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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Please submit your cover letter and CV directly to: lizatate@med.umich.edu (subject line_Research Fellow Job ID: 193424)

Job Summary

Racial Equity to ADVANCe CoMMUNITY Health (REACH) – Clinical Pharmacy FELLOWSHIP

As a preeminent public institution, committed to building knowledge and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy is committed to research, education, clinical practice, and societal engagement that advances racial health equity. Health equity focuses on policies, systems, resources, education, and professional practice that creates racially equitable and inclusive health care. While a rich social science literature exists to conceptualize structural racism, there is a visible lack of research in pharmacy practice to account for the harm to health and demonstrate value of interventions to reduce its impact.

This 2 year fellowship is an immersive program to foster development of health equity research skills through service to underserved populations. Our overarching goal is to foster development of clinical translational scientific skills that increase the fellow’s competitiveness for a position in academia, community health, or a health policy environment. These skills include and are not limited to:

  • Patient engagement and communication
  • Design and billing of clinical service models
  • Deliver high quality patient care services in ambulatory care settings
  • Grantsmanship
  • Clinical trial design
  • Protocol development
  • Budget development

 

  • Regulatory submissions (IRB)
  • Study management
  • Participant recruitment and retention
  • Project reporting and documentation
  • Present work at a professional meeting
  • Author scientific publications
  • Clinical and didactic teaching
  • Intervention development, implementation, and dissemination

Fellows will have immediate opportunities to support ongoing research such as a community blood pressure reduction program (Barbershop Intervention), clinical pharmacist in a patient centered medical home (PCMH) working under a collaborative practice agreement in a community health care center, conduct clinical trial research, and engage in teaching and mentoring of PharmD students. As a part of the research skills development, the fellow will learn how to conduct quantitative and qualitative research including mixed methods studies to assess interventions to address health disparities in underserved populations with chronic disease.  Fellows will also gain expertise in the development, analysis, implementation, and dissemination of interventions to address medication related health disparities among underserved populations.

This is a formalized 2-year program that consists of a mentored research experience with 40% time in clinical service, 40-50% in research, 10-20% in teaching. Fellows gain direct experience in study design, data acquisition, data analysis, data interpretation, manuscript preparation and grant writing. These skills will be developed primarily through participation in ongoing research projects, under the supervision of experienced mentor.

Responsibilities*

  •   Delivery of direct patient care, support an ongoing clinical trial, support development and expansion of service models, build research skills.

Required Qualifications*

  • PharmD from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice as a pharmacist in Michigan (or within 3 months of hire)
  • Completion of a PGY1 residency from an accredited program or comparable ambulatory care experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and ability to work in a team-based environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with delivery of care to underserved populations
  • Spanish-Speaking (Bilingual) highly preferred

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.