The University at Buffalo is recruiting for a 2-year clinical pharmacy fellowship focused in public health. This unique program provides a highly customized experience for a motivated pharmacist, who is passionate about public health and pharmacy practice transformation, to train in a progressive academic and clinical environment. The purpose of the program is: 1. to educate the fellow on outcomes research approaches that implement public health strategies addressing underserved populations, 2. to develop patient care skills working in medically underserved areas, and 3. to develop community outreach programs within the city of Buffalo. Projects are aligned with major public health challenges that address health inequities. Current projects are supported by several funding agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The individual(s) will be expected to conduct two or more mentored research projects with the following focus.
- Develop, implement, and disseminate innovative care delivery models addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) in pharmacy practice.
- Engage pharmacies and health clinics on practice transformation elements including clinical service implementation, staff development, and timely educational elements.
- Develop outcomes analyses supporting SDoH programs in pharmacy practice.
The fellow will gain experience and develop skills in public health, outcomes research, and practice-based research working collaboratively with faculty. The fellow will have clinical opportunities within UB-affiliated practices and have options to receive additional training in health services research, epidemiology and biostatistics, which can be applied to an Advanced Certificate or Masters of Public Health. The fellow will participate in teaching activities focused on public health as part of our curriculum transformation. The individual will receive a clinical instructor appointment and participate in education of UB PharmD students.
The goal of the program is to develop a dynamic skill set to lead innovative future models of pharmacy practice, clinical research, and teaching in public health focused on underserved communities. Successful completion of the program will enable the individual opportunities in academia, managed care, pharmaceutical industry or leadership roles for the provision of patient care in various pharmacy and public health settings.
The individual will meet at a minimum weekly with program directors and quarterly with a full committee, consisting of UB SPPS faculty members with expertise in public health research, innovative teaching activities, and primary care practice settings. The fellowship program can be customized for career goals and interests.