Welcome to Novant Health Go

Preceptors

Mary Ellen Pisano, PharmD, BCACP

Title Clinical pharmacy specialist, Residency program director – PGY1 Am Care
Rotation(s): Research project
Ongoing projects: NH Diabetes Advisory Council, NH Diabetes Care Pathway
School of pharmacy: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Residency training: Erie VA Medical Center (Erie, PA)
Email: mepisano@novanthealth.org


Jennifer Anderson, PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Title: Supervisor, Care Connections Pharmacy

Title Manager, Clinical pharmacy
Rotation(s): Research project, Administration
Ongoing projects: NH Diabetes Advisory Council, NH Diabetes Care Pathway
School of pharmacy: Campbell University
Residency training: Campbell University Drug Information Residency
Email: janderson2@novanthealth.org


Chue Black, BCPS, CPP 

Title Clinical pharmacy specialist
Rotation: Behavioral health
Description of learning experience: This is an integrative behavioral health rotation located at a primary care clinic. Patients are referred to the clinical pharmacist specialist for medication management and assessment for triaging to a higher level of care if needed. The learning experience will focus on depression, anxiety, insomnia, and tobacco cessation but may also include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorder.
Current projects:Long acting antipsychotic initiation (LAI), transitions of care support for LAI, substance abuse with focus on Vivitrol injection. Initiating a smoking cessation program at various clinic sites.
Future projects:  Develop an injection site clinic for long acting antipsychotics injections and Vivitrol. Develop an investigational drug study using long acting antipsychotics in early onset schizophrenia.
Email: c.lee@novanthealth.org


Catherine Joyner, PharmD 

Title Clinical pharmacy specialist
Rotation: Population Health
Description of learning experience: Pharmacists provide transition of care medication reconciliation and therapeutic interventions by ensuring appropriate preventative and treatment medication regimens upon hospital discharge. High-risk patients are prioritized, and pharmacists work collaboratively with the care coordination team consisting of nurses, social workers, and dieticians to ensure that patients receive optimal care. The resident will have the opportunity to develop skills in transitions of care via full chart reviews, assessment for appropriate pharmacotherapy for a variety of indications, drug information, and also receive referrals for general medication management needs, including medication adherence.
Ongoing projects:Central refill service, student precepting
School of pharmacy Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Email: cdjoyner@novanthealth.org


Cindy Kennedy, BSPharm 

Title Ambulatory pharmacist
Rotation: Medication therapy management
Description of learning experience: To perform the various function of Medication Therapy Management using Mirixa and Outcomes platforms. Familiarize the resident with direct patient and provider contact for the purpose of increasing patient knowledge and adherence of medications.
Ongoing projects:Implement vaccination programs at Novant Health pharmacies specifically the role of activating and training for the North Carolina Immunization Registry. Brittay Linthicum, PharmD; Jessica McDuffie, PharmD; Andrew Wright, PharmD. Pharmacy redesign team- accessing pharmacy function in regards to patient care, capture rate and retainment. Karen Ewing, PharmD; Jay Brown, PharmD
School of pharmacy University of South Carolina
Email: cskennedy@novanthealth.org


Justine Maher, PharmD, BCPS, CPP 

Title Clinical pharmacy specialist
Rotation: Primary care
Description of learning experience: The residence are provided opportunities to develop leadership and patient care skills, practice management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a primary care clinic. The resident will develop skills in communication with patients and team members, including evaluating adherence to medications, medication lists for appropriateness for diagnosis and in accordance with guidelines and patient lab values, formulating recommendations for patient and provider to optimize drug therapies and providing providers with continuing education discussions. The resident will perform basic clinic functions, such as rooming a patient, getting vitals, reviewing medications, obtaining finger sticks and lab results, providing insulin injection patient education. Three core focus areas are: Anticoagulation, Diabetes, and Annual Medicare Wellness Exams.
Ongoing projects:Opioid stewardship team
School of pharmacy University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Residency training Moses Cone Health System PGY1 with emphasis in primary care
Email: jmaher@novanthealth.org


Sarah Waldrop, PharmD  

Title Retail Pharmacist
Rotation: Medication Therapy Management
Description of learning experience: Utilizing the Mirixa and Outcomes patient identification platforms, the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) rotation allows residents to engage in a comprehensive review of patient's medications. Thorough out this experience, residents will have direct patient and provider contact to increase patient’s adherence and knowledge of medications as well as ensure they are receiving optimal therapy in accordance to current guidelines.
Ongoing projects:Evaluate the financial benefits and obstacles associated with pharmacy team members preforming MTM services as well as assist in the operational development of integrating MTM into the current outpatient workflow.
Email: sewaldrop@novanthealth.org