Fellowship Programs

Howard University College of Pharmacy Fellowship Programs

Howard University College of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Industry Post Doctoral fellowship program exists to recruit and develop candidates of promise, with a particular focus on African American and other ethnically diverse persons who have a demonstrated history of excellence; possess excellent written and oral communication; are coachable and possess the raw leadership material necessary for C-suite consideration. 

We currently host twelve partners representing more than 32 post-doctoral fellowship slots as we build tomorrow's Pharmaceutical Industry leaders.  

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Abbvie Pharmaceuticals Medical information Fellowship Program

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Program Overview

This 12-month Medical Information Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent Pharm.D., MD, Ph.D., or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information, a key function in any Medical Affairs organization across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellowship is based in Irvine, California. The Participant will be an integral part of the Global Medical Information team and will develop/manage Medical Information content used to respond to requests for information about Allergan’s products. The overall goal is to provide an opportunity for the Participant to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis in Medical Information.

ABBVIE: Who We Are

We’re focused on sustainable growth and addressing the world’s pressing health challenges. Our mission is to create an innovation-driven, patient-focused specialty biopharmaceutical company capable of achieving sustainable top-tier performance through outstanding execution and a consistent stream of innovative new medicines. Innovative medicines provide compelling patient benefits, differentiated clinical performance, and economic value. Building on our market leadership, we will continue to bring our promoted products to patients around the world. Our strong track record of execution will be key to our success. Our strategy includes attracting and developing top talent. We do that by cultivating a culture of innovation that delivers a remarkable impact.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  1. Support the Global Medical Scientific Information (GSI) function in all aspects related to the Medical Information inquiries.
  2. Collaborate with the Global Therapeutic Area (TA) Leads to build the CGRD.
  3. Write, update, and review Medical Information content such as standard response letters (SRLs), frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents, and slide decks (if applicable).
  • Attend and contribute to regular GSI team meetings and share any insights and key learnings.
  • Train as a member of the Medical Affairs team to gain insight into the various roles within Medical Affairs and other functional groups.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD from Howard University

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Abbvie Pharmaceuticals Medical Affairs Fellowship Program

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Program Overview

This 12-month Medical Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent Pharm.D. or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the essential skills and experiences required to excel in Medical Affairs organizations across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will be an integral part of the U.S. Medical Affairs Facial Aesthetics team and will assist in scientific content development and projects related to the development and execution of the U.S. Facial Aesthetics medical strategy. The overall goal is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on Medical Affairs. The fellowship is based in Irvine, California.

ABBVIE: Who We Are

We’re focused on sustainable growth and addressing the world’s pressing health challenges. Our mission is to create an innovation-driven, patient-focused specialty biopharmaceutical company capable of achieving sustainable top-tier performance through outstanding execution and a consistent stream of innovative new medicines. Innovative medicines provide compelling patient benefits, differentiated clinical performance, and economic value. Building on our market leadership, we will continue to bring our promoted products to patients around the world. Our strong track record of execution will be key to our success. Our strategy includes attracting and developing top talent. We do that by cultivating a culture of innovation that delivers a remarkable impact.

 

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • Assist in projects associated with the development and execution of the U.S. Facial Aesthetics medical strategy
  • Support scientific content development for products across the Facial Aesthetics portfolio
  • Collaborate with the various functions across Medical Affairs, such as Publications, Medical Information, and Medical Science Liaison, and contribute to the successful execution of projects
  • Assist in cross-functional projects with R&D, Clinical Development, Health Economics Outcomes Research, and Marketing
  • Achieve a high-level knowledge of the therapeutic area

 

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD from Howard University

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Medical Affairs ONCOLOGY PharmD Fellowship Program

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Program Overview

This 12-month Medical Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent Pharm.D. or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the essential skills and experiences required to excel in Medical Affairs organizations across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will be an integral part of the U.S. Medical Affairs Facial Aesthetics team and will assist in scientific content development and projects related to the development and execution of the U.S. Facial Aesthetics medical strategy. The overall goal is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on Medical Affairs. The fellowship is based in Irvine, California.

