Drug Information Research

Drug Information Research Fellowship

About the Fellowship Program

The Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University offers a dynamic 2-year research fellowship program in drug information with an emphasis in evidence-based practice. The program offers an intensive, rewarding experience in drug information-related research and clinical practice that will develop skills and expertise that is suitable for a career path in academia, industry, or clinical practice. The program provides an intensive experience in drug information related research, practice, and teaching.

    Fellow Qualifications

    The fellow should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree before the start of the program and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska. Previous pharmacy work experience or a residency in pharmacy practice is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently in writing and verbally is required. The fellow must be a self-starter and have the ability to manage numerous projects and responsibilities.

    Fellowship Experiences

    The Drug Information Research Fellowship programs offers three core experiences: 1.) research, 2.) drug information clinical practice, and 3.) teaching.

    • Research. The fellow will spend up to 75% of their time in the area of research. The fellow will work collaboratively on research conducted through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. A variety of research opportunities are available in the areas of clinical practice in drug information, scholarship of teaching and learning, meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and others. The fellow may also have the opportunity to work with researchers outside the Center. The fellow will gain experience developing grant proposals, research project proposals, project planning and implementation, data collection and analysis, and development of scholarly manuscripts.
    • Drug Information Consultation Service. The fellow will become a competent practitioner in the area of drug information clinical practice by participating in the day-to-day operations and management of the drug information consultation service. This is a core competency that is emphasized throughout the duration of the program. A thorough understanding and skill in literature evaluation and evidence-based practice principles is required for this experience.
    • Medication Policy / Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Support. The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in pharmacy and therapeutics committee support work with affiliated institutions and other organizations.
    • Teaching & Education. The fellow will receive an academic appointment as Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. The fellow will provide extensive advanced experiential training to Doctor of Pharmacy students during their required drug information rotation as well as opportunities to teach in a didactic setting.
    • Elective Opportunities. The fellow is encouraged to explore areas of interest through the completion of projects that focus on areas of interest.

    Training Programs / Certificates

    • Teaching Certificate. The fellow will participate in the required teaching certificate program offered at Creighton University. This longitudinal program will help develop foundational skills in curriculum development and teaching.
    • Evidence-Based Practice Certificate. The fellow will complete the required evidence-based practice certificate through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. The program is intended to provide the foundational knowledge for evidence-based medical decision making including modules covering biostatistics, hypothesis testing, research design, developing a research protocol, and conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Fellowship Site

    The fellowship program is housed in the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University. This facility is a 2000-sq.-ft. office space located within the Health Sciences Library.

    • Duration: 24 months (July 1 to June 30)
    • Stipend/Benefits: $45,000 annually plus health benefits
    • Academic Appointment: Instructor of Pharmacy Practice

    How to Apply

    Submit by email or regular mail a letter of intent, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree transcripts to:

    Darren J. Hein, PharmD
    Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
    Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice
    School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
    Creighton University
    2500 California Plaza
    Omaha, NE 68178
    Email: darrenhein [at] creighton [dot] edu