Emory University Hospital (EUH) offers a Nutrition Support Pharmacy Fellowship (NSPF) that builds on your PharmD training and helps you develop expert knowledge and skills in specialized nutrition support practice and research.
The fellowship program evolved from our nutrition support residency program, which was established in 1984 and is one of the country’s oldest ASHP-accredited programs. It is the only NSPF program endorsed by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) since 2021. The NSPF is a one- to two-year clinical fellowship specializing in adult nutrition support services and nutrition-focused research. The fellow is an active member of the multidisciplinary nutrition and metabolic support service, with over 250 years of practice experience providing inpatient and outpatient nutrition support services. The second year of fellowship training is based on the fellow’s research-based performance and interests.
EUH’s Nutritional Support Team (NST) is one of the highest-volume programs in the country, with an average of 50 inpatients per day and approximately 150 home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients per week. NST comprises two medical directors (Dr. John Galloway and Dr. Thomas Ziegler), one advanced practice provider, three clinical pharmacy specialists, two clinical dietitians, and two nurse specialists. NST offers a hospital-wide consult service with order writing privileges to prescribe specialized enteral and parenteral nutrition support and other nutrition and metabolic support services. In addition to providing a high level of clinical service, the NST is also active in clinical research, including NIH-funded, multi-centered studies. Dr. Ziegler, as director of the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition - a multidisciplinary research unit in the Department of Medicine, has facilitated and strengthened the presence of nutrition-oriented research on campus.
The fellowship allows you to develop expert knowledge and skills in specialized nutrition support practice and research and become a clinical nutrition support pharmacy leader. You will develop and refine multiple skill sets (i.e., practice foundation, direct patient care, drug information, policy development and practice management).
After completion, you will be prepared to assume a nutrition support clinical position in an acute care or home care facility, a combination of academia and clinical practice affiliated with a college of pharmacy and/or advanced fellowship in nutrition support or research. You will have the competencies to become a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and/or a Board-Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP).