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Current Pharmacy Residents

Stephanie Gurren

Stephanie Gurren, PharmD - PGY2 Internal Medicine

College: University of Kentucky

Personal Statement: I am from Erlanger, Kentucky and went to the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. My interests are internal medicine, infectious diseases, and cardiology. I am planning to further my education and training by pursing a PGY2 in Internal Medicine this coming year. After completing my residency training, I hope to work as a clinical specialist in an inpatient setting and precept student pharmacists.

Residency Project
: The Association of Intradialytic Hypotension Following the Usage of Antihypertensive Medications in Hospitalized ESRD Patients
Joseph Schum

Joseph Schum, PharmD, BCPS - PGY2 Internal Medicine

College: University of Cincinnati

Personal Statement: I am from the greater Cincinnati area and grew up on the west side of Cincinnati. I earned my BS in chemistry followed by my Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati. My interests include internal medicine and hematology/oncology. My goal is to practice as a clinical pharmacist and work as a preceptor with student pharmacists.

Residency Project
: Clinical Outcomes Associated with Abbreviated Antibiotic Treatment Duration for Inpatient Males with Simple Cystitis

Allison Poston, PharmD – PGY1 Resident

College: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Personal Statement: Prior to receiving my PharmD at Northeast Ohio Medical University, I grew up in Streetsboro, Ohio and attended Kent State University where I obtained my bachelor's degree in biochemistry. My current interests include infectious diseases, cardiology, and emergency medicine. After completing my residency training, my goal is to obtain a clinical pharmacist position working with an interdisciplinary team along with the opportunity to precept pharmacy students.

Residency Project
: A retrospective review of intravenous iron supplementation in the setting of severe sepsis and septic shock

Shirin Bigdeliazari, PharmD, MBA – PGY1 Resident

College: University of Kentucky

Personal Statement: I am originally from Iran, but had the opportunity to move to Kentucky about 10 years ago. In pursuing higher education, I had the privilege of attending the University of Kentucky where I earned both my Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration. Through residency training I intend to pursue my current interests of internal medicine, cardiology, and ambulatory care in hopes of accomplishing my short-term goal of becoming a clinical pharmacist who precepts student pharmacists. My long-term goal is to transition into pharmacy leadership or management positions.

Residency Project
: Pharmacist-led implementation of an outpatient antibiotic stewardship program
Past Residents College of Pharmacy Year Initial Placement/
Current Position
Residency Project
Stephanie Gurren, PharmD University of Kentucky 2019-20 I/C: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital Retrospective Review of Blood Pressure Response to Albumin vs Normal Saline for the Treatment of Intradialytic Hypotension
Joseph Schum, PharmD, BCPS Univ. of Cincinnati 2019-20 I/C: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital Evaluation of procalcitonin clearance in patients with kidney dysfunction and its effects on antibiotic treatment duration
Mitchell Brinkworth, PharmD, BCPS Purdue University 2018-19 I: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
PGY1 - Evaluation of a Piperacillin-Tazobactam Loading Dose Followed by Extended Infusions Protocol
PGY2 - Appropriateness of Initiating Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Following an Ischemic Stroke or TIA in an Urban Teaching Hospital
Jenny C Lee, PharmD, BCPS Northeastern University 2018-19 I: PGY2 Critical Care – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
C: Clinical Pharmacist - UC San Francisco Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)
A Retrospective Review of Vancomycin Dosing in Neonates
Rachel Ruehl, PharmD, BCPS Univ. of Cincinnati 2017-18 I: Health-System Pharmacy Specialist, ALK-Abello (Los Angeles, CA)
C: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
Implementation of a Pharmacist-managed Penicillin Skin Testing Service within a Community Teaching Hospital
Kelsey Schildknecht (Isfort), PharmD Univ. of Cincinnati 2017-18 I/C: Clinical Pharmacist – TriHealth Oncology Infusion Centers (Cincinnati, OH) A Comparison Between Pharmacist and Nurse Provision of Oral Chemotherapy Counseling and Follow-up: Impact on Patient Care and Adherence
Marissa Guillen, PharmD University of Findlay 2016-17 I: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine, Fairfield Hospital Mercy Health (Fairfield, OH)
Outcomes of an Inpatient Pharmacist-led Discharge Intervention on Medication-related Problems Post-discharge
Eric Place, PharmD, BCPS The Ohio State University 2016-17 I: Clinical Pharmacist – The Ross Heart Hospital (Columbus, OH)
C: Clinical Pharmacist – Northwest Medical Center (Tucson, AZ)
Adjunct Faculty, University of Arizona
Cost Analysis & Length of Stay Associated with Linezolid vs. Vancomycin Use in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia in a Regional Health Organization

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