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Preceptors

Tracy Hudson, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Rotation: Drug Information

During this 4 week rotation, the resident will focus on opportunities to develop their drug literature review skills. Complete literature reviews on uncommon clinical questions and "gray-areas" will be completed by the resident. This resident will be responsible for compiling the results of the literature review into formal reports and/or user-friendly summaries for pharmacists to utilize. Emphasis will be placed on literature evaluation and applicability to clinical scenarios. The resident may be asked to present findings to pharmacists via formal presentation or in clinical huddles.

School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Residency training: PGY-1 Adult Acute care Oschner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Email: tracy.hudson@novanthealth.org

Wesley Allen, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Rotation: Internal Medicine

During the 4-6 week internal medicine rotation, the resident will experience the role of a clinical pharmacist in a medium-size, community hospital. While the resident will focus primarily on internal medicine, the resident will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings covering diverse patient populations including cardiology, medical, surgical, and oncology patients. The resident will attend stroke rounds as well as inter-disciplinary team rounds and work directly with providers communicating recommendations for patient care.

Ongoing Projects: Culture reviews of patients presenting to the Emergency Department, Pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring, Warfarin/Lovenox/DOAC dosing and monitoring, Review of Chemotherapy regimens for Infusion Center patients, Development of process improvement initiatives, P&T initiatives and other miscellaneous projects as assigned

School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: w.allen@novanthealth.org

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

Jessica Kepinski, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Rotation: Behavioral Health

The behavioral health rotation is focused on adult psychiatric populations. There are 40 beds split between two psychiatric units, with one unit being specifically for the geriatric population. The behavioral health treatment team consists of doctors, social workers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, nurses, and pharmacists. Residents will be responsible for supporting behavioral health treatment team rounds, optimizing medication therapy, and leading patient group sessions.

School of Pharmacy: Belmont University

Residency training: PGY1 at Charleston Area Medical Center

Email: jlyost@novanthealth.org

Alyssa Gould, PharmD

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 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

Carla Kennedy, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager

Rotation: Administration

During this four-week rotation, the resident will be exposed to many aspects of administrative pharmacy. The resident will accompany the pharmacy manager to pharmacy and hospital leadership team meetings, weekly quality team meetings, and other joint practice meetings as scheduled. The resident will participate in administrative projects as needed throughout the month. The resident will be introduced to pharmacy budgeting, regulatory compliance (TJC, CMS, USP, BOP, etc.), staffing and productivity, revenue cycle, 340b compliance, team engagement, and other topics as time permits.

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: cdk016@novanthealth.org