About the Fellowship Program

Howard University College of Pharmacy Fellowship Programs

The Howard University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP) stands as the singular college of pharmacy in our nation's capital, a legacy that dates to 1868. Since our establishment, HUCOP has been a stalwart provider education, consistently nurturing leaders who go on to make their mark on the global stage. 

At HUCOP, our focus remains delivering a contemporary pharmacy education while paving new paths through scholarship, research and professional growth. 

Our distinction as the top ranked HBCU Pharmacy Program, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report is proof of our unwavering commitment to excellence across various domains. 

Established in 2012, the pioneering HUCOP Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program places a special emphasis on individuals from diverse backgrounds particularly African Americans, with proven track record of excellence, exceptional communication skills both written and oral, a receptive aptitude for mentorship, and an innate reservoir of leadership potential primed for C-suite consideration. 

Structured as immersive experiences spanning one to two years, our post-doctoral fellowships at HUCOP empower participants with hands on training. We provide coveted opportunities across academic, biopharmaceutical, clinical, corporate, and regulatory spheres, thereby nurturing solid groundwork essential for prosperous future careers in C-suite leadership positions within the biopharmaceutical industry. 

We extend our gratitude to our valued partners, dedicated preceptors, and diligent staff members. Their commitment to guiding fellows through role modeling, coaching, and professional advancement remains instrumental to our shared success. 


Excellence in Truth and Service, 

Dr. Earl B. Ettienne

Fellowship Director 

HUCOP Fellowship Program Team

Our Team

Earl Ettienne, BSc. Pharm., MBA, LP.D, RPh

Fellowship Director and Assistant Dean 

Graduate Programs & Industrial Partnerships 

Co-Chair Medical IRB, Associate Professor

Howard University College of Pharmacy 

Mrs. Christina Flood

Fellowship Budget Analyst 

Graduate Programs & Industrial Partnerships 

Howard University PACE Center 

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Howard University College of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program Mission & Values


Howard University College of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program (HUPIF) serves to develop post-doctoral fellows with competency and the skill set necessary to serve as integral leaders in academia, biopharmaceuticals, policy, research, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our fellows will participate in cutting-edge projects and provide expertise on unique patient health challenges in partnership with their respective fellowship programs. 


We strive to provide premiere professional development fellowship to post-doctoral candidates with high academic, scholarship, and leadership potential, with particular emphasis upon the recruitment, retention, and graduation of promising African American and other ethnically diverse minority fellows.  


We aim to be a model for academic-industrial partnerships in the development of highly talented, innovative post-doctoral professionals from minority ethnicities that make impactful and transformative support to the organizations and the communities that they serve.  


We value diversity, integrity, professionalism, collaboration, cultural competence, and a commitment to excellence.