Rutgers-NPC Health Policy & Communications Fellowship

The Rutgers-NPC Health Policy & Communications Fellowship Program trains and empowers the next generation of health policy professionals and leaders. 

NPC Rutgers Health Policy and Communications Fellowship

Now taking applications!

Applications are now open for the NPC-Rutgers 2024 - 2026 Health Policy & Communications Fellowship. Learn about this unique program and get details on how to apply in our brochure. Apply on the Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships website and submit your application by October 13, 2023. Candidates will be selected for interviews on a rolling basis, so be sure to submit your application as early as possible.

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About the Fellowship

NPC is a nearly 70-year old health policy research organization supported by leading pharmaceutical companies. We are dedicated to advancing good evidence and science and fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation.

Conducting and communicating research to inform the health policy debate about the affordability, access, and value of life-saving medicines has never been more important.

The Rutgers-NPC Health Policy & Communications Fellowship builds on our decades-long history of creating future pharmaceutical industry leaders. 

It is a unique opportunity for post-docs to learn the inner workings of a national health policy research organization, and become fluent in the language used by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers to inform legislation, regulations, and private coverage policies.

Rayan Salih, PharmD

Meet Dr. Salih

Learn about Rayan Salih, PharmD, the Rutgers-NPC 2023 - 2025 Health Policy & Communications Fellow.

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The two-year program bridges the gap between research, policy analysis and communications, and exposes post-doctoral fellows to real-world health policy and public affairs issues that researchers typically don’t get elsewhere. 

The fellow will report to and be mentored by the President and CEO, and work closely with NPC’s senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and member company staff workgroups. Health policy and communications is the focus of the program, though the fellow will gain invaluable skills in leadership as they participate in leadership meetings and help us execute against our strategic plan.

After completing their two-year fellowship, the fellow will be highly qualified to join NPC or a similar organization as a health policy researcher or communicator, or join a pharmaceutical company in a health policy, market access, or strategic communications role.

This unique fellowship is an accelerated path to industry experience, and an opportunity to be part of a best-in-class research team while meeting thought leaders across the pharmaceutical industry. We invite you to dream big, deliver impactful research, and drive better health policy as an NPC fellow.