Residency and 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 2019-2021 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

American Regent

Clinical Research and Development

Daiichi Sankyo

Global Clinical Safety - Oncology 
Global Regulatory Affairs - Oncology

Requests for interviews during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting’s PPS can be submitted to Dr. Joseph Brocavich at [email protected] beginning October 23, 2018. Deadlines for all application materials for all programs are outlined below:

Required Item 

Deadline

Curriculum Vitae

December 14, 2018

Letter of Intent

December 14, 2018

Official College Transcript

December 14, 2018

Three Letters of Recommendation 

December 14, 2018

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/American Regent Industry Fellowship Medical Affairs and Pharmaceutical Marketing

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Conner Hamp ton, B.S., Pharm.D., is the 2018-2020 Medical Affairs and Pharmaceutical Marketing fellow at American Regent. He is the chief fellow for the St. John’s University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Programs for 2019-2020.  He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Throughout his pharmacy education, Conner cultivated an interest for the pharmaceutical industry following internships at the University of Kansas Medical Center, The Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas Inc., and Sam’s Club/Walmart pharmacy. Additionally, Conner completed notable pharmacy rotations in Kansas Medicaid Pharmacy Programs, drug information, and academia.

His therapeutic interests are HIV as well as other infectious diseases, mental health, and hematology.  Conner was an active member of the University of Kansas Men’s Club Volleyball team and enjoys playing competitive sports in his free time. Conner is looking forward to  continuing his skillset as a pharmacist in academia and the pharmaceutical industry and looks forward to traveling across the northeast and experiencing the vibrant culture. 

St. John’s University/American Regent Industry Fellowship Clinical Research and Development

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Alex Shiling, Pharm. D., M.S. GCPR is the 2019 – 2021 St. John’s University/American Regent Industry fellow in Clinical Research and Development. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He had the opportunity to complete a rotation at the Food and Drug Administration in the Office of New Drugs, where he presented research on upcoming devices for monitoring diabetic biomarkers. Alex is looking forward to delving deeper into the pharmaceutical industry and learning about the process of developing clinical trials. Prior to pharmacy school he served in the United States Navy, where he worked as an aviation electrician. In his free time, Alex enjoys traveling and playing with his two dogs, Etsy and Maya.

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

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Kendra Croker, Pharm.D. is the 2019-2021 St. John’s University/Allergan fellow in Global Regulatory Strategy. 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, Kendra served as tutoring chair for the American Pharmacist Association, social media coordinator for the Opioid Epidemic Committee, and was a member of the OTC competition team for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. 

As a member of the Wilkes University Women's Tennis team, Kendra was awarded Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Rookie of the Year, MAC Player of the Year, MAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and earned 8 MAC tournament medals.  She is excited to use her past experiences to help bring medications to market for patients around the globe. In Kendra’s free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Lauren Aronin, B.S., Pharm.D., is the 2018-2020 St. John’s University/Allergan Fellow in Global Regulatory Strategy. She received her Bachelor of Science egree in Biology from Purchase College, State University of New York and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Touro College of Pharmacy.

During her time at Touro, Lauren served on the executive boards of the Industry Pharmacists Organization, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Pharmacists for Public Health, and Phi Lambda Sigma. She is passionate about serving patients on a population level and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, bringing innovative medications to market.

Lauren loves travelling and having the opportunity to meet new people, learn new languages, and discover delicious food. As Susan Sontag once said, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list."

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

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Simranpreet Waraich, Pharm.D., is the 2019-2021 St. John’s University/ Allergan Fellow in Clinical Development. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University. During her time at St. John’s, Simranpreet served on the executive boards of APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Lambda Kappa Sigma, and Rho Chi Honor. Simranpreet is interested in the drug development process and is passionate about impacting patients globally. She enjoys travelling, reading and volunteering in her spare time. 
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Mostafa Seliem, B.S., Pharm.D., is the 2018-2020 St. John’s University/Allergan Fellow in Clinical Development. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. 

During his time at the University of the Sciences, Mostafa was a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO). Mostafa has a strong interest in clinical development, specifically increasing patient access to medications in the market worldwide. In his free time, he loves to exercise and play sports, in addition to traveling and visiting family in Egypt.

