2017 PharmD and Pharm-Tox Research Symposium

Presenter Biographies

 

Srikar Adibhatla, TOX-4

Poster Title: Exploring Regulation of Interspecies Interactions to Activate Silent Biosynthetic Gene Clusters

Srikar is currently a senior at UW-Madison in the Pharmacology and Toxicology program. He is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. He will be moving to Bethesda, Maryland in July to pursue a one year research internship in the field of natural products, at the National Institute of Health. He plans to apply to medical school in May and aspires to become an emergency medicine doctor in the future.

 

Katherine Beach, DPH-3

Poster Title: Evaluation of post-procedure warfarin loading dose

Katherine Beach is a third-year pharmacy student at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. She is a VALOR pharmacy intern at the Madison VA, which led to her involvement in the research that she is presenting at this symposium. She has always had an interest in anticoagulation, so this project was a great opportunity to research that topic further with the hopes of improving anticoagulation management for postsurgical patients. Her professional interests are in critical care and clinical inpatient pharmacy; she plans to complete a general inpatient PGY-1 residency after graduation to pursue these areas of pharmacy.

 

Dean Bowen, DPH-1

Poster Title: Controversy over the Cost and Use of PCSK9 Inhibitors

Dean is a DPH-1 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. He graduated in May 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacology and Toxicology. His current interests include managed care pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy administration. He currently works at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital as an Inpatient Pharmacy Technician and performs Social and Administrative Sciences research with Dr. Kevin Look.

 

Olivia Fahey, DPH-3

Poster Title: Assessing the impact of food insecurity on diabetes self-care management

Olivia Fahey is a third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy who completed her undergraduate course work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation she wants to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at an academic medical center before becoming board certified and practicing as a clinical pharmacist within a health-system.

 

 

Brekk Feeley, DPH-3

Poster Title: Impact of a Video Presentation Assignment on Student Confidence in Presenting Evidence Based Medicine

Brekk Feeley is a third-year student at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy (UW-SOP) with a background in teaching, human resources and historic preservation. She holds a BA in Culture, Literature and Art from the University of Washington, and an MA in Museum studies from Johns Hopkins. Currently, Brekk is a pharmacy intern at Select Specialty Hospital, and a junior TA for the Drug Literature Evaluation course at UW-SOP. Brekk’s experience prior to UW-SOP has led her to pursue pharmacy administration and academia, and her current research is focused on advancing interprofessional education through simulation based experiences.

 

Brandon Harkonen, DPH-3

Poster Title: Evaluation of Pharmacy Student Training for the Smart Meds Program

Brandon Harkonen is a third-year PharmD student at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy with particular interest in pharmacy administration and specialty pharmacy. Prior to admission to the PharmD program, Brandon earned his BS Microbiology from UW-Madison and served as an Ambulatory Medication Prior Authorization Coordinator at UW Health.

 

 

Rachel Jenson, DPH-2

Poster Title: Prolonged exposure to β-lactam antibiotics reestablishes sensitivity of daptomycin-nonsusceptible Staphylococcus aureus to daptomycin

With a BS in microbiology from UW-Madison, Rachel has always had an interest in infectious disease. She began working in the Rose lab during her first year of pharmacy school and began focusing on daptomycin-β-lactam synergy. Currently, she is an OR pharmacy technician at UW Hospital and will start a post-DPH-2 internship there this summer. Her interests in pharmacy practice include critical care and infectious disease. She plans on completing either an infectious disease or critical care PGY-2 residency following her PGY-1 year.

 

Mercedes Kile, DPH-1

Poster Title: Community Pharmacies as Access Points for Substance Abuse Treatment

Mercedes Kile is a first-year PharmD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School ofPharmacy. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BS in Economics and History. Mercedes is interested in pursuing a career in community pharmacy and research.

