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PGY1 Residents

Rebecca Fanning

Rebecca Fanning, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: South Carolina College of Pharmacy - University of South Carolina 

Hometown: Aiken, South Carolina

Residency Research: Reduction of opioid discharge prescribing in bariatric surgery patients

Practice Interests: Oncology, pain management 

Why Cone: I knew that by choosing Moses Cone’s residency program I would gain invaluable clinical experience and practice from the variety of rotations offered. These opportunities allow me to become a versatile clinical pharmacist in the ever-developing field of pharmacy. Moses Cone strongly values providing exceptional patient-centered care and being a member of this team pushes me to continually strive to grow professionally and personally as a practitioner.

Email: rebecca.fanning@conehealth.com

Dylan Hanna

Dylan Hanna, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Residency Research: Decreasing Length of Dexmedetomidine with Enteral Clonidine

Practice Interests: Cardiology and Critical Care

Why Residency: I chose Cone because the PGY1 pharmacy residency program has a wide variety of rotation experiences, which will allow me to become a well-rounded pharmacist. In addition, it was clear that as a resident, I would have the support of the entire pharmacy staff. I knew that they would challenge me to grow throughout the year and be the best pharmacist possible.

Email: dylan.hanna@conehealth.com

Melissa Lore

Melissa Lore, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill North Carolina

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Residency Research: Comparison of AUC/MIC vs Nomogram Dosing with Vancomycin

Practice Interests: Infectious Disease, Ambulatory Care, Cardiology

Why Cone: So many reasons! I was really drawn to the variety of rotation options available, both on the inpatient and outpatient sides, and the fact that all of the core rotations were clinical. The people are also really great. Everyone is so nice and patient, especially during the first month when you’re still learning how to be a real pharmacist! The pharmacists’ clinical knowledge is so vast that it makes for wonderful learning experiences. I also chose Cone just for the way they care for their residents. From the efforts that they put into selecting a cohesive residency class, to ensuring residents get adequate time away from the hospital, the Cone residency program really looks out for the residents’ well-being.

Email: melissa.lore@conehealth.com

Anna Love

Anna Kegley Love, PharmD

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Clinton, Tennessee

Residency Research: Initiating GLP-1 agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors in diabetic patients with cardiovascular risk.

Practice Interests: Ambulatory care, chronic disease management, diabetes education

Why Cone: My passion for ambulatory care led me to Cone’s robust ambulatory care residency. I love how the program allows me to experience numerous clinics and different ambulatory pharmacy services while also advancing my acute care skills in inpatient rotations. I am excited to see what opportunities the next year holds.

Email: anna.love@conehealth.com

Tanya Makhlouf

Tanya Makhlouf, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill North Carolina

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Residency Research: TBD

Practice Interests: Hematology / Oncology

Why Cone: I found the pharmacy education at Moses Cone to be unmatched.  I wanted to complete my residency training here because of the supportive culture and environment. I knew I would be able to tailor my experience to help me reach my career goals. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the wonderful people that make Cone unique.

Email: tanya.makhlouf@conehealth.com

Megan McCarthy

Megan McCarthy, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: University of Cincinnati

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Residency Research: Optimizing outcomes in patients with heart failure associated endocarditis through pharmacist intervention

Practice Interests: Cardiology

Why Cone: The people! The pharmacy preceptors are some of the most passionate and genuine people I’ve ever met and they all have a desire to teach and train residents. The unique clinical experiences challenge me and allow me to become a well-rounded, independent, clinical pharmacist. I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing team that provides outstanding care to our patients. 

Email: megan.mccarthy@conehealth.com

Sara Nimer

Sara Nimer, PharmD

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee

Residency Research: Inhaled corticosteroid de-escalation in patients with COPD

Practice Interests: Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Diabetes Management 

Why Residency: When I initially researched Moses Cone’s Ambulatory Care PGY1, I knew it was the perfect program for me. Although my long-term goal is to practice in an outpatient clinic, it was important for me to also take advantage of my residency year by allowing myself to develop as a new pharmacist in multiple settings. After meeting all the welcoming and supportive pharmacists during my interview, I was confident that Moses Cone is where I wanted to complete my residency.

Email: sara.nimer@conehealth.com

Coleton Whiteside

Colton Whiteside, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Hampshire, Tennessee

Residency Research: Optimizing the Use of Angiotensin II in Septic Shock

Practice Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Why Cone: Cone Health has long established residency program with a great reputation, and it quickly became clear to me that Cone Health really cares about helping their residents succeed and reach their goals. It offers a well-rounded core curriculum with a wide array of elective opportunities, which is great for creating a strong clinical foundation. I am excited and grateful to be a part of a such a great pharmacy team.

Email: colton.whiteside@conehealth.com

Abby Ellington

Abby Ellington, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Alamance Regional Medical Center

Education: Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Hometown: Henderson, NC

Residency Research Project: Evaluation of the increasing incidence of ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema seen in the emergency department

Areas of interest: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology

Why ARMC: Cone Health offers really great opportunities for residents to learn and grow as new pharmacists. There is an abundance of support at Alamance Regional and everyone is very invested in the experience of the resident. As a resident, I wanted the opportunity for a higher level of training prior to obtaining a job. It was important to me that this year prepare me for either a PGY2 or a career so that I will be set up for whatever I decide to do post-PGY1. Alamance Regional provides the opportunity to explore my career interests and become a well-rounded pharmacist!

Email: abby.ellington@conehealth.com

Savanna Martin

Savanna Martin, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Alamance Regional Medical Center

Education: South Carolina College of Pharmacy - University of South Carolina

Hometown: Marion, South Carolina

Residency Research: Pharmacist driven consult service for management of pneumonia at discharge in a community hospital setting. 

Areas of Interest: Cardiology, Critical Care, Nephrology

Why ARMC: I chose to pursue a residency at Alamance due to the variety of rotations and the supportive nature of the preceptors here. I wanted to train at a program that had a great environment for learning, and I am confident that I found that here at Alamance. I believe I will be well prepared for life after residency after completing this year. 

Email: savanna.martin@conehealth.com