Aegis Sciences Launches Fellowship Program with the Belmont University College of Pharmacy
Two-year Clinical Scientist fellows program offers a unique training experience for the next generation of pharmacists pursuing work in industry, research and academia.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) – Aegis Sciences Corporation today announced the launch of a pharmacy fellowship program in partnership with Belmont University. 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.
Dr. Kate Claussen of Hendersonville, Tenn., received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Lipscomb University and previously interned and completed a pharmacy rotation at Aegis. Dr. Amber Watson of Hardy, Ark., 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.
Genevieve Ness, Pharm.D., Director of the Christy Houston Foundation Drug Information Center, will be responsible for leading the fellowship training in drug information and guide the fellows’ didactic curriculum and pedagogy at the Belmont University 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.”
Upon completion of the program, fellows will possess the requisite education and job training to serve as a Clinical Scientist for Aegis, faculty member at a college of pharmacy or university, medical science liaison, medical writer, clinical research pharmacist, or drug information specialist. The fellowship program will be posted in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy fellowship directory and Aegis will recruit nationally in the future.
About Aegis Sciences Corporation
Aegis Sciences Corporation is a laboratory sciences company specializing in forensic and healthcare services that provides science-driven testing and consulting for clients, such as professional and amateur sports organizations, leading college and university athletic programs, healthcare professionals, Fortune 500 companies, medical examiners, and government agencies throughout the United States.
About Belmont University
Ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 7,300 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.