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 – Horsham, PA 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

Megan (Cuomo) Walter, PharmD
Pharmacist, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Sara Roach, PharmD
Pharmacist, Division of Drug Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kathy Mybeck, PharmD
Consultant, Global Medical Information
Eli Lilly and Company

Samina Ali, PharmD
Associate Director, Medical Information
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Current Fellows

First-Year Fellows

  • 2023-2025: Anly Li, PharmD
    University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Class of 2023
  • 2023-2025: Julianna Hickey, PharmD, MPH
    Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Class of 2022

Second-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

Past Fellows

2021-2023: Divya Desai, PharmD
Global Medical Information Manager, Diabetes
Eli Lilly and Company

2021-2023: Delaney Strong, PharmD
Medical Information Manager, US Vaccines Team

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
Associate Director, US Value, Evidence, Outcomes (VEO) Capabilities
Eli Lilly and Company

2019-2021: Minh Tran, PharmD, MBA
Medical Science Liaison

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
Senior Manager, Medical Affairs, U.S.
Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc

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
US Medical Lead

2012-2014: Andrea M. TenBarge, PharmD
Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs Strategy and Transformation
Global Medical Affairs Office
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 and Health Sciences

2010-2012: Kimberly (Wu) Chiu, PharmD
Project Manager
Division of Applied Regulatory Science
Office of Clinical Pharmacology
Office of Translational Sciences
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2009-2011: Lindsay Wagner, PharmD, MA, 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
Principal Scientific Account Lead, East US
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


  • 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


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

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

Applications will open on October 1st, 2023

All application materials should be submitted electronically to the online application portal no later than November 13th, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually starting November 14th, 2023 to November 17th, 2023

Final interviews will take place virtually on November 29th, 2023

Top Candidates will be invited to network during Midyear from December 3rd, 2023 to December 5th, 2023

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 13th, 2023.

Contact Information