Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science (CPTS) Fellowship - Infectious Diseases


This 2-3 year fellowship is an individualized program to foster development of quantitative research skills required of an infectious diseases clinical pharmacology scientist. State-of-the-art equipment and resources are available at the University of Michigan, including our dedicated shared resource laboratory (, where specific opportunities exist to gain exposure to pre-clinical experimental and analytical methods to support translational research. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to foster the development of translational scientific skills that position the fellow for a career in academia, industry, or regulatory science. Some of the skills and experiences available through the program include:

  • Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) techniques
  • Principles and applications of mass-spectrometry
  • Short- and long-term animal pharmacokinetic studies to support lead optimization
  • Phase 1 and 2 clinical trial design
  • Grantsmanship (Industry, NIH, DoD, FDA, AHRQ, Internal Mechanisms)
  • Regulatory submissions (IACUC and IRB)
  • Budget development
  • Protocol development
  • Study management
  • Project reporting and documentation
  • Sponsor engagement and communication
  • Manuscript preparation and publication
  • Presentation at professional meetings

Fellows will have immediate opportunities to evaluate existing clinical and non-clinical data during their independent study development period in order to begin to cultivate research skills. Additionally, the fellow will learn how to use multiple software platforms (PMetrics®, ADAPT 5, and PK-SIM) to perform population (PPK) and physiology-based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PBPK) modeling and simulation.

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, MD, DO, or PhD from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in pharmacokinetics
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and ability to work in a team-based environment

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Dr. Pai ( for additional information.

This announcement is a more detailed extension of our CPTS Fellowship Program and written to inform your decision on advisor selection once you are ready to apply to this program.  

Posted: February 19, 2018          


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