|Stephen Kung, Pharm.D, PGY2 Informatics Pharmacy ResidentEducation: Pharm.D., Rutgers University; Pharmacy Practice Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center, Brooklyn DivisionAbout me: I was born and raised in Edison, NJ, where I went to pharmacy school at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. During my clinical rotations I developed a passion for pharmacy informatics, critical care, infectious diseases and cardiology.
With the ever-increasing complexity of pharmacotherapy, there is a greater need for healthcare systems to support healthcare professionals. The dedicated informatics staff who address system maintenance, computerized provider order entry, data analysis, automation and other functions are highly involved in enhancing clinical systems to improve patient care.
In addition, the hospital works with the colleges of pharmacy to promote and develop greater awareness and interest in pharmacy informatics. As a result, the residency program presents many opportunities to prepare me as an informatics pharmacist.
|Jennifer Wiedmar, Pharm.D, PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Education: Pharm.D, University of Kentucky; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Louisville HealthCareAbout me: Born and raised in Louisville, I attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate studies and to obtain my doctorate of pharmacy degree.
After completing many of my advanced pharmacy practice experiences at University of Louisville Hospital as a student, I decided to complete my PGY1 residency with University of Louisville HealthCare. Throughout my PGY1 experience, I developed a strong interest in critical care and decided to continue at UofL for my PGY2 critical care residency training. With opportunities to engage in the care offered at a Level I trauma center, I have high hopes that my experiences as a PGY2 resident will lead me to a clinical pharmacist position in an intensive care unit or emergency department.
My research project this year involves assessing the risk of C. difficile infections associated with proton pump inhibitor vs. H2 antagonist use in surgical ICU patients.
|Bradley Winegar, Pharm.D, PGY2 Oncology Resident
Education:Pharm.D, East Tennessee State, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Louisville HealthCareAbout me: I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tenn. I continued to call east Tennessee home throughout my college and pharmacy school years as I attended East Tennessee State University. My wonderful experience as a PGY1 at University of Louisville HealthCare made it an easy decision to stay on for an Oncology Specialty Residency.
My PGY1 oncology rotations were enlightening. In addition to being surrounded by great people every day, I also found that the oncology residency program will allow me many opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
During my second year at UofL, it is my eager expectation that I will continue to develop a clinical skill set and knowledge base that will allow me to become an integral member of the healthcare team.
|Lauren Sledjeski, Pharm.D, PGY2 Oncology Resident
Education: Pharm.D., University of Florida; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Louisville HealthCare
About me: I am originally from the Tampa area but spent 10 years growing up in the Louisville area. During my education at the University of Florida I learned the value of patient-centered care and working together with a multidisciplinary team. I realized early on that completing a pharmacy residency after graduation was my primary goal.
I chose the University of Louisville to complete my PGY 1 and PGY 2 residencies for its excellent reputation as an academic teaching institution, Level I trauma center and free-standing cancer center in addition to the wide variety of rotation opportunities.
My professional interests include oncology, critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine. I am currently one of two PGY 2 residents at University of Louisville Hospital. My current research project involves comparing pre-emptive treatment vs. reactive treatment of skin toxicity in patients receiving cetuximab.
|Lesley Hall Volz, Pharm.D,PGY1 Pharmacy ResidentEducation: Pharm.D, University of Kentucky
About me: I was born and raised in New Haven, Ky., and completed my undergraduate and doctorate of pharmacy studies at the University of Kentucky. After completing two oncology focused advanced pharmacy practice experiences at the University of Louisville, I knew the University of Louisville was the place for me to complete a PGY1 pharmacy residency. I love the clinical learning experience I receive from an academic institution. Being able to be an integral part of the healthcare team cultivates my development as a clinical pharmacist. My primary interest currently is oncology.
The University of Louisville had everything I desired in a PGY1 residency. With an interest in oncology, the possibility of pursuing a PGY2 in oncology drew my interest. Additionally, as a Level 1 trauma center I knew I would always be challenged and be presented with new learning opportunities daily.
My research project this year involves a questionnaire to determine breast, lung, colon and prostate cancer patients’ perceptions and utilization of herbals, vitamins and minerals.
Education: Creighton University
About me: I am originally from Madison, Wis., and attended Creighton University for both my undergraduate degree and Pharm.D. I always knew that I wanted to complete a residency and I wanted to be at a teaching facility because I highly enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary team and being involved in teaching and learning.
I chose the University of Louisville Hospital for my PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency because of the wide array of rotations, the patient care experiences afforded by a Level I trauma center and the emphasis on teaching. My professional interests include critical care, infectious disease and cardiology. I plan to use the knowledge and skills I gain this year to become a clinical pharmacist and eventually a preceptor.
My current research project is looking at the use of unboosted high dose atazanavir in combination with emtricitabine/tenofovir for the treatment of HIV-infected patients.
Education: Pharm.D, University of Oklahoma
About me: I was raised in Oklahoma City and completed my pharmacy prerequisites and doctorate degree at the University of Oklahoma. My desire to expand my clinical training led me to the University of Louisville Hospital, an academic institution with a nationally respected reputation in healthcare and unique rotation opportunities.
I am interested in gaining more experience in the areas of oncology, ambulatory care and academia. My current research project evaluates weekly, biweekly and daily dosing of azithromycin for the prevention of mycobacterium avium complex in HIV-infected patients.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, discovering new places to eat (fortunately, Louisville is a foodie’s dream) and running — mainly to compensate for my foodie lifestyle.
Education: Pharm.D, Sullivan University
About me: I grew up in the beautiful lakeside town of Traverse City, Mich. I attended Ferris State University for my undergraduate education and proceeded to obtain my Doctor of Pharmacy at Sullivan University in Louisville.
During my professional pharmacy education, I became very interested in emergency medicine and working with the critically ill. After completing several rotations at University of Louisville Hospital and considering its reputation as a leader for stroke and trauma care, I knew that UofL Health Care would be the ideal site for my postgraduate training.
I am privileged to train in such a welcoming learning environment with a wide variety of rotations and teaching opportunities. Upon completion of my PGY1, I plan to pursue a PGY2 specialty residency in critical care.
My current research project evaluates the use of tamsulosin for the facilitation of urethral urinary catheter removal.