The Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC) based at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy provides a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics. The fellowship program is designed to:
Educate the fellow on outcomes research principles and applications, and their use in evaluating health care products and services;
Provide experience in designing research studies which examine economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes; and
Provide training and experience necessary for the fellow to practice outcomes research in a pharmaceutical company, academic institution, managed care organization or healthcare facility.
The fellow will gain these skills through direct participate in all areas of PORC research projects. These activities include research question and hypothesis generation, research proposal development, data collection and management, development of data and statistical analysis plans, data analysis, project management, and generation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts. In the beginning of the program, the fellow will work under the direct supervision of faculty and second year fellows. As the fellow progresses through the program, he or she will be expected to demonstrate independence in developing and completing research related activities. It is expected that through project involvement, the fellow will present at least one abstract at a national meeting, such as Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) or International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and submit at least two manuscripts for journal publication from work completed during fellowship.
Eligible candidates must have a doctorate in pharmacy or an advanced degree in economics, health policy, pharmacy, medicine, or related area. Experience in outcomes research, health economics, or related field of research is preferred. Candidates must also have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Meeting attendance support for presentations
Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC), located within the academic environment of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah, was created in 2002. Over the last 14 years, the Center has brought in over $20 million dollars in research grants and contracts. PORC personnel have expertise in health economics, modeling, pharmacoepidemiology, various clinical subspecialties, drug inform...ation, statistical analysis and programming, and database management. The Center has affiliated faculty members, support staff, outcomes research fellows, research associates, and eight PhD students of Pharmacotherapy Outcomes and Health Policy.Collectively, the Center has over 250 each of peer-reviewed publications and abstracts presented at national and international meetings and have given over 100 invited presentations at national and international professional society meetings.