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

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Anella Vincent

Vincent Anella, PharmD

Utah Valley Hospital

  • Hometown: Price, UT
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
  • Project: Prompt de-escalation to narrow spectrum antibiotics in patients with gram negative monomicrobial bacteremia
  • Professional interests: Infectious disease, emergency medicine, and internal medicine
  • Hobbies: Cooking, going to concerts, and enjoying the great outdoors
  • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Going to national parks, fishing, and visiting historic sites

Email: vincent.anella@imail.org

    Bachtar Melina

    Melina Bachtar, PharmD

    Intermountain Medical Center

    • Hometown: Layton, UT
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
    • Project: Does DEXA scan compliance affect bone-related outcomes in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy
    • Professional interests: Internal medicine, neonatal intensive care, psychiatry
    • Hobbies: Traveling, lifting weights, skiing and hiking, trying new foods, playing volleyball!
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): All things outdoors, going to the national parks, camping with friends

    Email: melina.bachtar@imail.org

    Bittner Sarah

    Sarah Bittner, PharmD

    Intermountain Medical Center

    • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy - Madison, WI
    • Project: Pain and agitation in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
    • Professional interests: Critical care and emergency medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking, reading, and playing trivia
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Visiting national parks and watching sunsets over the mountains

    Email: sarah.bittner@imail.org

    Cannon Will

    Will Cannon, PharmD, MBA

    St. George Regional Hospital

    • Hometown: Holladay, UT
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy - Pocatello, ID
    • Project: Outcomes associated with revised cefazolin breakpoints for complicated urinary tract infections involving Enterobacteriaceae  
    • Professional interests: General medicine, management
    • Hobbies: Fly fishing, basketball, cooking, working out
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Fly fishing and being outdoors

    Email: william.cannon@imail.org

    Gill Brandon

    Brandon Gill, PharmD

    McKay-Dee Hospital

    • Hometown: Port Clinton, OH
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy - Corvallis, OR
    • Project: Real-world effectiveness of tissue plasminogen activator and DNase for treatment of pleural space infections
    • Professional interests: Cardiology, emergency medicine
    • Hobbies: Snowboarding, golfing, kayaking, trying new beers 
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Looking forward to snowboarding at all the different resorts

    Email: brandon.gill@imail.org

    Haynes Maggie

    Maggie Haynes, PharmD

    Intermountain Medical Center

    • Hometown: Bristol, VA
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Appalachian College of Pharmacy - Oakwood, VA
    • Project: Post-discharge thromboprophylaxis in trauma patients: A retrospective cohort analysis comparing the use of low molecular weight heparin and direct oral anticoagulants
    • Professional interests: Cardiology and emergency medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking, baking, traveling/exploring with my husband
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking and visiting the national parks 

    Email: maggie.haynes@imail.org

    Jermakian Kristine

    Kristine Jermakian, PharmD

    Primary Children's Hospital 

    • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy - San Francisco, CA
    • Project: Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid dose and formulation selection: Impact of indication-associated dose and product selection on prescribing behaviors
    • Professional interests: Pediatric general medicine and infectious diseases
    • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking and taking walks with my fiancé and dog, paddle boarding, piano
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Learning to ski or snowboard and finding cool new restaurants to try

    Email: kristine.jermakian@imail.org 

    Ljubicic Leonarda

    Lea Ljubicic, PharmD

    Utah Valley Hospital

    • Hometown: Holladay, UT
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
    • Project: Evaluating pharmacist-driven insulin CPA vs physician managed blood glucose in hospitalized patients at Utah Valley Hospital
    • Professional interests: Internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine
    • Hobbies: Traveling, cooking/trying new restaurants, going to concerts, reading, working out
    • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Skiing, hiking, trivia nights, going up to Park City

    Email: leonarda.ljubicic@imail.org

      Rasmussen Aunalia

      Auna Rasmussen, PharmD

      Intermountain Medical Center

      • Hometown: Lehi, UT
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
      • Project: Effects of an antimicrobial stewardship telehealth intervention on antibiotic therapy duration for community-acquired pneumonia
      • Professional interests: Internal medicine, critical care
      • Hobbies: Time with family, walks with our dog, reading, quilting, paddle boarding
      • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Drive over Alpine Loop, skiing at Brighton, Pioneer Day 10K race

      Email: aunalia.rasmussen@imail.org

      Renouard Maranda

      Maranda Renouard, PharmD

      LDS Hospital / Medication-Use Safety and Policy 

      • Hometown: South Jordan, UT
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
      • Project: Analysis of outcomes following change in growth-stimulating factor administration policy in multiple myeloma patients receiving melphalan autologous bone marrow transplantation
      • Professional interests: Drug information, malignant hematology, specialty pharmacy
      • Hobbies: Soccer, rock climbing, paddle boarding and baking
      • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Visiting state and national parks, camping and hiking

      Email: maranda.renouard@imail.org

      Robinson Parker

      Parker Robinson, PharmD

      Utah Valley Hospital

      • Hometown: Lindon, UT
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
      • Project: Opioid use and pain control in GI surgical patients treated with intravenous vs oral acetaminophen 
      • Professional interests: Internal medicine, infectious diseases
      • Hobbies: Soccer, board/card games, hiking
      • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking and relaxing in the sun

