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Jeff Cain

Jeff Cain, EdD, MS 

TitlesVice Chair, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science; Director of Education Technology

Education: BBA in Finance; University of Kentucky, 1992; MS in Instructional Design, University of Kentucky, 1996; EdD in Instruction & Administration; University of Kentucky, 2007

Practice Area: Teaching & learning, instructional technology, social media, contemporary higher education issues

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, Pharmacy Education, Pedagogy

Emailjeff.cain@uky.edu

Craig Martin

Craig Martin, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Infectious Diseases) (R284)

Titles: Chief Operations Officer; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science
Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, 1999; MBA, Morehead State University
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky, 2000; Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky, 2001
Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance, Infectious diseases in public health
E-mailcraig.martin@uky.edu

Frank Romanelli

Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, FCCP, BCPS, AAHIVP (R242)

TitlesProfessor & Associate Dean, Paul F. Parker Endowed Professor of Pharmacy

Education: BS Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy PharmD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy MPH, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency University of Kentucky Medical Center; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency University of Kentucky Medical Center

Practice Area: HIV/AIDS

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, Pharmacy Education, Pedagogy

Emailfroma2@uky.edu

AMBULATORY CARE

Aimee Adams

Aimee Adams, PharmD (R220)

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati; PharmD, University of Cincinnati

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Disease state management, patient outcomes, diabetes

Emailargelh1@uky.edu

Bodreau

Charles W Bodreau, PharmD, BCACP

TitlesClinical Staff Pharmacist - Pulmonary

Education: PharmD, Pacific University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Providence Health & Services; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency, Legacy Health

Practice Area: Pulmonary

Research Interests: Multi-disciplinary care, interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, barriers to adherence

Emailcwbo227@uky.edu

Sarah Blevins

Sarah Blevins, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Titles: HIV Clinical Pharmacist

Education: BS, Virginia Tech; MS, Virginia Tech; PharmD, East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Indiana University Health; PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, Indiana University Health

Practice Area: HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Opportunistic Infections, Substance Use Disorder

Research Interests: Multidisciplinary substance use disorder treatment; pharmacist-led antiretroviral initiation

Emailsarah_blevins@uky.edu

Allison Butts

Allison Butts, PharmD, BCOP (R422)

TitlesClinical Coordinator, Oncology Pharmacy; Residency Program Director, Hematology/Oncology; Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky; BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Medical Oncology, Breast Oncology

Research Interests: Supportive care, breast cancer, quality improvement and financial toxicity, and postgraduate training

Emailallison.butts@uky.edu

Emily Eastman

Emily Eastman, PharmD, MBA, CSP

Titles: Service Line Coordinator, UK Specialty Pharmacy; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), UK College of Pharmacy

Education: BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centre College; PharmD, University of Kentucky; MBA, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Ambulatory, UK Specialty Pharmacy – Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology

Research Interests: Oral oncology/hematology therapies, financial toxicity implications on patient reported outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, lean system initiatives

Emailemily.green10@uky.edu

Whitley Ellis

Whitley J. Ellis, PharmD, BCACP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care

EducationPharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Lexington VA HealthCare System, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Lexington VA Healthcare System

Practice Area: Anticoagulation Clinic

Research Interests: Chronic disease state management, transitions of care

Emailwhitley.whitehead@uky.edu

Mary Lea Harper

Mary Lea Harper, PharmD

TitlesCoordinator, Medication Therapy Management

Education: BS Pharmacy, Purdue University; PharmD, Purdue University

Training: Drug information Specialty Residency, The Ohio State University; Fellowship in Medication Information, The Ohio State University

Practice Area: Medication Therapy Management

Research InterestsInnovative practice methods, outcomes research, and performance indicators

Emailmarylea.harper@uky.edu

Abby Hines

Abby Hines, PharmD, BCACP, CHC

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care; Assistant Residency Program Director, Ambulatory Care

Education:  PharmD, East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph East

