NAM Pharmacy Fellowship

AACP Resource

Call for Nominations

The nomination cycle is open from March 1 to June 1, 2020.

The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Anniversary Fellowship in Pharmacy at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) [formerly the Institute of Medicine]. The fellowship will support a pharmacist as an early career health policy or health science scholar. Details about the nomination process for the Fellowships may be found in the Guide to Nominations below.

Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the IOM’s establishment, the purpose of the NAM Anniversary Fellows programs is to enable talented, early career health policy or health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the NAM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The Fellowships will be awarded for a two-year period during which time the Fellows will be expected to continue working at their main academic post. The Fellows will be assigned to a board of the NAM, attend its meetings, and actively participate in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its report or other products. The Fellows will be invited to the NAM Annual Meeting and will also take part in an intense one-week orientation to health policy in Washington, DC. This will introduce the Fellows to a variety of perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry, patient interest groups, scientists, and health professionals. Each Fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor for the duration of the Fellowship. In addition, each Fellow will be provided with a flexible research stipend of $25,000.

Fellowships require a commitment of 10 to 20% time for the successful candidate. Candidates who are chosen as Fellows will hold exceptional promise to become future national leaders in biomedical science, health care, health policy and medical professionalism.

If you have questions about any aspect of the nomination process please contact Lucinda L. Maine, AACP Executive Vice President & CEO.

Guide to Nominations

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the NAM Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by one of the following:
    • A member of the NAM,
    • The board of directors of AACP (Note: AACP members wishing to secure a letter of nomination from the AACP Board should contact Lucinda Maine to discuss the submission no later than May 1, 2020.)
    • The board of regents of ACCP
  • Completion of a PharmD and/or PhD from a relevant field of study in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences
  • Able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Between four and ten years after completion of postgraduate work OR between five and fifteen years after completion of a Pharm.D.
  • Sponsorship by academic department head or equivalent supervisor
  • Endorsement by the dean or comparable senior leader
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residency status at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy or health services
  • Quality of letters of recommendations
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the National Academy of Medicine

Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in and focus on health care quality or health services.

Application Packet for AACP Nominees

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system and will include the following documents:

  • Nomination letter from a member of the NAM, the board of directors of AACP, or the board of regents of ACCP (Note: AACP members wishing to secure a letter of nomination from the AACP Board should contact Lucinda Maine to discuss the submission no later than May 1, 2020.)
  • Letters of recommendation and endorsement from:
    • Department chair or equivalent supervisor
    • Academic dean or comparable senior leader
    • Letter from other individual(s) familiar with the nominee’s work
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Meet the Current NAM Pharmacy Fellow

  • 20182020 Fellow: Dima Mazen Qato, Pharm.D., MPH, PhD, is an associate professor, department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Meet the Previous NAM Pharmacy Fellows