      Email: parker.robinson@imail.org

        Rosquist Mickey

        Mickey Rosqvist, PharmD

        Primary Children's Hospital 

        • Hometown: South Jordan, UT 
        • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
        • Project: Antibiotic and oxygen use in neonates with respiratory distress 
        • Professional interests: Pediatric general medicine and neonatal ICU
        • Hobbies: Movies, interior design and working on my fixer-upper home
        • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Hiking, trying new restaurants 

        Email: mickey.rosqvist@imail.org 

        Tempest Adelaide

        Adelaide Tempest, PharmD

        Community-Based Pharmacy, Enterprise-Wide

        • Hometown: Bountiful, UT
        • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
        • Project: The impact of pharmacist consultation on vaccination rates among rheumatology, gastroenterology and dermatology patients treated with specialty medications
        • Professional interests: Specialty pharmacy, managed care, drug information
        • Hobbies: Run, read, bake, travel
        • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): I love trying new restaurants/foods, running races

        Email: adelaide.naegle@imail.org

          Ulibarri Macey

          Macey Ulibarri, PharmD, MBA

          McKay-Dee Hospital

          • Hometown: Murray, UT
          • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
          • Project: The efficacy of ketamine on seizure cessation in refractory status epilepticus
          • Professional interests: Critical care
          • Hobbies: Camping, hiking, fishing, playing with my dogs, and reading
          • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Anything that gets me outside

          Email: macey.ulibarri@imail.org

          Vickland Elise

          Elise Vickland, PharmD

          LDS Hospital

          • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
          • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
          • Project: Antimicrobial de-escalation following febrile neutropenia in haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients
          • Professional interests: General medicine, ambulatory care, infectious disease
          • Hobbies: Anything creative (playing violin, sewing, cooking/baking, painting, crafting, building), gardening, spending time with family
          • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Exploring with my husband and dog Pippy, visiting museums and gardens, camping/having a cookout, being in my garden

          Email: elise.vickland@imail.org

          Zingale David

          David Zingale, PharmD

          Intermountain Medical Center

          • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
          • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy- Tucson, AZ
          • Project: Evaluation of prednisone prescribing practices across a health system on the management of mineralocorticoid excess in prostate cancer treated with abiraterone acetate
          • Professional interests: Critical care, cardiology
          • Hobbies: Running
          • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Go for a run

          Email: david.zingale@imail.org

          PGY2 Pharmacy Residents

          Alzaidi S

          Sameer Alzaidi, PharmD

          PGY2 Infectious Diseases, Enterprise-Wide

          • Hometown: Taif, Saudi Arabia
          • Education and training:
            • Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy - Ada, OH
            • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Tufts Medicine Melrose Wakefield Hospital - Boston, MA
          • Project:
            • PGY1: Impact of pharmacist developed and managed vancomycin area under the curve (AUC) dosing protocol on patient safety
            • PGY2: Optimizing antibiotic treatment for gram-negative bacteremia: Comparative study of low bioavailability to medium/high bioavailability used for gram-negative bacteremia
          • Professional interests: Fungal and gram-negative bacteria resistance, pharmacokinetics / pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial stewardship
          • Hobbies: Playing soccer, traveling, riding motorcycles
          • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Explore historical sites, try snowboarding for the first time, and visit all the beautiful national parks

          Email: sameer.alzaidi@imail.org

          Braun Rebecca

          Becca Braun, PharmD

          PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant, Intermountain Medical Center

          • Hometown: Rochester, NY
          • Education and training:
            • Doctor of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy - Columbus, OH
            • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Phoenix, AZ
          • Project:
            • PGY1: Effectiveness of currently recommended enoxaparin dosing titration and subsequent achievement of anti-factor Xa concentrations in infants and young children
            • PGY2: Comparison of immediate versus delayed calcineurin inhibitor use after liver transplant 
          • Professional interests: Solid organ transplant, infectious disease, and pediatrics
          • Hobbies: Furniture refinishing and trivia/game nights
          • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Visiting all the national parks 

          Email: becca.braun@imail.org

          Dresbach Jena

          Jena Dresbach, PharmD

          PGY2 Critical Care, Intermountain Medical Center

          • Hometown: LaSalle, IL
          • Education and training:
            • Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions - Omaha, NE
            • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy - Omaha, NE
          • Project:
            • PGY1: Analysis of blood pressure management post-alteplase administration for acute ischemic stroke
            • PGY2: Impact of ketamine in refractory status epilepticus: a single-centered retrospective cohort study
          • Professional interests: Critical care, emergency medicine, toxicology, infectious disease, mechanical circulatory support
          • Hobbies: Hiking, playing with my dogs
          • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Visiting national parks, hiking

