Meet the pharmacy residents in Intermountain Healthcare's PGY1 and PGY2 programs. 

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

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Philip Barker

Primary Children's Hospital

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
  • Project: Evaluation of a standardized hydration protocol in hospitalized pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis receiving nephrotoxic antibiotics
  • Professional interests: Pediatric internal medicine, pediatric critical care and cystic fibrosis
  • Hobbies: Watching college football, hiking and spending time with friends
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Looking forward to skiing

Email: philip.barker@imail.org

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Casey Bryant

Utah Valley Hospital

  • Hometown: Cypress, TX
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
  • Project: A retrospective efficacy and safety analysis of low dose versus high dose 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for the management of factor Xa inhibitor-related bleeding
  • Professional interests: Critical care, emergency medicine and precepting
  • Hobbies: Being outdoors, hanging out with my dog
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Learning how to snowboard, going to the Sundance film festival and hiking

Email: casey.bryant@imail.org

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Casey Buckway

Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: Ogden, UT
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale, AZ
  • Project: Assessment of optimal P2Y12 inhibitor prescribing practices
  • Professional interests: Cardiology and critical care
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family, golf, and watching TV with chips and salsa
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Going to our family cabin and skiing or snowboarding

Email: casey.buckway@imail.org

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Stephanie Byrne

SelectHealth

  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Project: CGRP inhibitor utilization for chronic migraine
  • Professional interests: Managed care and health policy
  • Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, climbing, reading, dance and generally learning new things
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Skiing at local resorts and in the backcountry, climbing outside and enjoying the weather, going to concerts at smaller local venues, and checking out new places and events around the Salt Lake valley

Email: stephanie.byrne@selecthealth.org

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Lorna Carrasquillo

McKay-Dee Hospital

  • Hometown: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and New London, CT
  • Education:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
    • Master of Arts in Education, University of Connecticut
  • Project: TBD
  • Professional interests: Ambulatory care, diabetes, specialty care and managed care
  • Hobbies: Salsa dancing
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Paddle boarding, camping and spending time with family

Email: lorna.carrasquillorodrigu@imail.org

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Beatriz Cadilla

Community, Enterprise-wide

  • Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
  • Project: Improving patient outcomes through a refill authorization collaborative practice agreement at a hospital-based community pharmacy: a retrospective study
  • Professional interests: Law and policy, ambulatory care and increasing access to health care services to underserved communities
  • Hobbies: Sailing, stained glass art and painting
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking beautiful Utah trails with Bernie and my four legged sons, Golgi Apparatus and Whaler

Email: beatriz.jiminezcadilla@imail.org

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Ali Earl

Utah Valley Hospital

  • Hometown: Fairmont,WV
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
  • Project: Patient outcomes in ampicillin-resistant Enterococcal UTI treated with amoxicillin
  • Professional interests: Critical care and infectious disease
  • Hobbies: Hiking, traveling and occasionally reading a good book
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): I look forward to trying to visit all the national parks of Utah and exploring all the outdoor activities Utah has to offer

Email: ali.earl@imail.org

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James Hall

Primary Children's Hospital

  • Hometown: Bedford, NH
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, MA
  • Project: Efficacy of implementing a care process model a for treating pediatric UTI with cephalexin
  • Professional interests: Pediatric oncology, pediatric infectious disease and hospital administration
  • Hobbies: I just love being outside, whether that’s skiing in the winter or hiking during the other seasons
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): One thing I hope to do in Utah is more outdoor mountain biking

Email: james.hall@imail.org

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Sara Kjerengtroen

Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • Project: Evaluating 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for vitamin K antagonist reversal in obesity
  • Professional interests: Critical care, emergency medicine and research
  • Hobbies: DIY upcycling, spending time with my family and dog (Gus) and traveling
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Visiting Arches National Park, spending time with family and going to concerts

Email: sara.kjerengtroen@imail.org

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Briee Landis

Community, Enterprise-wide

  • Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • Project: Effects of a Medication Synchronization (MedSync) program at Intermountain Healthcare Community Pharmacies
  • Professional interests: Ambulatory care, transitions of care, diabetes, collaborative practice agreements and patient education
  • Hobbies: Traveling, sewing, hanging out with my dog
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking, traveling to national parks, skiing (in the future!)

Email: briee.landis@imail.org

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Jessica Le

Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: Ventura, CA
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Project: Hyperkalemia and elevated serum digoxin concentrations: impact on mortality
  • Professional interests: Emergency medicine, toxicology
  • Hobbies: Going to concerts, watching movies, traveling, playing with my dogs, being around my fiancé and family
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking, visiting national parks

Email: jessica.le@imail.org

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Julieta Lewellyn

LDS Hospital

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Chicago, IL
  • Project: A retrospective efficacy analysis of decitabine and cytarabine for induction therapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Professional interests: Ambulatory care, education
  • Hobbies: Latin folkloric dancing, indoor soccer and playing the piano
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Snowboarding, camping and boating

Email: julieta.lewellyn@imail.org

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Yuhong Liu

LDS Hospital / Medication-use Safety and Policy

  • Hometown: Germantown, MD
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy,University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy
  • Project: Medication use evaluation of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prophylaxis in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant and CAR-T cell patients
  • Professional interests: Medication use safety and policy, population health
  • Hobbies: Calligraphy, reading, plants, watching tv shows and movies, going to new places
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Looking forward to climbing mountains and skiing down them

Email: yuhong.liu@imail.org

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Tyler Tinkham

Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: South Jordan, UT
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Project: Efficacy and cost analysis of CMV prophylaxis in liver transplant recipients
  • Professional interests: Solid organ transplant, internal medicine and emergency medicine
  • Hobbies: Anything involving playing or watching sports, hiking, arcade games and spending time with family
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Attend sporting events, explore national parks and new hikes

Email: tyler.tinkham@imail.org

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Fran Vakalahi

McKay-Dee Hospital

  • Hometown: Centerville, UT
  • Education:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    • Master of Science in Palliative Care, University of Maryland
  • Project: Cost-minimization analysis of oral antimicrobial therapy for gram negative bacteremia
  • Professional interests: Hospice and palliative care
  • Hobbies: Spending time with her husband and daughter, watching football, singing and playing the piano
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Camping, fishing and snow tubing

Email: fran.vakalahi@imail.org

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Jenny Vang

Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: Stockton, CA
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Project: Appropriateness of pneumococcal vaccine administration
  • Professional interests: Cardiology and critical care
  • Hobbies: Cooking, DIY and hand-lettering
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): I look forward to hiking the local trails and visiting national parks in Utah

Email: jenny.vang@imail.org

PGY2 Pharmacy Residents

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Jordan Cardinal

Emergency Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: Bountiful, UT
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University College of Pharmacy - Philadelphia, PA
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare - Intermountain Medical Center
  • Project:
    • PGY1: Factors associated with inappropriate inpatient apixaban prescribing practices
    • PGY2: Pharmacist-driven allergy reconciliation, risk stratification, and oral amoxicillin drug challenge in the emergency department setting
  • Professional interests: Emergency medicine, critical care and infectious disease
  • Hobbies: Dance, movies and TV shows
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Skiing and boating

Email: jordan.cardinal@imail.org

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Caroline Conner

Critical Care, Intermountain Medical Center

  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  • Education and training:
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Project:
    • PGY2: Epidemiology and resistance cates of candidemia in intensive care unit patients 
    • PGY1: Frequency of hypoglycemic episodes with different insulin detemir administration times
  • Professional interests: Anticoagulation and sepsis management
  • Hobbies: Watching Netflix, crafting/painting, finding new places to eat, seeing live music
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): I look forward to exploring more outside and learning how to ski this winter

Email: caroline.conner@imail.org

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Rachel Jackson

Pediatrics, Primary Children's Hospital

  • Hometown: Amarillo, TX
  • Education and training:
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare - Utah Valley Hospital
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
  • Project:
    • PGY2: Safety and efficacy of CD3 guided anti-thymocyte globulin dosing after pediatric heart transplant
    • PGY1: Effect of mixed oil versus soybean oil emulsion on total parenteral nutrition-induced cholestasis in the neonatal population
  • Professional interests: Neonatal intensive care and solid organ transplant
  • Hobbies: Baking and spending time with my miniature schnauzer, CJ
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking and snowshoeing

Email: rachel.jackson2@imail.org

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Amanda Stelf

Ambulatory Care, Enterprise-wide

  • Hometown: Grundy Center, IA
  • Education and training:
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert Hospital - Milwaukee, WI
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Project: TBD
  • Professional interests: Primary care, women’s health and hepatology
  • Hobbies: Biking, board games and trying new restaurants
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking

Email: amanda.stelf@imail.org

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Patrick Welch

Ambulatory Care, Enterprise-wide

  • Hometown: Farmington, UT
  • Education and training:
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare - McKay-Dee Hospital
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Project:
    • PGY2: Insulin pump management by PharmD in a primary care practice
    • PGY1: Implementing clinical pharmacist services for hypertensive patients in a primary care setting
  • Professional interests: Primary care (diabetes, hypertension management), mental health and pain management
  • Hobbies: Watching/playing sports, running, hiking and just being outdoors
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Ride my motorcycle and enjoy the mountains

Email: patrick.welch@imail.org