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IOM Anniversary Pharmacy Fellowship 

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Call for Nominations

Nominations Due by June 16

The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Anniversary Fellowship in Pharmacy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The fellowship will support a pharmacist as an early career health policy or health science scholar. Nominations for the fellowship will remain open through June 16, 2014. Details about the nomination process for the Fellowships may be found in the Guide to Nominations below.

Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the IOM’s establishment, the purpose of the IOM Anniversary Fellows programs is to enable talented, early career health policy or health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the IOM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The Fellowships will be awarded for a two-year period during which time the Fellows will be expected to continue working at their main academic post. The Fellows will be assigned to a board of the IOM, attend its meetings, and actively participate in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its report or other products. The Fellows will be invited to the IOM Annual Meeting and will also take part in an intense one-week orientation to health policy in Washington, DC. This will introduce the Fellows to a variety of perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry, patient interest groups, scientists, and health professionals. Each Fellow will be assigned to an IOM member who will serve as a senior mentor for the duration of the Fellowship. In addition, each Fellow will be provided with a flexible research stipend of $25,000.

Fellowships require a commitment of 10 to 20% time for the successful candidate. Candidates who are chosen as Fellows will hold exceptional promise to become future national leaders in biomedical science, health care, health policy and medical professionalism.

Complete nominations must be submitted by e-mail no later than June 16, 2014, to be considered for the two-year period beginning October 1, 2014. If you have questions about any aspect of the nomination process please contact Lucinda L. Maine, AACP Executive Vice President & CEO.

Guide to Nominations

The IOM Anniversary Pharmacy Fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for early career scholars to experience the work of the IOM. The IOM brings together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. This fellowship builds on a program created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the IOM’s establishment and will enable select early career health policy or health science scholars in pharmacy to participate actively in the work of the IOM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. Each Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, Fellows are expected to continue their work at their main post while being assigned to a board of the IOM. The boards are:

  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Health Care Services
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health of Select Populations
  • Global Health
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice
  • Children, Youth, and Families

The Fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time for two years and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy in October, the Fall IOM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, Fellows will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products.

This experience will introduce Fellows to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. Each Fellow will be assigned to an IOM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

Each Pharmacy Fellow will be asked to designate a tax exempt institution, which shall receive an unrestricted award of $25,000, with an expressed preference that the award be used to advance the Fellow’s professional and academic career in so far as it is practical to do. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the Fellow’s home institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the IOM Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nominated by a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • A pharmacist who has received a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. within the past one-to-ten years (2004–2013)
  • Able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the Fellowship for two years
  • Endorsed by the dean, institute director, or equivalent
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy or health services
  • Quality of letters of recommendations
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the Institute of Medicine

Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in and focus on health care quality or health services.

Application Packet

  • Nomination letter from a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Three letters of reference as well as a supporting letter from the candidate’s dean, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vita
  • A brief one page biography

All materials should be sent electronically to Lucinda L. Maine, AACP Executive Vice President & CEO, no later than June 16, 2014.

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