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									                                    THE

                                            KENTUCKY
                                             KONNECTION
         A Publication of the University of Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Programs

November 2007                             Congratulations to Kim L. R. Brouwer, Pharm.D.,
                                          Ph.D., our 2007 Paul F. Parker Award Winner
The Kentucky Konnection is
                                          Kim L. R. Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D., the George
published annually for                    H. Cocolas Distinguished Professor and Chair at
graduates of the University of            the University Of North Carolina, School Of
Kentucky Pharmacy Residency               Pharmacy, has been named the Paul F. Parker
Program. The residency                    Award Winner for 2007. Dr. Brouwer (R103)
program is jointly sponsored by           received her Bachelor of Science Degree from
the University of Kentucky                Oregon State University, her Doctor of Pharmacy
Hospital Pharmacy Services and            Degree and Residency Certificate from the
University of Kentucky College of         University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. in
Pharmacy.                                 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmaceutical Sciences
                                          from the University of Kentucky.

                                          Dr. Brouwer is the Chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and
EDITORS:                                  Experimental Therapeutics.      She has demonstrated a life-long
Emily Borders, Pharm.D.                   commitment to the advancement of clinical pharmacy services. Her
Nicole Brogden, Pharm.D.                  contributions to research, academia, and pharmacy practice are
Bojana Stevich, Pharm.D.
                                          extensive and include over 260 research papers and mentoring over
Rachel Stratman, Pharm.D.
                                          75 graduate and doctoral students.
Veena Venugopalan, Pharm.D.
Will Vincent, Pharm.D.

                                                      Join Us This Year in Las Vegas
FACULTY ADVISOR:                          Residency Showcase
George Davis, Pharm.D.                    The University of Kentucky Residency Showcase (4052) will be at the
                                          ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting on Monday, December 3, from 1:00 P.M.
UK PHARMACY RESIDENCY                     until 4:00 P.M. Interested residency candidates are encouraged to drop
PROGRAM:                                  by.
http://www.mc.uky.edu/pharmacy
/residency                                Paul F. Parker Award Reception and Luncheon
                                          The annual Paul F. Parker Award Reception and Luncheon will be held
                                          on Tuesday, December 4, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Mirage in
                                          Las Vegas, NV. All present and past residents, as well as current UK
                                          faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

                                          Kentucky Reception
                                          We hope to see everyone at the Kentucky Reception on Tuesday,
                                          December 4, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at Caesars Palace. The
                                          annual reception provides an opportunity to recruit new residents,
                                          network, and meet with past residents and faculty members.

                                          ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award
                                          Please join us at the Venetian Resort on Saturday, December 1 from
                                          6:30 to 7:30 PM for the award acceptance. See page 3 for more details.

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                              2006-2007 Awards and Recognitions
                             Pharmacy Resident Awarded Resident of the Month
                 Congratulations to April Miller, Pharm.D. (R325) who was selected as the UK HealthCare
                 Resident of the Month for March 2007. Approximately 500 House Staff members are eligible for
                 this award. April was saluted for her ability to advance the clinical care of patients, as well as for
                 her education of medical/surgical residents, interns and medical students. In her nomination it
                 was also noted that her provision of vital information on rounds makes the team run smoothly.

                          Pharmacy Resident Wins the James Rhodes Award
Veena Venugopalan, Pharm.D. (R332) was awarded the James Rhodes Award for 2007 from
the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. The award is for either a PY4 Pharmacy
Student or PGY1 Resident at UK who was a UK College of Pharmacy graduate. The selection is
based upon demonstration of a consistent commitment to clinical pharmacy practice. The
candidate should be of outstanding moral character and viewed as consistently honest and
trustworthy by peers. Congratulations Veena!

                  Piecoro - One of the World's First Clinical Pharmacists Retires from UK
               John Piecoro, Pharm.D. retired from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in June
               2007. John has had a 38 year career with the University of Kentucky and served as one of the
               world's first clinical pharmacists at the University of Kentucky Hospital, practicing in Pediatrics.
               John has been serving as Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and is
               retired as a Colonel for the Kentucky Army National Guard after more than 28 years of service.

                                     Directors Elected to Offices in ASHP
                 Congratulations to Kelly Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP and John Armitstead, MS,
                 RPh, FASHP for their elections to significant offices in the American Society of
                 Health-System Pharmacists. Kelly has been elected Chair-Elect of the ASHP
                 Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. John has been elected to the ASHP
                 Board of Directors for a three year term starting in June. Thank you both for your
                 commitment to pharmacy services on the national level.

          Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency - Accredited by ASHP
Congratulations to Craig Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS (R284), Residency Director of the Infectious
Diseases Pharmacy Residency (PGY2) conducted by the University of Kentucky which has been
accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The Infectious Diseases
Residency joins previously accredited UK pharmacy residency programs in Pharmacy Practice
(PGY1), Critical Care (PGY2), Oncology (PGY2), Pediatrics (PGY2) and Primary Care (PGY2).

                                            ACCP PRN Officers
                 Congratulations to Daniel Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS and Philip Empey,
                 Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS (R257) on being elected to American College of Clinical
                 Pharmacy (ACCP), Practice and            Research Network (PRN) offices for
                 Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics. Dan (Secretary/Treasurer) and Phil
                 (Chair-Elect) assumed the responsibilities of these positions at the ACCP Annual
                 Meeting in Denver, CO in October.

                    Kuhn Receives Award from National Pediatric Organization
                Robert Kuhn, Pharm.D., professor of pediatric pharmacy at the University of Kentucky College
                of Pharmacy, was awarded a President's Citation Award for his seven years of continuing
                outstanding leadership and service to the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG). He is
                the first recipient of this award presented Sept. 29 at the 16th Annual Pediatric Pharmacy
                Meeting held in Portsmouth, VA. The PPAG is an international, nonprofit, professional
                association representing the interests of pediatric pharmacists and their patients dedicated to
                improving medication therapy in children. Their purpose is to promote safe and effective
                medication use in children through communication, education, and research. The association
                has 600+ members and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.


