Two recent SPPS grads accepted into prestigious Rutgers Fellowship Program

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship.

By Kara Sweet

Published July 25, 2019

Anil Paul Melathe (PharmD '19) and Jennifer Ji-Won Han (PharmD '19) have been accepted into the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy post-doctoral Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPTF) Program. They were selected from a candidate pool of over 700 pharmacy students throughout the country.


The RPIF Program is an industry-based training program that partners with the leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. It is designed for individuals with a Doctorate of Pharmacy to further their experience in the pharmaceutical industry through work experience and clinical research.

The RPIF Program has helped drive the demand for the growing number of employment opportunities for clinical pharmacists in industry by:

  • Promoting a consistently high level of program quality, training, and outcomes across the spectrum of fellowships at multiple sponsor companies.
  • Coordinating the interface between key fellowship stakeholders, including preceptors, fellows, and alumni.
  • Fostering innovation and scholarly endeavors between Rutgers and its industry partners through the activities of participating fellows, including teaching, publications, seminars, and research.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.