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Current PGY2 Residents

Rachel Henderson

Rachel Henderson, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Triad Healthcare Network

Education: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Tullahoma, Tennessee

Residency Research: Impact of Transition of Care Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge for Patients with Heart Failure

Why residency/Why Cone?: I have always been interested in ambulatory care pharmacy and expanding the pharmacist’s role in the outpatient setting. I chose to do my PGY2 at Cone Health and Triad HealthCare Network because of the unique opportunity to train in the Accountable Care Organization health care model. This residency has allowed me to see the traditional physician practice as well as gain experience in completing home visits and working on quality metrics.


Sonja Jacobsen

Sonja Jacobsen, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Ambulatory Oncology

Cone Health Cancer Center

Education: Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

PGY2 research: Safety Trial of Flat-Dose Nivolumab Administered as a 30-minute Infusion at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Why Residency?: As a pharmacy student, a rotation at the Cone Health Cancer Center initially peaked my interest in oncology. The exceptional patient care and pharmacist involvement on a multidisciplinary team, as well as the supportive and family atmosphere, solidified my choice to stay on for PGY2 training. A residency at the Cone Health Cancer Center will equip me with the expertise for practice in both acute and ambulatory oncology settings.


Caitlyn Simmons

Caitlyn Simmons, PharmD

PGY2 Neonatology

Cone Health Women's Hospital

Education: Florida State University for my BS in Biology, UNC at Chapel Hill for my PharmD

Hometown: Clearwater, FL

Residency research: PGY2: Ampicillin and gentamicin for late onset sepsis in neonates. Coinvestigators: Alison Grimsley, PharmD, BCPS and Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS; PGY1: Vancomycin troughs in pediatrics: How low can you go? Coinvestigator: Van Tran, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Why Cone?: This is the only program of it's kind in the country. Being a part of this program and being able to specialize in neonatology will allow me to be at the forefront of neonatal care.


Cassie Stewart

Cassie Stewart, PharmD

PGY2 Infectious Disease

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

Hometown: Pineville, WV

Residency Research: Impact of a Vancomycin Focused Pharmacist-Led Antibiotic Time-Out

Why Residency?: I decided to stay at Moses Cone for a PGY2 in Infectious Diseases, because I absolutely loved my PGY1 year. Michelle, the PGY1 Residency Director, was a great mentor and an even better residency director. Pharmacy has a great presence at Moses Cone, and the physicians respect us and expect us to be there on rounds helping to take care of their patients. There is nowhere else I’d rather be.


Liz Tien

Elizabeth Tien, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Cardiology

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Hometown: San Jose, California

Residency Research: Triple Therapy in Anticoagulated Atrial Fibrillation Patients after PCI Intervention

Why Residency?: I've always had interests in research and teaching. With continued residency training in cardiology-related evidence-based medicine, I hope to gain practice experience that would contribute to my lifelong professional goals.