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Infectious Disease Fellowship

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The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice is offering a two-year fellowship experience in infectious diseases to develop competencies in clinical, translational and bench research in the area of anti-infective pharmacotherapy.  The fellow will acquire clinical experience in the management of advanced infectious disease pharmacotherapy issues in a variety of clinical settings.

Purpose Heading link

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The goals of the infectious diseases specialized fellowship is as follows:

  1. To develop competency and acquire clinical experience in the therapeutic management of advanced infectious disease pharmacotherapy issues, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and critically ill patients.
  2. To conduct clinical research in the area of infectious diseases with emphasis on antiinfective pharmacotherapy. This will be accomplished through problem identification, protocol development/implementation, data retrieval/analysis, and presentation and publication of results. The fellow will also work in the Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section’s Clinical Microbiology Research Laboratory and members of the Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section (http:// idg.pharmacy.uic.edu).
  3. To obtain teaching experience in the didactic setting as well as in the clinical. The fellow will engage in the co-precepting of pharmacy students and serve as lecturer and recitation facilitator in a variety of classes. The number of lectures and recitation sessions will be determined on an individual basis as related to past experiences and the individual’s and program’s workload demands. The fellow will provide one continuing education seminar during the program and participate in relevant training education programs.

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Program details are listed below

While in the program, the fellow is responsible for developing 2-3 research proposals for which they will act as the primary investigator. The fellow will design and implement at least one laboratory-based research protocol. In developing the clinical trial protocol(s), the fellow is responsible for the development or direction of at least one protocol involving human subjects (patient or healthy volunteers) which requires human subject investigation approval. Responsibilities include preparing the IRB application and human consent form as well as maintaining the appropriate study records. The medical center has Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS; https://ccts.uic.edu), which specializes in Phase I and Phase IV drug studies, where certain aspects of the fellow’s research may be performed.

The fellow is responsible for the writing and submission of abstracts of their research results to various national and/or international venues as well as writing and submitting the results of their research to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal for publication.

Clinical services provided by the fellow will include active participation in work and attending rounds, drug therapy management, antibiotic stewardship, and provision of drug information to the infectious diseases staff and other health professionals, as well as patient education. Areas of clinical training include outpatient HIV clinics at various sites on­ and off-campus as well as inpatient Infectious Disease Service at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, St Anthony’s Hospital and John H. Stroger County Hospital. There may also be an opportunity to participate in an off-site Clostridiodes difficile clinic.

The fellow will be practicing in a setting where clinical pharmacists are an integral part of the health care team. Practice/training sites are not limited to these lists; specific needs or areas can be addressed on an individual basis. A key component of the fellow’s activities will be in the Infectious Disease/HIV outpatient clinic (a longitudinal clinical experience).

Requirements Heading link

  • Applicants should possess a PharmD Degree.
  • Completion of a postdoctoral residency and eligibility for licensure in the State of Illinois is required.
  • Appointments will be for 12 months beginning July 1.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.​

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Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Candidates will be required to complete a telephone/Zoom interview and will be invited for an on-site interview, when appropriate.

Interested applicants should contact the co-directors for more information.

Preceptors Heading link

The preceptors for the infectious diseases specialized fellowship:

Larry H. Danziger, PharmD Heading link

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Medicine
Co-Director, Infectious of Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section

833 South Wood Street, 164 PHARM, (MC 886), Chicago, Illinois 60612

Keith A. Rodvold, PharmD Heading link

UIC Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, Infectious of Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section

833 South Wood Street, 164 PHARM, (MC 886), Chicago, Illinois 60612