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

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents (2018 - 2019)

Bhakta Mohit

Mohit Bhakta

SelectHealth

Mohit was born in Panama and raised in Globe, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences with a minor in food and nutrition management. From there, he completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Arizona. His clinical research interests include specialty pharmacy, formulary system management, and plan benefit design. Outside of pharmacy, Mohit enjoys exploring new cities with his wife, as well as playing basketball, running, and being a food enthusiast.

Residency Project
Increased risk of cardiovascular event following prescription testosterone therapy in men

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Mohit.Bhakta@SelectHealth.org

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Daugherty Jeremy

Jeremy Daugherty

Primary Children's Hospital

Jeremy was born in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Utah as a youth. He attended the University of Utah where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy. His areas of interest include pediatric critical care, pediatric emergency medicine, and toxicology. Jeremy spends his free time hiking, snowboarding, trivia night, and hanging out with his two comically oversized dogs.

Research Project
Description of bivalirudin anticoagulation in pediatric patients with ventricular assist devices

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Jeremy.Daugherty@imail.org

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Gabrielsen Jordan

Jordan Gabrielsen

Intermountain Medical Center

Jordan is originally from Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University. She ventured east to obtain her PharmD at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her professional interests include critical care, infectious disease, internal medicine and emergency medicine. In her spare time, Jordan loves to ski, dance, go to the ceramics studio with her husband, and play with her new puppy.

Resident Project
Factors associated with inappropriate inpatient apixaban prescribing practices

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Jordan.Gabrielsen@imail.org

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Gudac Andrew

Andrew Gudac

SelectHealth

Andrew was born and raised in Joliet, IL before attending Butler University in Indianapolis where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. His professional areas of interest include psychiatrics, pharmacogenomics, industry relationships, and pharmacy practice in managed care. In his spare time, Andrew thoroughly enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, travelling, and reading.

Research Project
Naloxone utilization in an insured patient population at risk of opioid overdose

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Andrew.Gudac@SelectHealth.org

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Gunderson Tyler

Tyler Gunderson

Utah Valley Hospital

Tyler grew up in Manti, Utah and attended Snow College for his undergraduate studies. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. His areas of interest include infectious disease, emergency medicine and ambulatory care. Outside of pharmacy, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling, football, Spikeball, and surfing.

Residency Project
Comparing rates of constipation in TKA/THA patients after implementation of a bowel care program

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Tyler.Gunderson@imail.org

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Holombo Ashley

Ashley Holombo

Utah Valley Hospital

Ashley was born in Juneau, Alaska. She attended University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, AK where she graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees in natural science and biological science with a minor in mathematics. She then moved cross-country to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Clinical Research from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. Ashley's clinical interests include pediatrics and emergency medicine. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, geocaching, and traveling.

Residency Project
Impact on time to tPA administration comparing medication preparation location in patients with presumed acute ischemic stroke in the emergency department

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Ashley.Holombo@imail.org

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Hueftle Brooke

Brooke Hueftle

Intermountain Medical Center

Brooke was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Her clinical interests include ambulatory care, oncology, and rural health. Outside of pharmacy, Brooke enjoys long distance trail running, skiing, mountain biking, knitting, and baking!

Resident Project
Assessment of duration and de-escalation of vancomycin in patients with febrile neutropenia

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Brooke.Hueftle@imail.org

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Jackson Rachel

Rachel Jackson

Utah Valley Hospital

Rachel was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. She attended Amarillo College, West Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University to complete her pre-pharmacy coursework. From there she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, TX. Her clinical pharmacy interests include all things pediatrics, with subspecialty areas of interest including critical care, oncology, and transplant. Outside of pharmacy, Rachel also enjoys baking, hiking, and spending time with her family and miniature schnauzer, CJ.

Residency Project
Evaluation of the effect of SMOFlipid versus Intralipid on TPN-induced cholestasis in the neonatal population

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Rachel.Jackson2@imail.org

 

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Miller Brooke

Brooke Miller

Community

Brooke grew up in Springville, Utah. She completed her undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah. Brooke has over 10 years of experience in the community pharmacy setting with a special interest in immunizations, pediatrics, patient education and the implementation of collaborative practice agreements. Outside of residency, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, baby boy and two Siberian huskies.

