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PGY1 Residents

Renee Ackley

Renee Ackley, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina

Hometown: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Residency Research: Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy

Practice Interests: Infectious Disease, Global Health, Preventative Health

Why Residency?: I decided to complete a pharmacy residency in order to build on what I learned during pharmacy school and strengthen the skills necessary to be an effective clinical pharmacist. I chose to pursue my training at Moses Cone because of the supportive environment and strong pharmacist-physician relationship. I believe being an integral part of the healthcare team is the best way to learn and optimize patient care.

Email: renee.ackley@conehealth.com

Apryl Anderson

Apryl Anderson, PharmD

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Residency Research: Impact of Pharmacy-Led Inhaler Patient Education on ED Visits and Readmissions for COPD/Asthma Exacerbations

Practice Interests: Ambulatory Care, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Post-Cardiac Long-Term Management

Why Residency: I have always enjoyed outpatient care throughout pharmacy school, but started to fall in love with acute care while on fourth year rotations. Moses Cone’s PGY1 residency program allows me to advance my clinical skills in ambulatory care, while also strengthening my inpatient experience. By the end of this year, I feel that my residency at Moses Cone will allow me to be a well-rounded, flexible clinical pharmacist ready to tackle any situation I may face in my career.

Email: apryl.anderson@conehealth.com

Joe Arminger

Joe Arminger, BS, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: Campbell University

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Residency Research: Safety and Implementation of Closed-System Transfer Devices at Cone Health Cancer Center

Practice Interests: Oncology, Infectious Disease

Why Residency: I chose to complete a residency to continue developing my clinical acumen and develop the foundation necessary to specialize in oncology. Moses Cone specifically offers a rigorous and diverse program where pharmacy is not only welcome; they are expected to be part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

Email: joe.arminger@conehealth.com

Michael Bitonti

Michael Bitonti, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina

Hometown: Elon, North Carolina

Residency Research: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Practice Interests: Cardiology, Critical Care

Why Residency: I chose to complete my PGY1 residency at Moses Cone because of the wide variety of practice areas that the residents get exposed to. There is a large selection of elective rotations available, and a diverse curriculum of core rotations. In addition, Moses Cone’s pharmacy department has a very supportive work environment that has a long-standing history of developing highly-skilled, well-qualified clinical pharmacists.

Email: Michael.bitonti@conehealth.com

Katie Cook

Katie Cook, PharmD, MSCR, BSN

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: Campbell University

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Residency Research: Vasopressor Discontinuation and Incidence of Hypotension in Patients with Septic Shock

Practice Interests: Critical Care

Why Residency: I chose Moses Cone for the team-based and supportive work environment, impressive residency program curriculum, variety of elective rotation opportunities, and the outstanding reputation of the Cone Health System. The residency program also has years of experience in preparing and graduating well-rounded, professional, and confident clinical pharmacists.

Email: Katie.cook@conehealth.com

Maggie Shuda

Maggie Shuda, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: University of Wisconsin

Hometown: Monroe, Wisconsin

Residency Research: Implementation of new oral chemotherapy services at a Cone Health Cancer Center

Practice Interests: Oncology

Why Residency?: The entire pharmacy team! The people within the Moses Cone pharmacy department are motivated, positive, and truly invested in providing the best residency training possible. The program has an excellent variety of clinical rotations and strong evidence-based medicine and research curriculums. Moses Cone pharmacy also has a longstanding culture of interdisciplinary collaboration with other healthcare providers, which makes for top-notch patient care and a positive learning environment.

Email: Maggie.shuda@conehealth.com

Emily Sinclair

Emily Stewart Sinclair, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: West Virginia University

Hometown: Fairmont, West Virginia

Residency Research: Evaluating the appropriateness of urine cultures in the Cone Health Urgent Care Centers

Practice Interests: Infectious Disease

Why Residency: I chose Cone Health because of the variety of clinical opportunities and pharmacy-friendly atmosphere, but mostly because of the people! When I came for my interview, I could tell that Cone Health had a great environment and culture that extended down to its residency programs and I wanted to be a part of that.

Email: Emily.stewart@conehealth.com

Caroline Welles

Caroline Welles, PharmD

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina

Hometown: Oriental, North Carolina

Residency Research: Pharmacist-driven non-opioid pain management protocol

Practice Interests: Ambulatory Care, Population Health, Mental Health

Why Residency?: As someone seeking a well-rounded PGY1 experience with an emphasis on ambulatory care, Moses Cone offered unparalleled opportunity both inpatient and outpatient. The juxtaposition of a progressive, pharmacy-friendly curriculum and the patient-centered feel of a community hospital was the biggest draw for me.

Email: caroline.welles@conehealth.com

Kelly Fuhrman

Kelly Fuhrmann, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Alamance Regional Medical Center

Education: Wingate University

Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida

Areas of interest: Oncology

Residency Research Project: Impact of Rapid Blood Culture Identification System Implementation on the Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Treated with Vancomycin and Piperacillin-Tazobactam Combination

Why residency/Why ARMC: Cone Health- Alamance Regional Medical Center seeks to develop pharmacist leaders with the ability to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care as an integral member of the health care team. Through the diverse and comprehensive learning opportunities, Alamance Regional Medical Center allows me to develop clinical knowledge in many areas of pharmacy, including my area of interest, oncology.

Email: Kelly.fuhrmann@conehealth.com

Holly Gilliam

Holly Gilliam, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Alamance Regional Medical Center

Education: East Tennessee State University

Hometown: Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Areas of Interest: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine

Residency Research: Effect of Serial Procalcitonin Algorithm Use on Antibiotic Utilization in a Community Hospital Medical Ward

Why ARMC?: I chose to pursue a residency because I believe it is an important step in maximizing the knowledge and skills I developed as a student pharmacist. With such broad practice interests, I chose Alamance Regional Medical Center because I felt a smaller community hospital would allow me to become experienced in multiple disease states while being exposed to a diverse patient population.

Email: holly.gilliam@conehealth.com