiliate Faculty appointments; and a teaching certificate course. Fellows may also enroll and participate in University courses and graduate degree programs.

Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, fellows receive a certificate from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Allergan.

Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for the St. John’s University/Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program, you must meet the following requirements:
Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program prior to the start of the fellowship term
Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry

How To Apply

Required Items Deadline*
Curriculum VitaeDecember 16, 2019
Letter of IntentDecember 16, 2019
Official College Transcript December 16, 2019
Three Letters of RecommendationDecember 16, 2019

*This is a rolling submission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible after the Midyear meeting.

Please send all correspondence (electronic) to:

Joseph Brocavich, Pharm.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Pharmacy Programs

Associate Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY, 11439
[email protected]

For any additional questions regarding the application process or the program in general, feel free to contact SJU/Allergan Fellows at: [email protected]

St. John’s University & American Regent Inc. Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship

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PROGRAMS OFFERED
Medical Affairs 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
The two-year post-doctoral pharmaceutical industry fellowship is designed to provide the Doctor of Pharmacy graduate a profound and unique experience within a pharmaceutical corporation, American Regent. The fellow will have exposure to various departments within American Regent as well as research and teaching opportunities at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It is the goal of the program to provide the fellow with the skills and tools necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Medical Affairs
Pharmacists in the Department of Medical Affairs provide efficient and unbiased medical information concerning the company’s pharmaceutical products to healthcare professionals, consumers, and internal associates. Upon completion of rotation within this department, the fellow will be able to:

Medical Affairs Overview:

  • Develop and utilize strong clinical trial analysis skills to evaluate medical literature, interpret scientific data, and support healthcare professionals and consumers 

  • Create and present educational lectures on products and disease states to internal and external stakeholders 

  • Attend medical/scientific meetings to ensure an in-depth understanding of the latest advances and updated scientific information that will help shape our publication and Investigator Sponsored Study strategies 

  • Work with the Medical Affairs team including, but not limited to: Medical Communications Leads, Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Directors, Medical Writers, and other relevant team members on the development and approval of core clinical material 

  • Manage company expectations while effectively integrating key clinical messages for dissemination to a wide array of audiences 

  • Acquire the medical expertise and experience to thrive in the pharmaceutical industry while complying with FDA and PhRMA regulations 


Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Overview:

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with healthcare professionals 

  • Provide education by creating scientific dialogue around American Regent products and sponsored research 

  • Fellows will have the opportunity to shadow the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) team and attend relevant conferences to deepen their understanding of Medical Affairs in a professional, pharmaceutical industry setting 


COLLEGE OF PHARMACY & HEALTH SCIENCES COMPONENT

The fellow may apply for an affiliate faculty appointment at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and will precept entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy students who are assigned to American Regent, Inc. for experiential training. Additionally, each fellow will have opportunities at the university to participate in activities to promote professional development including:

  • Formal and informal educational opportunities
  • Collaborative research projects with St. John’s University faculty
  • Development of continuing education courses
  • A resident and fellow seminar series in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Graduate degree programs available at the university to further his or her educational development (Master’s or PhD degrees)
  • On-campus teaching opportunities within the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
  • Individual research project(s)
  • Opportunity to participate in a Teaching Certificate Program

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, a certificate of completion will be awarded by St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and American Regent.

ELIGIBILITY FOR FELLOWSHIP

Fellows are chosen from a nationally competitive selection process. To be eligible, candidates must graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program and have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
The fellow will be a full-time St. John’s University employee. A competitive stipend will be provided as well as options for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Travel to professional meetings, conventions, and other facilities of the company may be possible.

LOAN DEFERMENT
Fellows may qualify for a student loan deferment while pursuing the post-graduate fellowship program. Deferment options and repayment terms for education-related loans should be discussed with the lender.

