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Preceptors

Katie Andricopulos PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The pediatric hematology/oncology rotation provides the resident with the opportunity to develop skills in providing pharmaceutical care to pediatric hematology/oncology patients and to acquire an understanding of the pharmacist's role on the health care team for this service. The resident will participate in patient care rounds with nurse practitioners, primary care physicians and pharmacists. The resident will develop skills in reviewing medication profiles, assessing chemotherapy regimens, and supportive care of the patient.

Ongoing Projects: Assessment of Febrile Neutropenia Antibiotic Use within a Children's Hospital

Butler University College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN
PGY-2 Pediatrics Residency at University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, KY

Email: kandricopulos@novanthealth.org

Lisa Blanchette, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Clinical Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacy Health System Administration

Residents will gain experience supporting the infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship needs across a 14 hospital system. The resident will support multidisciplinary projects and communications across the acute and ambulatory space, develop and support system-level antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, gain experience with approach to demonstrating value of antimicrobial stewardship efforts through development of dashboard metrics, benchmarking, and reporting, and lead discussion at system level meetings. Additionally, the resident will be involved in formulary management process as well as interface with clinical improvement and infection prevention team members.

Ongoing Projects: antimicrobial stewardship services expansion, dashboard development and tracking, surgical prophylaxis improvement project, hospital admission avoidance programs, management of high-risk cultures, credentialing and privileging, penicillin skin testing.

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

Email: lmblanchette@novanthealth.org

Kimberly Brandt, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Generalist

During the internal medicine rotation at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, the resident will get to experience the role of a clinical pharmacist in a small, community hospital. The resident will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings, including intensive care, internal medicine, ambulatory care, and management!

Ongoing Projects: Multimodal pain management for total joint arthroplasty, Cost-effective treatment for COPD in the hospital setting

Ohio Northern University, Raabe College of Pharmacy
PGY-1 and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at West Virginia University Healthcare, Morgantown, WV

Email: kimberly.brandt@novanthealth.org

Bridget Bridgman, PharmD, CPPS

System Director of Medication Safety

During this rotation the resident will learn medication safety principles and experience medication safety at a facility level and system level. The rotation will also give a resident exposure to the acute care and ambulatory setting incorporating learnings in process improvement, regulatory and risk assessment, decision support, patient experience and leadership.

Ongoing Projects: Anticoagulation transitions of care, opioid epidemic

Albany College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Email: bmbridgman@novanthealth.org

Meghan Bryan, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Neurology, Neurocritical Care

During the neurology/neurocritical care rotation, the resident will have the opportunity to see a broad range of neurological disease states including stroke, seizures, neurologic infections, while also managing additional complex medical problems. The resident will learn how to interact with an interdisciplinary rounding team and assess a patient’s pharmacologic needs from presentation in the emergency room to the post-discharge clinic. Depending on the desire of the resident, there can be a focus on the critical care setting, neurosurgery, epilepsy, or general neuro-geriatrics.

Ongoing Projects: oral anticoagulant reversal order set optimization, statin evaluation in subarachnoid hemorrhage, medication use evaluation around non-critical electrolyte protocol, pharmacist stroke bridge clinic, drug study primary investigator

Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Email: mmgalloway2@novanthealth.org

Jacinta Chin, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases

The resident will collaborate with providers and other pharmacists in the antimicrobial management of patients at multiple community hospitals with an emphasis on antimicrobial stewardship principles. Topic discussions will be tailored to the resident's experience during rotation and may include infectious disease states, microbiology, and comprehensive review of antimicrobials. Projects may include a patient case presentation, journal club presentation, and/or other projects based on current events.

Ongoing Projects: Variety of infectious diseases-focused projects for system-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and Infectious Diseases Subcommittee, participation in resident-led research and medication use evaluation projects

Temple University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.

Email: JacintaChin@novanthealth.org

Maryann Choy-Ames, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Transitions of Care

The transitions of care rotation is part of the Novant Health Care Connections department. The rotation consists of assuring appropriate transition of the patient from discharge to home with emphasis on medication reconciliation, medication education provided to patient, comprehensive chart review to ensure appropriate pharmacotherapy selection upon patient discharge, optimization of long term management of chronic disease states, and identification of monitoring parameters.

Ongoing Projects: Standardization of Intervention Documentation for Pharmacists in the Outpatient Setting. Implementation of a pharmacist-led transitional care protocol for patients post-percutaneous coronary intervention.

Previous Projects: Acute-care pharmacist led medication assistance program for hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus: a transitions of care initiative.

Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Email: mchoy-ames@novanthealth.org

Laura Frantz, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

The resident will have the opportunity to develop skills in providing pharmaceutical care to medical critical care patients and to acquire an understanding of the pharmacist's role on the MICU Interdisciplinary team. The resident will participate in interdisciplinary patient care rounds with physicians, physician extenders, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the interdisciplinary MICU team. The resident will develop skills in the assessment and pharmaceutical care management of critical care patients.

Ongoing Projects: development/use analysis/revision of multiple Novant Health critical care order sets/protocols, planning for LeapFrog ICU Corporate initiative for pharmacist involvement in daily patient care rounds, Critical Care Team participation in Ventilator/Sedation Liberation Initiative with Vanderbilt University and the SCCM, Albumin/Breo target medications, Policy Revisions (Electrolyte Replacement, Medications Restricted by Location corporate policy) as assigned, Novant Health Pharmacy Corporate Dimensions System List facilitator, Novant Health Pharmacy Corporate Smartphrase Team member, P&T initiatives and other miscellaneous projects as assigned

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Email: lrfrantz@novanthealth.org

Allison Gaddy, PharmD, BCPS

CT/Vascular Surgery/Cardiac Critical Care

This rotation offers the resident the opportunity to apply his/her patient management skills by providing comprehensive pharmaceutical service including: pharmacotherapy consults, pharmacokinetic analysis, drug information, and intensive monitoring of cardiac critical care and cardiovascular/thoracic surgery patients. The resident will be an active participant of various committees and interdisciplinary teams. If the resident elects to do an optional Cardiology Critical Care-2 elective rotation, the learning experience will build on knowledge gained during the Cardiology Critical Care-1 rotation.