Practice AreaNephrology

Research Interests: Hypertension, acute kidney injury, medication adherence

Emailabby.hines@uky.edu

C Hogue 2020

Caroline Hogue, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, East Tennessee State University

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Saint Joseph East Hospital

Practice Area: Inpatient/Outpatient Family and Community Medicine

Research Interests: Transitions of care, diabetes management, COPD/asthma management, patient education

Emailcaroline.hogue@uky.edu

O'Shea Hudspeth

O'Shea Hudspeth, PharmD

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Training

Practice Area

Research Interests

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Lauren Kormelink

Lauren Kormelink, PharmD, BCACP

Titles: Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

TrainingPGY1, Indiana University Health; PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Indiana University Health 

Practice AreaAmbulatory Care - Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

Research InterestsCystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease, COPD, Medication Access and Adherence, Transitions of Care

EmailLauren.kormelink@uky.edu

Kayla Kreft

Kayla Kreft, PharmD, BCACP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Cardiology Ambulatory Care; Assistant Professor (adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, The Center for Health and Wellness at Sullivan University; PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Louisville Hospital

Practice Area: Cardiology ambulatory clinics

Research InterestsHypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, outcomes-based research

Emailkayla.kreft@uky.edu

Tracy Macaulay

Tracy E. Macaulay, PharmD, AACC, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), BCCP

TitlesCardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Interim Associate Director of Ambulatory Care; Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Medicine

Education: PharmD, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Practice Area: Cardiology Ambulatory Care

Research Interests: Heart failure, antiplatelet/antithrombotic therapy in acute coronary syndromes, pharmacist practice advancement, pharmacy education

Email tracy.macaulay@uky.edu

Kristina Naseman

Kristina Naseman, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CDCES

TitlesPharmacist Program Coordinator Diabetes Stewardship

Education: PharmD, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; MPH, The Ohio State University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Practice Area: Diabetes, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Research Interests: Diabetes, population health, diabetes in pregnancy

Emailkristina.naseman@uky.edu

Lauren Rogers

Lauren E. Rogers, PharmD

TitlesPharmacist Coordinator, Meds to Beds

EducationBS, Biology, San Diego State University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Practice Area: Meds to Beds

Research Interests: Transitions of Care, discharge medication compliance, readmission rates, discharge optimization

Emaillauren.cartwright@uky.edu

Brittany Smith

Brittany R. Smith, PharmD, BCACP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, VA St. Louis Healthcare System; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy/Bluegrass Community Health Center

Practice AreaAmbulatory Care

Research InterestsAnticoagulation, clinical outcomes in pharmacist-managed clinics, diversity, equity, and inclusion

Emailbrsmith12@uky.edu

Brooke Taylor

Brooke Taylor, PharmD, MS

TitlesAssociate Director of Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Clinical Services

Education: MS, The Ohio State University; PharmD, Ohio Northern University

Training: PGY1/PGY2 Community Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University

Practice Area: Ambulatory Care Administration

Research Interests: population health

Emailbrooke.taylor@uky.edu

ANTITHROMBOSIS STEWARDSHIP

George Davis

George A. Davis, PharmD (R213)

TitlesAntithrombosis Stewardship Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, UK College of Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency and Clinical Pharmacokinetics Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky; Clinical Pharmacokinetics Fellowship and ASHP Geriatric Fellowship, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Antithrombosis Stewardship

Research Interests: Anticoagulation, thrombosis management, pulmonary embolism, VTE quality assurance

Emailgeorgedavis@uky.edu

CARDIOLOGY

Ayesha Ather

Ayesha Ather, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Titles: Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program; Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education: PharmD, University of Montana

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UPMC Presbyterian; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, University of Maryland

Practice Area: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care

Research Interests: Management of anticoagulation in mechanical circulatory support, cardiogenic shock and right heart failure, postoperative bleeding management

Emailayesha.ather@uky.edu

Jessi Clark

Jessi Clark, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Chicago Medicine; PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, University of Utah Health

