Past Residents and Pharmacy Residency Projects

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​Past Residents and Pharmacy Residency Projects


2016 ─ 2017​ 

Jaxson Burkins, PharmD 

PharmD Degree: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) – 2016 

Residency Project: Impact of pharmacist-led outpatient management of minor bleeding events on the rate of emergency department visits for patients on vitamin K antagonists 

Current Employment: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL – PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident 


Jennifer Sposito, PharmD 

PharmD Degree: Belmont University – 2016 

Residency Project: Pharmacist driven anticoagulation optimization in the ambulatory setting 

Current Employment: Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN – Clinical Pharmacist 

Email: Jennifer.Sposito@parkview.com ​


Jared Netley, PharmD, MPA 

PharmD Degree: Drake University – 2016 

Residency Project: Patient outcomes following implementation of procalcitonin levels in a community hospital 

Current Employment: Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN – Clinical Pharmacist 

Email: Jared.Netley@parkview.com 


Kelsi Barnes (Wurm), PharmD 

PharmD Degree: Ohio Northern University – 2016 

Residency Project: Efficacy of neutral position beractant administration in neonates


2015 ─ 2016​

Kimberly Doerhoff, PharmD, MPA

PharmD Degree: Drake University – 2015

Residency Project: Postoperative pain management in total joint arthroplasty after implementation of multimodal analgesia approach

Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, MO


Laura Koppen, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Midwestern University, Chicago – 2015

PGY1 Residency Project: Implementation of an acute kidney injury trigger tool in a community hospital

PGY2 Residency: Drug Information, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Current Employment: Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Pharmacist, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Drug Information Group, Chicago, IL 


Silvia Petkova, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University – 2015

Residency Project: Governance and management of medication alerts in a community hospital


Kaitlyn Robinson, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Butler University – 2015

PGY1 Residency Project: Evaluation of pharmacist and nurse guided electrolyte replacement

PGY2 Residency: Critical Care, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, United Hospital, St. Paul, MN


2014 ─ 2015

William Armstrong, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Butler University, 2014
Residency Project: Safety and efficacy of two different doses of tranexamic acid in orthopedic patients
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Email:  william.armstrong@parkview.com


Jaleesa Myers (Bragg), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2014
Residency Project: Evaluation of intrathecal morphine versus transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with single dose “caine” versus epidural in colorectal surgery patients
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL


Sarah Schepers, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2014

Residency Project: Rehospitalization rates following stent placement in patients receiving clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor                                                                     Current Employment: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN


Michelle Huck (Tharp), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2013
Residency Project: Efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban versus apixaban versus aspirin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in total hip and knee arthroplasty
Current Employment: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Indiana University Health Methodist, Indianapolis, IN


2013 ─- 2014

Jesse Christman, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2013
Residency Project: Effect of a vancomycin dose-limiting policy on initial troughs in obese and non-obese patients
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email: jesse.christman@parkview.com 


G. Scott Girt, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2013
Residency Project: Appropriate use of thromboprophylaxis and the effect on hospital return visits due to venous thromboembolism
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email: scott.girt@parkview.com


Kassandra Foellinger (Koopman), PharmD

PharmD Degree: University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2013
Residency Project: Hypoglycemic event rates of intermittent insulin and continuous insulin infusion in intensive care
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email: kassandra.koopman@parkview.com


Andrea Jackson (Vogt), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: University of Findlay, 2013
Residency Project: Implementation of a prospective patient-controlled analgesia service in a community regional medical center
Current Employment: Staff Clinical Pharmacist, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Edgewood, KY


2012 ─ 2013

Abdelmajid Alnatsheh, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

B.S. Pharmacy Degree: Applied Science University, Jordan, 1998
PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2012
Residency Project: Comparison of the effectiveness of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis with enoxaparin between obese and non-obese patients
Current Employment: Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia


Megan Straub (Burns), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: The University of Toledo, 2012
Residency Project: Implementation of pharmacy services in a cardiac rehabilitation program
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Email: megan.burns@parkview.com


Lauren McNace (Frain), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Drake University, 2012Residency 

Project: Hyponatremia as a risk factor for falls in hospitalized patients                                      

Current Employment: Transitions of Care Pharmacist, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN


Bryan Statz, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2012 Residency Project: Incidence of acute renal failure with concurrent vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam therapy in patients with diabetes and/or obesity
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email: bryan.statz@parkview.com