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       ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy                                          Resident Awards
       Residency Excellence Award                          The Pharmacy Residents would like to congratulate
The University of Kentucky HealthCare PGY1                 the following recipients of the 2007 Residency
Pharmacy Residency Program will receive the                Awards:
ASHP      Foundation’s     Pharmacy      Residency         •   Extra Mile Award, the award for the resident
Excellence Award at this year’s ASHP Midyear                   who always “goes the extra mile” and keeps a
Clinical Meeting. This national award recognizes               positive attitude: E. Zachary Ramsey,
one pharmacy residency program “that has a track               Pharm.D. (R326)
record of excellence in the training of pharmacy
residents and consistently provides an exceptionally       •     Impact Award, the award to the specialty
positive and rewarding experience to their                       resident most likely to have the greatest impact
residents…they can serve as role models in                       on professional pharmacy practice: Kimberly
sustained excellence, achievement, and innovation                Deady, Pharm.D. (R334)
in residency training.”
                                                           •     Outstanding Resident Award, a resident who
The award will be officially presented on Saturday,              maintains high standards of professionalism,
December 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Venetian                  serves as a positive role model, and promotes
Resort in Las Vegas. We encourage everyone                       pharmacy education: Meredith B. Toma,
affiliated with our program to attend and help us                Pharm.D. (R327)
celebrate this wonderful achievement. Thanks
goes to all of you for your hard work and dedication       •     Preceptor of the Year, given to a preceptor
to this residency program, as this truly represents              who consistently goes above and beyond the
an achievement for all of us.                                    call of duty for the residents: P. Shane
                                                                 Winstead, Pharm.D.




                UK Faculty Appointments, Promotions, & Retirements
•   Dr. Scott Akers appointed as Department                •     Dr. Craig Martin (R284) promoted to Associate
    Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lipscomb                 Adjunct Professor, UK College of Pharmacy
    University in Nashville, TN                            •     Dr. Chris Miller appointed as Clinical Training
•   Dr. Timothy Clifford appointed Adjunct                       Coordinator (CTC) for Clinical Education Center
    Assistant Professor, UK College of Medicine,                 based at Norton's Healthcare in Louisville, KY
    Department of Surgery                                  •     Dr. Don Perrier resigned as Chair of Pharmacy
•   Dr. George Davis (R213) appointed as Adjunct                 Practice & Science, UK College of Pharmacy
    Associate Professor, UK College of Pharmacy                  and will be returning to Canada
    and Residency Program Director for PGY1                •     Dr. Anne Policastri appointed Assistant
    Pharmacy Residency, UK Medical Center                        Director of Experiential Education
•   Dr. Steven Dunn appointed as Adjunct                   •     Dr. Frank Romanelli (R242) appointed
    Assistant Professor, UK College of Pharmacy                  Assistant Dean for Education, UK College of
•   Dr. Jimmi Hatton (R151) promoted to                          Pharmacy
    Professor and Interim Chair, UK College of             •     Dr. Stephanie Sutphin (R328) appointed
    Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice & Science                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, UK College of
    Department                                                   Pharmacy
•   Dr. Amber Lawson (R305) appointed as                   •     Dr. David Santrock appointed as Emergency
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Bone Marrow                  Department Clinical Specialist, UK HealthCare
    Transplant, UK HealthCare                              •     Dr. Kelly Smith appointed Director of
•   Dr. Dan Lewis appointed as Residency                         Residency Program Advancement, UK College
    Program Director for PGY2 Pharmacy                           of Pharmacy
    Residency in Internal Medicine, UK HealthCare          •     Dr. Jeff Talbert appointed as Director of
•   Dr. Susie Liewer (R291) appointed Clinical                   Research and Data Management Center and
    Pharmacy Specialist, Stem Cell Transplant at                 Associate Professor, UK College of Pharmacy
    Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
•   Dr. Tracy Macaulay appointed as Adjunct
    Assistant Professor, UK College of Pharmacy




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          Kelly M. Smith Appointed Director of Residency Program Advancement;
          George A. Davis to Take the Reins as PGY1 Residency Program Director

The University of Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Programs boasts many traditions. Former residents may think
of their “R#” or recall the annual pig roast and lampoon. However, this year commemorates another important
tradition at UK. Let us pay a tribute to the long-standing history of elite residency program directors (RPDs).
We would especially like to recognize Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP, for the dedication and commitment
demonstrated during her tenure as the postgraduate year one (PGY1) program director.

                     Dr. Smith began her career as RPD in 1998, the year of the “Comeback Cats” that
                     captured UK’s 7th national championship, and one year after a different Smith began his
                     tenure as head men’s basketball coach. While the Cats struggled to stay afloat on the
                     basketball court under the guidance of Coach Tubby Smith, the pharmacy practice
                     residency flourished with Dr. Kelly Smith as PGY1 program director. The residency
                     launched the nation’s first scholarship of teaching and learning certificate (STLC) program
                     in 1999, which was acknowledged in 2004 by the American Association of Colleges of
                     Pharmacy for innovation in teaching. The Resident Learning System (RLS) was created
                     to document progress and encourage outcome-driven training in accordance with
                     American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) standards. Through these
                     advancements in residency training, Dr. Smith led a growing emphasis in scholarship.
Completion of research projects, presentations at national meetings, and publications in peer-reviewed journals
continues to be commonplace among pharmacy residents. With this year’s graduating PGY1 resident class,
she will have mentored 70 residents. It is certainly fitting that in Dr. Smith’s final year as RPD, the UK PGY1
Pharmacy Residency Program has been selected to receive the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Residency
Excellence Award at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

In addition to Dr. Smith’s exceptional leadership at UK, she also facilitated the development of pharmacy
residencies nationwide as chair of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing. After recent recognition as an
ASHP fellow, she continues her commitment to pharmacy residency training as the Director of Residency
Program Advancement at the UK College of Pharmacy. In this position, she will foster the development of new,
accredited residencies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Furthermore, she will strive to enhance the
reputation of the UK College of Pharmacy as a national leader in pharmacy residency training. Good luck Kelly!
We wish you the best!