Resident Project
Naloxone dispensing rates in a hospital-based community pharmacy: a retrospective study

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Brooke.Miller2@imail.org

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Pace Wilson

Wilson Pace

Intermountain Medical Center

Wilson was born and raised in eastern Kentucky and completed his pre-pharmacy and pharmacy school training at the University of Utah. During pharmacy school Wilson worked as a pharmacy intern at both Smith’s Pharmacy and Intermountain Medical Center, where he stayed on as a resident. Wilson's professional interests include cardiology, infectious disease, and advocating for the profession of pharmacy. Wilson spends most of his free time with his wife Angelina and their two children. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys comedy shows, sporting events, trivia nights, and hiking.

Residency Project
Catheter associated urinary tract infection reduction in the neuro critical care unit: a pre/post protocol study

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wilon.pace@imail.org

 

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Peterson Logan

Logan Peterson

Primary Children's Hospital

Logan was born and raised in American Fork, Utah. He completed his undergraduate work at Utah Valley University and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. His interests include pediatric internal medicine and pediatric critical care. Outside of pharmacy, Logan enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing and the many outdoor activities Utah has to offer.

Residency Project
Liposomal amphotericin B associated nephrotoxicity in obese and non-obese patients

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Logan.Peterson@imail.org

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Reese Austin

Austin Reese

Community

Austin is from Mt. Carmel, Utah. For his undergraduate studies he attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah and then transferred to the University of Utah to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy. His professional interests include ambulatory care, pain management and increasing access to health care services to underserved populations. Outside of pharmacy, Austin enjoys trail running, mountain biking and spending time with his wife and son.

Resident Project
Community pharmacist’s role in naloxone distribution during the post-operative period: a retrospective, single center, observational study

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Austin.Reese@imail.org

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Schumacher Lauren

Lauren Schumacher

Intermountain Medical Center

Lauren was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan. She attended Eastern Michigan University for her undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan. Her areas of interest include transplant, cardiology and ambulatory care. Outside of pharmacy, Lauren enjoys hiking, baking, painting and spending time with friends and her furry family.

Research Project
Anticoagulation in post-liver transplant recipients with portal vein thrombosis

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Lauren.Schumacher@imail.org

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Siegrist Emily

Emily Siegrist

Intermountain Medical Center

Emily is from El Reno, Oklahoma. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma. Emily then went on to earn her PharmD at the University of Texas at Austin. Her clinical interests include infectious disease, critical care, and cardiology. Outside of pharmacy, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends and family and listening to live music.

Residency Project
Weight-based versus flat dosing of digoxin loading doses

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Emily.Siegrist@imail.org

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Strohbusch Alyssa

Alyssa Strohbusch

McKay-Dee Hospital

Alyssa was born and raised in Buffalo, Wyoming. She attended the University of North Dakota where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science with minors in chemistry and biochemistry. Alyssa later received a Master of Science degree from Marshall University and practiced within the fields of forensic DNA analysis and human biometrics before ultimately obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Pacific University. Her clinical interests include critical care, oncology and pharmacogenomics. Outside of pharmacy, Alyssa enjoys soccer, brunch and witticisms.

Residency Project
Evaluation of multimodal tranexamic acid administration on patient hemostatic status post total joint arthroplasty

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Alyssa.Strohbusch@imail.org

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Vogt Christian

Christian Vogt

LDS Hospital

Christian grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated with dual B.A. degrees in geography and biochemistry. He then completed his PharmD at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Christian's main clinical interests are in oncology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. In his free time, Christian enjoys backpacking, going on road trips, and following his favorite hockey team, the Washington Capitals.

Residency Project
Outcomes of azacitidine and decitabine induction therapy in newly diagnosed AML patients

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Christian.Vogt@imail.org

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Welch Patrick

Patrick Welch

McKay-Dee Hospital

Patrick was born and raised in Farmington, Utah. He attended Utah State University and the University of Utah of Utah for undergraduate studies. From there he completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Utah. His interests in pharmacy include ambulatory care and emergency medicine. Outside of pharmacy, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He enjoys being outdoors and watching his favorite sports teams which include the Red Sox, Utah Jazz and University of Utah football.