2011 ─2012

Pavel Prusakov, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2011

PGY1 Residency Project:  Increased empiric vancomycin dosing in pediatrics    

PGY12 Residency: Pediatrics, University of Chicago  

Current Employment: Neonatal Intensive Care Clinical Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH


Stacy Waterman, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Ohio Northern University, 2011
Residency Project: Identification of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) susceptibility to fosfomycin
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Email: stacy.waterman@parkview.com


Christopher Westrick, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

PharmD Degree: Ohio Northern University, 2011
PGY1 Residency Project: Standardization of intravenous infusion medication concentrations across Northeast Indiana

PGY2 Residency​: Ambulatory Care, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Current Employment: Clinical Instructor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy; and Ambulatory Care Specialty Practice Pharmacist, OSU Total Health & Wellness, Columbus, Ohio


2010 ― 2011

Abby Todt (Keiser), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: The University of Toledo, 2010
Residency Project: Appropriateness of acute care adult acetaminophen utilization at a community hospital
Current Employment: Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Email: abby.todt@parkview.com


Natasha Niedbalec, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
Residency Project: Influenza vaccination rates after education
Current Employment: Interim Director of Pharmacy, Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, IL


2009 ― 2010

Smriti Rana (Chawla), PharmD

PharmD Degree: Midwestern University, Chicago, 2009
Residency Project: Development of an educational guide for pharmacists transitioning from the community to hospital pharmacy setting
Current Employment: Oncology Pharmacist, DuPage Medical Group, Darien, IL


Sarah Pehlke, PharmD

PharmD Degree:  The Ohio State University, 2009
Residency Project:  Economic analysis of alvimopan use at a community hospital
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Email: sarah.pehlke@parkview.com


Corrine Drysdale (Reno), PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Wayne State University, 2009
Residency Project:  Evaluation of methylnatrexone use in a community hospital
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Oncology, Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, Mich.


2008 ― 2009

Meredith Higley (Harper), PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

PharmD Degree: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2008
Residency Project: Assessment of pediatric pain management
Current Employment: Clinical Specialist, US Arym, Fort Stewart, GA


Jamie Lyberg, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Ferris State University, 2008
Residency Project: Comparing conventional vancomycin dosing to scheduled vancomycin dosing in hemodialysis patients
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Grand Rapids VA Outpatient Clinic, Grand Rapids, MI


Viktorija Barr (Trakis), PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID

PharmD Degree: Drake University, 2008

PGY1 Residency Project:  A prospective open-label controlled trial on antibiotic dosing in obese patients

PGY2 Residency: Infectious Diseases, Detroit Medical Center

Current Employment: Assistant Professor and Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy & Northwestern Memorial Hospital, North Chicago, IL


2007 ― 2008

Autumn Gordon, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Auburn University, 2007

Residency Project: Comparing rates of DVT prophylaxis before and after a pharmacy initiated DVT risk assessment and recommendation tool                                           Current Employment: Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Central Alabama VA Healthcare System, Ft. Benning, GA​


Nehal Pandya, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Midwestern University, Glendale, 2007
Residency Project: Efficacy and safety of sitagliptin in a community hospital setting
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist ─ aLoyola University Health System, Chicago, IL

Alicia Thorne, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: The Ohio State University, 2007
Residency Project: The implementation of home order entry at a community hospital
Current Employment: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI


2006 ― 2007

Jennifer Galligan (Mullen), PharmD, MBA, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2006
Residency Project: Process improvement strategies post-implementation of barcode medication scanning in the hospital setting
Current Employment: Inpatient Staff Pharmacist, Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Michael Todt, PharmD, BCCCP

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2006
Residency Project: Storage of bivalirudin in automated dispensing machines
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

E-mail: michael.todt@parkview.com


2005 ― 2006

Allison Tucker, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2005
Residency Project: Development of a community-wide and hospital-based influenza pandemic response plan
Current Employment: Director of Pharmacy & Clinical Services, Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital, Mishawaka, IN

Drew Wiard, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2005
Residency Project: Assessing the impact upon inventory of a reengineered medication distribution model
Current Employment: Network Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Residency Director, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN

Lubna Najam, BS Pharm

B.S. Pharmacy Degree: Bombay University, 1998
Masters in Pharmaceutics Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 2001
Residency Project: Implementation of algorithms and psychiatric rating scales for treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, University Specialty Hospital, Annapolis, MD