Even though Dr. Smith’s excellent leadership as RPD will be missed, the UK pharmacy
residency is excited for the beginning of a new era. The newly appointed residency
program director, George A. Davis, Pharm.D. (R213), is no stranger to UK. Dr. Davis
completed his pharmacy practice and specialty residency and a research fellowship in
clinical pharmacokinetics at UK with Dr. Mary Ensom. Dr. Davis has served as faculty
at the College of Pharmacy and practiced as a Pharmacy Specialist in clinical
pharmacokinetics and recently expanded his practice to adult internal medicine. He has
been a preceptor to 56 residents during his time at UK and was honored as residency
preceptor of the year in 1999 and 2002. Dr. Davis helped develop a new PGY2
pharmacy residency in Internal Medicine that started in July 2007 before transitioning to
the PGY1 program director. Dr. Davis wants the PGY1 residency to not only maintain
the tradition and high standards but continue to move forward as an innovative leader in
pharmacy residency training. He is interested in expanding the number of residents in the program yet maintain
a training environment that help transition residents to independent practitioners who have the skills and
confidence to be leaders in the profession of pharmacy in teaching, research and practice.

Thank you Dr. Smith and Dr. Davis for your dedication to the UK pharmacy residency program! We wish you
well as you embark on exciting new stages of your careers. Now all we have to do is find a basketball coach to
match the caliber of our RPDs, if that’s possible.




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The First Honorary Resident—
Robert P. Rapp, PharmD, FCCP                                        Pharmacy Services Update
                                                              UK Medical Center makes another technological
                            The strength of the               leap as it introduced Electronic Medication
                            pharmacy           clinical       Administration Record (eMAR) to its practice.
                            services and the quality          Implementation of eMAR in the institution further
                            of the residency program          exemplifies our need to improve patient safety and
                            at the University of              reduce medication errors.         All pharmacists
                            Kentucky are the result           underwent specialized training in order to become
                            of the contributions from         familiar with the various features of the
                            several        exemplary          documentation system. Use of eMAR rolled out
                            practitioners. This year,         wing by wing, unit by unit, throughout October
                            the pharmacy residents            2007. Several staff and clinical pharmacists were
                            decided to create an              actively involved in the implementation of eMAR to
                            award that would be               ensure smooth transition for nursing and medical
                            presented to a faculty            staff into the new system.
member who has made a significant impact in the
development of this residency program.             The
contributions from this individual to the residency
                                                                     Central Pharmacy Gets a
program have paved the path for the success of all                          Make-Over
future “Rs”. “The Honorary Resident” is a leader in
his/her area of pharmacy practice and is passionate           The IV compounding area in Central Pharmacy is
about clinical pharmacy practice while instilling that        undergoing major renovations in order to achieve
sentiment in residents and students. After a                  USP 797 compliance. Construction of an ISO
unanimous vote, the recipient was selected and the            Class 8 cleanroom with allowance for HEPA
residents proudly recognized Dr. Rapp with the                filtration and positive pressure started in early
award of the first Honorary Resident (HR1).                   October 2007 and is expected to be completed by
                                                              the end of January 2008. The compounding area
Dr. Rapp received his B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees               will include an ante room and a clean room
from the University of Kentucky. He began his                 containing four compounding hoods. There will be
pharmacy practice at UK in 1963 as a staff                    designated hoods for the preparation of
pharmacist. During his professional career at UK,             chemotherapy agents, TPN and patient specific
Dr. Rapp held faculty appointments at both the                intravenous products. All compounded products
Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. Dr. Rapp has               will be passed to the pharmacist in the ante room
published widely in the area of nutrition in critically       for final checking and verification. This design of
ill patients, parenteral admixtures and infectious            the work area will reduce the number of personnel
diseases. He has given scientific presentations both          in the clean room thereby maintaining sterility.
at national and international venues. Dr. Rapp                Planning for this major project began in 2004 and
served as an infectious diseases pharmacy                     the total cost of construction is in excess of
residency program director at UK from 1998-2007               $400,000.     All satellite pharmacies at the UK
and has graduated eight ID trained pharmacists.               medical center currently have barrier isolator hoods
During his years as a residency program director,             and are in compliance with USP 797 standards.
he concomitantly held the position of Associate
Director of Pharmacy Services from 1999 to 2007.
                                                              2007 Pharmacy Services Awards
Dr. Rapp received the Honorary Resident award                 Congratulations to this year’s winners of awards
during the 2007 Lampoon celebrations. We would                from UK Pharmacy Services:
like to thank Dr. Rapp for his involvement and                • Pharmacist of the Year: Kristi Southers, Pharm.D.
commitment to this residency program and hope                 • Technician of the Year: Dawn E. Ross, CPhT
that the Kentucky blue colored HR1 suppository
serves as a token of our appreciation.




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                                    Residency Program Highlights
    Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Programs                         Residents from each program gave presentations
                     Collaborative                               on best practices at their institutions and hot topics
On August 10, 2007 the PGY1 class, accompanied                   in pharmacy practice and residency training.
by Steve Dunn, Pharm.D., BCPS, participated in                   Indeed, there was much debate and discussion
the Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Programs                         about the future of the profession and training of its
Collaborative in Louisville, KY. The events of the               leaders. We met our primary endpoint! The
day included several presentations on residency                  residency exchange was a success and all
topics of interest, including survival tips for first year       participants were thankful for their kind hosts. More
residents, financial planning advice, and tips for               importantly, we have now confirmed that bourbon is
successful completion of residency research                      in fact a significant contributor to the successes of
projects.     The day concluded with break-out                   UK pharmacy residency programs. Cheers!
sessions for both the preceptors and residents in
which     the    preceptors     discussed        program                               Pig Roast
improvement ideas and residency evaluations,                     The 28th annual Pig Roast was held on October 6th
while the residents shared their research projects,              at Adena Park. The Pig Roast is an opportunity for
ideas for time management, and professionalism.                  past and current Rs to get together and relive
Residents participated from programs throughout                  tradition. Dr. Aaron Cook (R275) hosted the pre-pig
the Lexington and Louisville areas, including                    roast party on Friday evening followed by a sunny
Humana Inc., University of Louisville Health Care,               Saturday where family and friends gathered
Kosair Children’s Hospital, St. Claire Regional                  together to eat 150 pounds of smoked pork. Several
Medical Center, Lexington VA Medical Center,                     past Rs joined us this year to celebrate this UK
Saint Joseph HealthCare, and University of                       tradition.
Kentucky HealthCare.
               Residency Exchange
This year’s residency exchange, unlike year’s past,
was motivated by hypothesis-driven research. The
investigators, John Armitstead and a team of
pharmacy residents, designed the exchange to
demonstrate the direct relationship of innovations in
pharmacy residencies and bourbon whiskey
consumption. To test this research question, we
enrolled some of the region’s best pharmacy
residency programs—The Ohio State University,                    Above: Past and Present Rs at Pig Roast 2007
The Health Alliance of Cincinnati, University of                        Professional Development Experience
Wisconsin, and Clarian Health System.            The             Each year the PGY2 specialty residents and PGY1
Woodford Reserve in Versailles, KY was the venue                 pharmacy practice residents each depart on a
for this prospective, observational study. After a               voyage of discovery: the Professional Development
night of indulging in Kentucky culture, barbecue,                Experience (PDE). The PDE was developed as a
and of course bourbon, residents, preceptors, and                means for UK residents to observe practices at
directors gathered the following day at the                      other institutions, and to share ideas among
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.                      colleagues. The PGY1 pharmacy practice residents
                                                                 headed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit
                                                                 Temple University, The Children’s Hospital of
                                                                 Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of
                                                                 Pennsylvania. The PGY2 class traveled to the
                                                                 Washington D.C. area to visit the American Society
                                                                 of Health-System Pharmacists’ headquarters, the
                                                                 National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins
                                                                 University and the University of Maryland. These
                                                                 opportunities allowed the residents to create a
                                                                 network of resources, and to participate in
                                                                 roundtable discussions with residents and
                                                                 preceptors from other sites. Through these
                                                                 experiences we hope to open the doors of
                                                                 communication among residents, and promote the
                                                                 exchange of ideas and thoughts on issues we face
Above: PGY2 Exchange at Woodford Reserve                         in clinical pharmacy practice.