Practice Area: Advanced heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests: heart failure, transitions of care

EmailJessiClark@uky.edu

Dan Galipeau

Daniel Galipeau, PharmD, BCCP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Cardiology

Education: PharmD, University of Colorado, 2018

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Houston Methodist Hospital; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, The Ohio State University

Practice Area: CCU and acute care cardiology

Research Interests: acute coronary syndromes, pulmonary hypertension

Emaildaniel.galipeau@uky.edu

Kathleen Faulkenberg

Kathleen D. Faulkenberg, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA (R415)

TitlesCardiovascular Clinical Coordinator

Education: B.S. Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Kentucky; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare

Practice Area: General Cardiology, Heart Failure, VAD, and Heart Transplant

Research Interests: Diuretic resistance, ADHF, Pharmacogenomics, and Disparities in Healthcare

EmailKathleen.Faulkenberg@uky.edu

J Taylor Huff

J. Taylor Huff, PharmD

TitlesCardiology Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, The Ohio State University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, West Palm Beach VAMC; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, West Palm Beach VAMC

Practice AreaGeneral Cardiology and EP

Research Interests

EmailTaylor.Huff1@uky.edu

Kayla Kreft

Kayla Kreft, PharmD, BCACP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Cardiology Ambulatory Care; Assistant Professor (adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, The Center for Health and Wellness at Sullivan University; PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Louisville Hospital

Practice Area: Cardiology ambulatory clinics

Research InterestsHypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, outcomes-based research

Emailkayla.kreft@uky.edu

Will Kuan

William Kuan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support

Education: Pharm, Rutgers University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, New York Methodist Hospital; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, Loma Linda University Health

Practice Area: Advanced heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests: Heart failure, antibody-mediated rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, anticoagulation

Emailwilliam.kuan@uky.edu

Gillian Leung

Gillian Leung, PharmD

TitlesPulmonary Hypertension Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy; BS, Biological Sciences, Wayne State University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, UNC REX Healthcare

Practice Area: Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiology

Research Interests: Pulmonary hypertension, heart failure

Emailgillian.leung@uky.edu

Tracy Macaulay

Tracy E. Macaulay, PharmD, AACC, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), BCCP

TitlesCardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Interim Associate Director of Ambulatory Care; Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Medicine

Education: PharmD, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Practice Area: Cardiology Ambulatory Care

Research Interests: Heart failure, antiplatelet/antithrombotic therapy in acute coronary syndromes, pharmacist practice advancement, pharmacy education

Email tracy.macaulay@uky.edu

Ashley Schenk

Ashley Schenk, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP (R463)

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Cardiology; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS, Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PharmD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Saint Joseph East; Cardiology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: CCU and acute care cardiology

Research Interests: Acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, anticoagulation, congenital heart defects, and transitions of care

Emailashley.schenk@uky.edu

CRITICAL CARE & NUTRITION SUPPORT

Dina Ali

Dina Ali, PharmD, BCCCP (R464)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Trauma/Surgical ICU; Assistant Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Trauma, Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: coagulopathy of trauma, parenteral and enteral nutrition support in critical care, surgical infectious diseases, residency training

Emaildina.ali@uky.edu

Brittany Bissell

Brittany Bissell, PharmD, PhD, BCCCP

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, MICU; Assistant Residency Program Director, Critical Care

Education: PharmD Midwestern University; PhD, Clinical and Translational Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Florida Health Jacksonville; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Research Interests: Immunomodulation; sympatholytics; de-resuscitation; neuroendocrinology; pulmonary hypertension; acute respiratory failure

Emailbrittany.bissell@uky.edu

Aaron Cook

Aaron M. Cook, PharmD, BCCCP (R275)

Titles: Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency; Clinical Coordinator, Neuroscience-Pulmonary/Critical Care; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Neurosurgery/Neurocritical Care

Research Interests: Acute response to injury; neurotrauma; status epilepticus; residency training

