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Preceptors

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

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

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

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - CT/Vascular Surgery/Cardiac Critical Care

The cardiac critical care 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

Sarah Green, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialty: Clinical pharmacy specialist, ID

My rotation provides the opportunity for residents to participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities across multiple acute care centers in the Novant Health system. This unique practice will provide the resident direct experience in management of multiple facilities simultaneously, each with their own patient populations, resistance profiles, and education oppotunities. Collaboration with the Infectious Diseases MD/PA team, Microbiology Laboratory, and Infection Control at each site as available will be an ongoing component of this community-focused rotation.

Projects: Ongoing stewardship education for providers and pharmacists across sites, resident project precepting, Clostridium difficile infection prevention.

Email: sarah.green@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

Gift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Clinical Specialty: Pharmacoeconomics, Drug Information, Research, Quality Improvement, Pharmacy Health System Administration

Residents will develop critical skills that will support professional and effective practice in pharmacoeconomics, applied outcomes research, teaching in academia and overall pharmacy leadership. Residents that successfully complete the rotation will be equipped to develop, implement, monitor and maintain pharmacy formulary strategies informed by outcomes-based research and will gain enhanced skills in teaching in academic settings.

Ongoing Projects: pipeline drug reporting, drug forecasting, formulary improvement initiatives, pharmacy program management, quality improvement research, outcomes based pharmacy research studies.

Email: gnweke@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

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

Michael Gooch, Pharm. MS

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacy Health System Administration

My rotation is tailored to the learner’s educational background in infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship. I support Intensive Care Units at a large community hospital (900 beds) as well as two nearby community hospitals and work closely with Infectious Disease service. The resident will be involved in the development of clinical guidelines, protocols, education efforts for physicians and pharmacy services, chart reviews for antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention. There is a strong focus on communication skills and critical thinking. Teaching will be based around Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines and current literature.

Ongoing Projects: Vancomycin dosing protocols, admission avoidance, effects of stewardship interventions.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Oregon State University

Email: mdgooch@novanthealth.org

Ryan Chapin, PharmD

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship

The resident will focus on expanding their infectious diseases knowledgebase and developing antimicrobial stewardship skills. Collaboration with different provider groups and departments contributing to care for the infectious diseases patient will be ongoing component. Topic discussions and presentations will be tailored the resident’s experience and areas of interest. Projects will include team member education, clinical guideline development, and antimicrobial formulary management as needed.

Ongoing Projects: Ongoing education for providers, pharmacists and learners, diagnostic stewardship, and desensitization protocols

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Email: rwchapin@novanthealth.org

Hannah Dills, PharmD

Clinical Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Brief Rotation Description: During this 4-6 week emergency medicine rotation, residents will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of providers in the 80 bed emergency department at NHFMC. They will respond to all medical emergencies, including cardiac arrests, strokes, STEMIs, and intubations. Additionally, residents will review patient profiles to optimize medication therapy, complete ED culture reviews, answer drug information questions, and make available education for ED providers. Initially, the preceptor will mentor the resident at bedside, with the goal of the resident independently performing all clinical specialist duties by the end of the learning experience.

Projects: ED Culture Review, ED Opioid Stewardship, ED Pyxis Standardization

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA

Email: hrdills@novanthealth.org