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Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The fellowships at Belmont University College of Pharmacy are two-year post-doctoral training programs focused in drug information, evidence-based practice, teaching, and research. Belmont works in conjunction with corporate healthcare partners and government agency to give fellows real-world experience in the specific fields of drug information, toxicology and information management. The fellowships provide opportunities to develop an understanding of academia, research, drug information, corporate pharmacy, and government agency. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be qualified to pursue careers in each respective area.


  • Clinical Pharmacist Fellowship in Drug Information at Belmont University, Aegis Sciences Corporation, and FDA
  • Clinical Management Fellowship in Drug Information at Belmont University & HealthTrust

Program Statistics

  • Program Inception: 2015
  • Fellows Recruited: 13
  • Job Placement: 100%
    • Corporate Drug Information Specialists
    • Medical Writers/Content Developers
    • Academia
  • Certifications Earned
    • Teaching Certificate: 11
    • Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS): 3
    • Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS): 3
  • Experiential
    • Classroom Teaching: 2000+ hours
    • Drug Information Questions Answered: 390+
    • Podium Presentations: 3
    • Poster Presentations: 13
  • Article Publications
    • Garland JM,Hull JD, Bender CL, Marshall L, Holt AC. Evidence of designer benzodiazepine use in routine healthcare urine drug specimens. J Addict Med Published online June 23, 2021.
    • Maneno JN, Ness GL. Andexanet alfa, the possible alternative to protamine for reversal of unfractionated heparin. Ann Pharmacother. 2021;55(2):261-264.
    • Singleton EL, Le N, Ness GL. Theophylline and caffeine as alternatives during an aminophylline shortage. Ann Pharmacother. 2019:53(3):316-320.
    • Puet BL, Claussen KS, Hild C, Heltsley R, Schwope DM. Presence of parent cocaine in the absence of benzoylecgonine in urine. J Anal Toxicol. 2018;42(8):512-7.
  • Book Chapters
  • Graduate Highlights

Fellowship Program Directors

  • Genevieve Lynn (Ness) Engle, PharmD, BCMAS
    Genevieve Lynn (Ness) Engle, PharmD, BCMAS
    Director, Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social, and Administrative Sciences
    Belmont University College of Pharmacy
  • Andrew Holt, PharmD
    Andrew Holt, PharmD, BCMAS
    Clinical Pharmacist
    Aegis Sciences Corporation
  • Kate (Claussen) Cook, PharmD, CAHIMS, BCMAS
    Kate (Claussen) Cook, PharmD, CAHIMS, BCMAS
    HealthTrust Clinical Information Director
    Belmont University College of Pharmacy/HealthTrust
  • Lindsay Wagner, PharmD, BCPS
    Lindsay Wagner, PharmD, BCPS
    Commander, United States Public Health Service Branch Chief, Education & Outreach Branch Division of Drug Information Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration