NSU COP Residencies & Fellowships

Fellowship in Consumer Health Informatics

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is offering the first of its kind, 24 month Fellowship in Consumer Health Informatics (CHI), the field that studies and incorporates patient preferences, behaviors, tools, and technologies, in order to help inform their decision making and manage their health. This individualized, postgraduate research training program is based at our Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research (CCHIR) and designed to prepare the fellow to function as an independent research investigator. Completion of this program will position the fellow for a career in academia, industry, government and consulting.

The fellow will gain experience with all facets of the scientific research process including hypothesis generation and development, study design, protocol development, study coordination, data collection, analysis and interpretation, technical skills development, presentation of results, grantsmanship, and manuscript preparation and publication. The fellow will receive a highly individualized learning experience, utilizing the fellow’s research interests. The fellow will also have the opportunity to teach and provide service to the College through myriad opportunities.

Program Features

Length: 24 months
Start Date: July 1
Program Requirements: PharmD (required) and PGY-1 (preferred)

For more information, please visit http://pharmacy.nova.edu/CCHIR or contact:

Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD
College of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: 561-805-2241
Email: clauson@nova.edu

Neurocognitive Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is offering a two year Fellowship with a focus on cognitive function as it relates to medication adherence and health literacy. The primary emphasis of this first of its kind program is to develop the candidate into an independent clinical pharmacy researcher for a career in academia, industry, or consulting. The fellow will initially assist the director with current ongoing projects and ultimately become the primary investigator for at least one study, including: grant submission, protocol design, subject recruitment, data collection and analysis, poster/platform presentation, and manuscript submission to a peer-reviewed journal. The latter stages of the program will allow the fellow the opportunity to develop a study that may be initiated upon accepting their first academic position.

The fellowship program also entails providing formal pharmacy classroom and experiential training and teaching pharmacy students in an array of settings including, but not limited to, didactic, patient care lab, and physical assessment. Opportunities for teaching in other health programs (e.g., osteopathic medicine, physician assistant) may also be available.
It is expected that the fellow will spend approximately 70% of their time in research related activities. Travel to a foreign country for research purposes may also be available.
Finally, the opportunity to take courses in our PhD program will be available.

Length: 24 months
Start Date: July 1

Program Requirements:

For more information, please contact:

Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP
Associate Professor; Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-1696
Email: jcaballe@nova.edu

Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice

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The specialized residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice is offered through Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Practice opportunities exist at South Florida State Hospital, the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center. It is a directed postgraduate program that centers on developing the competencies necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to psychiatric patients.

This residency and the criteria for evaluation are designed to parallel or meet the standards as set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). As part of the residency training experience, the resident will be given the opportunity to participate in both the didactic and clerkship education of pharmacy students. Additionally, the resident will be expected to originate a plan, develop a protocol, and conduct a clinical research project in an area of interest with the intention of presenting or publishing the results of their study.

Length: 1 year
Start Date: July 1
Degree Required: Pharm.D.

For more information please contact:

Jose Rey, Pharm.D., BCPP
Nova Southeastern University
College of Pharmacy
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-1388
Email: Joserey@nsu.nova.edu

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Fellowship

The Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at Nova Southeastern University is an intensive 2-year post-graduate clinical research training program for the pharmacist who intends to enter academia with a focus in direct patient care in the pediatric population. The program will provide the opportunity for clinical experiences in a variety of pediatric settings, including PICU, NICU, general pediatrics, or hematology-oncology at various south Florida Pediatric Hospitals, depending on area of interest during the first 3-6 months. The primary clinical focus for the remaining time is at a pediatric ambulatory clinic. The fellow will be expected to identify and complete a major clinical or health-services research project under the guidance of the program director. The fellow will also be afforded the opportunity to participate in ongoing research.

The second area of focus for the fellow is in teaching and learning. The fellow will be actively involved in teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students in a variety of settings including the didactic setting (core classes and pediatric elective), small group laboratory setting, and experiential setting. The fellow will have the opportunity to take coursework related to teaching and learning methods, curriculum development, and assessment tools in education. The fellow will be expected to have an education-related research project in addition to the clinical project.

The desired candidate should be inquisitive and have the ability to self-direct learning, good writing and speaking skills, a strong clinical background (pediatrics not required, however is preferred), good time management skills, and attention to detail. The fellowship will develop the individual with regard to research (including grant submission, protocol development, data collection and analysis and dissemination of results) in the clinical and education settings. The fellow will also obtain direct mentoring in teaching and service to ensure that upon completion, the fellow will be able to successfully transition to a pediatric faculty position.

Length: 24 months
Start Date: July 1
Program Requirements: PharmD and Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 (or equivalent)

For more information please contact:

Sandra Benavides, PharmD, FPPAG
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: 954-262-1372
Email: sbenavid@nova.edu