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Preceptors

Jamie Warren, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Clinical pharmacy specialist- internal medicine
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Rotation: 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 patient care rounds with intensivists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and other members of the MICU team. The resident will develop skills in the assessment and pharmaceutical care management of critical care patients.

Ongoing Projects: Teaching glycemic management courses, Leapfrog ICU rounding, diabetes system list review and optimization, pharmacist-led glycemic management program

School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: jnwarren@novanthealth.org

Alyssa Gould, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical pharmacy specialist - infectious diseases

Rotation: 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

School of Pharmacy: Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Residency training:PGY1 at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE; PGY2 in infectious diseases at University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy/Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC

Email: alyssa.gould@novanthealth.org

Carla Kennedy, PharmD, MHA

Pharmacy manager

Rotation: Clinical Operations

The primary goals of this rotation are to provide learning opportunities for the resident to become proficient at order verification for different medication queues associated with various clinical services, fulfillment of clinical system lists for the corresponding clinical services, and assisting with precepting pharmacy students. This rotation will also include regular participation in interdisciplinary rounds on a Behavioral Health unit and a focus on medication safety topics.

Ongoing Projects: Strategic plan initiatives, team member engagement, controlled substances diversion prevention, pharmacist and technician staffing model

School of Pharmacy: UNC School of Pharmacy (BS), University of Florida (PharmD)

Email: carla.kennedy@novanthealth.org

Shelby L. Hudson, PharmD, MS

Clinical Specialty: internal medicine

Rotation: Clinical Operations
The resident will provide opportunities to further develop drug literature and resource utilization skills. Appropriate evaluation of literature and its application and impact on clinical situations will be emphasized. The resident will be asked to share findings to pharmacists and other medical staff during clinical “huddles” as well as provide responses to drug information requests and assist with drug information resource selection as needed. Other topics to be covered include medication error reporting, medication safety, and the concept of just culture.

Rotation:Internal medicine with focus in cardiology
The primary goals of this rotation are to provide learning opportunities for the resident to become proficient at order verification for different medication queues associated with various clinical services, fulfillment of clinical system lists for the corresponding clinical services, and assisting with precepting pharmacy students. This rotation will also include regular participation in interdisciplinary rounds on a Behavioral Health unit and a focus on medication safety topics.

School of Pharmacy: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Residency Training: PGY1 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Email: shelby.hudson@novanthealth.org

Rashmi Patel, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialty: Internal medicine

Rotation: Internal medicine.
During the internal medicine rotation, the resident will get to experience the role of a clinical pharmacist in a medium-size, community hospital. The resident will focus primarily on internal medicine including a variety of disease states involving infectious disease, cardiology, medical, surgical, and oncology patients. The resident will attend inter-disciplinary team rounds and will work directly with providers communicating recommendations for patient care using evidence based medicine.

Ongoing projects: Meds-to-bed program for CHF patients, stroke committee

School of Pharmacy: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Residency Training: PGY1 & PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Email: rashmi.patel@novanthealth.org

Julie Lippard, RPh

Clinical Specialty: Operations

Rotation:Orientation
The orientation rotation is designed to expose the pharmacy resident to the functions within the pharmacy department and provide a sufficient on-boarding period for clinical pharmacist duties and activities. This includes general hospital information, department specific information and introduction to operations. Activities reviewed include medication preparation, distribution, and monitoring.

Projects: Pharmogistics, Pyxis ES optimization, drug shortage management, student precepting and projects

School of Pharmacy: University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy

Email: jhlippard@novanthealth.org

Amanda Lowney, PharmD

Clinical Specialty: Emergency Medicine 

Rotation: Emergency medicine

The resident will have the opportunity to participate as a member of a multidisciplinary Emergency department team and to respond to all medical emergencies including, but not limited to: strokes, STEMIs, cardiac arrests, and rapid sequence intubations. The resident will develop skills in bedside medication preparation and consultation. The resident will perform chart reviews in order to optimize medication therapy, provide healthcare provider education, as well as answer drug information questions.

Projects: Pharmacist code blue response, ED culture review, provider preference list optimization, use of long-acting lipoglycopeptide in the ED, resident and student-led research projects

School of Pharmacy: Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Residency Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

Email: alowney@novanthealth.org

 

Dieuhong Nguyen

Clinical Specialty: Behavioral Health
Rotation: Behavioral Health

This rotation offers the resident the opportunity to develop and apply patient management skills by providing comprehensive pharmaceutical service including: clinical medication reviews, pharmacotherapy consults, pharmacokinetic analysis, drug information, and intensive monitoring of patients with psychiatric disorders on the various behavioral health units. The resident will be an active participant on unit related committees, interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, and will serve as a unit liaison to the pharmacy department. 

Projects: Long-acting antipsychotic management, behavioral health treatment team, management of acute delirium in ICU

School of Pharmacy: Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Residency Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Email: dznguyen@novanthealth.org

 

Graduates:

2018-2019

Amanda Lowney

Emergency Medicine Pharmacist

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

Salisbury, NC