Residency Graduates and Project Names

Class of 2018

Brandon Chen, PharmD
Residency Project: Evaluation of treatment of Enterococcal urinary tract infections at a community hospital.

Eleanor Lee, PharmD
Residency Project: Evaluation of pharmacist intervention on opioid stewardship at a community hospital.

Class of 2017

Priyanka Kelshikar, PharmD, BCPS, Internal Medicine Pharmacist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
Residency Project: Pharmacist intervention to improve appropriate benzodiazepine use in a geriatric unit

LiuJia Peng, PharmD, BCPS, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, St Joseph Medical Center
Residency Project: Implementation of a Deep Vein Thrombosis Management Protocol in the Emergency Department

Class of 2016

Karan Raja, PharmD, BCPS – Infectious Disease Pharmacy Specialist, Clara Maass Medical Center
Residency Project: Implementation of a pharmacist-managed discharge counseling program on a telemetry unit

Ruben Patel, PharmD, BCPS – Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, Clara Maass Medical Center
Residency Project: Glycemic control outcomes in the medical intensive care unit with pharmacy-driven intervention

Class of 2015

Mike Sang Ku Jung, PharmD, BCPS - Clinical Pharmacist Internal Medicine Baylor University Medical Center
Residency Project: Implementation of pharmacist participation in a multi-disciplinary transitional care team on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) readmission rates in a community hospital.

Ayad Shuaib, PharmD - Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist NYU Langone Medical Center
Residency Project: Implementation of a pharmacy managed vancomycin protocol at a community hospital.

Class of 2014

Kathryn Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Clinical Scientist, Merck & Co., Inc.
Residency Project: Discontinuation of proton-pump inhibitor therapy without indication in non-intensive care patients

Class of 2013

Victor Ng, PharmD - Safety Surveillance Associate, Pfizer
Residency Project: Impact of a multi-disciplinary venous thromboembolism screening tool in an acute care community hospital setting

Class of 2012

Mitesh Patel, PharmD, BCCCP - Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist, Clara Maass Medical Center
Residency Project: Implementation of an intravenous to oral corticosteroid transition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.

Class of 2011

Soo Kang, PharmD, BCCCP, Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, Clara Maass Medical Center
Residency Project: Evaluation of Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts on Carbapenem Usage and Susceptibility Trends at a Community Hospital

Class of 2010

Manal Rassam, PharmD
Residency Project: Evaluating the impact of a pharmacy-driven hypoglycemia guideline in a community hospital

Class of 2009

Wesal Freih, PharmD - Sr. Ambulatory Pharmacist, Cleveland Clinic
Residency Project: Evaluation of the Effect of a Pharmacist-Led Anticoagulation Management Program on Quality of Care, Reimbursement Denials or Downgrades, and Length of stay in VTE Patients

Class of 2008

Lea Eslava-Kim, PharmD - Drug Information Specialist, MPR at Haymarket Media Group
Residency Project: Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Service in a Community Hospital