Clinical Fellowship - Medication Safety & Nephrotoxin Stewardship


The 2-year fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy provides a strong foundation in conducting clinical research related to medication safety and nephrotoxin stewardship with consideration to practical implementation and practice changes. Under the collaborative guidance of the University of Pittsburgh faculty and UPMC pharmacy leaders, the fellow will be responsible for organizing, developing, and analyzing data related to medication safety and specifically nephrotoxin stewardship interventions.

Fellows will:

  • Conduct research with the objective of advancing science and application of medication safety and nephrotoxin stewardship.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical and research initiatives for nephrotoxin stewardship currently being deployed across the UPMC health system.
  • Be responsible for research protocol development and implementation.
  • Make clinical recommendations to facilitate kidney health in patients at risk for drug associated acute kidney injury and adverse drug events from inappropriate dosing of renally eliminated drugs.
  • Develop skills in clinical research and implementation practice considerations.
  • Oversee student learners contributing to research in this clinical area.
  • Facilitate research across UPMC facilities by interacting with patient care teams.
  • Interact with investigators, UPMC physicians, pharmacy technicians, and data management and project management teams at the University of Pittsburgh via project meetings and conference calls as necessary and will contribute to manuscript preparation.


Applicants should possess a PharmD degree (residency training preferred), eligibility for pharmacist licensure in PA as this an expectation of the fellowship. Additionally, applicants should display:

  • Strong project management skills to ensure structure and adherence to timelines
  • Strong communication skills to work with a interprofessional team and communicate findings in formats appropriate for different audiences
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to identify appropriate outcome metrics and measure, report outcome findings
  • Critical assessment skills to evaluate the development of and implementation strategies for clinical pathways
  • Clinical writing skills; ability to develop and publish abstracts and articles based on project findings
  • Problem solving skills; ability to creatively address gaps in care and practice patterns
  • Strong interest in kidney disease, medication safety and data analytics


Please submit a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation by January 20, 2023 to Dr. Sandra Kane-Gill.