Amanda Gerberich, PharmD

Wilkes University, Spring 2017 Graduate

As a student pharmacist, I interned at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and did various inpatient APPE rotations in critical care, pediatrics, and antimicrobial stewardship. My career interests include pediatrics and infectious disease, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching Hallmark movies, and backpacking/camping.

Major Research Project: Impact of Routinely Obtained Urinalysis in Heart Failure Admissions on Prescribed Antimicrobial Therapy
Pharmacotherapy Grand Rounds Topic: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Family Medicine Services Morning Report: ABC’s of PK-PD: Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Principles of Antimicrobial Agents
Committee: Pediatric Care Management

Hien Nguyen, PharmD

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy/University of the Sciences, Spring 2017 Graduate

As a student pharmacist, I interned at CVS/pharmacy and later transitioned to long term care pharmacy at Stauffer’s Drug Store in New Holland, PA. My career interests include geriatrics, ambulatory care, transitions of care, and chronic disease state management. I am also very passionate about patient counseling and the impact of pharmacist-patient relationships. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, finding new places to eat, shopping, and catching up on the latest sitcoms and movies.

Major Research Project: Validation of a Pharmacy Discharge Risk Scoring Tool
Pharmacotherapy Grand Rounds: Antipsychotic/Antidepressant Medication Use in the Elderly
Family Medicine Services Morning Report: aDAPTing to Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (review of the 2016 ACC/AHA Guideline Focused Update on Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease)
Committee: Endocrinology Workgroup

Eric Rakszawski, PharmD

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy/University of the Sciences, Spring 2017 Graduate

As a student pharmacist, I interned for Giant Eagle Pharmacy and Shoprite Pharmacy. My career interests include cardiology, internal medicine, and academia with the goal of completing a PGY-2 residency specializing in cardiology, but have had experiences in acute care, ambulatory care, and managed care during rotations. In my free time I enjoy golfing, cooking, and playing music.

Major Research Project: Use of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) bleeding model in patients who have undergone elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its predicted effects on bivalirudin utilization, cost of care, and bleeding events.
Pharmacotherapy Grand Rounds Topic: Heart Failure Guidelines Update
Family Medicine Services Morning Report: 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines Update
Committee: Heart Failure

Graduate Residents

Learn more about past Residents from the Pharmacy Residency Program. 

Graduate Residents

2017

Katlyn Combs, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Notre Dame of Maryland University Pharmacy School
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Retrospective review on compliance to an institution-specific perioperative bridging algorithm comparing pharmacist-driven management of bridging versus standard of care

Chelsea Evry, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: Ambulatory Pharmacist Clinician
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Retrospective review of an ambulatory clinical pharmacist’s interventions within a Primary Care Ambulatory Collaborative Care Team

Joel Musser, PharmD 

Pharmacy School: Temple University School of Pharmacy 
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: 4-factor versus 3-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for emergent reversal of INR

2016

Michael Casias, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy
Location: Hunterdon Medical Center
Major Research Project: Impact of Cepheid Blood PCR Combined with Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention on Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Community Hospital Approach

Haley Kavelak, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Critical Care
Location: Cooper University Hospital/ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy   
Major Research Project: Retrospective Evaluation of Patients with Primary Diagnosis DVT for Earlier Discharge or Outpatient Treatment Eligibility

Natalia Uzal, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Shenandoah University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care/FQHC Clinics
Location: University of Colorado
Major Research Project: Pharmacist’s Impact on Discharge Medication Reconciliation and Patient Satisfaction

2015

Erin Freeman, PharmD, PhD

Pharmacy School: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Position upon completion of program:  Ambulatory Care Specialist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project:  Transition of Care Warfarin Initiative: The Pharmacy Team’s Impact

Jennifer Santamala, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Oncology
Location: New York Presbyterian
Major Research Project:  Retrospective Evaluation of Bivalirudin Dosing in Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Without Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Natalia Tarasiuk, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Duquesne University    
Position upon completion of program:  PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Location: Cleveland Clinic
Major Research Project: Pharmacist Involvement on Positive Culture Review post Emergency Department Discharge

2014     

Paul Furler, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Temple University School of Pharmacy
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Oncology
Location: University of Florida Health
Major Research Project:  Optimizing a Pharmacist-Driven Erythropoietin Stimulating Agent (ESA) Protocol at an Outpatient Infusion Center

Sheetal Patil, PharmD

Pharmacy School:University of Maryland School of Pharmacy        
Position upon completion of program: Pharmacist
Location: Horizon Health Care Services
Major Research Project: Evaluation of Medication Adherence in a Super-utilizer Population

Heather Rodman, PharmD          

Pharmacy School: University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Pediatrics
Location: St. Vincent
Major Research Project: Assessment of Guideline Adherence for Infantile Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) Management in the Hospital Setting: A National Survey of Pediatric Pharmacists

2013

Robert M. Alspach, PharmD        

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Cardiology
Location: U Mass Memorial Medical Center
Major Research Project: Bivalirudin Utilization in Obese Patients and the incidence of Post Procedural Bleeding Complications in Patients Undergoing PCI for ACS

Thao K. Huynh, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2  Hematology/ Oncology
Location: University of Maryland  School of Pharmacy
Major Research Project: Optimizing the Dose of Three-Factor PCC in Head Trauma Patients on Warfarin with Elevated INRs

Yevgeniya Kogan, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Thomas Jefferson University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Pharmacy & Hospital Administration
Location: University of Maryland Medical Center
Major Research Project:  Impacting Length of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy in CAP Patients via Antimicrobial Stewardship

2012

Jason Hall, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Shenandoah University
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Wellspan Health – York Hospital
Major Research Project: IV Acetaminophen as Non-Opioid Analgesia for Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients

Crystal D. Mayles-Heise, PharmD

Pharmacy School: West Virginia University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Location: Allegheny General Hospital
Major Research Project: Pharmacist Intervention Drives Adherence to VTE Prophylaxis within the ICU

Jenny Ottoson, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Nova Southeastern University
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in a Large Community – Teaching Hospital

2011

Megan Allen, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Wilkes University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2  Pediatrics
Location: University of North Carolina
Major Research Project:  Pharmacist-Driven Standardization to Reduce Inpatient Hypoglycemic Adverse Drug Events

Jessica Hunt, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Evaluation of Oral and Parenteral Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy in VTE Patients

Yee Lee, PharmD             

Pharmacy School: Wilkes University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Infectious Diseases
Location: Thomas Jefferson University
Major Research Project:  Evaluation of Opioid Use in Rib Fracture Patients Receiving Continuous Paravertebral Infusion of Bupivacaine
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