Astrazeneca: Who We Are

We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Our business is organized to deliver our strategic priorities sustainably, supporting continued scientific innovation and commercial success. We focus on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines in Oncology and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our purpose to push the boundaries of science and deliver life-changing medicines. Building high-performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across the enterprise is part of how live our Value of playing to win.

 

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • First 6 months: Concentrated clinical oncology experience with Howard University Hospital* plus gradual integration into OBU US Medical Affairs
  • Remaining 18 months: Full integration into OBU US Medical Affairs/Medical Strategy (ie, Director Medical Alignment, Medical Director)
  • Potential Opportunity for rotation/special projects with other Medical functions
  • University Component: Adjunct Faculty appointment at Howard University with teaching requirement
  1. * Must obtain Washington DC Pharmacy Licensure within 90 days of program start

 

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR PhD from Howard University

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Medical Affairs ONCOLOGY PhD Fellowship Program

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Program Overview

This 12-month Medical Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent Pharm.D. or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the essential skills and experiences required to excel in Medical Affairs organizations across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will be an integral part of the U.S. Medical Affairs Facial Aesthetics team and will assist in scientific content development and projects related to the development and execution of the U.S. Facial Aesthetics medical strategy. The overall goal is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on Medical Affairs. The fellowship is based in Irvine, California.

Astrazeneca: Who We Are

We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Our business is organized to deliver our strategic priorities sustainably, supporting continued scientific innovation and commercial success. We focus on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines in Oncology and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our purpose to push the boundaries of science and deliver life-changing medicines. Building high-performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across the enterprise is part of how live our Value of playing to win.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • First 12 months: Full integration into OBU US Medical Affairs/Medical Strategy Team (ie, Director of Medical Alignment, Medical Director)
  • Remaining 12 months: OBU US Medical Strategy plus the potential opportunity for rotation/special projects with other Medical Functions
  • University Component: Adjunct Faculty appointment at Howard University with teaching requirement

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D. from Howard University

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Biomarin Pharmaceuticals Fellowship in Regulatory Affairs and Policy

Program Overview

The Howard University College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Biomarin Pharmaceuticals and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have developed a Fellowship in Regulatory Affairs and Policy. This is a comprehensive program designed to develop highly competent pharmacy professionals in regulatory affairs and policy. This fellowship program seeks to attract qualified candidates with a background in the field of pharmacy, such as PharmD degree holders, who wish to gain extensive training in regulatory affairs and policy. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in regulatory affairs and policy by working alongside FDA and industry professionals to address real-world challenges.

BioMarin: Who We Are

Established in 1997, BioMarin is a world leader in developing and commercializing first- or best-in-class therapies for rare genetic diseases. We take pride in going where the science leads us, pioneering breakthrough treatments for debilitating and life-threatening conditions where we can significantly improve upon the current standard of care. Our culture revolves around the ethos that no disease should go untreated, and our people are driven to discover, develop, and commercialize medicines that give patients, their families, and their caregivers hope where there was little or none. We fuel our R&D engine by looking for opportunities that align with our strengths and competencies. And we relentlessly pursue exciting, early-stage science that has the potential to change the course of disease.

 

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • Fellows will spend a predetermined time at Howard University, Biomarin, and the FDA. 
  • Fellows will matriculate in the Law School for Legislation & Regulation and Administrative Law. They will also advance their knowledge on research and design methods, sit on the Institutional Review Board, complete a teaching certificate, and sit for the Regulatory Affairs Certification examination. In addition, the fellow will gain on-the-job experience and participate in at least three rotational assignments at Biomarin and then close their experience with a six-month rotation at the FDA in either patient labeling or regulatory policy.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D.

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Genentech Pharmaceuticals Product Development Operations (PDG) Focused Fellowship

Program Overview

We would welcome a Howard Fellow to join PDG and contribute to our purpose through becoming a study manager on a team that is operationalizing a trial and/or get involved in some of the enabling work that we do to innovate our clinical trial work.  Work as a study manager could include working with vendors, executional planning (ie demand, budget), partnering with stakeholders in Roche that sit in other functions, working with the people in the countries where the trials are being run, managing risk and compliance, interacting with sites, making operational decisions that lead to the best decisions for patients are a few examples. Work in the enabling space would be focused on innovations that allow us to do what we do better.

