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Clinical Pharmacogenomics

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UI Health

Pharmacy residency training programs are sponsored by the UIC College and Pharmacy and UI Health – located in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s West Side.  UI Health was recognized as one of the first academic medical centers to implement pharmacogenomics into clinical practice in the early 2000s. The UI Hospital & Clinics consist of a 462-bed academic health center and 21 outpatient clinics which boasts one of the largest contingent of clinical pharmacist faculty in the acute and ambulatory settings nationally. Clinical pharmacy services are embedded in the vast majority of outpatient clinics and inpatient clinical services. Pharmacy services include multiple ambulatory care pharmacies and central/satellite pharmacies. UIC has also been consistently recognized as a Most Wired Hospital. The work of the UI Health Precision Medicine Program (PMP) has been nationally recognized as a finalist for the ASHP Foundation/Cardinal Health Foundation Award in Medication Safety in 2015. Current and past UIC/UI Health pharmacy faculty have consistently been recognized as leaders in clinical practice and research.

North Shore

NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated health care system composed of five hospitals in Chicago and the northeast Chicago suburbs, a medical group, home services division, and research institute. Initiatives in precision medicine, medical genetics, and pharmacogenomics have been prominently promoted throughout the institution. NorthShore University HealthSystem is a nationally recognized leader of clinical pharmacogenomics implementation to clinical care. Through the leadership of the Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine, pharmacists have been critical to institution-wide implementation of pharmacogenomics in practice, including the establishment of the nation’s longest operating outpatient pharmacogenomics clinic, full integration of PGx test results into the electronic health record, and development of a proprietary panel test (MedClueRx). NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Pharmacy Department provides a variety of services across the continuum of care and residency training programs. Inpatient services are provided by decentralized (unit-based) pharmacists. Distribution is through automated dispensing cabinets and centralized IV preparation. Ambulatory services are currently provided through outpatient pharmacies, oncology clinic pharmacies, home infusion pharmacy, anticoagulation clinics, and general medicine clinic. NorthShore pharmacists are also active in the development of clinical guidelines and one of the first professional organization-sponsored pharmacogenomics certificate programs.

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Our program leadership will be attending the following meetings and welcomes the opportunity to connect with you at these events:

  • ASHP Midyear Meeting Residency Showcase: Tuesday, December 5, 2023: 1:00pm-4:00pm PT
  • ASHP Midyear Meeting PPS Interviews: Register for PPS and contact us through the PPS portal

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We are also happy to schedule a time to speak with you one-on-one prior to the ASHP Midyear Meeting. Please email James Lee ( to set up a time.

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Information regarding the PGY-2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics program.

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The jointly sponsored UIC-NorthShore PGY-2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency is a one-year specialty residency to develop expert knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacogenomics by combining clinical service with educational, practice development, and scholarly activities. This program will ultimately prepare the resident to be a leader in clinical and practice-based implementation of pharmacogenomics in various healthcare settings.

Originally established in 2013, the residency program was relaunched in 2020 as the nation’s first dual-site PGY-2 clinical pharmacogenomics residency program to capitalize on the strengths of two institutions with national reputations in clinical pharmacogenomics practice, implementation, expansion, education, and research. The UIC-NorthShore PGx resident will have unique opportunities to gain clinical, implementation, informatics, project, teaching, education, and research experiences in a top-10 nationally ranked college of pharmacy, academic medical center, and community health care system settings.

Our program’s patient care mission is to improve health equity and quality by making pharmacogenetic testing and PGx-driven treatment available to the diverse inner-city and suburban patient communities our institutions serve.

The residency year will be divided into four quarterly blocks where the PGx resident will alternate their primary time between UIC and NorthShore. The main training focus of the residency program is pharmacogenomics, but the program is also designed to ensure that the PGx resident obtains clinical training and experience in internal medicine. The majority of the resident’s time will be spent in clinical practice/education efforts.

The resident will work closely with the residency program co-directors (Dr. James Lee & Dr. Mark Dunnenberger) and play a key role at both UIC and Northshore in providing clinical consults, program maintenance, and clinical PGx program design/implementation/refinement/expansion efforts. Additionally, the resident will have a major role in educational initiatives by presenting to clinicians, faculty, and trainees about the appropriate use and clinical integration of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice.

The resident’s home base will be at the UIC College of Pharmacy, where the resident will be a part of a community of 30 other pharmacy residents and fellows. The resident will also have ample opportunity to meet, work, and train alongside NorthShore pharmacy residents.