2004 ― 2005

Elizabeth Lucius (Callahan), PharmD

PharmD Degree: Ohio Northern University, 2004
Residency Project: 
Implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) trigger tool for adverse drug events (ADEs) and evaluating the rate of harm in an acute care hospital
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH

Sarah Pfaehler (Williamson), PharmD, BCPS, MBA

PharmD Degree: The University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2004
Residency Project: Evaluation of Prophylactic Antimicrobial Selection and Duration for Surgical Procedures
Current Employment: Clinical Integration Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email: sarah.pfaehler@parkview.com


2003 ― 2004

Jennifer Daseler, PharmD

PharmD Degree: University of Toledo, 2003
Residency Project: Evaluation of an Automated Dispensing Machine Override Policy
Current Employment: Night Pharmacist, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email:  jennifer.daseler@parkview.com

Steven Pipenger, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 2003
Residency Project: Evaluation of Compliance with a Hyperkalemia Treatment Protocol
Current Employment: Staff Pharmacist, Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN


2002 ― 2003

Oliver Egwim, PharmD, MBA, LSSGB

PharmD Degree: Temple University, 2002
Residency Project: Evaluation of CHF Medications in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Current Employment: Pharmacy Operations Manager, Harris Healthy System, Houston, TX


2001 ― 2002

Ahmed Albarraq, PharmD

B.S. Pharmacy Degree: King Saud University
PharmD Degree: Campbell University School of Pharmacy, 2001
Residency Project: Heparin Dosing in Obese Patients
Current Employment: Hospital Pharmacist, Saudi Arabia

Jarrod A. Brubaker, BS Pharm, BCPS

B.S. Pharmacy Degree: Oregon State University, 2001
Residency Project: Vancomycin MIC’s and Correlation with Duration of Therapy
Current Employment: Clinical Manager of Pharmacy Services, Providence Health & Services Portland, OR

Kris Howard, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: West Virginia University, 2001
Residency Project: Neuromuscular Blocker Protocol for Short-Term ICU Paralysis
Current Employment: Clinical Specialist in Cardiology, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Email: kris.howard@parkview.com


2000 ― 2001

Adam D. Drzewicki, PharmD

PharmD Degree: University of Michigan, 2000
Residency Project: Delivery of pharmacy services to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Current Employment: Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI

Ronald A. Maxwell, Pharm. D.

Pharm. D. Degree: University of Wyoming, 2000
Residency Project: Development of program for tracking clinical intervention
Current Employment: Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WA


1999 ― 2000

Chris Lowe, PharmD

PharmD Degree: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1999
Residency Project: Hyperkalemia Protocol
Current Employment: Yakima, WA

Elizabeth Boucher, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, 1999
Residency Project:  Anticoagulation Therapy Unit Outcomes Data Tracking
Current Employment: Concord Hospital, Concord, NH


1998 ― 1999

Robert Warhurst, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Samford University, 1998
Residency Project: Pharmacoeconomics of GPIIb/IIIa Inhibitors
Current Employment: Pharmacy Operations Manager, IU Health Saxony Hospital, Fishers IN

Shannon DeWitt (Hazelton), PharmD

Pharm. D. Degree: Ohio Northern University, 1998
Residency Project: Outpatient Treatment of DVT
Current Employment: Pharmacy Operations Manager, Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne, IN


1997 ― 1998

Michelle Piatek, PharmD

PharmD Degree: Albany School of Pharmacy, 1997  
Residency Project: Continuous Infusion of Furosemide in CHF
Current Employment: University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA

Mark Stillwell, PharmD

PharmD Degree: University of Florida, 1997
Residency Project: Development of a CHF Clinic
Current Employment: Keltsch Pharmacy, Fort Wayne, IN


1996 ― 1997

Tim Johnston, PharmD, CBIS, BCPS, BCCCP

B.S. Pharmacy Degree: Butler University, 1992
PharmD Degree: Purdue University, 1995
Residency Project: Discharge Instruction Process Improvement
Current Employment: Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine & Neurology , Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

E-mail:  tim.johnston@parkview.com

Bruce Manzo, PharmD, BCPS

PharmD Degree: University of Pacific, 1996
Residency Project: Development of an Effective System for Tracking Outcomes in an Outpatient Asthma Clinic
Current Employment: VACCHCS, Fresno, CA

 

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