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Noelle Rizzo PharmD (R1)

Noelle (Rizzo) Leung, PharmD (R1)
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency 2009-2010
noelle.rizzo@uky.edu

 

Dr. Noelle (Rizzo) Leung is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2009 from the University Of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her PGY1 residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate in June 2010. Dr. Leung currently practices as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Her primary practice responsibilities are to provide clinical services to the progressive and acute care pediatric teams as well as staff within the pediatric satellite.  In the fall of 2011 she became the preceptor for the UKMC pediatric rotation for 4th year APPE students from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.  She is also involved with teaching of various pharmacy groups including the Pharmacy Technician Training Program, the UKMC pharmacy intern program, and the pediatric elective course at the UK College of Pharmacy.  Additionally, Dr. Leung works as a pharmacist with Latin American Missions in coordinating pharmacy services during medical missions to underserved populations in Panama, Peru, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. In her spare time, Dr. Leung enjoys the outdoors, traveling, cooking, and distance running.

 

Residency Research Project: Fondaparinux with adjunctive anti-thrombotic therapy versus bivalirudin monotherapy in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

 

Kristine Swank, PharmD (R2)

Kristine Swank, PharmD, BCPS (R2)
Pharmacy Practice Resident 2010-2011 

kristine.swank@va.gov

Dr. Swank is originally from Fort Wayne, IN and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2010 from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Swank completed The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky. Dr. Swank became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in December of 2011 and completed a PGY2 Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN in June of 2012. She currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at St. John’s Health Care in Anderson, IN. Responsibilities include patient care, staff education, and implementation of new clinical services. In her spare time, Dr. Swank enjoys spending time with family, reading, and cheering for the Indianapolis Colts.

Residency Research Project: Validation of Current Carbapenem Restriction Policy Using Predictors of Multi-Drug Resistance for Gram-Negative Bacteria.

 


Meghna Vallabh, PharmD (R3)Meghna Vallabh, PharmD, BCPS (R3)
Pharmacy Practice Resident 2010-
2011 
vallabmi@sjhlex.org

Dr. Vallabh is originally from Corbin, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2010 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky, and became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in December of 2011. Dr. Vallabh currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Joseph East. Her practice responsibilities include optimizing patient care, providing education to patients and healthcare professionals in the Intensive Care and Telemetry units. She also serves as an advisor and preceptor for pharmacy practice residents at Saint Joseph East and precepts fourth-year students from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Vallabh enjoys traveling, cooking, and watching her Kentucky Wildcats win.

Residency Research Project: Appropriate Use of Naloxone in Patients with Suspected Opioid Toxicity.

 

 

 

Nehal Hashem, PharmD (R4)

Nehal Hashem, PharmD (R4)
Pharmacy Practice Resident 2011-2012
nehalh@gmail.com

Dr. Hashem is originally from Greenville, SC and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, SC.  Dr. Hashem completed a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY.  She currently practices as the Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy Specialist at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, PA.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, kickboxing and reading.

Residency Research Project: Retrospective evaluation of emetogenic potential of tigecycline 50mg twice daily versus 100mg once daily dosing regimen

 

 

Mabel Truong, PharmD (R5)Mabel Truong, PharmD (R5)
Pharmacy Practice Resident 2011-2012
mabeltr@ulh.org

Dr. Truong is originally from Houston, Texas and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2011 from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. She completed her PGY-1 residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2011. Dr. Truong currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Louisville Hospital primarily rounding within intensive care and internal medicine units. Her outside interests include cooking, travelling, and the arts. 

Residency Research Project: Intravenous Acetaminophen with Adjunct Opioids Versus Standard Pain Management in Postoperative Patients

 
 

 

Chelsea Owen, PharmD (R6)Chelsea Owen, PharmD (R6) - Go Cards
Pharmacy Practice Resident 2012-2013
owencg@sjhlex.org

Dr. Owen is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees in May of 2012 from the University of Kentucky.  She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2013.  Dr. Owen currently practices as a clinical pharmacist at Continuing Care Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and cheering for the Louisville Cardinals.

Residency Research Project: Comparison of Rivaroxaban versus Fondaparinux for Postoperative Thromboprophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

 

 

Melanie West, PharmD (R7)

Melanie West, PharmD (R7)
Pharmacy Practice Resident

 Dr. West is originally from Olathe, KS and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2012 from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, KS.  She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2013.  Dr. West currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.  In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, reading and group power.

 

Residency Research Project: Comparison of a Critical Care vs. Non-Critical Care Intravenous Insulin Infusion Protocol in a Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit

 

 

 

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