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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


Valerie S. Southerland, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Valerie S. Southerland, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Rotation(s): Anticoagulation
Description of learning experience: The Anticoagulation Clinic serves over 600 patients through face-to-face visits, home testing and home health facilities. We perform fingersticks, adjust warfarin doses, manage Lovenox bridges, provide education and switch patients to/from direct acting anticoagulants. I also serve as a resource to the providers in the internal medicine clinic for pharmacy related questions when available.
Ongoing projects: Vitamin K for erratic INR stabilization, Anticoagulation team projects
School of pharmacy: Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Email: vssoutherland@novanthealth.org


Jennifer Rief, PharmD, BCACP

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Rotation(s): Clinical Forum
Description of learning experience: Clinical forum is designed for residents to be able to analyze and present different platforms, such as topic discussions, journal clubs, case presentations, poster presentations, and podium project presentations. Each platform focuses on a different skill set such as practicing evidence based medicine, incorporating active learning, and evaluating primary literature.
Ongoing projects: GAPs work
School of pharmacy: UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy
Email: jmrief@novanthealth.org


Micaela Furest-Cataldo, PharmD, CPP, BCPS

Micaela Furest-Cataldo, PharmD, CPP, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Rotation(s): Primary Care
Description of learning experience: The residents 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. Three core focus areas are: Anticoagulation, Diabetes, and Annual Medicare Wellness Exams.
School of pharmacy: Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Residency training: Novant Health PGY1-Ambulatory Care


Jennifer McGuirt, PharmD, CPP, BCACP

Jennifer McGuirt, PharmD, CPP, BCACP

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner

Rotation(s): Primary Care
Description of learning experience: The focus of this learning experience is to engage patients in creating and implementing care plans to improve overall health. Visits with patients include both face to face or telephonic encounters. Residents are integrated into visits throughout the experience with the goal to conduct visits independently by the end of the rotation.
Ongoing projects/interests: Establish a pharmacy run service to evaluate and convert patient on warfarin to direct action oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy. Guest lecturer at High Point University for topics related to insurance. Presenter for Novant Health APP Launch for Tobacco Cessation.
School of pharmacy: Wingate University
Residency training: Novant Health – Ambulatory PGY1 and PGY2
Email: Jennifer.jones2@novanthealth.org


Georgina Farrow, PharmD, BCACP

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner

Rotation(s): Drug Information
Description of learning experience: Drug Information (DI) is a longitudinal learning experience that will provide residents with an opportunity to receive DI questions from Novant Health Medical Group providers, ambulatory care pharmacists, nurses, and other health care providers. In addition, residents will complete a drug monograph/drug class review as well as a 1 hour continuing education program to present to pharmacists.
Ongoing projects: Impact on clinical and financial measures of change from Invokana to Farxiga or Jardiance due to formulary status
School of pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Residency training: PGY1: Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tennessee valley Healthcare System (Nashville Veterans Affairs, Nashville TN); PGY2: Ambulatory Care Residency at Kaiser Permanente Colorado (Denver, CO)
Email: g.farrow@novanthealth.org