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Post-Doctoral Fellowships Information

Post-Doctoral Fellowships Information

Faculty within the Department provide a range of postdoctoral fellowship programs for pharmacists who have completed their professional education, i.e. Pharm.D., Ph.D. or comparable degree and who wish to pursue post graduate practice or research training.

A fellowship is a directed, highly individualized program which emphasizes research. The focus of a pharmacy fellowship is to develop the participant's ability to conduct research in his/her area of specialization. Fellowships are usually two calendar years in length. Faculty in the Department of Pharmacotherapy direct postdoctoral fellowship training in Outcomes Research & Pharmacoeconomics. View the the PORC Fellowship brochure here

Joseph Biskupiak, PhD, MBA Outcomes Research & Pharmacoecomics Fellowship director

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New Fellows

Current Fellows

Past Fellowship Recipients

New Fellows Joining PORC

Weston Schmutz

Background: Weston graduated with his PharmD from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in 2021. He currently is a first-year fellow at the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center and currently assists with writing proposals and study conduction. Weston enjoys the vast number of projects PORC has been able to provide him with dealing in a variety of disease states, education, and new study models.  Research interests are racial disparities in cancer care and how real-world evidence can be better applied. E

Email: Howard.Schmutz@pharm.utah.edu

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Niying Li

Background: Niying Li is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center of University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She received her PhD in Health Services Research in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MSc in Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, and a BS in Pharmacy from Guangdong Pharmaceutical University in China. She conducts empirical research in health policy using secondary data. 

Research interest: Her research interests include quality of care, caregiving, and global health. 

Websites: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0p8vP0kAAAAJ&hl=en

Email: niying.li@utah.edu

Niying Li

Current Fellows

Rupesh Panchal

Background: Rupesh Panchal is a second-year postdoctoral fellow with the University of Utah Health Plans and Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center. Rupesh received his Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering the fellowship, Rupesh’s past experiences include involvement in clinical research, managed care, and hospital pharmacy. Rupesh was able to work on various projects which provided him exposure in utilizing retrospective claims data, the electronic health record, and summarizing clinical evidence for formulary management decisions.

Research interest: Rupesh’s interests include assessing the impact of health policy and interventions on outcomes and translating real world evidence to payers.

Websites: www.linkedin.com/in/rmpanchal3

Email: rupesh.panchal@utah.edu

rupesh panchal

Malinda S. Tan, PharmD

Background: Dr. Tan obtained a PharmD degree from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center. She has experience in outcomes research using electronic health record databases, real-world patient-reported outcomes, and economic modeling. She also has experience research and dissemination of evidence regarding drug-drug interaction, and decision support tools to improve patient safety.   Research interest: Her current interests include outcomes research across a broad range of disease and dissemination of decision supports related to medication safety.  

Email: Malinda.Tan@pharm.utah.edu

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Sabrina Ilham

Background: I am a PharmD graduate from the University of Connecticut. I gravitated towards clinical research as a student and during my clinical training. I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow where I supplement as well as apply my clinical knowledge in designing various types of studies, e.g., real-world evidence synthesis, cost effectiveness analysis.
Research Interest: I am interested in learning about different research methodologies, e.g., real-world observational study, systematic review, and meta-analysis, pharmacoeconomic analysis.

Publications:

Aditi Kharat, Rupesh Panchal, Sabrina Ilham, Madeline Brendle, Trang Au, Ronda Copher, David Huggar, Ali McBride, Connor Willis, and Diana I. Brixner. Challenges and opportunities of alternative payment models for physicians/quality officers in community/academic oncology practice sites via a national prospective survey. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2021 39:28_suppl, 46-46

Miao, B., Chalupadi, B., Clark, B., Descoteaux, A., Huang, D., Ilham, S., Ly, B., Spyropoulos, A. C., & Coleman, C. I. (2019). Proportion of US Hospitalized Medically Ill Patients Who May Qualify for Extended Thromboprophylaxis. Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, 25, 1076029619850897. https://doi.org/10.1177/1076029619850897

Martinez, B.K., Yik, B., Tran, R., Ilham, S., Coleman, C.I., Jennings, D.L. and Baker, W.L. (2018), Meta-Analysis of Time in Therapeutic Range in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients Receiving Warfarin. Artificial Organs, 42: 700-704. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.13116

Email: sabrina.ilham@pharm.utah.edu

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Ainhoa Gomez Lumbreras

Background: Medical Doctor, Family Physician and Clinical Pharmacology specialist. After 10 years of clinical practice in primary care and emergency room hospital settings in Spain I obtained my PhD in pharmacology in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona by conducting a study of antidepressants use and the risk of hip fracture.
Research interest: Pharmacoepidemiology; Drug-drug interactions; Adverse outcomes; Ethics of the research;

Websites: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3916-0402

Email: Ainhoa.Gomez-Lumbreras@pharm.utah.edu

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Past Fellowship Recipients

  • Jyothi Menon, PhD
  • Connor Willis, PharmD
  • Natalia Ruiz-Negrón, PharmD
  • Kibum Kim, PhD
  • Trang Au, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
  • Jordan King, PharmD
  • Amy Sainski, PhD
  • Joanne LaFleur, PharmD, MSPH
  • Mei-Jen Ho, PharmD, MSPH
  • Vijay N. Joish, PhD
  • Jaewhan Kim, PhD
  • Qayyim Said, PhD
  • Sameer R. Ghate, BPharm, MSPH
  • Mark Roper, PharmD
  • Richard E. Nelson, PhD
  • Junhua Yu, PhD
  • Ming Yan, MS
  • Swetha Raparla, MS
  • Karen Thomas, PharmD
  • Brandon Bellows PharmD
  • Jason Young, MD
  • Karina Pupio Raimundo, MS Junji Lin, PhD
  • Arati Dahal, PhD
  • Tina Wilson, PhD
  • Minkyoung Yoo, PhD
  • Beilei Cai, PhD