Genentech: Who We Are

Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. PDG Clinical Operations is a group of people that operationalize phase 1b to phase 4 clinical trials globally. Essentially we take the great science that Roche / Genentech discovers and try to move it to an approved medication by partnering cross-functionally to develop and operationalize clinical trials in partnership with physicians who enroll patients at their clinic. We work in over 40 disease areas in the therapeutic areas of oncology, neuroscience, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, inflammation and run over 400 trials that we hope will bring benefit to all patients and their loved ones.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • 6 months @ Howard University: Fellows will learn the foundations of legislation and regulation and administrative law from the Law School; complete a teaching certificate with the College of Pharmacy; sit on the Institutional Review Board, and prepare for RAC Certification.
  • 12 months @ Genentech Washington DC Offices: The Fellow will complete at least 3 rotations while working with the Regulatory Intelligence and other cross-functional teams to gather information on the latest industry trends and health authority policies. Fellows will be exposed to policymakers both internal and external to Genentech and externally on Capitol Hill.
  • 6 months @ FDA: The Fellow will operate as a contractor for either the Division of Medical Policy Program or the Division of Medical Policy Development working on innovative projects within the division.

 

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D. 

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Genentech Pharmaceuticals Personalized Healthcare (Phc) Focused Fellowship

Program Overview

Today only a fraction of humanity receives the best healthcare. The focus needs to broaden—from treating disease…to delivering patient-centered healthcare.  At Roche, personalized healthcare means better health, at a lower cost, for people and society. It means shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to the best care for each person.

 

We would welcome a Howard Fellow to join our PHC team and engage in the following activities:

  • Innovation lifecycle and portfolio management strategies
  • Development of business models and go to market strategy development
  • Idea/concept refinement for integrated solution(s)
  • Ecosystem/landscape research and insights (digital health, integrated solutions, etc.)

 

Genentech: Who We Are

Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We endeavor to be a connector, catalyst and contributor in this effort - and our PHC team is responsible for driving this progress across our product development organization and beyond. We are partnering across society to create new approaches and solutions, mindful of the urgency of this moment. To us, personalized healthcare means far more than improving treatment—it’s about improving life for every person.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • 6 months @ Howard University: Fellows will learn the foundations of legislation and regulation and administrative law from the Law School; complete a teaching certificate with the College of Pharmacy; sit on the Institutional Review Board, and prepare for RAC Certification.
  • 12 months @ Genentech Washington DC Offices: The Fellow will complete at least 3 rotations while working with the Regulatory Intelligence and other cross-functional teams to gather information on the latest industry trends and health authority policies. Fellows will be exposed to policymakers both internal and external to Genentech and externally on Capitol Hill.
  • 6 months @ FDA: The Fellow will operate as a contractor for either the Division of Medical Policy Program or the Division of Medical Policy Development working on innovative projects within the division.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D.

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Genentech Pharmaceuticals Regulatory Policy Fellowship

Program Overview

Regulatory Policy Fellows are assigned their responsibilities as business needs dictate, and often perform work that transcends multiple or all therapeutic areas. Regulatory Policy Program Fellows work in close coordination with other members of the policy team and under the supervision of their manager. They project manage the implementation of regulatory policy strategies based on regulatory and legislative trends important to Roche’s product portfolio. Regulatory Policy Fellows work to support planning regulatory and advocacy positions and facilitate engagement with regulators and Key Opinion Leaders on key topics of interest. Regulatory Policy Fellows support and participate in activities with trade associations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, and regulatory authorities. They are also responsible for identifying, documenting, coordinating, and communicating regulatory policy activities and information.