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                                                            Resident Scholars
• Ball AM, Martin CM, Jahania SA, Camp PC, Flynn JD. Fungal                   • Toma MB, Winstead PS, Smith KM, Lewis DA, Clifford T. Pharmacy
     infection incidence in heart and lung transplant recipients receiving        resident participation in cardiopulmonary resuscitation events.
     itraconazole prophylaxis. Progress in Transplantation. (Submitted for        Pharmacotherapy 2006;26:e38.
     publication.)                                                            •   Toma MB, Smith KM, Martin CA, Rapp RP. Pharmacokinetic
•    Ball AM, Martin CA, Smith KM, Camp PC, Mullett T, Flynn JD.                  considerations in the treatment of methicillin-resistant
     Examining the incidence of fungal infections in heart and lung               Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis. Orthopedics 2006;29:497-502.
     transplant recipients receiving itraconazole prophylaxis.                •   Thompson LA, Lewis DA, Davis GA, Smith KM. Drug Selection in a
     Pharmacotherapy 2006;26:e41.                                                 Patient with a History of Hypersensitivity Reactions: A Practical
•    Cox MR, Reeves JK, Smith KM. Concepts in crotaline snake                     Approach for the Orthopedist. Orthopedics. 2007. (Accepted for
     envenomation management. Orthopedics. 2006;29:1083-7.                        Publication)
•    Daugherty NE, Ryan M, Romanelli F, Smith KM. Board certification         •   Venugopalan V, Smith KM, Young MH. Selecting anti-infective
     of pharmacy residency program directors. Pharmacotherapy                     agents for the treatment of bone infections. Orthopedics.
     2006;26:e60.                                                                 2007;30(9):713-7.
•    Kent ME, Feola DJ, Smith KM, Hoven A, Romanelli F. Antiretroviral        •   Venugoplan V, Martin CA. Selecting Anti-Infective Agents for the
     resistance patterns in a rural southern state. Pharmacotherapy               Treatment of Bone-infections- New Anti-infective Agents and Chronic
     2006;26:e38-9.                                                               Suppressive Therapy. Orthopedics. (Accepted for Publication)
•    Kent ME, Smith KM, Rapp RP. Antibiotic beads and osteomyelitis:          •   Vincent WR, Smith KM, Lewis DA, Winstead PS Review of Alcohol
     here today, what’s coming tomorrow? Orthopedics. 2006;20:599-603.            Withdrawal in the Hospitalized Patient: Diagnosis and Assessment,
•    Mieure KD, Smith KM, Winstead PS. Supplemental Glucocorticoid                Part 1 of 2. Orthopedics. 2007 May;30(5):358-61.
     Therapy. Orthopedics. 2007 Feb;30(2):116-9.                              •   Vincent WR, Smith KM, Winstead PS, Lewis DA Review of Alcohol
•    Miller AD, Smith KM. Problems after bariatric surgery – authors’             Withdrawal in the Hospitalized Patient: Pharmacologic Management,
     response. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2007;64:241. Letter.                       Part 2 of 2. Orthopedics. 2007 Jun;30(6):446-9.
•    Pesaturo AB, Winstead PS, Flynn JD. Evidence-based analysis of           •   Vincent WR, Smith KM, Steinke D. Opportunities for pharmacists in
     perioperative beta-blocker use in orthopedic surgery. Orthopedics.           public health. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2007; 2007;64(19):2002-7.
     2007; 30(3): 201-205.                                                    •   Wirth SM, Macauly TE, Winstead PS, Smith KM. Stress-Related
•    Ramsey EZ, Akers WS, Steinke DT, Smith KM, Armitstead JA,                    Mucosal Disease: Considerations of Current Medical Prophylaxis.
     Camp PC, Ramaiah C, Ferraris V, Flynn JD. Effect of antifibrinolytic         Orthopedics. 2007. (Submitted for Publication)
     prophylaxis on transfusion rates for on-pump cardiac surgeries.          •   Zarbock SD, Magnuson B, Hoskins L, Record KE, and Smith KM.
     Pharmacotherapy 2006;26:e36-7.                                               Lactose: The Hidden Culprit in Medication Intolerance. Orthopedics.
•    Short MR, Winstead PS. Delirium Dilemma. Orthopedics. 2007;                  2007;30(8):615-17.
     30(4):273-6.
•    Toma MB, Winstead PS, Smith KM, Lewis DA, Clifford TM.
     Pharmacy resident participation in cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
     events. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2007; 64:747-53.