 

 

Joanne Kuznicki, DPH-3

Poster Title: The Outcomes and Challenges of Implementation of a Pharmacy-based Immunization Clinic at a Student-Run Free Clinic

Joanne is a third year pharmacy student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. She received her bachelors in biological sciences and psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. After graduating, she will be pursuing a career in community pharmacy in anindependent or outpatient clinic setting in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Katie Morgan, DPH-3

Poster Title: Community Pharmacies as Access Points for Substance Abuse Treatment

Katie Morgan is a third-year PharmD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy. She began her undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota – Grand Forks and completed her BS in Microbiology at UW – Madison. Katie currently works as a pharmacy technician at the W. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and plans to continue pursuing a career with either an ambulatory care or inpatient focus.

 

Michael Nagy, PharmD

Poster Title: Pharmacist Adherence to an Extended Interval of International Normalized Ratio (INR) Follow-up Protocol at Twelve Months

Michael grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s of science in chemistry before matriculating into pharmacy school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison school of pharmacy. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2016 and is currently a PGY1 pharmacy practice resident at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital with a focus in Ambulatory Care. He plans to complete a PGY2 followed by pursuing an academic pharmacy position in the future.

 

Alexandra Ribaudo, DPH-4

Poster Title: Vaccine response in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Alexandra moved to Madison for pharmacy school after completing her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She’s now a fourth year pharmacy student interested in oncology, transplant and pharmacokinetics. She enjoys volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul’s Charitable Pharmacy and will be completing a PGY-1 residency with NorthShore University Health System next year.

 

 

Magdalena Siodlak, DPH-3

Poster Title: Implementation and Evaluation of Discharge Alert Notification Tool for Improvement of Discharge Times and Interdisciplinary Communication

Magdalena is a third-year PharmD candidate, who completed a BS Chemistry degree prior to matriculation at the School of Pharmacy. During pharmacy school, Magdalena has been interested in strengthening the professional community among her peers, expanding leadership development opportunities and supporting educational success, through her engagement in the Student Senate, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Rho Chi. Magdalena is a VALOR intern at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, having completed rotations in various ambulatory clinics, management, as well as inpatient and outpatient pharmacies. Current career interests include ambulatory care, management, and teaching.

 

Maralena Taube, DPH-1

Poster Title: Effectiveness of sequential monotherapy followed by combination therapy versus upfront combination therapy against clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in an in-vitro pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic model.

Maralena was born in Karlsruhe, Germany but has spent most of her life in Champaign, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She found her passion for research as an undergrad, spending much of her time in a lab studying the impact of prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals on the physical and behavioral development of a child. She is currently in my first year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and plans to pursue a career in oncology pharmacy.

 

Cecilia Volk, DPH-1

Poster Title: Association of Staphylococcus aureus alpha-hemolysin and platelet function in clopidogrel-treated patients with bacteremia.

Cecilia Volk is from West Allis, WI. She received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. While at NMU, Cecilia performed research in organic chemistry and also worked for the chemistry department. Cecilia is a current DPH-1 at UW Madison School of Pharmacy and is a pharmacy technician at Fitchburg Hometown Pharmacy. She is looking forward to gaining more research experience during her time at UW and ultimately wants to work in translational drug research.

 

Treashure Wade, DPH-3

Poster Title: Assessing the impact of food insecurity on diabetes self-care management

Treashure Wade is a third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Treashure completed her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology at Northern Illinois University in 2013. She is currently employed as an intern at Walgreens pharmacy in Fitchburg, WI and is considering working as a pharmacist in the community setting upon graduation.

 

 

Youqi Zhang, DPH-2

Poster Title: MMR vaccine responses in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Before coming to UW-Madison, Youqi completed her BS in Biology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She chose pharmacy school because some of her closest family members have had health issues in the past, and she wanted to be able to get involved in their treatment and help them to manage their medications. Her ultimate goal is to become a critical care pharmacist. But before that, she wants to get involved with research at school. Pharmaceutical science is fascinating to her because it allows her to look at clinical practices from a researcher’s perspective.