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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