Genentech: Who We Are

Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Regulatory Policy is part of the broader Product Development Regulatory (PDR) organization that interprets the needs of worldwide health authorities and provides strategic information necessary to advance the development and business priorities of, the Roche Group (“Roche”). PDR policy is committed to developing regulatory frameworks that are evidence-based, innovative, ethical, and influential in the industry.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

«The fellow will function as a Regulatory Policy Analyst and will support the Regulatory Policy team on the following activities at Genentech:

«Continues to expand his/her knowledge base of laws, regulations, and guidelines governing the development, licensure, and marketing of drugs and biologics

«Obtains and applies in-depth knowledge of regulatory guidelines, procedures and best practices

«Writes, coordinates analyzes, and/or reviews comments on regulatory or legislative initiatives and guidance

«Supports interactions on policy and advocacy issues, including building relationships with key regulatory decision-makers

 

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D.

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Fellowship in Regulatory Affairs and Policy (FGHRAP)

Program Overview

The Howard University College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have developed a Fellowship in Regulatory Affairs and Policy (FGHRAP). This is a comprehensive program designed to develop highly competent pharmacy professionals in regulatory affairs and policy.

The FGHRAP program seeks to attract qualified candidates with a background in the field of pharmacy, such as PharmD degree holders, who wish to gain extensive training in regulatory affairs and policy. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in regulatory affairs and policy by working alongside FDA and industry professionals to address real-world challenges.

GSK: Who We Are

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing, and trusted healthcare companies. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work. Our values are Patient Focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity. Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

«Fellows will spend a predetermined time at Howard University, GSK and the FDA. 

«Fellows will matriculate in the Law School for Legislation & Regulation and Administrative Law. They will also advance their knowledge on research and design methods, sit on the Institutional Review Board, complete a teaching certificate, and sit for the Regulatory Affairs Certification examination. In addition, the fellow will gain on-the-job experience and participate in at least three rotational assignments at GSK and then close their experience with a six-month rotation at the FDA in either patient labeling or regulatory policy.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D. from Howard University

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals U.S. Medical Affairs Fellowship Program (Oncology)

Program Overview

GSK is proud to partner with Howard University College of Pharmacy to offer 2-year US Medical Affairs (USMA) Fellowship Programs with a focus in Oncology.  Fellows have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a clinical setting and apply those learnings in a medical affairs pharmaceutical industry setting. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for fellows to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellow make impactful contributions to the business as they learn and develop professionally during their fellowship journey.

GSK: Who We Are

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work. Our values are Patient Focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity. Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

2022-2024 Available Positions – July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024

  • 1 US Medical Affairs Oncology Fellow

During the 2-year Fellowship, Fellows will spend approximately 6 months at Howard University Hospital (or partnering clinic) and 18 months at GSK.  The Fellowship provides an opportunity to spend 6 of the 18 months in Field Medical (i.e., Medical Science Liaison).   In addition, there is an opportunity to gain 1-2 rotational experiences based on the Fellow’s interest and business need such as Global Marketing, Health Outcomes, Medical Information, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D.

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals U.S. Medical Affairs Fellowship Program (Primary Care/Respiratory)

Program Overview

GSK is proud to partner with Howard University College of Pharmacy to offer 2-year US Medical Affairs (USMA) Fellowship Programs with a focus in Primary Care/Respiratory.  Fellows have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a clinical setting and apply those learnings in a medical affairs pharmaceutical industry setting. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for fellows to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellow make impactful contributions to the business as they learn and develop professionally during their fellowship journey.

GSK: Who We Are

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work. Our values are Patient Focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity. Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

2022-2024 Available Positions – July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024

  • 1 US Medical Affairs Primary Care/Respiratory Fellow

During the 2-year Fellowship, Fellows will spend approximately 6 months at Howard University Hospital (or partnering clinic) and 18 months at GSK.  The Primary Care/Respiratory Fellowship provides an opportunity to spend 6 of the 18 months in Field Medical (i.e., Medical Science Liaison). In addition, there is an opportunity to gain 1-2 rotational experiences based on the Fellow’s interest and business need such as Global Marketing, Health Outcomes, Medical Information, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D.