Ongoing projects: Cardiac Critical Care lectures for pharmacists, P&T formulary reviews/projects, nursing inservices on various medications, presentation of medication topics to interdisciplinary Best Practice teams, and various quality improvement projects for Cardiac Surgery/Cardiac Critical Care

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
PGY2 Cardiology Residency at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Email: agaddy@novanthealth.org

Lacie McKamey, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases – Antimicrobial Stewardship

Residents will be able to improve their antimicrobial stewardship skills in a tertiary care facility as it relates to a variety of clinical specialties including, critical care, hematology/oncology and pediatrics. Residents will review daily reports to evaluate opportunities for antibiotic streamlining and overall appropriateness of therapeutic regimens. The resident will participate in topic discussions, including medication classes and microbiology, as well as literature evaluations throughout the rotation to improve knowledge base.

Ongoing Projects: Medication Use Evaluation, Antibiotic duration of therapy recommendations, Cefepime extended infusion dosing protocol, BioFire blood culture identification implementation

Purdue University College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency at UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Email: ljmckamey@novanthealth.org

Christopher Miller, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Surgery, Internal Medicine

Residents will gain experience and develop skills in the management of the perioperative patient including pain management, anticoagulation, and post-operative nausea/vomiting. The resident will also gain extensive knowledge regarding the appropriate pharmacotherapy as it relates to anesthesia and surgery. The resident will also be involved in formulary management respective to the surgery service line.

Ongoing Projects: system-wide pain management stewardship services/expansion, antimicrobial surgical prophylaxis improvement project, Exparel use optimization, IV analgesics for acute pain management, appropriate use of neuromuscular blocker reversal agents including sugammadex and neostigmine

Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Email: chrismiller@novanthealth.org

Gwen Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Internal Medicine at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Residents will gain experience supporting multiple pharmacy services at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, which is a 150 bed community hospital with Joint Commission, Chest Pain and Stroke Accreditation. The resident will support daily Interdisciplinary Rounds, medication reviews, pharmacokinetic consults, anticoagulant dosing, renal dosing, and antibiotic stewardship. Additionally, the resident will be involved in formulary management process, education to pharmacists and improving clinical processes. Patient types include Medical, Surgical, Critical Care, Labor/Delivery, NICU, and Emergency.

Ongoing Projects: Project Leader for MUE Bowel preps, Diabetes team, Gastrointestinal medications

Purdue University (BS Pharm) and UNC-CH (PharmD)

Email: ghmitchell@novanthealth.org

Mindy Parman, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Women's and Pediatrics

The Pediatric rotation offers the resident the opportunity to develop and apply concepts in the comprehensive management of pediatric and neonatal patients by participating in multidisciplinary team rounds, managing pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consults, monitoring progress of patients toward therapeutic outcomes and monitoring for potential adverse events and side effects, and responding to drug information questions. Topic discussions may include but are not limited to pediatric asthma, Kawasaki disease, urinary tract infections, seizure disorders, neonatal sepsis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.

Ongoing Projects: various ongoing quality improvement projects related to pediatric patients

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
PGY2 Pediatrics Residency at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Email: mparman@novanthealth.org

Jeannie Poon, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology

PGY1 Residency Director

The goals of the cardiology rotation are to provide the resident with the opportunity to develop skills in providing intensive pharmaceutical care and monitoring of cardiology patients, as well as acquire an understanding of the pharmacist's role on the health care team for this service line. The resident will participate in patient care rounds with nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, dieticians, social workers, and pharmacists.

Ongoing projects: Adenosine vs. regadenoson; UFH vs. bivalirudin in radial-access PCI; Implementation of a pharmacist-led transitional care protocol for patients post-PCI

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
PGY2 Cardiology Residency at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

Email: jpoon@novanthealth.org

Cathy Salvador, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Emergency Medicine

Residents collaboratively work with other pharmacists, nurses and physicians to provide direct patient care from answering drug information questions, recommending medication therapy and dosages to preparing medications at bedside. Residents participate in critical cases to gain experience working in urgent situations and devising efficient strategies for anticipating pharmacotherapy needs of a patient.

Ongoing Projects: ED culture reviews, Medication listing program, Code cart standardization, Pain management stewardship

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Sentara RMH Medical Center, Harrisonburg, VA
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC

Email: csalvador@novanthealth.org

Lauren Savage, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Internal Medicine/Investigational Drugs

Resident will gain experience reviewing complex internal medicine patients including the following disease states: chronic liver disease, complications of end stage renal disease, diabetic foot infections, pulmonary disease, among others. Resident will participate in table rounds with the hospitalists 3 days/week.

Ongoing Projects: diabetes management/safety and hemodialysis operational improvement

Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Email: lagurganus@novanthealth.org

Alyssa Gould, PharmD

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship

The resident will have the opportunity to participate in various antimicrobial stewardship activities at multiple community hospitals within Novant Health. Residents will evaluate antimicrobial regimens and collaborate with providers and other pharmacists to ensure patients receive appropriate and streamlined therapy. Topic discussions may include antimicrobial drug classes, infectious disease states, and microbiology. The rotation will be tailored towards the resident’s knowledge and interests within infectious diseases.

Ongoing Projects: Antimicrobial stewardship education for pharmacists and providers, participation in resident-led research projects

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy/Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC

Email: alyssa.gould@novanthealth.org