At CU Pharmacy, we’re committed to giving the next generation of oncology experts the diverse experience they need to make advances.

The Oncology Clinical Research Fellowship is designed to develop competency and expertise in clinical and translational oncology pharmacy research.

The fellowship program co-directors, Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP and Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, come from CU Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The training program is a collaborative effort between the departments that builds upon the oncology research strengths and expertise within the School of Pharmacy.

The fellowship program consists of two years of laboratory and clinical research. The first year of the fellowship will be a combination of laboratory experience to learn appropriate techniques, clinical rotations at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and course work. The second year will be intensely focused on research projects.

Course work will educate the fellow in all aspects of oncology research. Core didactic courses may include, but are not limited to, PK/PD, fundamentals of pharmaceutical science, statistics, epidemiology, research design and methods, and ethics.

The fellowship is individualized so that other elective courses or experiences can be incorporated to maximize exposure to relevant areas of research.

Eligible applicants have:

  1. A PharmD degree
  2. Residency or equivalent clinical experience
  3. Interest or aptitude for a career in clinical and translational oncology research.