                                                         Poster Presentations
    University Health Consortium (UHC) Pharmacy Council Resident              Society of Critical Care Medicine Carolina Virginia Chapter
    Poster Session (Anahein, CA; December 2006)                               (Chapel Hill, NC; June 2007)
    • Ball AM, Martin CA, Smith KM, Camp P, Flynn JD. The incidence of        • Short MR. See citation above. Awarded 2nd place for abstract
      fungal infections in heart and lung transplant recipients receiving       presentation competition
      itraconazole prophylaxis.                                               Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (Portsmouth, VA; September
    • Daugherty NE, Ryan M, Romanelli F, Smith KM. Board Certification        2007)
      of Pharmacy Residency Program Directors.                                • Deady KA, Ramsey EZ, Hayes DJ, Anstead MI, Kanga JF, Davis
    • Kent ME, Martin CA, Liewer SL, Howard DS, Rapp RP. Effect of an           GA, Lewis DA, Kuhn RJ.
      Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on Vancomycin Resistant               • Pilot Analysis of a Novel Dual Antibiotic Approach on Return to Best
      Enterococcus Bacteremia in Patients with Hematological                    Baseline Pulmonary Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
      Malignancies.                                                             Awarded outstanding new investigator award.
    • Miller AD, Winstead PS, Davis GA, Hiestand DM. Pilot analysis of        • Ramsey EZ, Kuhn R, Deady K, Anstead M, Overman S, Ribes J.
      sleep and sedation in the acute phase of illness in mechanically          Hypertonic saline for inhalation: duration of microbial free period.
      ventilated patients.                                                    American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy Fall Meeting (Denver, CO;
    • Pesaturo AB, Cook AM, Martin CA, Feola DJ. Detection of quorum          October 2007)
      sensing mediator RNA-III as a surrogate marker for the presence of      • Vincent WR, Martin CA, Winstead PS, Smith KM, Lewis DA. Effects
      Staphylococcus aureus in cerebrospinal fluid.                             of a pharmacist-to-dose computerized request on promptness of
    • Short M, Winstead PS, Steinke D, Hiestand D, Cook AM. Impact of           antimicrobial therapy.
      body mass index on complications and outcomes in critically ill         • Mieure KD, Martin CA, Lewis DA, Smith KM, Liewer SE.
      patients.                                                                 Piperacillin/tazobactam Hypersensitivities in Patients with
    Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (Denver, CO; June                  Hematologic Malignancies.
    2007)                                                                     • Venugoplan V, Feola DJ, Thornton AC. Exposure to zidovudine
    • Toma MB, Liewer SE, Sutphin SD, Adams VR. Impact of rituximab             plus sulfamethoxazole- trimethoprim alters peripheral lymphocyte
      infusion related reactions.                                               function in HIV-infected.
    American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy Spring Meeting (April              • Anderson AL, Clifford TM, Lewis DA, Smith KM, Ranjan D. Effects
    2007)                                                                       of hyperglycemia on the development of new onset diabetes after
    • Miller AD, Winstead PS, Smith KM, Martin CA. Response to oral             liver transplantation.
      metronidazole for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.            • Zarbock SD, Hatton J, Steinke DT, Magnuson B, Smith KM, Cook
    American Thoracic Society International Conference (May 2007)               AM. Factors affecting successful enteral nutrition support in the
    • Hiestand DM, Madbak FG, Branson P, Miller AD. Pilot study of the          neurosurgical intensive care unit.
      impact of a severity of illness score in critically ill patients with
      sedative dosing.

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Hard at Work and Hard at Play
                                          The current PGY1 residents embraced this philosophy even before the
                                          hard work began. They attended “Thirsty Thursday” for a Lexington
                                          Legends minor league baseball game with the 2006-2007 residents,
                                          who were happy to quench their craving for some well deserved fun
                                          and soak in America’s
                                          pastime.         Then    the
                                          residency kicked off with
                                          the Annual Picnic at the
                                          Rapp’s, hosted by Drs.
                                          Robert and Margaret Rapp,
                                          where we welcomed the
                                          incoming PGY1 residents
and congratulated the graduating PGY2 residents. In true residency
form, the picnic featured Dr. Kenneth Record and his trusty mandolin,
good eats, cool treats, and the ever-entertaining faculty-resident
volleyball match. Watch out future residents because the faculty
hope to continue their winning streak in 2008.
                                                      The residents had an equally exciting Fall season. UK
                                                      Football took the college football nation by surprise with
                                                      the upset of no. 1 ranked Louisiana State University and
                                                      the best season UK fans have seen in years. Keeneland
                                                      racetracks continued to offer a taste of higher society for
                                                      residents and more importantly, it offered great incentive to
                                                      finish the work so the play could begin. As the Halloween
                                                      season drew near many residents gathered for an evening
                                                      of caramel apple decorating and fun. The fall events will
                                                      conclude with the festive Thanksgiving dinner hosted by
                                                      Drs. Daniel and Ewa Lewis. With more to come, the
                                                      residents eagerly look forward to spending the rest of the
                                                      year together.




The year-end celebrations culminate in the dinner
and awards ceremony at Spindletop Hall, where
each resident receives a residency certificate and
reflects on the year with photo montage. The year
goes by very quickly but memories will forever
remain.

2006-2007 Pharmacy Residency Class
(Left to right, from back): Kelly Smith (Residency
Director), Adam Pesaturo, Mark Cox, John
Armitstead (Director of Pharmacy Services),
Noelle Daugherty, Zach Ramsey, Meredith
Toma, Will Vincent, April Anderson, Amanda
Ball, Molly Kent, Veena Venugopalan, Katie
Mieure, April Miller, Kimberly Deady, Marintha
Short, Sommer Zarbock

The tradition of working hard and playing hard continues to be cultivated. Much like the residents continue to
take it easy on the faculty at volleyball played at the Rapp’s picnic. Just kidding!




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Where “R” They Now?                                                                        Junior R’s
Amanda Ball (R322) is a Medicine ICU Clinical                        Gavin Liewer: Born to Choan and Susie Liewer (R291)
Pharmacy Specialist at the Hospital of the University of             on November 10, 2006. He joins big brother Evan.
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
                                                                     Claire Elizabeth Sterling: Born to Gary and Emily
Noelle Daugherty (R323) is an Ambulatory Care                        Sterling (R309) on February 6, 2007.
Specialty Practice Pharmacist at the Ohio State
University Medical Center, Ross Heart Hospital                       Kayla Rose Adams: Born to Val and Aimee Adams
Columbus, OH.                                                        (R220) on March 16, 2007. She joins older brothers
                                                                     Brayden (5 years old) and Luke (3 years old).
Molly Kent (R324) is an Infectious Diseases Clinical
Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Maryland                    Amelia and Madeline Hecht: Born to Keith Hecht (R290)
Medical Center, in Baltimore, MA.                                    and Jing Fan (R287) on March 22, 2007.