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

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Ann Lee, Pharm.D. is the 2019-2021 fellow for the Regulatory Advertising and Labeling fellowship at Allergan. She has committed herself to being an active member of her community and pursuing leadership in everything she does. Ann also dedicates her time to participating in service missions trips abroad and other community service opportunities. Ann 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!
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Alexandra DiDonato, Pharm.D., is the 2018-2020  St. John's University/Allergan fellow in Regulatory Affairs - Advertising and Labeling. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

During her time at St. John's, Alexandra held several leadership positions as well as participated as an active member in a variety of organizations, including Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) and Drug Information Association (DIA).   She is a huge sports fan and enjoys playing soccer and traveling in her free time.

St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Industry Fellowship Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology

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Mark Lee, B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., is the 2018-2020 fellow St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo fellow in Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Boston University, and Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmacometrics degrees at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. 

Mark held leadership positions in Maryland’s Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) chapter and served on the Universities at Shady Grove student council.   Mark has a deep interest in Pharmacometrics and has been a part of various research projects involving pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling and simulation. His master’s thesis project involved simulation of the timing and severity of neutropenia after chemotherapeutic drug administration. Mark hopes to be involved in the design and analysis of various clinical trials for Daiichi Sankyo’s specialty pharmaceutical portfolio.

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

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Pranav Patel, Pharm.D.,is the 2019-2021 St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo 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, Pranav was actively involved with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), where he was a strong advocate for vaccinations and health policy. Pranav 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, Pranav is an avid traveler and an amateur art historian.

St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo Industry Fellowship Clinical Safety

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Alvi Diggs, B.S., Pharm.D., is the 2019-2021 St. John’s/Daiichi Sankyo Fellow in Global Clinical Safety-Oncology. She received her Bachelor of Arts 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, Alvi is an avid traveler and managed to travel to 6+ countries during her time in pharmacy school. Alvi 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 6 weeks in Thailand where she merged her passion for patient safety with her interest in global health systems. Alvi 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.

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Ben Kim, B.S., Pharm.D., is the 2018-2020 St. John’s University/Daiichi Sankyo fellow in Clinical Safety. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. 

During his time at the University of Michigan, Ben completed a pharmacy informatics internship at Michigan Medicine. From this experience, he gained an interest in data analytics and implementation of technology to improve both patient and medication safety. Ben is looking forward to exploring New York City, traveling throughout the East Coast, and finding his new favorite 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 and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. 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 15th 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 offers three 2-year fellowships focused in Global Regulatory Strategy, Clinical Development and 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

 Clincal 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 during their first year and a collaborative research project by the end of the second year.  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 Item

Deadline*

Curriculum Vitae

December 14

Letter of Intent

December 14

Official College Transcript

December 14

Three Letters of Recommendation

December 14

*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

  • Clinical Research and Development

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:

  • Address the medical needs of the company by utilizing strong analytical skills to evaluate medical literature
  • Apply clinical expertise to interpret scientific data
  • Identify and report adverse events
  • Provide enhanced verbal communication
  • Utilize comprehensive medical writing skills in response to medical inquiries from customers
  • Utilize clinical knowledge in the development of healthcare-related publications, meetings, and digital media for an array of audiences, including healthcare professionals and consumers
  • Critically analyze and evaluate evidence-based medicine
  • Aid in the planning and implementation of Speakers Bureau programs and materials that adhere to PhRMA and FDA guidelines
  • Collaborate and network with key opinion leaders (KOLs) from industry, managed care, and academia in the creation of marketing and educational programs
  • Manage company expectations while effectively integrating key clinical messages into programs for healthcare professionals
  • Provide scientific support at meetings
  • Work directly with the Medical Science Liaisons:
    • Coordinate clinical information between sponsor companies and experts in the field
    • Develop and cultivate relationships with experts, training speakers and the sales force
    • Provide medical information support
    • Develop educational programs and materials
    • Interact with Medical Science Liaisons and Sales Team members at “Lunch and Learn” meetings
  • Strengthen medical expertise, gain in-depth experience, and acquire abilities required in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Review promotional and non-promotional materials
  • Identify and address specific needs of our consumers, healthcare professionals, personnel and healthcare-related organizations by providing scientific responses regarding Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and American Regent products
  • Develop and present educational lectures on products and disease states to sales training groups and other company employees
  • Research, review, and coordinate scientific and clinical materials that support corporate goals