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals U.S. Medical Affairs Fellowship Program (Vaccines)

Program Overview

GSK is proud to partner with Howard University College of Pharmacy to offer 2-year US Medical Affairs (USMA) Fellowship Programs with a focus in Vaccines.  Fellows have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a clinical setting and apply those learnings in a medical affairs pharmaceutical industry setting. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for fellows to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellow makes impactful contributions to the business as they learn and develop professionally during their fellowship journey.

GSK: Who We Are

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work. Our values are Patient Focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity. Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

 

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

2022-2024 Available Positions – July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024

  • 1 US Medical Affairs Vaccines Fellow

During the 2-year Fellowship, Fellows will spend approximately 6 months at Howard University Hospital (or partnering clinic) and 18 months at GSK. This fellowship is geared towards people who are interested in pursuing a career in ID or vaccinology/vaccines.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

PharmD with clinical experience (1-2 years of residency, or equivalent clinical experience) Preferred

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Horizon Pharmaceuticals Fellowship in Regulatory Affairs and Policy

Program Overview

The Howard University College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Horizon Pharmaceuticals and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have developed a Fellowship in Regulatory Affairs and Policy. This is a comprehensive program designed to develop highly-competent pharmacy professionals in regulatory affairs and policy.

This fellowship program seeks to attract qualified candidates with a background in the field of pharmacy, such as PharmD degree holders, who wish to gain extensive training in regulatory affairs and policy. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in regulatory affairs and policy by working alongside FDA and industry professionals to address real-world challenges.

Horizon: Who We Are

At Horizon, we believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. Our mission to deliver medicines for rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases and provide compassionate support comes from our strong and simple philosophy to make a meaningful difference for patients and communities in need. We think differently about research and development (R&D). Our willingness to take calculated risks allows us to deliver new medicines for patients with rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. We apply extensive research experience to target, design, and execute R&D programs to deliver medicines that will have a profound impact on underserved patients who don’t have many, if any, options. Our approach allows us to develop breakthrough treatments and maximize the potential of medicines under our care.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

«Fellows will spend a predetermined time at Howard University, Horizon and the FDA. 

«Fellows will matriculate in the Law School for Legislation & Regulation and Administrative Law. They will also advance their knowledge on research and design methods, sit on the Institutional Review Board, complete a teaching certificate, and sit for the Regulatory Affairs Certification examination. In addition, the fellow will gain on-the-job experience and participate in at least three rotational assignments at Horizon and then close their experience with a six month rotation at the FDA in either patient labeling or regulatory policy.

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD OR Ph.D.

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Medical Information | Medical Affairs | Value and Evidence Scientific Engagement Fellowship Program

Program Overview

Medical Information: Hone skills in critiquing and communicating complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, including consumers, health-care professionals, and health-care policy decision makers.

 

Payer & Health-Systems: Provide advanced skill training in an emerging area focused on meeting the needs of payers, health systems, and clinical decision resource organizations (CDROs) such as compendia, value framework organizations, etc.

 

Medical Affairs: Provide the opportunity to enhance interpersonal communications through cross-functional team collaboration and engage and collaborate with subject matter experts across medical affairs.

 

Value and Evidence Scientific Engagement: Work with cross-functional teams to support the generation of scientific evidence intended to inform health care decision-makers.

Janssen: Who We Are

At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

 

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

Year 1:

  • Janssen Medical Information and Knowledge Integration and Payer and Health Systems (12 months)

Year 2:

  • Janssen Medical Affairs (6 months)
  • Janssen Value and Evidence Scientific Engagement  (6 months)
  • Location: Horsham, PA & other travel possible

 

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD or will have a PharmD at the commencement of program

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Global Labeling Management (GLM)/ Global Medical (GMI) Information Fellowship

Program Overview

The GLM/GMI Fellowship is a unique program that is designed to provide customized and practical learning opportunities that will provide the Fellow with valuable experience in both GLM and GMI which will enable the Fellow to prepare for a strong career in the pharmaceutical industry.