April Miller (R325) is a Clinical Assistant Professor of             Andrew James Bolesta: Born to Scott (R282) and Kelly
Neuroscience and Critical Care at the South Carolina                 Bolesta (R293) on April 10, 2007.
College of Pharmacy-USC Campus, in Columbia, SC.
                                                                     Isabelle Rose Brenner: Born to Cheryl and Timothy
Evan (Zachary) Ramsey (R326) is a Clinical Specialist in             Brenner (R247) on May 3, 2007. She joins her big sister
the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital           Taylor (7 years old) and big brother Nicholas (5 years
of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.                                 old).

Meredith B. Toma (R327) is a Clinical Assistant                      Addison Claire Jones: Born to Mandy and Mikael Jones
Professor in Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the                 (R299) on May 9, 2007. She joins her big sister Anna
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in                        Catherine (3½ years old).
Oklahoma City, OK.
                                                                     Talia Brynn Duvel: Born to Jim and Alyssa Duvel (R252)
Kimberly A. (Deady) Pesaturo (R334) is an Assistant                  on July 10, 2007. She joins big brother Zachary (3-1/2
Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts                  years old) and big sister Ariella (3-1/2 years old).
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester,
Massachusetts.                                                       Pierson Egan Trapskin: Born to Kari and Philip Trapskin
                                                                     (R310) on August 10, 2007.
Adam Pesaturo (R335) is a Critical Care Pharmacist at
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.               Akash Shah Gaggar: Born to Amit and Shilpa Gaggar
                                                                     (R269) in September 2007.
Marintha R. Short (R336) is a Clinical Pharmacist at St.
Joseph HealthCare in Lexington, KY.                                  Jeremy (R265) and Julie (R277) Flynn are expecting a
                                                                     baby girl in December 2007.
         Marriages & Engagements                                     Jeremy and Sara Brouse (R248) are expecting a baby
                                                                     boy in January 2008. He will join big brother Jacob
Kimberly Deady (R334) and Adam Pesaturo (R335)
                                                                     Andrew who will be 2 years old in February.
were married in August 2007 in Rhode Island.

Meredith B. Toma (R327) and Jason Moorman plan to
be married May of 2008.

Nicole Brogden (R341) and Nigel Johnson plan to be
married November of 2008.



                                              “R” Message Board
Terri,
                                                                     Someday, if you folks desire it, I may relay some of the
Thanks for calling with no other email address listed, I             early history of the residency including the true and
chose to write you and thank you and all the residents               uncensored history of the “gold suppository”, the impact
who contributed to the production and dissemination of               award, or the original newsletter, the “UD Suppository.”
the “Kentucky Konnection”.
                                                                     Please give my very best wishes for a long and
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the exploits,                     successful career to each and every one of the current
successes, and plans of the various Rs. As one who has               UK residents.
enjoyed a long and “checkered” career, it always makes
me smile to see the growth and strength of the UK                    With all the best,
residency.                                                                                Greg Chudzik (R2)


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                                             Meet the Residents 2007-2008




Pictured (Left to Right): (top row) Ann Wiesner, Will Vincent, Lisa Thompson, Julia Ho, Veena Venugopalan, Katie Mieure, Mark Cox, Emily Borders, Bojana
Stevich, Rachel Stratman (bottom row) Sommer Zarbock, April Anderson, Nicole Brogden, Russ Judd, Scott Wirth.


