This 2-year Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellowship Program is designed to develop the candidate’s knowledge base of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and research skills necessary for a successful outcomes research career. The fellowship will provide knowledge and experience in grant writing, study design, outcomes research methodology skills, statistical analysis, abstract preparation, presentation of research at national meetings, and manuscript preparation and publication. The fellow is expected to design and conduct original clinical research and participate in an ongoing cardiovascular outcomes research program. The resident’s principal training sites will be at Western University of Health Sciences and the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, which serves as a major teaching hospital for UCLA. To a limited degree, the fellow will participate in didactic and clinical education of PharmD students. Graduate level coursework is available. Dr. Jackevicius’ research in cardiovascular outcomes has received international attention, and has been published widely in high-impact journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Circulation.
Western University of Health Sciences is a university with a focus in graduate-level education of health sciences professionals. The College of Pharmacy is a small school with dedicated students and faculty, and a unique curriculum. The VAGLAHS is the largest VA complex in the country with 945 inpatient beds. The VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center is a 300+ bed facility that provides a full spectrum of primary and tertiary inpatient and ambulatory care to over one-million veterans residing in the primary service area of Los Angeles County. The institution has an inpatient cardiology teaching service, cardiology consult services, and conducts percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac surgery. The VA has focused on transitioning patients to ambulatory services expediently and provides extensive cardiology specialty clinics, including heart failure, cardiovascular risk reduction, anticoagulation and arrhythmia, promoting continuity of care.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited institution; Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency preferred; Be licensed/eligible for CA pharmacist licensure
CV, 3 letters of reference and a letter of intent (emailed directly to Dr. Jackevicius), and official transcript (mailed directly to Dr. Jackevicius)
The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy opened in 1996. The PharmD program prepares pharmacy professionals in a humanistic, interdisciplinary tradition to become competent, qualified practitioners. WesternU offers post-doctoral training programs in:
PGY1 Residencies: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, Geriatrics
PGY2 Residencies: Cardiology
Fellowships: Health Outcomes, Cardiology Outcomes, Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes
Post-doctoral trainees have the opportunity to participate in didactic and experiential teaching, as well as assist in the development of clinical skills with pharmacy students in all phases of pharmacy school. WesternU has an innovative block structure in the curriculum, which allows students to focus on one topic at a time, and for faculty (and other lecturers) to focus their teaching time. WesternU is a leader in providing interprofessional education and teaching evidence-based clinical practice – trainees will have a chance to participate in both. All Post-Doctoral Trainees will have the opportunity to get a Research and Teaching Certificate.
WesternU programs include 15 days paid time off, health insurance..., parking, $1000 travel stipend, and 403(b) with employer contribution. Post-doctoral trainees are provided a faculty appointment within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration.