Industry Sponsor: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
For more information, please see this brochure .

Program Details

During the one-year US Medical and Scientific Communications fellowship at Takeda, the fellow will have experiences in the following areas:

Medical Information
The Medical Information team supports the effective and informed use of Takeda’s products by providing accurate and fair-balanced information to healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients in response to unsolicited requests.

Medical Information colleagues are part of a customer-facing team responsible for various tactics including the development and maintenance of Medical Information documents (e.g., standard responses, FAQs, AMCP dossiers, etc.), critical analysis and assessment of the scientific literature and internal data, management of an external call center, handling of escalated inquiries from customers (HCPs and patients), and analysis of customer insights and metrics to help inform company strategies.

Medical Review
The Medical Review team performs review of promotional and non-promotional materials as well as scientific/medical materials to ensure they are truthful and non-misleading; medically/scientifically accurate and relevant; supported by substantial evidence; and consistent with good medical practice and ethics.

Medical reviewers are responsible for partnering and communicating effectively with cross-functional colleagues including Legal, Regulatory, Commercial/Marketing, and Compliance in order to support organizational initiatives.

The Publications team provides strategic publication planning and execution support from non-clinical development through post-approval stages, for both licensed treatments and compounds in the research pipeline.

Program Staff

Tom Koutsavlis, MD
Head, US Medical
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Anupma Randhawa, PharmD
Director, US Medical Information and Review - Neurosciences & Vaccines
Fellowship Director, Takeda - Purdue US Medical and Scientific Communications Fellowship

Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP
Associate Director of Professional Program Laboratories
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Current Fellows

2023-2024: Hannah Darmofal, PharmD
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Past Fellows

2022-2023: Noor Alawwa, PharmD, MBA
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Class of 2022

2021-2022: Mogboluwaga Oginni, PharmD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2021

2020-2021: Nashel Patel, PharmD
Medical Science Liasion


The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance. Attendance at one or more professional meetings, conferences or workshops will be sponsored by the fellowship.


The fellow will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. To be eligible, candidates must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program before the fellowship begins in July. Participation in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Services (PPS) is strongly encouraged, but not required. The candidate must be eligible to work in the United States, as Purdue and Takeda will not provide sponsorship to foreign students.

Application Process

Positions available: 1

Application requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (Please have your letter writers send them directly to the email below)

Applications will open on October 1st, 2023. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the email contact below, with CVs, LOIs, and official transcripts due on November 4th, 2023, and letters of recommendation due on November 13th, 2023

Please send all correspondence via email to:

Anupma Randhawa, PharmD
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
95 Hayden Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421, USA

Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually on a rolling basis, starting October 2nd, 2023.

To qualify for a preliminary interview, at minimum, please submit your Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, and Transcript (unofficial transcript may serve as a place holder). Please note that in order for candidates to be considered for a final offer, all application materials listed above must be received by the deadline.

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.

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