Department of Pharmacy Administration

The University of Mississippi

Professional Opportunities

Faculty and Grads

Pharmacy Administration faculty and graduate students networking with researchers and educators in the field of Pharmacy Administration while attending national conferences.

The graduate program in Pharmacy Administration affords excellent career opportunities in a variety of settings and has maintained an exceptional track record in placing graduates. Graduates of the program have obtained positions in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, managed care organizations, professional associations, consulting and marketing research firms, government agencies, hospitals, and health care journal publication agencies. In academia, the program has produced several chairs of Pharmacy Administration Departments and deans of pharmacy schools nationwide. In the pharmaceutical industry, many alumni have quickly risen to senior management positions in marketing, health/pharmaceutical economics, and pharmacy affairs. Other graduates of the program have secured key positions in the federal and state governments and professional associations in pharmacy.  Below are examples of positions of recent graduates:

Graduate Placement Data

Grad Year Degree Graduate Name Employment after Graduation
2007 PhD William Lobb Medical Marketing Economics, Oxford, MS
2007 PhD Manasi Amit Shah Patel Medical Marketing Economics, Oxford, MS
2007 PhD Amit Patel Medical Marketing Economics, Oxford, MS
2008 PhD Sean King Union University, Jackson, TN
2008 PhD Erin Holmes University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
2010 PhD Suvapun Bunniran Trinity Partners, Waltham, MA
2011 PhD LeighAnn Bynum Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2011 MS Sai Dharmarajan Acumen, Burlingame, CA
2011 MS Hafiz Oko-Osi United Biosource Corporation
2011 MS Tushar Padwal Medical Marketing Economics, Oxford, MS
2011 MS Sumit Verma Acumen, Burlingame, CA
2012 PhD Kyle Null University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
2012 PhD Vennela Thumula Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Cambridge, MA
2012 PhD Doug Paul Medical Marketing Economics, Oxford, MS
2013 PhD Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina
2013 PhD Ramsankur Basak University of North Carolina, NC
2013 PhD Tasneem Lokhandwala Xcenda, Florida
2014 PhD Philip Schwab Humana, Louisville, KY
2014 PhD Amod Athavale Trinity Partners, Waltham, MA
2014 PhD Manasi Datar IMS Health, Bentonville, AR
2014 PhD Krutika Jariwala BCBS, Michigan
2015 PhD Namita Joshi Pharmerit International, Bethesda, MD
2015 PhD Zainab Shahpurwala Trinity Partners, Waltham, MA
2015 PhD Divya Verma IMS Health, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Internships

Summer 2018

  • Ian Freeman is working at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, California, gaining experience in health economics and outcomes research.
  • Monika Salkar is working at Glaxo Smith Kline in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, in the Value Evidence Outcomes (VEO) department. She will have projects that involve developing retrospective study designs and analyzing the company database.
  • Chuk Dibie is working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Deerfield, Illinois, as he engages in relevant industry projects to gain hands-on skills. As he learns more about the ever-changing pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Chuk looks to develop a professional network of mentors that encourage growth and continual development in the HEOR sphere.
  • Kaustuv Bhattacharya, is working at Pharmerit International in Bethesda, Maryland, as this internship will help further develop his skills in the field of health economics and outcomes research, specifically real-world evidence and patient-reported outcomes. The projects assigned to Kaustuv are closely related to his dissertation research, so it will help familiarize him with some methodologies he plans to explore.
  • Siddhi Korgaonkar, is working at Alkermes Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts, serving as an HEOR summer intern. This will provide her with exposure to working in the pharmaceutical industry. Siddhi will gain hands-on experience, practical learning and networking with professionals that will broaden her career prospects and help her grow as a researcher.
  • Sushmitha Inguva, is working at AbbVie in North Chicago, Illinois, as she is excited to strengthen her knowledge in patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and their application to the Parkinson’s disease area.

Summer 2016

  • Nilesh Gangan, M.S. graduate student, is working June-August 2016 at AbbVie in Mettawa, IL.
  • Manasi Suryavanshi, M.S. graduate student, is working June-August 2016 as a Science Intern at Abbvie in Chicago, IL.
  • Kaustuv Bhattacharya, B.S. graduate student, is working June-August 2016 at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Plainsboro, NJ.
  • Sasi Nunna, graduate student, is working June-December 2016 at AbbVie in Chicago, IL.

Nilesh is working a summer internship at EPI-Q in Oak Brook, IL – Pictured here in front of the Centennial Fountain

Nilesh seeing the city - Pictured here at the Downtown Towers in Oak Brook, Illinois

Nilesh seeing the city – Pictured here at the Downtown Towers in Oak Brook, Illinois

Ruchit Shah at Professional Development Day for Pharmerit on Internship, Summer, 2015

Ruchit Shah (pictured back row, 2nd from left)  at Professional Development Day for Pharmerit on Internship, Summer, 2015

Manasi Suryavanshi in Chicago sightseeing while on Summer Internship, 2015

Manasi Suryavanshi in Chicago sightseeing while on Summer Internship, 2015

Manasi Suryavanshi in Chicago on internship 2015

Sasi Nunna at Xcenda Amerisource Bergen Consulting Services in Palm Harbor, FL for Summer 2015 Internship

Sasi Nunna at Xcenda Amerisource Bergen Consulting Services in Palm Harbor, FL for Summer 2015 Internship

Summers, 2014-2015

  • Nilesh Gangan, M.S. graduate student, is working June-August, 2015 at EPI-Q in Oak Brook IL
  • Sasikiran Nunna, M.S. graduate student is working as an Intern at Applied Data Analytics, June-August, 2015, Xcenda Tampa, FL
  • Ruchitbhai Shah, M.S. graduate student is working at Pharmerit North America LLC, June-August, 2015, Bethesda, MD
  • Manasi Suryavanshi, M.S. graduate student is working as a Science Intern at Abbvie, June-August, 2015, Chicago, IL

Summers, 2012-2013

  • Tristen Jackson, M.S. graduate student, is working May-August, 2013, in Senator Cochran’s office in Washington, D.C.
  • Sujith Ramachandran, M.S. graduate student, is working June-August, 2013 at Bavarian Nordic in Mountainview, CA
  • Ruchit Shah, M.S. graduate student, is working May-August, 2013, at Biogen IDEC in Boston, MA

Summers, 2011-2012

  • Namita Joshi, M.S. graduate student, is working as a Health Economics Intern at Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Global Market Access, Biogen Idec, in the Massachusetts-Weston Facility.
  • Zainab Shahpurwala, M.S. graduate student, is working as a Graduate Intern at Amgen in the Global Health Economics Department in Thousand Oaks, California.

Summers, 2010-2011

  • Amod S. Athavale, Ph.D. graduate student, completed a summer internship at BioVid Corporation in Princeton, NJ. He worked there as a Project Associate.
  • Clive Mendonca, a Ph.D. graduate student, completed a summer internship in the marketing and commercialization department at ToleRx Inc. in Cambridge, Mass.
  • Krutika Jariwala and Leigh Ann Bynum, Ph.D. graduate students, completed part-time summer internships at CE Outcomes in Birmingham, AL.
  • Namita Joshi and Zainab Shahpurwala, M.S. graduate students, completed summer internships at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development in Boston, MA.
  • Tasneem Lokhandwala, Ph.D. graduate student, completed a summer internship in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) department at XcendaAmerisourceBergen Consulting Services in Palm Harbor, FL.
  • Tushar Padwal, M.S. graduate student, completed a summer internship in the Qualitative Services and Statistics Division at BioVid Corporation in princeton, N.J.