Required Items Deadline*
Curriculm VitaeDecember 16, 2019
Letter of IntentDecember 16, 2019
Official College Transcript December 16, 2019
Three Letters of RecommendationDecember 16, 2019

Please send all correspondence (electronic and hardcopy) to:
Joseph Brocavich, Pharm.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Pharmacy Programs

Associate Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY, 11439
[email protected]

St. John's University/Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship

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About Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd, a global pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Tokyo. Our goal is to improve patient lives through the development of high-quality pharmaceutical products and we do this by drawing upon the scientific expertise of our researchers as well as the creative talents and diverse thinking of all our global employees. The current focus of research and development is in the therapy areas of oncology, cardiovascular/metabolics, and internal medicine. Learn more at https://www.daiichisankyo.com/
 
Program Objectives

The two year post-Pharm.D. pharmaceutical industry fellowship program is designed to develop and expand the fellow’s skills to effectively practice in the pharmaceutical industry. The program provides a broad understanding of the global drug development process and assists each fellow’s understanding of the key role that Clinical Development- and Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology have in the drug development process, including the opportunity to gain “hands on” experience concerning the requirements to identify, approve and market new medications . Additionally, the fellow will enhance his / her knowledge through educational and research activities at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Fellowship Structure
We are pleased to offer 2 fellowships for the incoming year; one in Global Oncology R&D (Clinical Development) and the second in –Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology. Below is a summary of activities and outcomes by program year:

Global Oncology R&D Fellowship

Year One:

  • Learn strategies and processes for clinical trial start-up, execution and completion
  • Acquire working knowledge of protocol development, case report form design, trial governance and management, medical monitoring, subject recruitment and retention, monitoring of investigational sites, data management, statistical analysis and clinical study report preparation
  • Learn strategies for effective oversight and management of contract research organizations and other vendors, thereby ensuring that trials are conducted in accordance with Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards as well as federal and other national regulations
  • Support the clinical operations team with trial implementation and management (e.g., planning investigator meetings, managing drug supply, management of investigational sites) to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Present progress reports from ongoing clinical trials
  • Participate on a cross-functional clinical trial team to assist with execution of the trial
  • Attend national scientific conferences, medical meetings and key opinion leader meetings
  • Prepare and present poster/abstracts/scientific papers
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with global colleagues and scientists, representing diverse backgrounds, knowledge and expertise on a variety of issues and topics

Year Two – Rotational Component

  • Continue the work in YEAR ONE with more advanced projects 
  • Rotate (3-6 months) through various departments at Daiichi Sankyo and externally, dependent on Fellow’s level of interest and/or projects with a high priority level within the organization. Rotations may include but are not limited to the following functional areas:
  • Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • roject Management
  • FDA

Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship
The Fellowship is designed to focus in the area of Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology. Below is a summary of activities and outcomes by program year.

Year One:

  • Develop and implement innovative early clinical development strategies from first-in-man through pharmacological/biomarker POC (Phase Ib/Phase 2a) across all therapeutic areas and geographic regions
  • Act as a study scientific lead on Clinical Pharmacology studies such as special population studies (renal and hepatic insufficiency populations), drug-drug interaction studies, food effect studies and ADME studies.
  • Develop and implement clinical pharmacology programs that support product development, registration, differentiation and personalization
  • Institute state-of-the-art PK/PD modeling and simulation to optimize study design and interpretation, predict clinical safety/efficacy, and support decision making and product development
  • Utilize quantitative imaging, including functional and molecular imaging, to fulfill our mission

Year Two - Rotational Component

  • Continue the work in YEAR ONE with more advanced projects 
  • And/or: 
    • Rotate (3-6 months) through various departments at Daiichi Sankyo and externally, dependent on Fellow’s level of interest and/or projects with a high priority level within the organization. Rotations may include but are not limited to the following functional areas:
    • Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Project Management
    • FDA

St. John’s University Component:

Fellows are full-time University employees and are provided a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance. Each Fellow is required to complete a one-semester teaching component at the University and a collaborative research project.  Additionally, each Fellow is able to participate in a number of other professional and educational development opportunities at the University, including precepting pharmacy students; continuing education courses; resident and fellow seminars; Affiliate Faculty appointments; and a teaching certificate course. Fellows may also enroll and participate in University courses and graduate degree programs.

Certificate of Completion:

Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, fellows receive a certificate from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Daiichi-Sankyo.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible, candidates must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before July 1 of the fellowship term and have a strong interest in a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Participation in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Service is strongly encouraged, but not required

Required Items Deadline*
Curriculm VitaeDecember 16, 2019
Letter of IntentDecember 16, 2019
Official College Transcript December 16, 2019
Three Letters of RecommendationDecember 16, 2019

For any additional questions regarding the application process or the program in general, feel free to contact SJU/Daiichi Sankyo Fellows at:  [email protected]  

Please send correspondence (electronic) to:

Joseph Brocavich, Pharm.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Pharmacy Programs

Associate Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY, 11439
[email protected]