The Clinical Research Program (CRP) is an opportunity for third and fourth year PharmD students to elevate themselves for placement in fellowships and residencies via individualized research programs focused on excellent original clinical and translational research. The CRP has a proven track record of providing students robust didactic and experiential clinical research activities which prepares them to compete for competitive post graduate training positions.
The success of our students speaks for itself:
Each student will be paired with a pharmacy practice faculty member in areas of their interest. Faculty who have served as CRP mentors include: Edward Bednarczyk, Calvin Meaney, Qing Ma, David Jacobs, Nicholas Norgard, Gauri Rao, Francis Gengo, Eugene Morse, Brian Tsuji, Kathleen Tornatore, Denise Swiatek, and Christopher Daly.
Early match opportunities for P4 elective research rotations are offered and students will complete at least 2 APPE elective rotations with their mentor.
Students will present and defend their research protocols in the spring of P3 and P4 years via a 10 to 15 minute platform presentation. Opportunities to compete for UB SPPS Best Poster Award Winner and Sigma Si are available.
Highly motivated students will be able to publish their findings in professional journals.
Most of our students have not had clinical or translational research experiences—our job is to get all interested students into research where we will give you tools to be involved in clinical research. A GPA greater than 3.0 is required.