Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science (CPTS) Fellowship

This 2-3 year fellowship is an individualized program to foster development of quantitative research skills required of a clinical pharmacology scientist. State-of-the-art equipment and resources are available at the University of Michigan including our dedicated shared resource laboratory ( Our overarching goal is to foster development of clinical translational scientific skills that increase your competitiveness for a position in academia, industry, or a regulatory environment. Specific opportunities exist to gain exposure to pre-clinical experimental and analytical methods to support translational studies. These skills include and are not limited to:

  • Gaining an understanding of drug metabolism and PK (DMPK) techniques
  • Opportunity to learn the principles and applications of mass-spectrometry
  • Design of short and longer term animal PK studies to support lead optimization
  • Grantsmanship (Industry, NIH, DoD, FDA, AHRQ, Internal Mechanisms)
  • Phase 1 and 2 clinical trial design
  • Protocol development
  • Budget development
  • Regulatory submissions (IACUC and IRB)
  • Study management
  • Project reporting and documentation
  • Sponsor engagement and communication
  • Present work at a professional meeting and/or author scientific publications

Fellows will have immediate opportunities to mine existing nonclinical and clinical data to gain research skills during their independent study development period. As a part of the quantitative skills development, the fellow will learn how to conduct pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) data analysis, interpretation, and presentation through several software platforms. Fellows will gain expertise in population PK/PD modeling and simulation through PMetricsĀ®, MONOLIX, and PK-SIM training.

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.

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Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018