Emailfroma2@uky.edu

Jackie Dempsey

Jackie Dempsey, PharmD (R519)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Trauma/Surgical

Education: PharmD, University of Michigan

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky; Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Trauma and Emergency General Surgery

Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury, intraoperative glycemic control

Emailjackie.dempsey@uky.edu

Chris Donaldson

Chris Donaldson, PharmD, BCCCP

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Loyola University Medical Center; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, Medical University of South Carolina

Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit/Pulmonary

Research Interests: Benign hematology, decompensated cirrhosis, sepsis, alcohol withdrawal

Emailchris.donaldson@uky.edu

Laura Ebbitt

Laura Ebbitt, PharmD, BCCCP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Surgery; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), UK College of Pharmacy; Assistant Residency Program Director, Critical Care

EducationPharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago

Practice Area: Colorectal Surgery, Head and Neck/ENT

Research Interests: Surgical critical care, ERAS, ICU sedation and delirium

Emaillaura.means@uky.edu

Alex Flannery

Alexander H. Flannery, PharmD, PhD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP, BCPS

TitlesAssistant Professor; Critical care pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; PhD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice AreaMedical Intensive Care Unit

Research Interests: sepsis; acute kidney injury

Emailalex.flannery@uky.edu

Zack Haffler

Zack Haffler, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Vascular Surgery

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Practice Area: Vascular surgery

Research Interests: anticoagulation, infectious diseases, surgical site infections

Emailzack.haffler@uky.edu

Jimmi Hatton

Jimmi Hatton Kolpek, BSPharm, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM (R151)

TitlesProfessor, Pharmacy and Neurosurgery (Joint Appointment); Clinical Pharmacist, ICU Recovery Clinic

Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Kentucky; PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, University of Kentucky; ASHP Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition, University of Kentucky; BCNSP 1995-2007

Practice Area: ICU Recovery Clinic

Research Interests: Neurotrauma, neurocritical care, Brain Injury Therapeutics, Neurologic Rehabilitation

Emailjhatt1@uky.edu

Christian Kressin

Christian Kressin, PharmD, BCCCP (R511)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Minnesota

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Chicago Medicine; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Neurosciences and Pulmonary

Research Interests: Acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, pain and sedation

Emailclkr225@uky.edu

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, PharmD, BCCCP (R405)

TitlesPerioperative Critical Care Pharmacist; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS Pharmacology, University of California Santa Barbara; PharmD, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Surgery and Anesthesia

Research InterestsTrauma coagulopathy, aortic dissection, ERAS, Surgical outcomes

EmailEric.Johnson@uky.edu

Melanie Laine

Melanie Laine, PharmD, BCCCP (R434)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Medical Intensive Care Unit/Pulmonary

Education: PharmD, University of Houston

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Research Interests: Fluid resuscitation in sepsis; invasive candidiasis in medical critically ill patients; pharmacotherapy in advanced cardiovascular life support

Emailmelanie.laine@uky.edu

Barbara Magnuson Woodward

Barbara Magnuson Woodward, PharmD, CNSC

TitlesNutrition Support Program Coordinator; Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy Practice & Science

Education: Pre-pharmacy, Kentucky Wesleyan College; BS Pharmacy, University of Kentucky; PharmD, University of Kentucky

TrainingClinical Practice Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Practice Area: Nutrition Support

Research Interests: Parenteral and enteral nutrition support in critical care, drug absorption, drug/nutrient interactions, infections associated with PN

EmailBarbara.Magnuson@uky.edu

Emily McCleary

Emily J. McCleary, PharmD, BCCCP

TitlesEvening Clinical Pharmacist - Surgery; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Florida

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UF Health Shands Hospital; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Practice Area: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetic/dynamic alterations in critically ill obese patients; aminoglycoside pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic targets in treating Gram-negative bacteremia; nutritional considerations in the ICU

Emailemily.mccleary@uky.edu

Breanne Mefford

Breanne M. Mefford, PharmD, BCCCP

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Medicine Intensive Care Unit/Pulmonary; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of South Carolina

