Industry Pharmacists Organization

The Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) is an organization for pharmacy students interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. As a local member, students will hear from guest speakers across the country, learn more about the different functional areas in industry, and receive advice on how to be a competitive applicant. As a national member, students will gain access to valuable resources such as an expansive job search tool for internships, fellowship brochures, and career information. There will be opportunities to participate in conferences, competitions, journal clubs, and professional development workshops. Most of all, students will have the opportunity to network with their peers as well as veterans-of-the-field from every corner of the nation. Joining this organization will be students’ “in” into industry.

Common Functional Areas in Pharmaceutical Industry:

  • Medical Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Development
  • Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR)


  • Raising awareness of the roles that industry pharmacists play in drug development, appropriate medication use, and other aspects of industry
  • Creating opportunities for student pharmacists to connect with industry pharmacists
  • Providing opportunities to participate in industry-focused scholarly activity
  • Collaborating with IPhO National to create and distribute industry-focused resources and materials that are targeted to student pharmacists
  • Working with IPhO National and local pharmacy school faculty/administration to promote access to industry-focused internship and other experiential opportunities

2022-2023 Officers

  • President: Kelsey Waruszewski
  • President-Elect: Tim Brown
  • Vice President: Humza Ullah
  • Director of Professional Programming: Angel Sebastian
  • Director of Social Media and Marketing: Jerry Zeng 
  • Director of Finances and Fundraising: Pearl Craig
  • Director of Communications: Vanessa McWilliams
  • Director of National Engagement: Janice Jang 
  • Director of Value of Industry Pharmacists Case Competition: Hirra Zaidi

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