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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 to give fellows real-world experience in specific fields such as toxicology and information management. The fellowships provide opportunities to develop an understanding of academia, research, drug information delivery, and corporate pharmacy through rotations at Belmont University College of Pharmacy’s Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center and Aegis Sciences Corporation or HealthTrust. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be qualified to pursue careers in each respective area.

Fellowships

  • Clinical Pharmacist Fellowship in Drug Information at Belmont University & Aegis Sciences Corporation
  • 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): 2
    • Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS): 2
  • Experiential
    • Classroom Teaching: 1250+ hours
    • Drug Information Questions Answered: 300+
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1097/adm.0000000000000884
    • Maneno JN, Ness GL. Andexanet alfa, the possible alternative to protamine for reversal of unfractionated heparin. Ann Pharmacother. 2021;55(2):261-264. https://doi.org/10.1177/1060028020943160
    • Singleton EL, Le N, Ness GL. Theophylline and caffeine as alternatives during an aminophylline shortage. Ann Pharmacother. 2019:53(3):316-320. https://doi.org/10.1177/1060028018806624.
    • 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.
  • Graduate Highlights

Fellowship Program Directors

  • Genevieve Lynn (Ness) Engle, PharmD
    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
    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