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph East; PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Vidant Medical Center

Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Research Interests: PADIS, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock

Email:Breanne.Mefford@uky.edu

Melissa Nestor

Melissa Nestor, PharmD, BCPS (R366)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Neurology; Assistant Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, 2009

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Neuro Critical Care

Research Interests

Emailmelissa.nestor@uky.edu

Bill Olney

Bill Olney, PharmD (R522)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Trauma/Surgical ICU

Education: PharmD, University of Georgia

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky; Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: Surgical critical care, Antimicrobial optimization in critically ill patients, Surgical infectious diseases

Emailwjol222@uky.edu

Doug Oyler

Doug Oyler, PharmD, BCCCP (R407)

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: Surgical critical care, pain management, nutrition support, neurotrauma

Emaildoug.oyler@uky.edu

Komal Pandya

Komal A. Pandya, PharmD, BCCCP (R367)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Surgery; PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine; PharmD, University of California San Francisco

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care

Research Interests: Glycemic control, hemostasis following cardiac surgery, ICU pain / agitation / delirium management

Emailkomal.pandya@uky.edu

Sara Parli

Sara E. Parli, PharmD, BCCCP (R385)

TitlesCritical Care Pharmacist, Trauma/Surgical ICU; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Memorial University Medical Center; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: Surgical infectious diseases, analgesia in trauma, nutrition support

Emailsara.parli@uky.edu

Ken Record

Kenneth Record, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, RPh, BCPS (R63)

TitlesAssociate Professor, Pharmacy

Education: BS, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: Three-year Residency, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Practice Area: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: Surgical infectious diseases, trauma and surgical critical care, sepsis, immunotherapy in sepsis

Emailkenneth.record@uky.edu

Kathryn Ruf

Kathryn Ruf, PharmD, BCPS (R369)

Titles: Associate Director, Pharmacy Value and Analytics

Education: BS Spanish, University of Kentucky; PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Pharmacy Value and Analytics

Research Interests: Medication use strategies and stewardship, data analytics, pharmacy practice models

Emailkmruf2@uky.edu

 

Melissa Thompson Bastin

Melissa L. Thompson Bastin, PharmD, PhD, BCCCP (R380)

TitlesPulmonary Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS Human Psychology, College of Charleston; PharmD, Medical University of South Carolina; PhD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Training: PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, PGY2 Chief Resident, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Medical ICU, Nephrology ICU

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetic monitoring of beta-lactam antibiotics and development of novel AKI prediction models in critically ill septic patients

Emailmlthompson@uky.edu

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Abby Bailey

Abby Bailey, PharmD, BCCCP (R394)

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor (Adjunct), UK College of Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research InterestsImpact of pharmacist involvement in the ED, toxicology, and antimicrobial use in the ED

Emailammyna3@uky.edu

Regan Baum

Regan A. Baum, PharmD, BCCCP (R403)

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests: Toxicology, infectious diseases, resuscitation, stroke

Emailregan.baum@uky.edu

Matt Blackburn

Matt Blackburn, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, MBA

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Education: BS, Campbellsville University; PharmD, University of Kentucky of Pharmacy; MBA, Northern Kentucky University College of Business

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests: Sepsis, Antimicrobial use in the Emergency Department, Sports Medicine

Emailmatt.blackburn3@uky.edu

Jason Davis

Jason Davis, PharmD, BCPS (R449)

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests: Toxicology, infectious diseases, anticoagulation, antihypertensives

Email:jason.davis@uky.edu

Garrett Hile

Garrett B. Hile, PharmD, BCCCP (R483)

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests: Infectious Diseases, Resuscitation, Paralytic Reversal

Emailgarrett.hile@uky.edu

Gavin Howington

Gavin T. Howington, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

TitlesClinical Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Education: BS Chemistry, Morehead State University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine/Academia

Research Interests: Infectious diseases, rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, cost-savings initiatives focus on shunting non-emergent care away from the ED, optimization of clinical decision support in EHR's

Emailgavin.howington@uky.edu

Elise Metts

Elise Metts, PharmD, BCPS (R416)

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), UK College of Pharmacy; Program Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests: Antimicrobial optimization, sepsis, toxicology, and stroke management

Emailelflei4@uky.edu

Jordan Woolum

Jordan Woolum, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests: Toxicology, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Sports Medicine

EmailJawool2@uky.edu

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Val adams

Val R. Adams, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP

TitlesAssociate Professor, Pharmacy

Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Utah; PharmD, University of Texas at Austin jointly with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

TrainingHematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital; Fellowship in Immunology and Transplantation, University of Florida

Practice Area: Hematology/Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation

Research Interests: Chemotherapy-induced hematopoietic toxicity, hematopoietic-stimulating cytokines, pain control, nutritional effects on chemotherapy

Emailvadam0@uky.edu

chandler

Bryan Brinda, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Florida; BS Molecular Biology/Microbiology, University of Central Florida

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Moffitt Cancer Center; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Moffitt Cancer Center

Practice Area: Inpatient and Outpatient Hematology/BMT

Research Interests: Graft-versus-host disease prevention and management, infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, acute myeloid leukemia

Emailbryan.brinda@uky.edu

Evan Bryson

Evan Bryson, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Emory University Hospital/Winship Cancer Institute

Practice Area: Outpatient Solid Tumors 

Research Interests: Supportive care, gastrointestinal malignancies, lung cancer, precision medicine 

EmailEvan.B.Bryson@uky.edu

Kaitlyn Bryson

Kaitlyn K. Bryson, PharmD, BCOP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Medical University of South Carolina; BS Pre-Professional Studies, Clemson University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UF Health Shands Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, UF Health Shands Hospital

Practice Area: Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Cellular Therapy

Research Interests: Acute leukemias, infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cellular therapy

EmailKaitlyn.Bryson@uky.edu

Allison Butts

Allison Butts, PharmD, BCOP (R422)

TitlesClinical Coordinator, Oncology Pharmacy; Residency Program Director, Hematology/Oncology; Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky; BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Medical Oncology, Breast Oncology

Research Interests: Supportive care, breast cancer, quality improvement and financial toxicity, and postgraduate training

Emailallison.butts@uky.edu

Jessica Cupac

Jessica Cox Cupac, PharmD, BCOP (R433)

TitlesClinical Coordinator, Hematology/BMT Pharmacy Services; Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; BS Chemistry, University of the Cumberlands

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Cellular Therapy

Research Interests: Hematologic malignancies, BMT, supportive care issues, quality improvement

Emailjessica.n.cox@uky.edu

Lauren Curry

Lauren Curry, PharmD, BCOP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Duquesne University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Health; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Practice Area: Hematology/BMT

Research Interests: Hematopoetic stem cell transplantation supportive care and preparative regimens, oncology supportive care, graft-versus-host disease, immune effector cell therapies

Emaillauren.curry@uky.edu

Kyle Dawson

Kyle L Dawson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

TitlesResearch Pharmacist, Markey Cancer Center; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo; PharmD, University of Toledo; MBA, Florida International University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Houston Methodist; PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Specialty Residency, Houston Methodist

Practice Area: Oncology Research

Emailkyle.dawson@uky.edu

C. Scott Ellis, PharmD (R509)

C. Scott Ellis, PharmD, BCOP (R509)

TitlesAssistant Residency Program Director, Hematology/Oncology; Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare

Practice Area: Outpatient Solid Tumors

Research Interests: Genitourinary cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, practice advancement, sarcomas, symptom management

Emailcarleton.ellis@uky.edu

Chandler Hospital

Brent Harris, PharmD, BCPS

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Veteran Health Indiana; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Veteran Health Indiana

Practice Area: Outpatient solid tumors, hematology, and BMT

Research Interests: lung cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, supportive care

EmailBrent.Harris@uky.edu

Nancy Hudson

Nancy Hudson, PharmD (R531)

TitlesClinical Oncology Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kansas Health System; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice AreaHematology/Oncology

Research Interests

Emailnancy.hudson@uky.edu

 

Alex Kreimer

Alex Kreimer, PharmD, BCPS

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Belmont University College of Pharmacy; BS Chemistry, Georgetown College

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Practice Area: Inpatient Malignant Hematology and Medical Oncology

Research Interests: Infectious diseases, supportive care, prevention and treatment of regimen-related toxicities

Emailalex.kreimer@uky.edu

Amber Lawson

Amber P. Lawson, PharmD, BCOP (R305)

TitlesProgram Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Formulary management, resource utilization, quality initiatives

Emailamber.lawson@uky.edu

Megan Mitchell

Megan Mitchell, PharmD, MS

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Palliative Care and Pain Management

Education: PharmD, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; BS, University of Connecticut; MS Palliative Care, University of Maryland

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, UConn Health John Dempsey Hospital; Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency, University of Maryland; Fellowship Pain Management and Palliative Care, University of Maryland

Practice Area: Inpatient palliative care

Research Interests: Acute and chronic pain management, managing pain in patients with substance use disorder, end-of-life symptom management

Emailmeg.mitchell@uky.edu

Rachael Morgan

Rachael M. Morgan, PharmD, BCOP (R444)

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, IU Healthcare; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice AreaOutpatient and Inpatient Solid Tumors

Research Interests: GBM and other brain tumors, immunotherapy, solid tumors

Emailrachael.morgan@uky.edu

Danielle Otto

Danielle Otto, PharmD, BCOP (R474)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UK College of Pharmacy
Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, 2016
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2017; Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky, 2018
Practice Area: Outpatient Solid Tumors
Research Interests: Financial toxicity, oncology
Emaildanielle.otto@uky.edu

Colleen Overley

Colleen Overley, PharmD, MS, BCOP (R374)

TitlesClinical Coordinator, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Services

Education: PharmD, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; MS, Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, supportive care for oncology patients, patient outcomes and quality improvement

Emailcolleen.westendorf@uky.edu

Cassandra Perkey

Cassandra Perkey, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Ohio Northern University, 2018

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

Practice Area: Outpatient Breast and Gynecologic Oncology

Research Interests: Supportive care, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers

Emailcassandra.perkey@uky.edu

Ashley Soule

Ashley Soule, PharmD, BCOP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Medical University of South Carolina

Practice Area: Inpatient and Outpatient Hematology/BMT

Research InterestsAcute leukemias, hematopoietic cell transplantation, immune effector cell therapies

Emailashley.soule@uky.edu

Elizabeth Travers

Elizabeth Travers, PharmD, BCOP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Duquesne University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University Health Shreveport; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, Nebraska Medicine

Practice Area: Inpatient/Outpatient Hematology/Blood and Marrow Transplant

Research Interests: Acute myeloid leukemia, multiple myeloma, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, graft vs host disease, supportive care for oncology patient

Emailelizabeth.travers@uky.edu

Lindsay Villalobos

Lindsay Villalobos, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

Practice Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Pediatric oncology supportive care, experiential education, professional involvement

Emaillindsay.villalobos@uky.edu

Rob Walchack

Rob Walchack, PharmD, BCOP

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, Duquesne University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, West Virginia University Medicine; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, West Virginia University Medicine

Practice Area: Inpatient and Outpatient Hematology/BMT

Research Interests: Acute myeloid leukemia, hematopoietic cell transplantation, and CAR T-cell therapy

Emailrobert.walchack@uky.edu

Abby Williams

Abby Williams, PharmD, BCPS

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Baptist Health Lexington

Practice Area: Inpatient Malignant Hematology and Medical Oncology

Research Interests: Medical oncology, malignant hematology, internal medicine

Emailabby.pike@uky.edu

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We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.