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Welcome to Novant Health GO

Residents

2019-2020

Johnny Chang, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy

Amber Hudgins, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy

Heysel Lam, PharmD
Specialty Pharmacy Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Abigail Davidson

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident (Specialty)

Abigail Davidson College of Pharmacy: Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Ambulatory Care, Specialty Pharmacy and Academia
Research project: My projects this year include evaluating Ibrance therapy adjustments based on day 15 labs in patients with metastatic breast cancer and a cost analysis of multiple myeloma treatment in light of novel agents.
Why Novant: I chose Novant because the specialty pharmacy program provides experience in a variety of disease states while working directly with patients long-term and interacting with their providers. Novant also allows you the flexibility to tailor the program to fit your interests and earn a teaching certificate. The team members at Novant are very welcoming and passionate about their patients, which is evident in their workflow.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: I am new to the area. So I really enjoy exploring all of the breweries and restaurants with my husband. My little puppy loves the dog parks and all of the dog-friendly places in Winston! The mountains are only 1 hour away and the beach is 3, you can’t beat that!


Mackenzie Lesemann

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident (Specialty)

Mackenzie Lesemann College of Pharmacy: Medical University of South Carolina
Area of interest: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in an outpatient or community setting
Research projects:

  • MUE - Impact of Specialty Pharmacy on Hepatitis C patient outcomes
  • QIP - Improvement of Oral Oncolytic Process Across NHMG

Why Novant: I loved the idea of having rotations in both a community-based pharmacy and specialty clinics. I think there is so much value being part of a much larger healthcare organization and was looking forward to experiencing interprofessional patient care.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: I have enjoyed getting to know the downtown area of Winston-Salem and going on walks around Reynolda Village.


Erica Godley

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident (Specialty)

Erica Godley College of Pharmacy: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Ambulatory Care, Specialty Pharmacy, and Academia
Research project: My MUE project is looking at the impact of RAPID3 scores on therapy modification in Rheumatoid Arthritis. My Quality Improvement Project is determining how to best implement Therigy mobile assessments into our current workflows and how these assessments will impact staffing and patient satisfaction.
Why Novant: The Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy Residency Program has exactly what I was looking for in a residency program. I love that I will have experiences working in the community specialty pharmacy and in the outpatient clinics in addition to learning more about the business and administrative aspects of specialty pharmacy. When I interviewed with Novant I felt so comfortable talking with the pharmacists and residents at that time and since being here I have found that everyone I interact with is so nice, helpful, and engaging.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: It is hard for me to choose one thing! I love going to the Old Winston Farmers Market every Saturday morning, exploring new breweries and spots to eat (Incendiary and Cugino Forno are my favorite spots so far), and finding new places to hike.