GMI: Who We Are

The mission of GMI is to empower our customers to make informed decisions through quality interactions that benefit patients. Global Medical Information aims to strengthen Pfizer’s mission and purpose by ensuring access to information and knowledge that significantly impacts patient care. Our product expertise and customer interactions enable us to share valuable insights with our internal partners and to develop innovative solutions that support the Medical Information needs of our customers.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Year 1 of Fellowship Program

GLM will be able to provide Fellow candidates extensive exposure and hands-on experience in:

«Developing comprehensive knowledge of labeling regulations and real-world applications of development of product labels. 

«Creation, revision and maintenance of our Core Data Sheets, USPIs and SmPCs.

«Working closely with matrix teams and interacting with the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from many areas of the company such as Regulatory Strategists, Safety, Clinical, Medical and many other colleagues.

Year 2 of Fellowship Program

The GMI  fellow will expand on the development of their foundational skills.  The responsibilities will include:

  • Developing strong skills: written and verbal communication, literature searching and the ability to critically evaluate the scientific literature, data and evidence
  • Creating, maintaining and optimizing local, regional and global MI document collections by ensuring that responses are medically and scientifically accurate, timely, fair balanced, and meet customers’ needs
  • Developing strong knowledge of industry standards and guidance documents
  • Synthesizing clinical data regarding marketed and investigational products and/or therapeutic areas of interest

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD or will have a PharmD at the commencement of program

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

1798 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Global Market Access & Commercialization

Program Overview

The purpose of the Fellowship program to provide motivated pharmacists with the skills and expertise to enhance their knowledge of healthcare consulting services to biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic companies. From developing strategies for early-stage research and development (R&D), to overcoming challenges that occur post-launch in the commercialization process, our customized approach is designed to deliver actionable insights to our clients, large or small.

1798: Who We Are

1798 is a healthcare consulting firm with expertise in developing market access strategies, unearthing insights, and establishing value propositions that are meaningful to key stakeholders to deliver a competitive advantage to life science companies. 1798 provides a range of health consulting services to biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic companies. From devising strategies for early-stage research and development to overcoming challenges that occur post-launch in the commercialization process, our customized approach is designed to deliver actionable insights. Our commercialization and access support services help brands overcome market access challenges and capitalize on unique opportunities. Clients benefit from insights, strategies, tactics, and tools to ensure rapid product uptake.

HOWARD: WHO WE ARE

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

JOB Summary

  • Focused approach with 100% of the fellow’s time spent on projects related to the core specialty for the year.
  • Tailored to background, interests, and need of 1798
  • Locations: La Jolla, California & other travel possible. (Relocation Costs Eligible)
  • Partial List of Responsibilities:
  1. Market Access Consulting
  2. Patient & Provider Access Services
  3. Financial Impact Analysis & Analytics
  4. Development of Customized Market
  5. Access Training Programs
  6. Competitive Intelligence
  7. Attendance at AMCP National Meetings

 

Application Requirements

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, Official Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Graduated with PharmD or will have a PharmD at the commencement of program

How to Apply:

Submit application via email Earl.Ettienne@Howard.edu upon completion

Amgen: Global Regulatory Affairs

Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) is responsible for the planning and execution of regulatory strategies for the advancement and approval of our products. GRA colleagues develop strategies that leverage innovative clinical trial designs and expedited approval pathways to efficiently deliver our products to patients. US Regulatory Strategy Fellows are embedded in GRA project teams and directly contribute to the development of our products.

Amgen’s product portfolio spans a broad range of therapeutic areas. We focus on six therapeutic areas:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Oncology, bone health
  • Neuroscience
  • Nephrolog
  • Inflammation

 

US Regulatory Strategy Fellows participate in a structured development program which is designed to prepare them for a rewarding career in regulatory affairs. Fellows are assigned to project teams and work with a designated preceptor and under the mentorship of experienced regulatory professionals.

During their time in the program, they gain a deeper understanding of the practical considerations of drug development such as navigating a matrix team environment, addressing discordant feedback from multiple regulatory authorities, and negotiating with the FDA.

In addition, Fellows are exposed to European Union, Japan, and China regulatory considerations through regular participation in Global Regulatory Teams.