Critical Care, Drug Information, Investigational Drugs/Clinical Research, Nephrology, Pain Management, Pharmacy Practice, Research
Purpose The Houston Methodist Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship in Outcomes Research provides highly-customized research training and experiences to pharmacists. Graduates will be prepared to meet research expectations of a pharmacy faculty member and clinical pharmacist scientist at a heath-system or biopharmaceutical research company.
Structure The 2-year fellowship will immerse the fellow(s) in the research portfolio of the fellowship director and will provide over 3,000 hours of structured education and first-hand applied experiences in the topics of epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, ethics, and regulatory compliance.
Develop skills for study team leadership, data management, and project management
Advance pharmacy practice by providing pharmacist colleagues with research training and support
Serve as co-author of ≥2 manuscripts submitted to peer-reviewed medical journals, including ≥1 as primary author
Serve as primary fellow on ≥1 funded project and secondary fellow on ≥2 funded projects
Assist with document preparation and preliminary data management of ≥2 funding applications
Assist with peer-review on ≥2 manuscripts under peer-review at medical journals
Research focus areas
Detection, prevention, and treatment of medication-related organ damage (specifically brain and kidneys)
Detection, prevention, and treatment of medication-related harm for surgical, critically ill, and elderly patients
Use of pharmacovigilance to support ongoing clinical pharmacy initiatives
Expansion of clinical pharmacy services
Optimizing healthcare delivery by improving efficiency, reducing waste, and minimizing costs
Improve healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes for patients who receive care from the Department of Surgery and the JC Walter Jr Transplant Center of Excellence
The objective of this fellowship is to provide the fellow(s) with structured education and applied research experience that will help the fellow(s) improve healthcare capacity by impacting large groups of patients through the following mechanisms:
Remove variation and streamline healthcare delivery processes in a healthcare setting
Identify medication use practices that are not safe and cost-efficient
Develop interventions and protocols that deliver medical care in a standardized fashion that is consistent with high-quality research
Develop evidence summaries and economic projections to support the medication policy decisions in a hospital setting
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is a 900+ bed tertiary teaching hospital and is an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and many colleges of pharmacy. HMH is consistently ranked in multiple specialties by U.S. News and World Report and recognized as the No.1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast. HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers".