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    Cassidy Beach, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

    Email:Cassidy.Beach@unchealth.unc.edu

    Clinical Specialist Outpatient Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant

    Assistant Clinical Preceptor- UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    Program Director - PGY2 Pediatric Specialty Residency

    Education:
    • PharmD – University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, MO - 2009
    • PGY1 – Scott & White Memorial Hospital - 2010
    • PGY2 - Hematology/Oncology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN- 2011

    Preceptor for: Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology, BMT Clinic

    Rotation Description:

    The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic may see up to 45 patients per day. Both malignant, non-malignant and stem cell transplant patients are cared for in clinic. The resident will gain experience in leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, non-malignant hematology (e.g. sickle cell disease and ITP) along with pre- and post- stem cell transplant care. The resident will work closely with nursing and medical staff to provide medication reconciliation, counseling and monitoring of polypharmacy, and drug information to staff members.

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    Shawna Beck, PharmD

    Email: Shawna.Beck@unchealth.unc.edu

    Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics- Intensive Care

    Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    Education:
    • PharmD – Hampton University - 2008
    • PGY1 – Innova HealthCare in Fairfax, VA - 2009
    • PGY2 Pediatrics - Texas Children’s Hospital- 2010

    Preceptor for: Pediatrics Intensive Care

    Rotation Description:

    The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a 20 bed unit that services critically ill pediatric patients. The resident will gain experience in pharmacokinetics, parenteral nutrition management, sedation/analgesia, renal adjustment of medications and anticoagulation. Additionally, the resident will provide management of post operative cardiac surgery patients as well as traumatic brain injury patients. The resident will work with a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate transition to non critical care units and will provide medication reconciliation in-services for both pharmacy and non pharmacy practitioners.


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    Jenna Bognaski, PharmD

    Email: Jenna.Bognaski@unchealth.unc.edu

    Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics - Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant

    Adjunct Clinical Preceptor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    Education:
    • PharmD – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - 2012
    • PGY1 – Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN - 2013

    Preceptor for: Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology, BMT

    Rotation Description:

    This rotation provides an experience with the inpatient pediatric hematology and oncology team. Patients admitted to this service are typically here to receive scheduled chemotherapy or to manage complications associated with their treatment or disease state, whether malignant or non-malignant. Common disease states encountered include leukemias, sarcomas, and sickle cell disease. The learner will also encounter a variety of infectious disease and supportive care related topics, including chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting, tumor lysis syndrome, febrile neutropenia, total parenteral nutrition, and pain. Learners will work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide recommendations for medical management and education of patients & families.

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    Amy Brown, PharmD, BCPS

    Email: Amy.Brown@unchealth.unc.edu

    Clinical Specialist - Neonatal Critical Care

    Clinical Adjunct Preceptor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    Education:
    • PharmD – University of Pittsburgh - 2001

    Preceptor for: Neonatal Intensive Care

    Rotation Description:

    The Newborn Critical Care Center is a 58 bed level IIIb NICU served by 11 board-certified attending neonatologists, 18 neonatal nurse practitioners, 1 pharmacist, dieticians, UNC resident physicians and medical students. The resident will be fully integrated within the multi-disciplinary care team in order to provide an increasingly autonomous experience, with an average daily census of ~40 patients. The resident will gain clinical pharmacy experience in the following areas of neonatology at minimum: prematurity, nutrition/feeding problems, apnea, sepsis/congenital infections, respiratory distress, infants of diabetic mothers, hypoxic ischemic events, genetic disorders, pain management and neonatal abstinence syndrome. There will be a large focus on nutrition, specifically total parenteral nutrition (TPN). This rotation affords the resident opportunities to further develop independent clinical skills specifically nutrition and pharmacokinetic/antibiotic management, literature evaluation, small group presentations, and provide discharge planning and counseling.

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    Austin B.Cutler, PharmD, BCPS

    Email:Austin.Cutler@duke.edu

    Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics Cardiac Intensive Care (Duke Unviersity Hosptial)

    Education:
    • PharmD – Campbell University - 2000

    Preceptor for: Pediatrics Cardiac Intensive Care (Duke University Hospital)

    Rotation Description:

    The Duke Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) is a thirteen bed unit caring for critically ill medical and surgical pediatric inpatients. Residents will gain experience caring for a wide range of critically ill pediatric cardiac patients including those with congenital heart defects (PDA, tetralogy of Fallot, HLHS, TGA, Pulmonary Atresia, and others), surgical procedures (including but not limited to - PDA ligation, Norwood, Bidirectional Glenn, Fontan, transplantation), post-operative care, low cardiac output syndrome, anticoagulation, arrythmias & antiarrhythmic medications). Patients range in age from birth to 35 years of age. The resident will develop practice skills to manage patients requiring parenteral nutrition/fluid/electrolytes, treatment of infections- both community and hospital acquired, general pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic assessment and management of pediatric critical care patients.

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    Daniel Lui, PharmD

    Email: Daniel.Lui@unchealth.unc.edu

    Clinical Specialist - Pediatric Float

    Adjunct Clinical Preceptor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    Education:
    • PharmD – University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA - 2012
    • PGY1 – Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter Norfolk, VA - 2013
    • PGY2 Pediatrics - UNC Hospital and Clinics - 2014

     

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    Kathy Riley, PharmD

    Email: Kathy.Riley@unchealth.unc.edu

    Clinical Specialist - General Pediatrics (Endocrine, Nephrology, Neurology)

    Clinical Adjunct Preceptor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    Education:
    • PharmD – Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - 1990

    Preceptor for: General Pediatrics

    Rotation Description:

    The General Pediatrics Rotation is a one month learning experience which will enable the learner to develop clinical pharmacy skills associated with the management of pediatric patients on the General Pediatrics services. The subspecialties of Nephrology, Neurology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism are also covered under General Pediatrics The normal daily census is ~20+ patients. Knowledge of conditions that commonly present in pediatric patients, primary treatments, management of complications and general medicine issues, pediatric pharmacotherapy, and literature evaluation and retrieval will be emphasized. Learners will be expected to utilize abilities learned previously in the curriculum in order to collect patient-specific information, evaluate and monitor drug therapy, educate patients and caregivers, respond to drug information inquiries, and document clinical interventions.

 

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