        Postgraduate Year Two Residents                                           received treatment with oxaliplatin and calcium and magnesium
                                                                                  infusions. In the future, Dr. Borders hopes to obtain a position
                                                                                  that combines research with academic and clinical
              April Anderson, Pharm.D. (R331)                                     responsibilities.
Dr. Anderson, originally from Charlottesville, VA, received her
Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a minor in Religious                                         Mark Cox, Pharm.D. (R333)
Studies in May 2001 from the University of Virginia and her                       Dr. Cox, originally from Tempe, Arizona, received his Doctor of
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical College of                             Pharmacy degree in December 2005 from the College of
Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy                      Pharmacy at the University of Montana, Missoula. He completed
in 2006. She completed her Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy                         his PGY1 residency at the University of Kentucky this past July,
Practice Residency at the University of Kentucky HealthCare and                   and is now a PGY2 resident in critical care. In addition to his
is currently a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatric                             clinical responsibilities, Dr. Cox is actively engaged in teaching,
Pharmacy Resident at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Her                        research, and service relating to pharmacy. He is a preceptor for
current practice interests include neonatology and pediatric                      fourth-year pharmacy students, and serves as an instructor and
hematology/oncology. In addition to her clinical responsibilities,                small group facilitator for the University's College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Anderson is the Pharmacy Resident Secretary and is also a                     He is also a member of two teaching-related committees: the
member of the Residency Recruitment and Grand Rounds                              Pharmacy Practice Department Curriculum Committee and the
Committees and the Educational Technology Sub-Committee.                          Honors and Awards Committee. Because of his strong interest
She is also actively involved with the University of Kentucky                     in teaching, Dr. Cox plans to complete The Scholarship of
College of Pharmacy serving as a preceptor for fourth-year                        Teaching and Learning Certificate. Dr. Cox recently completed
pharmacy students on clinical rotations as well as a small group                  one research project, and is currently engaged in a second
discussion facilitator and lecturer. Dr. Anderson plans to                        project. His completed research investigated the rate of
complete The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate                     antimicrobial de-escalation based on microbiological data, and
Program. This year Dr. Anderson’s research endeavors centers                      he is presently studying the outcomes of critically ill patients
around dose standardization in pediatric patients.         Upon                   colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms. Finally, Dr. Cox
completion of this PGY2 residency, she plans to obtain a position                 serves on two residency program committees: the Social
that integrates teaching and clinical practice.                                   Committee and the Computer Committee. Upon completing his
                                                                                  residency, Dr. Cox would like to obtain a position that allows him
              Emily Borders, Pharm.D. (R338)                                      to integrate clinical pharmacy practice with teaching and
Dr. Borders, originally from Fort Smith, AR, received her Doctor                  research.
of Pharmacy degree from The University of Oklahoma College of
Pharmacy in 2006. Dr. Borders completed her pharmacy                                          Pui Man (Julia) Ho, Pharm.D. (R339)
practice residency at the University of Oklahoma before coming                    Dr. Ho is originally from Hong Kong, China and received her
to the University of Kentucky as a PGY2 hematology/oncology                       Doctor of Pharmacy degree in August 2000 from the University
resident. In addition to clinical responsibilities, she is involved in            of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.          After graduation, she
residency committees such as the Residency Social committee                       practiced as a clinical staff pharmacist at the University of
and the Kentucky Konnection committee. Dr. Borders has a                          Kentucky HealthCare for seven years. During that time, she was
strong interest in teaching and enjoys precepting fourth-year                     engaged in providing clinical services in a variety of areas such
students on rotation and facilitating small group discussions at                  as pediatrics, oncology, operating room and central operation.
the College of Pharmacy. She also plans to complete the                           She served as a pharmacy-nursing liaison for the Newborn
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate program. Dr.                     Nursery, Obstetrics and Labor & Delivery units.
Borders’ research efforts will focus on determining response
rates in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have
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                                                                                            Will Vincent, Pharm.D. (R337)
She also assisted in the implementation of standardized drip                Dr. Vincent, originally from Bridgewater, NJ, received his Doctor
concentrations and pyxis dispensing system in the Kentucky                  of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Children’s Hospital. She was the recipient of the UK Hospital               at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In addition to
Core Value Award for Accountability in March 2007. She is                   clinical responsibilities, Dr. Vincent serves on the Residency
currently a Pediatric Specialty Resident at the University of               Social, Recruitment, and Kentucky Konnection Committees. Dr.
Kentucky HealthCare. Dr. Ho’s research project is centered on               Vincent is also actively involved with the University of Kentucky
the evaluation of targeted beta-lactam continuous infusion                  College of Pharmacy assisting in the precepting of fourth-year
antibiotics on FEV1 for an acute pulmonary exacerbation in                  pharmacy students on clinical rotations, serving as an instructor
Cystic Fibrosis patients. Upon completion of her pediatric                  for small group discussions, and participating in the curriculum
residency, she would like to pursue a position that focuses on              committee. He has a strong interest in teaching and plans to
clinical practice and academia.                                             complete The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate
                                                                            Program. Dr. Vincent recently completed an investigation of the
               Katie Mieure, Pharm.D. (R330)                                effects of pharmacist-to-dose computerized requests on
Dr. Mieure, originally from Roseville, MN, received her Doctor of           promptness of antimicrobial therapy. He is now studying
Pharmacy degree from Drake University in 2006, and completed                antibiotic utilization in critically ill patients colonized with multi-
a Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency at the University                drug resistant organisms. Additionally, he volunteers at the
of Kentucky in 2007. She is currently a Postgraduate Year Two               University of Kentucky Student-Run Free Clinic at the Salvation
Critical Care Specialty Resident and serves as Chief Resident.              Army and HIV/AIDS Clinic and recently traveled to Haiti on a
In addition to clinical responsibilities, she is involved in teaching       medical mission trip. Dr. Vincent completed his PGY1 residency
activities through the College of Pharmacy including precepting             and is now a PGY2 resident in critical care at the University of
fourth year students on rotations, facilitating small group                 Kentucky. In the future, Dr. Vincent would like to pursue
discussions, providing lectures, and serving on the Residency               graduate studies in public health.
Committee. She is also working toward completion of the
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate program to                           Sommer D. Zarbock, Pharm.D. (R329)
enhance her teaching skills. Dr. Mieure’s research activities               Dr. Zarbock, originally from Fort Morgan, CO, received her
focus on surveillance cultures predicting clinical cultures in adult        Bachelor of Science degree in double majors of Chemistry and
intensive care unit patients. Upon completion of residency                  Soil and Crop Sciences with a minor in Microbiology in May 2002
training, she hopes to obtain a position at a teaching institution          from Colorado State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy
that integrates academia and delivery of clinical pharmacy                  degree from University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in
services.                                                                   2006. Dr. Zarbock completed her Postgraduate Year One
                                                                            (PGY1) residency at the University of Kentucky HealthCare and
          Bojana Stevich, Pharm.D., M.S. (R340)                             is currently a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) specialty resident
Dr. Stevich was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She received her                   in Adult Internal Medicine.          In addition to her clinical
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (magna cum                     responsibilities, Dr. Zarbock is a member of the School of
laude, 1997-2000) and Master of Science in Molecular Biology                Pharmacy Curriculum, Recruitment and Grand Rounds
with thesis on DNA replication (2002) form Youngstown State                 Committees and is the Pharmacy Resident On-Call Chair.
University. Dr. Stevich received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree              Further, she is actively involved with the University of Kentucky
from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of                    College of Pharmacy serving as a preceptor for fourth-year
Pharmacy (2006) and completed her Pharmacy Practice                         pharmacy students on clinical rotations as well as a small group
Residency at the University of Tennessee (2007). She is                     discussion facilitator. Dr. Zarbock also has a strong interest in
currently pursuing an Oncology Pharmacy Residency. Dr.                      teaching and plans to complete The Scholarship of Teaching and
Stevich currently serves on the Residency Recruitment and                   Learning Certificate Program. She is currently investigating the
                                                           th
Kentucky Connection committees. She precepts 4 year                         outcomes associated with drug eluting stent placement based on
pharmacy students on clinical rotations, gives didactic lectures in         outcome insurance to determine the rates of stent thrombosis in
oncology and teaches oncology labs at the University of                     patients with early termination of clopidogrel therapy. Ultimately,
Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She is a member of the                        Dr. Zarbock plans to pursue a position that combines academia,
Curriculum committee at the UK College of Pharmacy and is                   clinical, and research responsibilities.
completing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate
program. Dr. Stevich’s research interests include oncology drug                     Postgraduate Year One Residents
development preclinical and Phase I studies, fidelity of DNA
replication, mechanisms of DNA repair and pharmacogenetics.                              Nicole Brogden, Pharm.D. (R341)
Dr. Stevich is a member of ACCP, ASHP, HOPA and the
                                                                            Dr. Brogden, originally from Boone, IA, received her Bachelor of
National Honors Key Society.
                                                                            Science degree in Biology in May 2003 and her Doctor of
                                                                            Pharmacy degree in May 2007 from the University of Iowa in
          Veena Venugopalan, Pharm.D. (R332)                                Iowa City, Iowa. During her time at the University of Iowa, Dr.
Dr. Venugopalan, originally from Lusaka, Zambia, received her               Brogden was actively involved in benchtop research in the
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky                   Microbiology and Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
College of Pharmacy in 2006. Dr. Venugopalan completed her                  Departments.         In addition to her residency clinical
pharmacy practice residency at the University of Kentucky and is            responsibilities, Dr. Brogden is a member of the Kentucky
currently the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Resident. Her              Konnection and Grand Rounds Committees, and is also actively
current practice interests include antibiotic resistance and HIV. In        involved with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy,
addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Venugopalan serves           serving as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students on
as Chair of the Kentucky Konnection and the Pharmacy Grand                  clinical rotations as well as a small group discussion facilitator.
Rounds Committees. She is also actively involved with the                   Dr. Brogden plans to complete The Scholarship of Teaching and
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy serving as a                     Learning Certificate Program. Her research project involves an
preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students on clinical rotations           evaluation of the short-term effects of linezolid on mean FEV1
as well as a small group discussion facilitator. Dr. Venugopalan            during an acute exacerbation of cystic fibrosis in patients with
has a keen interest in teaching and she plans to complete The               positive methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) sputum cultures.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program. She               Upon completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency, she plans to
is currently investigating the failure in treatment of                      complete a Ph.D. program in clinical and translational sciences.
Staphylococcus aureus isolates with increased MICs to                       Ultimately, Dr. Brogden plans to pursue a position that combines
vancomycin. Ultimately, Dr. Venugopalan plans to pursue a                   research and academia.
position that combines both academia and clinical services.


