Clinical Pharmacogenetics Fellowship

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacogenetics Fellowship is a comprehensive two-year program housed within the UF Health Precision Medicine Program. Designed for professionals who have successfully completed a PGY-1 residency or possess three years of relevant experience, this fellowship equips trainees for a career specializing in the practical application of pharmacogenetics. Graduates are prepared to excel in clinical practice settings, academia, industry or roles within the FDA.

Fellows Can Expect to Master These Skills

  • Start and sustain a clinical pharmacogenetics program, collaborative practice model and billable service
  • Design clinical decision support alerts
  • Gain expertise in research project management
  • Learn grant and protocol composition
  • Collect, clean and analyze pharmacogenetics data
  • Refine presentation and manuscript-writing skills

Start Your Application

Applicants are encouraged to submit the application materials listed below by January 15.

  • CV
  • Personal statement (In two pages or less, describe your background, interest and experience in genomic medicine and your career goals)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript

The Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine

Fellows will have the opportunity to work with clinical- and research-focused mentors from core faculty members of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. The center improves patient outcomes by maximizing efficacy and minimizing toxicity of drug therapy through research, teaching, and service focused on genetically-guided drug therapy decision-making, drug discovery and drug development.

Emily J Cicali
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Emily J Cicali Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-7919
Dominick J Angiolillo
Department: Medicine – Jacksonville

Dominick J Angiolillo M.D., Ph.D.

Professor; Chief, Division Of Cardiology; Medical Director, UF Health Cardiovascular Center – Jacksonville; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Research Program; Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Phone: (904) 244-2655
Larisa H Cavallari
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Larisa H Cavallari Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Professor And Debbie DeSantis Term Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8245
Kelsey Cook
Department: Jacksonville Campus

Kelsey Cook Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (904) 244-9876
David DeRemer
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

David DeRemer Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA

Clinical Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8891
Julio D Duarte
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Julio D Duarte Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8132
Yan Gong
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Yan Gong Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6297
Awewura Kwara

Awewura Kwara MD, MB, ChB, MPH, TM

Professor Of Medicine, VA Section Chief
Phone: (352) 294-5481
Jatinder Lamba
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Jatinder Lamba Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Dean For Research And Graduate Education; Professor And The Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair
Phone: (352) 273-6425
John S Markowitz
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

John S Markowitz Pharm.D., BCPP

Phone: (352) 273-6262
Caitrin W McDonough
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Caitrin W McDonough Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6435
Khoa Nguyen
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Khoa Nguyen Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9418
Luisel Ricks-Santi
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Luisel Ricks-Santi Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5412
Nathan D Seligson
Department: Jacksonville Campus

Nathan D Seligson Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (904) 244-9590
Danxin Wang
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Danxin Wang M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-7673

Implementation history

The UF College of Pharmacy has implemented pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice in three hospitals, 23 different clinics, including academic medical centers and primary and specialty care settings for 12 different patient populations. More than 6,000 patients from diverse backgrounds and settings have participated in the implementations.

Precision Medicine timeline

Training opportunities

As a clinical pharmacogenomics fellow, you will receive comprehensive training in multiple research and clinical areas within UF Health. The expertise you gain through these programs will put you on the pathway toward a successful career in precision medicine.

  • Clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics within UF Health
  • Exposure to innovative practice models, with a focus on the ambulatory care setting
  • Translational research in the UF Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
  • Professional development opportunities in multiple areas:

Former Program Participants

Those who have participated in UF’s clinical pharmacogenetics program have built careers at various, high-level institutions across the United States.

Fellow Map 2022

Not shown on the map: Hana Al Alshaykh, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Specialist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“Training under the internationally renowned experts at UF provided abundant opportunities for growth. I cherish both the knowledge and professional relationships that I developed. Even after completion of my training, this network has continued to be an invaluable resource.”

D. Max Smith (MedStar, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Specialist)