Additional Partnered Training Programs

NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars Program

PittPharmacy has partnered with the NACDS Foundation since 2012 to design and conduct this program focused on supporting pharmacy faculty to design and conduct meaningful community pharmacy-based research. Scholars collaborate to learn and support research at their own school/college while learning from one another and from community pharmacy leaders and researchers nationwide.


TOP TIER (Training Outpatient Pharmacists Techniques in Evidence-based Research) is a research course for community pharmacy practice residents in Pennsylvania. Residents will learn:
– Key components of successful research, from conceptualization to manuscript preparation
– Verbal and written communication skills via presentation and scientific writing
– Research problem solving skills during project design and implementation
– Professional skills of a well-rounded pharmacist eligible for a wide range of career opportunities