Residents

2022-2023

Aleksandra Bieniek, PharmD
Residency Year: 2022-2023
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Establishment of a fast-track biologic chemotherapeutic program

Where they went: To be determined

Megan Gray, PharmD
Residency Year: 2022-2023
School: University of Rhode Island
Project: Emergency Medical Services vs. Emergency Department pain management

Where they went: To be determined

Gabriella Salerno, PharmD
Residency Year: 2022-2023
School: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Project: Implementation of multidisciplinary education on penicillin allergy documentation

Where they went: To be determined

Tiana Tran, PharmD
Residency Year: 2022-2023
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Alaris guardrails optimization

Where they went: To be determined

2021-2022

Megan Pantos, PharmD
Residency Year: 2021-2022
School: Western New England University
Project: Optimization of the Emergency Department Culture Review Process through Enhancement of the Electronic Medical Record and Supplementation with Pharmacy Education and Support

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, UMass Memorial - Worcester, MA

Marrium Qureshi, PharmD
Residency Year: 2021-2022
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Implementation of pharmacy-driven antibiotic time-out (ATO) program and its effect on antibiotic prescribing

Where they went: PGY2 (Geriatrics, with a focus in Emergency Medicine), Upstate Medical University

ThuyDuong (June) Tran, PharmD
Residency Year: 2021-2022
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Nicardipine vs clevidipine in hypertensive emergency and stroke outcomes

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, UConn Health

2020-2021

Youssef Bessada, PharmD
Residency Year: 2020-2021
School: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Project: Comparing hospital length of stay in warfarin vs. DOAC for Afib and VTE

Where they went: PGY2 (Cardiology), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Leah Leszcynski, PharmD
Residency Year: 2020-2021
School: Rutgers University
Project: Creation of an antimicrobial stewardship program in an outpatient setting

Where they went: PGY2 (Geriatrics), Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

Katelyn Yamartino, PharmD
Residency Year: 2020-2021
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Design and implementation of a patient education and conversion process for biosimilar medication use at an adult ambulatory infusion center

Where they went: PGY2 (Oncology), Yale-New Haven Health

2019-2020

Wiktoria Bogdanska, Pharm.D.

Wiktoria Bogdanska, PharmD
Residency Year: 2019-2020
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Improving adherence to recommended laboratory monitoring and adherence assessment in patients receiving oral anticancer therapies

Where they went: PGY2 (Oncology), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Andrew Fratoni, Pharm.D.

Andrew Fratoni, PharmD
Residency Year: 2019-2020
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Assessment of automated antibiotic timeout on broad-spectrum antibiotic usage

Where they went: Fellowship (Infectious Diseases), Hartford Hospital

Allissa Long, Pharm.D.

Allissa Long, PharmD
Residency Year: 2019-2020
School: Western New England University
Project: Utilization of pharmacy student trainees to assist with patient discharge education on anticoagulation therapy

Where they went: PGY2 (Ambulatory Care/Academia), Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Megan Wein, Pharm.D.

Megan Wein, PharmD
Residency Year: 2019-2020
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Implementation of a Clostridium difficile secondary prophylaxis protocol in an academic medical center

Where they went: PGY2 (Infectious Diseases), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

2018-2019

Jillian Barrack, PharmD

Jillian Barrack, PharmD
Residency Year: 2018-2019
School: University of Connecticut
Project: The impact of educational interventions for providers on appropriate monitoring of patients on long-term opioid pain management

Where they went: PGY2 (Ambulatory Care), St. Francis Hospital

Erin Emonds, PharmD

Erin Emonds, PharmD
Residency Year: 2018-2019
School: University of Connecticut
Project: The impact of pharmacist-led education and monitoring of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribing and deprescribing in a primary care setting

Where they went: PGY2 (Geriatrics), VA Boston

Jessica LeClair, PharmD

Jessica LeClair, PharmD
Residency Year: 2018-2019
School: University of Western New England
Project: Documentation of medical marijuana use in cancer patients

Where they went: PGY2 (Oncology), Yale-New Haven Health

Shyam Patel, PharmD

Shyam Patel, PharmD
Residency Year: 2018-2019
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Compliance audit of titrated infusions in the intensive care unit

Where they went: PGY2 (Critical Care), Boston Medical Center

2017-2018

Sylvia Cavero, PharmD

Sylvia (Cavero) Slattery, PharmD
Residency Year: 2017-2018
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Reviewing Alaris pump guardrail data and usage to improve medication safety at the point of care

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, UConn Health

Megan Mitchell, PharmD

Megan Mitchell, PharmD
Residency Year: 2017-2018
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Assessing the impact of chronic opioid use on severity of C. difficile infections

Where they went: PGY2 (Pain/Palliative Care), University of Maryland

Oumaima Sahbani, PharmD

Oumaima Sahbani, PharmD
Residency Year: 2017-2018
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Financial and clinical impact of nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab in adults with pneumonia

Where they went: PGY2 (Infectious Diseases), University of Chicago

2016-2017

Andrew Gentry

Andrew Gentry, PharmD
Residency Year: 2016-2017
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Assessing the immediate and long-term safety of recombinant tissue type plasminogen activator for use in ischemic stroke in patients 80 years and older

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, Backus Hospital

Adam Whalley

Adam Whalley, PharmD
Residency Year: 2016-2017
School: University of Rhode Island
Project: Evaluation of pharmacist involvement in outpatient transitions of care

Where they went: PGY2 (Oncology), Maine Medical Center

2015-2016

Lauren VanHook

Lauren VanHook, PharmD
Residency Year: 2015-2016
School: University of Kentucky
Project: Evaluation of a newly implemented pharmacist-driven warfarin collaborative practice: assessing uptake, quality, and outcomes in an inpatient setting

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer (Marshall) Czerwinski, PharmD
Residency Year: 2015-2016
School: Western New England University
Project: Evaluation of a transitional care pharmacist pilot program: assessing quality, feasibility, and outcomes in high-risk patient populations

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, UConn Health

2014-2015

Steven Lemieux

Steve Lemieux, PharmD
Residency Year: 2014-2015
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Influence of antibiotic selection on length of stay in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD: a retrospective study

Where they went: PGY2 (Critical Care), Yale-New Haven Hospital

Jay Patel

Jay Patel, PharmD
Residency Year: 2014-2015
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Impact of a pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy-monitoring program in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Where they went: PGY2 (Oncology), Yale-New Haven Hospital

2013-2014

Lindsay Smyth

Lindsay Smyth, PharmD
Residency Year: 2013-2014
School: University of Connecticut
Project: Factors related to the appropriateness of empiric antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections in the Emergency Department

Where they went: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT

2012-2013

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport, PharmD
Residency Year: 2012-2013
School: University of Pittsburgh
Project: Evaluation of a pilot pharmacy service across transitions of care to reduce 30-day post-discharge health care utilization rates in patients with pneumonia or COPD

Where they went: PGY2 (Critical Care), Fletcher-Allen, Burlington, VT