Aegis Sciences Corporation, in partnership with Belmont, recently announced the launch of a pharmacy fellowship program. The fellows will complete an intensive two-year postgraduate training program focused on drug information, evidence-based practice, teaching and research. The Clinical Scientist fellows selected for the 2015-2017 program are Kate Claussen, Pharm.D., and Amber Watson, Pharm.D.
Claussen, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Lipscomb and previously interned and completed a pharmacy rotation at Aegis. Watson, of Hardy, Arkansas, received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee and completed a pharmacy rotation at Aegis.
The program is one of approximately 60 postgraduate pharmacy fellowships in the country and offers a unique training experience in areas not widely available in pharmacy training. Katie Miller, Pharm.D., Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), was named the fellowship director. The fellows will be guided under her leadership and will work closely with the Aegis Clinical Scientist team.
Director of the Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center Genevieve Ness, Pharm.D., will be responsible for leading the fellowship training in drug information and guide the fellows’ didactic curriculum and pedagogy at the Belmont’s College of Pharmacy.
“The Clinical Science and Executive Leadership teams at Aegis are thrilled to see this program come to fruition,” said Aegis’ Senior Scientist for Healthcare Services, Anne Z. DePriest, Pharm.D., BCPS. “We have enjoyed a productive partnership with the College of Pharmacy at Belmont for years, but this fellowship program will allow both institutions to provide a truly unique opportunity to educate and train the next generation of pharmacists for work in industry, research, or academia.”