Drug Information

Industry Sponsor: 
Eli Lilly or Janssen Pharmaceuticals

For more information, please see this brochure.

Program Details

Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Indiana University (IU) Health– Indianapolis, IN
During this 6-month rotation, the fellows will be exposed to academia and an institutional-based drug information center at Indiana University Health. Fellows will conduct a research project for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a peer-reviewed pharmacy journal. Significant teaching experience in and out of the classroom is provided.
 
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Medical Information – Titusville, NJ or Eli Lilly and Company, Global Medical Information – Indianapolis, IN
During this 12-month rotation, the fellows will gain training as members of a medical information team in the pharmaceutical industry. The fellows will develop skills related to development and delivery of drug information to healthcare professionals, payors, consumers, and business partners through a variety of methods.
 
Food and Drug Administration, Division of Drug Information – Silver Spring, MD
During this 6-month rotation, the fellows will refine their drug information skills in a regulatory setting. Fellows respond to drug information inquiries from patients, health care professionals, and regulated industry; create and disseminate content; and assist with a number of high-profile initiatives.
 

Program Staff


Amy Heck Sheehan, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
 
Lindsay Wagner, PharmD, BCPS
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
Branch Chief, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
Sandra R. Bai, PharmD
Pharmacist, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
Megan Cuomo, PharmD
Pharmacist, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
Samina Ali, PharmD
Associate Director, Medical Information
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
 
Payal Desai, PharmD
Associate Director, Medical Information
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
 
Kathy Mybeck, PharmD
Consultant, Global Medical Information
Eli Lilly and Company
 
Derek Varga, PharmD
Associate Director, Medical Information
Astellas Pharma US
 
Jeanette Jiang, PharmD
Associate Medical Affairs Director, Specialty Therapeutic Area
Astellas Pharma US
 

Current Fellows


First-Year Fellows
  • 2022-2024: Kori Adair, PharmD
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Class of 2022
  • 2022-2024: Kyoung Kim, PharmD
    University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, Class of 2022

Second-Year Fellows

  • 2021-2023: Divya Desai, PharmD
    Palm Beach Atlantic University, Class of 2021
  • 2021-2023: Delaney Strong, PharmD
    Creighton University, Class of 2021

Past Fellows

 
2020-2022: Shannon Alexander, PharmD
Manager, Medical Information
Sage Therapeutics
 
2020-2022: Anes Karic, PharmD, MBA, MS
Medical Science Liaison, Lung Oncology
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
 
2020-2022: Katie Comanici, PharmD, MPH
Manager, Outcomes Liaison Therapeutics
Eli Lilly and Company
 
2019-2021: Minh Tran, PharmD, MBA
Medical Science Liaison
AbbVie
 
2019-2021: Dylan Vo, PharmD, MBA
Associate Consultant, Global Medical Information
Eli Lilly and Company
 
2018-2020: Megan Cuomo, PharmD
Pharmacist, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
2018-2020: Kaitlin Montagano, PharmD
Manager, Medical Information
Astellas Pharma US
 
2017-2019: Kiersten (Walters) Rybakov, PharmD
Associate Consultant, Global Medical Information
Eli Lilly and Company
 
2017-2019: Jacqueline Wasynczuk, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Thomas Jefferson University
 
2016-2018: Sandra R. Bai, PharmD
Pharmacist, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
2015-2016: Megan N. Freeland, PharmD
Owner, Healthcare Digital Marketing Consultant
StockRose Creative, LLC
 
2014-2016: Jay R. Fajiculay, PharmD
Regulatory Health Project Manager, Gastroenterology
Division of Regulatory Operations for Immunology and Inflammation
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
2013-2015: Bhavini T. Parikh, PharmD
Leader, Global Medical Affairs
AstraZeneca
 
2012-2014: Andrea M. TenBarge, PharmD
Advisor, Next Generation Customer Engagement Planning & Operations
Eli Lilly and Company
 
2011-2013: Genevieve Lynn (Ness) Engle, PharmD
Director, Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences
Belmont University College of Pharmacy
 
2010-2012: Kimberly (Wu) Chiu, PharmD
Science Policy Analyst, Division of Clinical Outcome Assessment
Office of New Drugs- Immediate Office
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
2009-2011: Lindsay Wagner, PharmD, BCPS
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
Branch Chief, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
2007-2009: Jean Cunningham, PharmD
Senior Clinical Content Specialist, Value-Based Care
IBM Watson Health
 
2005-2007: Sanjeev K. Bhanot, PharmD
Director, Medical Affairs
Merz Aesthetics Inc.
 
2003-2005: Tanya Nelson, PharmD
Senior Medical Science Liaison
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
 
2001-2003: John Ng, PharmD
Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Clinical Compliance Evaluation
Office of Scientific Investigations
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Benefits

  • Competitive stipend
  • Reimbursement for relocation during fellowship and professional travel expenses 
  • Enrollment in Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program
  • Optional Purdue University benefits package
    • Health insurance
    • Prescription coverage
    • Vision plan
    • Dental
  • Vacation and University holidays
     

Eligibility


The fellow must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, or otherwise eligible for licensure as a pharmacist, prior to the start of the fellowship term. All applicants must be U.S. citizens to complete the program. Candidates who do not meet this requirement should not apply.
 

Application Process

 
All interested applicants must submit the following via the online portal:
  1. Letter of intent. Please specify track and sponsor(s) of interest.
  2. Contact information for three references, including name, email, and phone number. References will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation through the online portal. 
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Official transcripts. You may also send your transcripts directly to DrugInfoFellowship@purdue.edu.

Please address all fellowship application materials to the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Amy Sheehan. 

All application materials should be submitted electronically to the online application portal no later than November 14th, 2022

Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually starting November 15th, 2022

Final interviews will take place virtually on December 1st, 2022

Candidates may apply to more than one track and more than one sponsor, however, final interview offers will be specific to track and sponsor (meaning candidates will need to select their track and sponsors of interest if pursued for final interviews by multiple tracks or multiple sponsors).

 

Recognizing that the choice of a Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship is an important decision, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Academic Industry Fellowship Alliance (AIFA), has agreed to extend offers for Fellowships no earlier than December 7, 2022.  
  • The AIFA is comprised of Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships (RPIF), Saint Joseph’s University, University of North Carolina Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (UNC, DPET), and University of Southern California School of Pharmacy (USC School of Pharmacy). 
We see this respect for candidate choice as a common aspect of each of our Program’s cultures. 
We hope that other academic and non-academic Fellowship Programs will respect this timeline. 

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