Residency Graduates

Class of 2023

Marissa Grillo, PharmD; PGY-2 Resident Emergency Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ
Research Project: Evaluating potentially inappropriate proton pump inhibitor use in hospitalized older adults

Kelly Reitmeyer, PharmD; Pharmacist Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, NJ
Research Project: Effectiveness of oral vancomycin as primary prophylaxis against Clostridioides Difficile infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients

Class of 2022

Emily Farina, PharmD; Clinical Pharmacist University of Maryland, St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Research project: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy Outcomes Between Tenecteplase and Alteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Sona Goswami, PharmD; Regional Medical Scientist, Ascendis Pharma
Research project: Patient Education on Self-Administration of Insulin via Pen: Assessment of Nurses’ Knowledge and Performance

Class of 2021

Ha Young Ryu, PharmD; Hepatitis C/HIV Pharmacist Oregon Health & Science University
Research project: Utilization of a weight-based cefazolin dosing regimen: a retrospective cohort study

Shivaniben Patel, PharmD; Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist Riverview Regional Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Research project: Impact of cetirizine versus diphenhydramine on the prevention of chemotherapy-related hypersensitivity reactions and falls

Class of 2020

Lauren Allen, PharmD; Clinical Pharmacist Antimicrobial Stewardship St. Luke’s University Hospital, PA
Residency Project: Evaluation of staff education on the management of delirium In a non-ICU geriatric population

Drew Valentino, PharmD; Pharmacist, RWJBH Rahway, NJ
Residency Project: Descriptive study of hyperkalemia treatment in the emergency department utilizing oral potassium binding agents

Class of 2019

Sana Mohayya, PharmD, MHS; Oncology Quality Data Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
Residency Project: The effect of a computer-generated physician-driven antibiotic time out in the setting of gram-negative bacteremia

Jose G. Lazo, PharmD; PGY-2 Resident, Solid Organ Transplant University of San Francisco
Residency Project: Cost comparison of inpatient vs. outpatient modalities for the treatment of antibody mediated rejection in renal transplant patients

Class of 2018

Aya Abukwaik, PharmD, BCPS; Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Residency Project: Oral alkalization in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on a high dose methotrexate (HDMTX) regimen

Jaklin Hanna, PharmD; Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Residency Project: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a pneumococcal vaccine screening protocol

Class of 2017

Shaili Adani, PharmD; Promotional Materials Preparatory Advisor position, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Residency Project: Clinical outcomes of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia treated with vancomycin at an institution with suppressed MIC reporting: Impact of vancomycin MIC.

Vaibhavi Bhavsar, PharmD; Clinical Pediatric Specialist, San Diego, California
Residency Project: Impact of multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship intervention on timely discontinuation of antibiotics for early onset sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit

Class of 2016

Paul Avenoso, PharmD; Oncology Specialist in Outpatient Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Residency Project: Evaluation of an adult febrile neutropenia antimicrobial protocol in liquid tumor malignancy and bone marrow transplant patients

Tara Jawaro, PharmD; Emergency Room Pharmacist at University of New Mexico Hospital, New Mexico
Residency Project: Evaluation of the prevalence of drug-drug interactions in patients discharged from an academic emergency department

Class of 2015

Adam Pennoyer, PharmD; Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacist, Morristown Medical Center
Residency Project: Evaluation of dexmedetomidine use and influence on benzodiazepine requirements in patients with alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the intensive care unit

Diana Stewart, PharmD; Palliative Care Pharmacist, University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Project: Evaluation of vasopressors in post-cardiac arrest syndrome: The efficacy of epinephrine infusions on survival to discharge

Class of 2014

Jonathan Malara, PharmD, BCOP; Oncology Clinical Specialist, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Residency Project: Effectiveness of INR reversal agents within the emergency department for acute Major Bleeding Events

Kelly Moore, PharmD, BCPS; Clinical Specialist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Project: Evaluation of calcium- versus non-calcium based phosphate binder use: the role of combination therapy for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia of chronic kidney disease

Class of 2013

Joseph Cruz, PharmD, BCPS; Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Overlook Medical Center
Residency Project: Assessment of the narcotic sparing effect of intravenous acetaminophen after cardiothoracic surgery: Medication-use evaluation

Milisha Shah, PharmD, BCPS; Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Residency Project: Evaluation of fixed-dose versus weight-based dosing of morphine sulfate for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS): An institutional protocol review

Class of 2012

Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS; Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Residency Project: Evaluation of the appropriateness of antimicrobial dosing in critically ill patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy

Kathleen Roberts, PharmD; Clinical pharmacist at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Pharmacy at the 87th Medical Group
Residency Project: Establishment of a pharmacist-driven patient counseling pain management service