          Email: jena.dresbach@imail.org

            Fernandes Kristen

            Kristen Fernandes, PharmD

            PGY2 Pediatrics, Primary Children’s Hospital

            • Hometown: Dartmouth, MA
            • Education and training:
              • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy - Storrs, CT
              • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
            • Project:
              • PGY1: Phenobarbital concentration correlation with efficacy and safety in alcohol withdrawal syndrome
              • PGY2: Pre-post implementation analysis of a 3-dose intravenous (IV) magnesium protocol in pediatric acute asthma exacerbation at Primary Children's Hospital
            • Professional interests: Critical care, emergency medicine, cardiology
            • Hobbies: Going to the beach, trying new food, yoga, hiking, skiing, traveling
            • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Skiing, visiting national parks

            Email: kristen.fernandes@imail.org

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            Hayden Gerrard, PharmD

            PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Enterprise-Wide

            • Hometown: Layton, UT
            • Education and training:
              • Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy- South Jordan, UT
              • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Utah Valley Hospital - Provo, UT
              Project:
              • PGY1: Implementation of a glucose management collaborative practice agreement in inpatient hospital setting
              • PGY2: Impact retention of centralized telehealth and embedded pharmacist interventions on 30-day readmission rates in high-risk transition-of-care patients
            • Professional interests: Primary care, diabetes management, pharmacy leadership
            • Hobbies: Sports, being with family
            • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Seeing all my family, having a white Christmas

            Email: hayden.gerrard@imail.org

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            Brittany Harnicher, PharmD

            PGY2 Emergency Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center

            • Hometown: Magna, UT
            • Education and training:
              • Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
              • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Intermountain Medical Center - Murray, UT
            • Project:
              • PGY1: Perioperative bleeding rates with the administration of intraoperative desmopressin during cardiac surgery
              • PGY2: Impact of ketamine in refractory status epilepticus: A single-centered retrospective cohort study
            • Professional interests: Trauma, resuscitation, toxicology
            • Hobbies: Snowboarding, gardening, crafting, binge watching series
            • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Snowboarding, camping!

            Email: brittany.harnicher@imail.org

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              Regan LeeMaster, PharmD

              PGY2 Cardiology, Utah Valley Hospital

              • Hometown: North Ogden, UT
              • Education and training:
                • Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
                • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Utah Valley Hospital - Provo, UT
                Project:
                • PGY1: Subcutaneous insulin versus traditional intravenous insulin infusion in treatment of mild to moderate diabetic ketoacidosis
                • PGY2: Bolus-only bivalirudin versus heparin in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement
              • Professional interests: Cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases
              • Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, snowboarding, camping
              • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): All the hobbies, preferably with a beer šŸ˜Š

              Email: regan.leemaster@imail.org

              Maehler Colin

              Colin Maehler, PharmD

              PGY2 Psychiatric

              • Hometown: Vista, CA
              • Education and training:
                • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Aurora, CO
                • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children's Hospital - Salt Lake City, UT
                Project:
                • PGY1: Utility of pharmacogenomics testing at an outpatient child and adolescent behavioral health clinic
                • PGY2: Quality improvement for metabolic monitoring of children and adolescents prescribed an antipsychotic
              • Professional interests: Psychiatry and pediatrics
              • Hobbies: Climbing, running, skiing, hiking, traveling, everything outside
              • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Climbing

              Email: colin.maehler@imail.org

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              Karlee Paloukos, PharmD

              PGY2 Cardiology, Intermountain Medical Center

              • Hometown: Murray, UT
              • Education and training:
                • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
                • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Intermountain Medical Center - Murray, UT
              • Project:
                • PGY1: Predictability of the MRSA nasal swab to facilitate de-escalation of antibiotics for ventilator-associated pneumonia in traumatic brain injured patients
                • PGY2: Evaluation of time to therapeutic PTT in heparin acute coronary syndromes in patients weighing more than 77 kg
              • Professional interests: Cardiology, anticoagulation
              • Hobbies: Sports (Go Jazz!), traveling, and trying all the different cookie places in the valley!
              • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Spending time outdoors

              Email: karlee.paloukos@imail.org

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              Jerrica Tang, PharmD

              PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Enterprise-Wide

              • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
              • Education and training:
                • Doctor of Pharmacy, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Buffalo, NY
                • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare LDS Hospital - Salt Lake City, UT
              • Project:
                • PGY1: Reduced incidence of cytokine release syndrome and improved outcomes with earlier initiation of immunosuppressive therapy in haploidentical stem cell transplant
                • PGY2: Implementing clinical pharmacy services in a pediatric pulmonary clinic
              • Professional interests: Ambulatory care, internal medicine, cardiology
              • Hobbies: Eating, cooking, spending time with family
              • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Finding new restaurants and places to explore

              Email: jerrica.tang@imail.org

              Vance Brady

              Brady Vance, PharmD

              PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy

              • Hometown: Lincoln, NE
              • Education and training:
                • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy - Ann Arbor, MI
                • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare LDS Hospital - Salt Lake City, UT
              • Project:
                • PGY1: Impact of area under the curve vancomycin monitoring on incidence of nephrotoxicity
                • PGY2: Optimization of oncology drug interaction alerts in a large integrated health system
              • Professional interests: Drug information, medication safety
              • Hobbies: Music, hiking, spending time with family 
              • Favorite things to do in Utah (or look forward to doing): Spending time outdoors 

              Email: brady.vance@imail.org