Pharmaceutical Marketing

Business opportunities for pharmacists in industry include various roles within Pharmaceutical Marketing. The Marketing department is responsible for strategic and tactical implementation of the advertising and promotion of the company’s products and brands. The fellow will work directly with the marketing team and serve a cross functional role with sales representatives, managed markets team, and business development. Upon completion of rotation within this department, the fellow will be able to:

  • Manage a broad range of responsibilities comparable to those managed by current team members
  • Understand medical marketing
  • Develop programs that drive healthcare providers’ awareness of the brand, in an effort to optimize utilization
  • Develop marketing strategy and tactics for optimize brands
  • Collaborate with agencies and cross-functional teams to execute strategic and tactical plans through appropriate sales, marketing, and medical channels
  • Trend, forecast, and create patient model evaluations based on past and present market data analyses
    • Gain an understanding of forecasting and patient evaluation model
  • Develop competitive intelligence
  • Develop sales promotional materials

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 faculty
  • Development of continuing education courses
  • Resident and fellow seminar series 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 given 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 Item 

Deadline

Curriculum Vitae

December 14, 2017

Letter of intent

December 14, 2017

Official college transcript

December 14, 2017

Three letters of recommendation 

December 18, 2017

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.

 

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 regulatory affairs and clinical safety has 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 Clinical Safety - Oncology and the second in Global Regulatory Affairs - Oncology. Below is a summary of activities and outcomes by program year:

Global Clinical Safety - Oncology Fellowship

Year One

Signal Identification & Evaluation

  • Learn and apply signal identification and evaluation techniques
  • Assist Clinical Safety physicians in assessing new signals and maintain a current signal tracking log
  • Analyze safety data from multiple sources to deliver comprehensive conclusions.
  • Gather competitive intelligence on safety information on other medications in class
  • Review and assess epidemiology literature
  • Serve as a project manager for multidisciplinary Safety Management Team (SMT) discussions on emerging safety issues

Risk Management & Safety Communication

  • Participate in developing Risk Management Plans (RMP) and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
  • Identify gaps in safety surveillance plans/RMPs and escalate appropriately
  • Participate in creating appropriate risk minimization activities for assigned products with CS physician
  • Participate in creating strategies for communicating important safety information internally and externally with CS physician
  • Support CS physician in developing key documents such as protocols, Investigator’s Brochure, Core Data Sheet, and informed consent forms, as well as safety documents for regulatory submissions
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the Guideline on Good Pharmacovigilance Practices and FDA Guidance related to clinical safety
  • Prepare and present poster/abstracts/scientific papers as well as attend national scientific conferences, medical meetings, FDA Advisory Committee meeting, and key opinion leader meetings
  • 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

  • Rotate (3-6 months) through various departments at DSPD, 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:
    • Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology
    • Clinical Development
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Project Management

Global Regulatory Affairs - Oncology Fellowship

Year One

  • Spend at least one full year within the Regulatory Affairs (RA) department
  • Develop an understanding of the drug development process and regulatory requirements to file and maintain Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) and New Drug Applications (NDA)
  • Participate in the development of global regulatory strategies and health authority interactions
  • Acquire a working knowledge of international and country-specific requirements to support the conduct of global clinical studies
  • Develop the necessary skill set to provide cross-functional project teams with rational and scientifically-driven regulatory strategic guidance across different phases of development
  • Interact with other regulatory functions such as Regulatory-CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls), Regulatory Operations, and Labeling
  • Attend national scientific conferences and FDA meetings
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with global colleagues and scientists, representing diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and expertise Structure This Fellowship is designed to focus in the area of Regulatory Affairs.

Year Two:  Rotational Component

  • Rotate (3-6 months) through various departments at DSPD, 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:
    • Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology
    • Clinical Development
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Project Management

Benefits

The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and a benefit package, including comprehensive health insurance through St. John’s University. 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 Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

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 14
Letter of IntentDecember 14
Official College Transcript December 14
Three Letters of RecommendationDecember 14

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

Please send correspondance (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]