The PhRMA Foundation hosts events such as webinars and panels exploring topics of importance in biopharmaceutical research. See below for upcoming and past events.
Webinar: Tips for Writing a Winning Grant Application
Hear advice from a former PhRMA Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee member on applying for research grants from the Foundation. Peter J. Neumann, ScD, director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center, will share his insight into writing a successful application for the Foundation’s Value Assessment and Health Outcomes Research fellowships and grants. The Foundation offers funding opportunities for predoctoral students, postdoctoral trainees, and early- and mid-career faculty in the VA-HOR program.
Exploring Career Paths: AbbVie’s Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program
Are you curious about working in the biopharmaceutical industry? A fellowship at a biopharmaceutical company could provide an opportunity to see whether this career path might be the right fit for you. The PhRMA Foundation hosted a webinar to hear current fellows from AbbVie talk about their experiences working in Medical Affairs at a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company and to share information on how to apply for the one-year program. Watch the webinar below and read the PhD and PharmD brochures.
Exploring Career Paths: Community-Based Clinical Research
Are you a medical student or a physician interested in community-based clinical research? The PhRMA Foundation hosted an informational webinar about the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program, which supports early-stage investigator physicians and medical students to build a pipeline of community-oriented clinical trialists of diverse backgrounds and transform the clinical research landscape. The program — supported by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the American Association for Cancer Research — features two awards:
- Clinical Investigator Pathway Program — A summer service-learning externship designed to expose talented medical students (MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD) of diverse backgrounds to clinical research in community-based clinical research settings
- Career Development Award — A two-year program to support early-stage investigator physicians who are either underrepresented in medicine or have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research in becoming independent clinical trial investigators engaged in advancing health equity through their research and mentoring.
Patient Centered Outcomes Webinar Series
The PhRMA Foundation hosted a virtual three-part webinar series focused on enhancing patient-centricity in value and health technology assessments.
Webinar attendees had the opportunity to hear leading health care economists, health outcomes researchers and patient advocates discuss how best to prioritize patient-centered outcomes and ensure inclusive patient engagement in value assessment research.
Looking Forward: Opportunities Towards a Collaborative Research Agenda for Patient-Centered Evidence Generation and Broad Impact Beyond Current Models.
Spotlight on Current and Emerging Approaches and Methods to Enhance Patient-Centricity and Inclusive Patient Engagement in Value Assessment
History, Current Landscape, and Gaps to Advancing Patient-Centered Outcomes and Inclusive Patient Engagement in Value Assessment
October 18, 2021 | Society for Medical Decision Making 43rd Annual Conference
The challenges of COVID-19 brought the crucial work of our nation’s scientists to the forefront and highlighted the need to address racial inequity in health care. The winners of the PhRMA Foundation Challenge Award titled How can value assessment methods and processes better account for populations that are typically underrepresented in research and drivers of health disparities? presented their winning papers during SMDM’s 43rd Annual Conference. You may watch the recorded portion of their presentation HERE.
- Eberechukwu Onukwugha, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Moderator)
- Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Vice-Chair of Population Health Science, University of Vermont Medical Center
- Surachat Ngorsuraches, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University
- Karaoke “Karam” Diaby, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida
- Leticia R. Moczygemba, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy (at Austin)
Summary: Health policy makers and research leaders discussed the useful tools and findings PhRMA Foundation grant recipients are developing to overcome shortcomings of current approaches to value assessment. The conference illustrated the connection between value assessment research and the practical applications to support and strengthen the decision-making process within the U.S. health care system.
Summary: Health policy makers and research leaders discussed the impact of new trends in digital technologies and advanced data analysis on precision medicine and implications for regulatory decision-making.
Summary: Health care leaders gathered to discuss emerging trends in precision medicine and impacts on regulatory decision-making. Particular focus was placed on 3D printing of medical products, combined with cell-based products (combination and Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine products) and technologies and approaches that integrate and analyze genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and/or epigenetic data for precision medicine.
Summary: Health care leaders and institutions that are identifying transformative solutions to measure value in health care and advance a value-driven health care system were honored with special awards. Four organizations were highlighted.
Summary: Seventy national health care experts gathered to discuss trends and highlights in Comparative Effectiveness and Patient Centered Outcomes research.
Summary: Diverse health care stakeholders gathered to discuss strategies for improving medication adherence and overall health outcomes.