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INTRODUCTION

About PIPET

HomeINTRODUCTIONAbout PIPET

Pharmacometrics has been used as an effective tool for decision making in drug development and rational pharmacotherapy. It is still rapidly gaining its ground as an important tool for research and development in academia, industry, and regulators. -We presume almost all the visitors of this homepage know it already!

PIPET at the Catholic University of Korea was founded in 2014 to train young scientists as pharmacometricians so that they become capable to meaningfully contribute in the areas of global drug development, pharmacotherapy, and regulatory science.. Currenlty, there are a number of academic institutions training pharmacometricians worldwide. You may ask “Why is PIPET necessary?”. We’d like to answer to that question by saying that the pharmacometricians produced by PIPET should be those who -

  1. 1. Have practical knowledge and skills in modeling & simulation enough to apply in the fields of global drug development and clinical researche.
  2. 2. Are good communicators

    They should be keen to communicate with colleague scientists, physicians, regulators, or any other executives to help them make rational decisions using pharmacometrics. An emphasis will be made throughout the training program on “understanding the audience”.

  3. 3. Are problem solvers.
  4. 4. They should always think about WHY they are crunching numbers. Are collaborators.

    They should be good team players and emphasis will be made on how to collaborate with other key functions such as clinicians, statisticians, marketers, formulation scientists, etc.

  5. 5. Are competent clinical pharmacologists.

    They must appreciate the big picture of the drug development process and know how to apply pharmacometrics to answer questions raised at various steps to put the puzzles together.

Excellence in understanding mathematical equations is one of the necessities. However, that is not enough. Number crunching is only a minor portion of the PIPET. Communicating pharmacometricians with strong clinical pharmacology background are to be produced by PIPET.

Prof. Dong-Seok Yim
Director, PIPET, the Catholic University of Korea