Residency Project
Implementing clinical pharmacist services for hypertensive patients in a primary care setting

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Patrick.Welch@imail.org

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PGY2 Pharmacy Residents (2018 - 2019)

Bassett Phil

Philip Bassett

Ambulatory Care

Philip was born and raised in Highland, Utah. He attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. From there he completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and subsequent PGY1 residency at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. His ambulatory care interests include diabetes, HIV, and pain management. Outside of pharmacy, Philip enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, as well as road biking, playing racquetball, and fishing.

Residency Project
Clinical pharmacists' interventions using a standardized comprehensive medication management process in an ambulatory care setting

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Philip.Bassett@imail.org

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Boyd Alex

Alex Boyd

Ambulatory Care

Alex was born in the Los Angeles area and raised in Eugene, OR. He attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Pharmacy. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Oregon State University & Oregon Health and Science University College of Pharmacy in Portland, OR. Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Alex completed his PGY1 training at the University of Utah Health with a focus in ambulatory care. Alex's clinical interested include primary care, cardiology, and specialty pharmacy. Outside of the office, Alex enjoys playing tennis and pickleball in the Avenues, country western dancing, snowboarding, cooking, and Sunday trips to Costco.

Residency Project
Impact of comprehensive medication management (CMM) on transitions of care following hospitalization

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Alex.Boyd@imail.org

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Lacoste Jordan

Jordan Lacoste

Cardiology, Utah Valley Hospital

Jordan was born and raised in Canterbury, NH, and moved to Boston, MA to attend MCPHS University where he earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He returned to New Hampshire to complete his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Concord Hospital. Jordan’s areas of interest include heart failure, cardiology and critical care. He enjoys watching hockey, reading fantasy novels, and relaxing in his spare time.

Resident Project
Outcomes associated with optimization of guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT) in patients admitted for an acute heart failure exacerbation

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Jordan.Lacoste@imail.org

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Nguyen Danielle

Danielle Nguyen

Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Danielle was raised in Fremont, CA and moved to Salt Lake City, UT to attend the University of Utah for her undergraduate. She received her PharmD degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences, South Jordan campus. She finished her PGY-1 at Intermountain Medical Center. Her areas of interest include administration and ambulatory care. Outside of pharmacy, Danielle enjoys eating and spending time with her friends and family.

Resident Project
Impact of pharmacist-delivered inpatient medication counseling on 30-day readmission rates

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Danielle.Nguyen@imail.org

 

 

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Reachi Breyanna

Breyanna Reachi

Critical Care, Intermountain Medical Center

Brey was born in Phoenix, Arizona, graduated high school in Texas, and took the opportunity to return to the desert for college at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Lovelace Medical Center, both in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her clinical research interests include infectious disease, critical care, and emergency medicine. Outside of pharmacy, Brey enjoys spending time with her husband and family, including her 3 dogs, as well as camping, hiking, and eating good food.

Residency Project
4-Factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4FPCC) dosing strategies: a retrospective evaluation

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Breyanna.Reachi@imail.org

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SchwabDaugherty Elyse

Elyse Schwab-Daugherty

Emergency Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center

Elyse was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended the University of Utah for her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Pharmacy. Elyse completed her PGY1 at Intermountain Medical Center and stayed on to do her PGY2 in Emergency Medicine. Her areas of interest include emergency medicine, toxicology, and pediatrics. Outside of pharmacy, Elyse enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, hiking, trivia night, and playing with her dogs.

Residency Project
Appropriate utilization of alteplase for the treatment of pulmonary embolism within Intermountain Healthcare

Contact Info
Elyse.Schwab-Daugherty@imail.org

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Tran Valerie

Valerie Tran

Pediatrics, Primary Children's Hospital 

Valerie was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Boise State University prior to earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her PGY1 with Intermountain Healthcare at Primary Children's Hospital and is continuing her training as the Pediatric Pharmacy PGY2 resident at Primary Children's Hospital where she will be focusing on pediatric oncology throughout the year.

Project Title
Retrospective review of the treatment of central line infections in pediatric oncology patients

Contact Info
Valerie.Tran@imail.org

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