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 7, 2024

Start Date: Monday, July 1, 2024

Number of Positions: 1

Estimated stipend: $50,000

Candidate Qualification Requirements

  • PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college/school of pharmacy
  • ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program
  • Licensure in Illinois (or eligibility for licensure)
  • Approved work/training Visa (for non-US citizens/non-permanent residents)

Application Requirements (submit all materials through PhORCAS)

  • Cover letter which includes a description of interest/experience in clinical pharmacogenomics
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcript

NMS Match Code Information:

Clinical & PGx-Focused Experiences

The resident will be a key member of the UI Health Precision Medicine Program and NorthShore personalized medicine teams. The resident will provide ongoing leadership, clinical consults and pharmacogenetic genotype interpretation.  The resident will also have the opportunity to enhance their clinical competency in internal medicine through ambulatory care and acute care experiences at both UI Hospital & Clinics and at the NorthShore Evanston Hospital through recommending drug therapy, monitoring drug therapy, and patient education and counseling.

  • Core/Required
    • Orientation
    • Pharmacogenomics 1 (longitudinal)
    • Pharmacogenomics 2 (longitudinal)
    • Pharmacogenomics 3 (longitudinal)
    • Pharmacogenomics 4 (longitudinal)
    • Internal Medicine UIC
    • Internal Medicine NorthShore
    • Oncology/Medical Genetics
    • Pharmacogenomics clinical operations
    • PGx administration & leadership
    • Informatics
    • Weekend PGx Service Staffing (longitudinal)
    • Teaching & Learning (longitudinal)
  • Elective
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Psychiatry (longitudinal)
    • Oncology (longitudinal)
    • Bioinformatics


The resident will be appointed as a Clinical Instructor at the UIC College of Pharmacy and will be given ample opportunities to develop didactic and clinical teaching skills through lecturing and facilitating small group discussions in clinical pharmacogenomics, and interacting with pharmacy students and PGY-1 residents during their clinical clerkship experiences.

  • Provision of an ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education seminar
  • Experiential precepting of PharmD students
  • Didactic lecturing/small group facilitation to PharmD students
  • In-services
  • Topic discussions

Research & Projects

  • The resident will be required to conduct a clinical research, implementation, and/or quality assurance/improvement project at UI Health and NorthShore to develop the resident’s research design, data management, statistical analysis, presentation, publication, and clinical implementation skills. The scope of the project(s) may vary according to individual interests but must be completed in a manner for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.


  • 1-2 weekends per month covering consults for the UI Health Precision Medicine Program


  • Participation in ongoing clinical implementation, program management, and quality improvement projects

Certification Opportunities

The resident will have opportunities to earn clinical certifications and participate in a teaching certificate.

  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification
  • UIC College of Pharmacy resident teaching certificate program

James Lee, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP
Program Director, PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency
Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Director, UI Health Precision Medicine Program
UI Health / UIC College of Pharmacy

Mark Dunnenberger, PharmD, BCPS
Site Director, PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency
Assistant Vice President, Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Dyson Wake, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Director & Residency Program Coordinator, PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency
Senior Clinical Specialist – Pharmacogenomics
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Jin Han, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacist, Sickle Cell & Pharmacogenomics
UI Health / UIC College of Pharmacy

2024-2025 – Currently Recruiting

Since 1969, over 300 pharmacists have successfully trained at UIC’s ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program.  In addition, UIC has graduated over 100 individuals in various specialized pharmacy residencies encompassing a wide range of specialties that is second to none.  Our diverse faculty, in combination with numerous progressive practice sites, provides our residents with an experience like no other.  Our residency alumni hold prominent positions within pharmacy academia, industry, and professional organizations nationwide and are leaders in the world of pharmacy practice.  We are proud of our tradition, our outcomes and our graduates.  With increasing expectations of the public and other health professional to improve the lives of patients, we are confident that our residency programs will grow and develop clinical pharmacists to meet this challenge.

Since 1995, NorthShore University HealthSystem has offered a comprehensive pharmacy residency program with both clinical and administrative exposure focusing on inpatient practice. The program consists of a multitude of experiences that reinforce residents’ knowledge and clinical skills and help them advance into well-rounded practitioners.

In 2015, the UI Health Personalized Medicine Program was nationally recognized as a Finalist for the ASHP Foundation/Cardinal Health Foundation Award for Medication Safety.

Past Residents

Samantha Socco, PharmD
Medical Science Liaison, GeneSight
PharmD, University of Illinois Chicago
PGY-1, University of Illinois Chicago

Alison L. Quinn, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pharmacogenomics – Kaiser Permanente
PharmD, University of Connecticut
PGY-1, Riverside Health System, Virginia

Supatat Chumnumwat, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand
PharmD, University of Illinois Chicago
PGY-1, University of Illinois Chicago

Yee Ming Lee, PharmD, BCPS, ABCP
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
PharmD, University of Illinois Chicago
PGY-1, University of Illinois Chicago

James Lee, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP Heading link

Program Director, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency
Clinical Associate Professor & Co-Director, UI Health Precision Medicine Program


Mark Dunnenberger, PharmD, BCPS Heading link

Site Director, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency
Assistant Vice President, Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics, NorthShore University HealthSystem