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Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness

Training

The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness is training the next generation of leaders in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.

Through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Center supports a diverse group of trainees, from masters' and doctoral students to clinical residents, fellows and junior faculty.

The Center, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy, sponsors a monthly seminar series with alternating speakers from the Bloomberg School and Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as an expanding selection of coursework for those interested in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.

These courses are available to both degree-seeking students and non-degree-seeking candidates, and may be pursued as part of a formal certificate program in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. In addition, the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) has an active student chapter at Johns Hopkins.
 

Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program

The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness has been awarded a grant to support pre- and post-doctoral students focused in pharmacoepidemiology.  This award, a T32 funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), addresses the fact that despite remarkable new treatments to treat heart, lung and blood diseases, many important questions remain regarding the benefits and risks of particular products and how these medicines can best be used to improve human health. The aim of the program is to train the next generation of scientists to address the needs of patients, clinicians, payers, regulators and other stakeholders, and in so doing, improve the optimal use of medicines to treat heart, lung and blood diseases in the United States. The program's executive committee and preceptors span the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine, with broad expertise in all relevant areas of research and clinical practice.

The Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program is currently soliciting applications from qualified post-doctoral candidates, until May 1, 2018; please find information about the training program and how to apply, here. Refer questions to jheywar1@jhu.edu
 

MPH Practicum Guidance

All MPH students at JHSPH are required to complete a practicum experience to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements. The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness has compiled a guildance document that includes a list of experts throughout industry, government and other professional sectors that are willing to work with students to develop practicum projects. Please visit the main practicum website for more information about requirements and procedures.