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                Russ Judd, Pharm.D. (R342)                                 Program. She is currently investigating the calciuneurin inhibitor-
Dr. Judd, originally from Greensburg, Kentucky, received his               sparing effects of basiliximab induction therapy in liver transplant
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky                  recipients. Upon finishing her PGY1 pharmacy residency, she
College of Pharmacy in 2007. In addition to his clinical                   plans to complete a PGY2 residency. Ultimately, Dr. Thompson
responsibilities, Dr. Judd is a member of the Residency                    plans to pursue a position that combines both academia and
Recruitment and Grand Rounds Committees. He is also actively               clinical services.
involved with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
serving as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students on                              Ann Wiesner, Pharm.D. (R345)
clinical rotations as well as a small group discussion facilitator.        Dr. Wiesner, originally from Maryville, TN, received her Doctor of
Dr. Judd has a strong interest in teaching and plans to complete           Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program.              of Pharmacy in 2007. Her current practice interests include
He is currently investigating the impact of stress ulcer                   pediatrics, ambulatory care, and infectious diseases. In addition
prophylaxis in low-risk patients and the continuation of these             to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Wiesner serves on the
medications at hospital discharge. Upon completion of his PGY1             Residency Recruitment and Computer committees. She is also
residency, Dr. Judd plans to complete a specialty residency in             actively involved at the College of Pharmacy by precepting
infectious diseases at the University of Kentucky. Ultimately, he          fourth-year students on clinical rotations, facilitating small group
hopes to obtain a position at an academic medical center with              discussions, and serving on the Service and Nominations
clinical and academic responsibilities.                                    committee. To help develop her teaching skills, she plans to
                                                                           complete the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate
            Rachel Stratman, Pharm.D. (R343)                               program. Dr. Wiesner is currently investigating the role of
Dr. Stratman, originally from Argyle, MO, received her Bachelor            pharmacists in public health via conduction of a national survey
of Science in Pharmacy degree in August 2004 and her Doctor                to assess pharmacy services in free medical clinics. Upon
of Pharmacy degree in 2005 from the St. Louis College of                   finishing her PGY1 residency, she plans to complete a PGY2
Pharmacy. Her current practice interests are in critical care. In          residency in one of her areas of interest. Ultimately, Dr. Wiesner
addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is a member of the          hopes to obtain a position that combines both academia and
Kentucky Konnection and the Residency Computer Committee.                  clinical services and is considering pursuing graduate studies in
Further, she is actively involved in teaching activities through the       public health.
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy including precepting
fourth year students on rotations, facilitating small group                               Scott Wirth, Pharm.D. (R346)
discussions, and providing lectures. Dr. Stratman is also                  Dr. Wirth, originally from Albany, Illinois, received his Doctor of
working toward completion of the Scholarship of Teaching and               Pharmacy degree In May of 2007 from the University of Illinois at
Learning Certificate program to enhance her teaching skills. Her           Chicago College of Pharmacy in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to
research activities focus on evaluating bleeding events in                 his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Wirth is a member of the
patients receiving recombinant human activated protein C. Upon             Residency Social and Residency Recruitment Committees. He is
completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Stratman plans to pursue             also actively involved with the University of Kentucky College of
a specialized residency in critical care at the University of              Pharmacy serving as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy
Kentucky. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a position at an                 students on clinical rotations as well as a small group discussion
academic medical center that integrates clinical responsibilities,         facilitator. Further, Dr. Wirth has a strong interest in teaching
research, and academia.                                                    and plans to complete The Scholarship of Teaching and
                                                                           Learning Certificate Program. He is currently investigating the
             Lisa Thompson, Pharm.D. (R344)                                incidence, diagnosis, and management of heparin-induced
Dr. Thompson, originally from Philpot, KY, received her Doctor of          thrombocytopenia at the University of Kentucky. His current
Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of                 practice interests include critical care and hematology/oncology.
Pharmacy in May 2007. In addition to her clinical                          Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Wirth plans to
responsibilities, Dr. Thompson is a member of the Grand Rounds             complete a specialized residency at the University of Kentucky.
and Social Committees. She is also actively involved with the              Ultimately, he hopes to obtain a position at an academic medical
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy by precepting                   center that combines academia, research, and clinical
fourth-year pharmacy students on clinical rotations and by                 responsibilities.
facilitating small group discussions. Dr. Thompson plans to
complete The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate


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