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Drug Information Research Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University offers a dynamic two-year research fellowship program in drug information with an emphasis in evidence-based practice.

The intensive, rewarding experience will develop your skills and expertise for a career path in academia, industry or clinical practice.

Fellowship Experiences

The Drug Information Research Fellowship program offers three core experiences: research, drug information clinical practice and teaching.


The fellow will spend up to 50% of their time in research conducted through the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice. The fellow may also have the opportunity to work with researchers outside the center.  

A variety of research opportunities are available in the areas of clinical practice in drug information, scholarship of teaching and learning, meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and others. The fellow will gain experience developing grant proposals, research project proposals, project planning and implementation, data collection and analysis, and development of scholarly manuscripts. 

Drug Information Consultation Service 

The fellow will become a competent practitioner in the area of drug information clinical practice by participating in the day-to-day operations and management of the drug information consultation service. This is a core competency that is emphasized throughout the duration of the program. A thorough understanding and skill in literature evaluation and evidence-based practice principles is required for this experience. 

Medication Policy / Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Support  

The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in pharmacy and therapeutics committee support work with affiliated institutions and other organizations. 

Teaching and Education  

The fellow will receive an academic appointment as Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. The fellow will provide extensive advanced experiential training to Doctor of Pharmacy students during their required drug information rotation as well as opportunities to teach in a didactic setting. 

Elective Opportunities  

The fellow is encouraged to explore areas of interest through the completion of projects that focus on areas of interest. 

Fellowship Location and Benefits

The fellowship program is housed in the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University. This facility is located next to the school's Dispensing and Patient Care Lab and Center for Medication Therapy Management. 

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Required Training Programs and Certificates

Teaching Certificate 

The teaching certificate is a longitudinal program to help develop foundational skills in curriculum development and teaching. 

Evidence-Based Practice Certificate 

The fellow will complete the evidence-based practice certificate through the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice.  

The program is intended to provide the foundational knowledge for evidence-based medical decision-making including modules covering biostatistics, hypothesis testing, research design, developing a research protocol, and conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. 

Drug Information Research Fellowship Qualifications and Application Requirements  


  • The fellow should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree before the start of the program and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska.  
  • Previous pharmacy work experience or a residency in pharmacy practice is preferred, but not required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently in writing and verbally is required.  
  • The fellow must be a self-starter and have the ability to manage numerous projects and responsibilities. 

How to Apply 

Submit by email or regular mail a letter of intent, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree transcripts to: 

Darren J. Hein, PharmD 
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice 
Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice 
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions 
Creighton University 
2500 California Plaza 
Omaha, NE 68178 

Applications submitted by February 1 will be given priority review and consideration for a remote interview. Applications submitted after February 1 will be considered on a rolling basis. 

  • Stipend/Benefits: $45,000 annually plus health benefits 
  • Academic Appointment: Instructor of Pharmacy Practice

Contact Us

Darren J. Hein, PharmD 
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice 
Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice 
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions