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PGY1 - Chandler Hospital

Anna

Anna Sahlstrom Drury, PharmD (R564)

Education: University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Practice Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Academia

Research: Gender bias in pharmacy resident PGY1 letters of recommendation

Involvement: Pediatrics P&T Committee, Case Conference Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Reading, cooking, Formula 1 racing, football

Advisor: Kelsey Leonhardt, PharmD (R513)

Email: anna.sahlstromdrury@uky.edu

Becca Bruning

Becca Bruning, PharmD (R557)

Education: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, GA

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Infectious Disease, and Academia

Research: Residency application rubric evaluation

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, UK College of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee, KSHP, GSHP, ASHP, ACCP, SCCM, APhA, GPhA

Interests outside of pharmacy: Running, tennis, hiking, cooking & eating, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Barbara Magnuson-Woodward, PharmD, CNSC

Email: rebecca.bruning@uky.edu

Jasmine Forrest

Jasmine Forrest, PharmD (R558)

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL

Practice Areas of Interest: Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Cardiology

Research: Impact of azithromycin on post-acute myocardial infarction outcomes

Involvement: R U Ok? Wellness Committee, UKCOP Student Affairs Committee, Media and Marketing Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Staying active, hanging out with my co-residents, and finding the best eats in town!

Advisor: Kripa Patel, PharmD, BCCCP (R479)

Email: jasmine.forrest@uky.edu

Kaylee Worsham

Kaylee Worsham, PharmD, MBA (R565)

Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Knoxville, Tennessee

Practice Areas of Interest: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care

Research: Evaluation of risk of treatment failure in a primarily Appalachian outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) patient population

Involvement: Door to Needle Committee, Social Committee, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Spending time with family and friends, craft beer, succulents, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Vols!

Advisor: Rachael Morgan, PharmD, BCOP (R444)

Email: kaylee.worsham@uky.edu

Maggie Godsey

Maggie Godsey, PharmD (R559)

Education: Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Spokane, WA

Practice Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Academia

Research: Gender bias in PGY2 Emergency Medicine & Critical Care residency applications

Involvement: Media & Marketing Committee, Glycemic Control Committee, APhA, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Playing with my dogs, Ellie and Minnie, brewery hopping, hiking, traveling, and Coug football (Go Cougs!)

Advisor: Ryan Mynatt, PharmD, BCPS-ID (R357)

Email: maggie.godsey@uky.edu

Morgan Ostinowsky

Morgan Ostinowsky, PharmD (R562)

Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care

Research: Headache management protocols after craniotomy

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, COVID-19 P&T Subcommittee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Exploring Lexington with co-residents, baking, music, spending time with friends and family 

Advisor: Breanne Mefford, PharmD, BCCCP

Email: morgan.ostinowsky@uky.edu

Nicole Hume

Nicole Hume, PharmD (R561)

Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Infectious Diseases

Research: Definitive vs broad-spectrum therapy for MSSA bacteremia

Involvement: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Resident Advisory Committee, Trauma Quality Committee, Outreach/Alumni Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Rock climbing, music/concerts, hiking, exploring restaurants/breweries

Advisor: Kaitlyn Bryson, PharmD, BCOP

Email: nicole.hume@uky.edu

Tim Hamer

Tim Hamer, PharmD (R560)

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, Critical Care, Oncology

Research: Interrupted time-series analysis comparison of acute kidney injury rates during transition from vancomycin to daptomycin for outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy

Involvement: Formulary Subcommittee, Social Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Breweries, biking, board games, restaurants, video games, hiking

Advisor: Gavin Howington, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Email: timothy.hamer@uky.edu

PGY1 - Good Samaritan Hospital

Alex Stuphin

Alex Sutphin, PharmD, MPA

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Medication Safety, Transplant, Internal Medicine

Research: Predictors of enoxaparin prophylaxis failure

Involvement: Grand Rounds Committee, GSH Medication Events Committee, KSHP Programming and Practitioner Education Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Traveling, bouldering, breweries, spending time on the lake, trying new restaurants 

Advisor: Kim Manning, PharmD, BCPS

Email: alexandra.sutphin@uky.edu

Ariana Chambers

Ariana Chambers, PharmD

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Oncology, Ambulatory Care, Internal Medicine

Research: Impact of hospital-associated delirium or psychosis from medications prescribed to aid in sleep

Involvement: Formulary Subcommittee, Case Conference Committee, ASHP, KSHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors, watching movies

Advisor: Lynda Eckhardt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Email: ariana.chambers@uky.edu

Parin Patel

Parin Patel, PharmD

Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Nashville, TN

Practice Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Care

Research: Initiation of enteral guanfacine to wean dexmedetomidine in critically ill patients

Involvement: Preceptor Development Committee, Grand Rounds Committee, APhA, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Learning how to bake desserts, traveling

Advisor: Jordan Kelley, PharmD, BCPS (R484)

Email: parin.patel@uky.edu

PGY1 & 2 - Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Connor Anderson

Connor Anderson, PharmD, MBA (R556)

Education: Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, MI

Practice Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Administration, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine

Research: Antibiotic prescribing practices in patients with suspected urinary tract infections with altered mental status versus standard symptoms

Involvement: Media & Marketing Committee, Chandler Medication Events Review Committee, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Golf, Snowboarding, Hiking, spending time with my girlfriend Abbey and dog, Ember

Advisor: Dylan Nelson, PharmD, BCPS

Email: connor.anderson1@uky.edu

Maggie Mastalerz

Magdalena Mastalerz, PharmD (R540)

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Automation & Technology, Staff Development & Advancement

Research: Alternative Distributors’ Impact on Medication Cost Savings and Pharmacy Supply Chain Operations in the Inpatient Setting

Involvement: Perioperative P&T Subcommittee, Polish American Pharmacists Association, KSHP, PARC

Interests outside of pharmacy: Peloton, running, reading historical fiction & non-fiction, Backstreet Boys

Advisor: Devlin Smith, PharmD, MS

Email: magdalena.mastalerz@uky.edu

PGY1 & 2 - Specialty Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Cassidy Potts

Cassidy Potts, PharmD (R563)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Specialty Pharmacy Outcomes Research, Pharmacy Operations, Specialty Clinics

Research: Outcomes associated with specialty pharmacy services in oncology patients with neuroendocrine tumors

Involvement: Grand Rounds Committee, Specialty Pharmacy Patient Management Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Pilates, pickleball, anything outdoors, horseback riding, online shopping

Advisor: Melanie Laine, PharmD, BCCCP (R434)

Email: cassidy.potts@uky.edu

Jerry St. James

Jerry St. James, PharmD (R543)

Education: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Clinical Management, Health Outcomes, 340B, Finance

Research: Multiple Sclerosis outcomes with specialty pharmacy

Involvement: Specialty Quality Management Committee, Social Committee, Vizient resident committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking, kayaking, hunting, golf, watching sports, traveling, and visiting breweries around Lexington

Advisor: Thom Platt, PharmD, PhD, MBA, BCPS (R503)

Email: gstjames@uky.edu

PGY2 - Cardiology

Nathan Fields

Nathan Fields, PharmD (R549)

Education: Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN

Training: PGY1, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Practice Areas of Interest: Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Research, Clinical Informatics

Research: Evaluation of outcomes in Jehovah's Witness patients undergoing cardiac surgery when compared to reference populations

Involvement: Resuscitation Committee, Social Committee, ASHP, ACCP Cardiology PRN member

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hanging with co-resi's, being a dog dad to the best Australian Cattle dog named Rue, working out, hiking, board game nights with friends, and trying out new places to eat in the city

Advisor: Eric Johnson, PharmD, BCCCP (R405)

Email: nathan.fields@uky.edu

PGY2 - Critical Care

Ali Wiegand

Ali Wiegand, PharmD (R545)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Medical ICU, Emergency General Surgery 

Research: Evaluation of time to appropriate therapy in status epilepticus

Involvement: UK Healthcare Pharmacy Residency Chief Resident, ICU Subcommittee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Orange Theory Fitness, breweries, live music, binging Grey's Anatomy 

Advisor: Dina Ali, PharmD, BCCCP (R464) 

Email: ali.wiegand@uky.edu

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins, PharmD, MBA (R542)

Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care

Research: Effectiveness and safety of steroid prescribing practices for acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19

Involvement: Resident Wellness Committee, GME Resident/Fellow Forum, Perioperative Committee, ACCP, SCCM

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking with my dogs, running, breweries, spending time with friends and family, binging The Office

Advisor: Abby Bailey, PharmD, BCCCP (R394)

Email: blake.robbins@uky.edu

Michael Behal

Michael Behal, PharmD (R537)

Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Research and Scholarship

Research: Impact of a pharmacy-driven fluid stewardship protocol in the ICU

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, Resuscitation Committee, ACCP Critical Care PRN Research Committee, SCCM CPP Research Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking, craft beer, new restaurants, live music, playing with other people's dogs, spending time with friends (especially co-residents) and family

Advisor: Sara Parli, PharmD, BCCCP (R385)

Email: michael.behal@uky.edu

PGY2 - Emergency Medicine

Mary Keen

Mary Keen, PharmD (R552)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Trauma, Toxicology, Wilderness Medicine

Research: Utility of premedication for patients with a documented allergy to iodinated contrast media

Involvement: Alumni & Outreach Committee, ASHP, KSHP, AACT

Interests outside of pharmacy: Fabric crafts, baking, photography and hiking

Advisor: Sarah Cotner, PharmD, BCPS (R447)

Email: mary.keen@uky.edu

Ryan Funai

Ryan Funai, PharmD (R550)

Education: University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies, West Hartford, CT

Training: PGY1, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Practice Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine

Research: Evaluation of dosing strategies for nitroglycerin in the setting of pulmonary edema

Involvement: Resuscitation Committee, Case Conference Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking, Camping, Rock climbing, Basically anything outdoors

Advisor: Elise Metts, PharmD, BCPS (R416)

Email: ryan.funai@uky.edu

PGY2 - Hematology/Oncology

Claire Goodin

Claire Goodin, PharmD (R551)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematology, Pediatric Heme/Onc

Research: Evaluating the incidence of delayed high dose methotrexate clearance in obese vs non-obese patients

Involvement: Grand Rounds Committee Co-Chair, ASHP, HOPA

Interests Outside of Pharmacy: Cheering on the Cats, traveling, reading, and going to breweries with friends and my dog Booker

Advisor: Jessica Cupac, PharmD, BCOP (R433) and Alex Kreimer, BCPS

Emailclaire.goodin@uky.edu

Kaylyn Collette

Kaylyn Collette, PharmD (R548)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Solid Tumors, Infection Prophylaxis, Supportive Care 

Research: Impact of relative dose intensity on pathologic complete response in HER2 positive breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant TCHP

Involvement: Grand Rounds Committee Co Chair

Interests outside of pharmacy: Pilates, reading, trying new restaurants, beach trips

Advisor: Scott Ellis, PharmD, BCOP (R509) and Lauren Curry, PharmD, BCOP 

Email: kaylyn.collette@uky.edu

Morgan Cantley

Morgan Cantley, PharmD (R547)

Education: Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Charleston, SC

Training: PGY1, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

Practice Areas of Interest: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hematological Malignancies, Lung Cancer

Research: Evaluating Altered Administration of Procarbazine through the R-MPV Regimen in Primary CNS Lymphoma

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, HOPA, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Clemson football (go Tigers!), hiking, cycling, exploring breweries and distilleries, and hanging out with my cat

Advisor: Beth Travers, PharmD, BCOP and Evan Bryson, PharmD, BCOP

Email: morgan.cantley@uky.edu

PGY2 - Infectious Diseases

Jenni Thomas

Jenni Thomas, PharmD (R544)

Education: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: PK/PD Optimization, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Antimicrobial Resistance, Rapid Diagnostics, Academia

Research: Performance of ePlex® blood culture identification panels in polymicrobial cultures and characterization of antimicrobial stewardship opportunities

Involvement: Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee, COVID-19 Subcommittee, Media and Marketing Committee, ACCP, SIDP, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Living and dying with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pirates, brewery hopping, any and all yard games, and all things sports related

Advisor: Ryan Mynatt, PharmD, BCPS-ID (R357)

Email: jenni.thomas@uky.edu

Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson, PharmD (R538)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Public Health

Research: Treatment of non-HACEK gram-negative endocarditis: single therapy compared to combination therapy

Involvement: ACCP, SIDP, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Exercising, UK games with my wife, board games and being on the lake

Advisor: Ryan Mynatt, PharmD, BCPS-ID (R357)

Email: wesley.johnson@uky.edu

PGY2 - Internal Medicine

Matt Laws

Matthew Laws, PharmD (R553)

Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN

Training: PGY1, East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL

Practice Areas of Interest: Transitions of care, infectious disease, pulmonology, internal medicine

Research: Outcomes associated with shorter versus longer courses of vasoactive therapy in variceal hemorrhage

Involvement: ACCP Adult Medicine PRN, ASHP, AACP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Playing music, hiking, spending time with my family and friends, going to the movies, trying new restaurants and foods

Advisor: Kyle Pijut, PharmD, BCPS

Email: matthew.laws@uky.edu

PGY2 - Medication-Use Safety and Policy

Mark Wolf

Mark Wolf Jr., PharmD (R555)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Quality Improvement, Medication Safety, Process Optimization

Research: Evaluation of medication administration compliance in the operating room 

Involvement: Co-Chair of Resident Case Conference, ASHP, ACCP, ISMP, and Medication Safety Officer Society

Interests outside of pharmacy: Fitness, soccer, skiing/snowboarding, traveling, hanging out with friends and family

Advisor: Kimberley Hite, MS, PharmD 

Email: mark.wolf@uky.edu

PGY2 - Pediatrics

Allie Kenneally

Allie Kenneally, PharmD (R539)

Education: Purdue University College of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, Indiana

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Infectious Disease

Research: Intranasal dexmedetomidine use in pediatric patients for anxiolysis in the emergency department; compatibility and precipitation of continuous infusion calcium chloride with common intravenous medications in the pediatric population

Involvement: PPA, ASHP, and Media and Marketing Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Baking, hiking, hanging out with my co-residents, and trying new restaurants around Lexington!

Advisor: Elizabeth Beckman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCCCP and Kate Gaines, PharmD, BCPS

Email: allison.kenneally@uky.edu

Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly, PharmD (R541)

Education: University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology

Research: Evaluation of rasburicase and allopurinol in the treatment of tumor lysis syndrome in pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies

Involvement: PPA, Pediatrics P&T Subcommittee, Social Committee, Oncology Subcommittee, MIS-C Task Force

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking, camping, Chicago sports, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family

Advisor: Tyler Bosley, PharmD, BCPPS (R492)

Email: mary.reilly@uky.edu

PGY2 - Ambulatory Care

Erin Sherwin

Erin Sherwin, PharmD (R554)

Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Memphis, TN

Training: PGY1, Birmingham VA Health Care System, Birmingham, AL

Practice Areas of Interest: Primary Care, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, GI, Medication Management and Population Health

Research: Evaluation of a pharmacist-led drive-up anticoagulation clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic

Involvement: Alumni Outreach Committee, ASHP SAG on Medication Management Services, APhA, KSHP, Phi Delta Chi

Interests outside of pharmacy: Reading, running, yoga, live music, exploring restaurants and the Lexington food scene

Advisor: Brittany Smith, PharmD, BCACP

Email: erin.sherwin@uky.edu

Kadin Ashley

Kadin Ashley, PharmD (R546)

Education: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, St. Claire HealthCare, Morehead, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Chronic Disease State Management, Diabetes, Cardiology 

Research: Evaluation of SGLT-2 inhibitor adverse reactions and monitoring

Involvement: KSHP, Alumni and Outreach Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Golf, UK athletics, snow skiing, and spending time with my family, friends, and puppy

Advisor: Whitley Ellis, BCACP 

Email: kadin.ashley@uky.edu

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.