UNC Fellowship Program

PPD, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers a two-year drug development fellowship program. Ideal candidates will have obtained a Pharm.D., Ph.D. or M.D. The fellowship provides an opportunity to participate in an original clinical research project at UNC in the first year and complete departmental rotations on-site at PPD during the second year.

  • The program offers a competitive stipend, health insurance, paid vacation and compensation for travel/ancillary expenses for one professional meeting per year.

  • The fellowship, which is for U.S. residents, has been offered since 1997 and has provided extensive training opportunities in different areas of clinical research.

  • This drug development and clinical research fellowship program overview provides complete information.

Selection Process

Fellows will be selected on a nationally-competitive basis. Preliminary interviews may be conducted at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting through Personnel Placement Service (PPS) or at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Midyear Meeting. Following review of application materials, formal interviews will then take place, beginning in January and typically concluding in March, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and at PPD.

How to Apply

Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Email the documents listed below to fellowships@unc.edu, with the exception of official transcripts. If electronic submission is not possible, you can mail your application materials to:

Fellowship Application – Dr. Dupuis
311 Pharmacy Lane, 3213 Kerr Hall
CB# 7569
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7569

  • A personal statement explaining why you are interested in a UNC fellowship and how an appointment would affect your personal and professional goals.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • Complete transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be scanned and e-mailed for preliminary review. Official transcripts should be sent to the mailing address above.

  • Three professional letters of recommendation. Ask your recommenders to email scans of their letters on institutional letterhead to fellowships@unc.edu. If this isn’t possible, letters of recommendation should be sent to the address listed above.

For more information on how to apply, please refer to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy website.

For more information, contact:

Austin Combest, Pharm.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Scientist and Fellowship Director
Phone: +919 451 2158
Email: Austin.Combest@ppdi.com

Angela Donahue, Pharm.D.
Director, Project Management
Email: Angela.Donahue@ppdi.com

John An, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Regulatory Intelligence Manager
Email: John.An@ppdi.com