ISMPP and the University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy announce a valuable enhancement to their Educational Partnership with the launch of a new UF specialty track, Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications, which is part of the UF online graduate program in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. The UF program offers Certificate, M.S., and M.S. + M.B.A. degree options and is designed for working professionals.
Tuition Discount for ISMPP Members!
The ISMPP-UF Educational Partnership offers tuition discounts to ISMPP members and employees: 50% off the first and last class of the UF online graduate program. Additional discounts may be available for employers that send through multiple students (contact Laura Happe: firstname.lastname@example.org).
UF points out that what sets this new specialty track apart from other journalism or medical writing graduate programs is the emphasis on applied learning and focus on value. Students learn how to assess medical evidence and develop scientifically-based content powered by health economics and outcomes research, whereas other programs focus on patient-directed communications rather than communications to policy and medical decision-makers. The new track, offering a Master’s Degree or Certificate, will begin summer 2021; the first admission deadline is April 5, 2021. After that, students can apply and start any semester – summer, fall, or spring.
“There is a high demand for professionals who can interpret and translate complex data into impactful communication tools. Ours is the first graduate program to specifically focus on communications to healthcare professionals, payers and regulators.”
Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
“Our Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications program is delivered by professors from the top-5 ranked UF College of Pharmacy who have real-world experience synthesizing clinical, economic and patient-reported data into value messages. We equip students to use data visualization and evidence-based storytelling to improve decision-making and health outcomes,” says Professor Randy Hatton, BPharm, PharmD. Graduate Director Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH, adds, “There is a high demand for professionals who can interpret and translate complex data into impactful communication tools. Ours is the first graduate program to specifically focus on communications to healthcare professionals, payers and regulators.”
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