Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Faculty

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Samuel L. Aitken, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
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Samuel L. Aitken

Samuel L. Aitken, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCIDP, received his pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Yale-New New Haven Hospital and an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellowship at the University of Houston / Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is currently a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases and program director of the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with an active role in patient care and education of post-graduate pharmacy and medical trainees. His research is focused on the epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, and treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in patients with hematologic malignancy. Additionally, Dr. Aitken is the founding chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Consortium (ASCC), a group dedicated to advancing antimicrobial stewardship research and practice in cancer patients.

Melissa Badowski, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, AAHIVP, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
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Melissa Badowski

Melissa Badowski, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, AAHIVP, FCCP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, the founding chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s HIV Practice and Research Network, and a Specialist Council Member of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pharmacotherapy Council.

Elizabeth A. Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Clinical Professor
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Houston, Texas
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Elizabeth A. CoyleElizabeth A. Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Clinical Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Dr. Coyle received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy in Omaha. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a critical care specialty residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Coyle has written and presented many papers on antimicrobial resistance, pharmacodynamics, bacterial virulence and outcomes assessment in pharmacy education.

Steven Ebert, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Infectious Diseases
UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
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Steven Ebert

Steven Ebert, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, is Clinical Manager in Infectious Diseases at Meriter Hospital and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. He subsequently received his Pharm.D. at the University of Texas-Austin, and completed a residency in infectious diseases at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. His practice and research interests are antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, and appropriate utilization of healthcare resources. Dr. Ebert has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW), Chairman of PSW’s Hospital Pharmacy Advisory Board, Chairman of WARN (Wisconsin Antibiotic Resistance Network), and as President of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He served as a member of the FDA Antiinfective Drug Advisory Committee from 2001-4. Dr. Ebert has published over 50 original research articles, review articles, and book chapters on optimizing antimicrobial use and dosing regimens.

Eric Egelund, Pharm.D., Ph.D., AAHIVE

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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Eric Egelund

Eric Egelund , Pharm.D., Ph.D., AAHIVE, completed his Pharm.D. at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Jacksonville. He then enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida. Dr. Egelund completed his graduate studies in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Peloquin, director of the Infectious Disease Pharmacokinetics Laboratory (IDPL) in Gainesville. Currently Dr. Egelund is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus. In addition to this role, Dr. Egelund works part-time at Walgreens and volunteers at HIV clinics when time permits. Dr. Egelund’s primary research interest is the pharmacokinetics of infectious disease agents, specifically those used for the treatment of tuberculosis, non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), and HIV. Additionally, Dr. Egelund has an interest in interprofessional education, in particular, utilizing simulations to prevent medication errors.

 

Kevin W. Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP

Professor and Chair
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
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Kevin W. Garey

Kevin Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, is a Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Clinical Specialist and Researcher at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a Doctor of Pharmacy from SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, and a Masters of Science in Biometry from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Postdoctoral training includes a pharmacy practice residency at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY and infectious disease specialty residency and fellowship training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Garey is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA) Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee and is a member of the IDSA-Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) practice guidelines for C. difficile infection. He is an active member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) and the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP). He has been awarded several national awards including the ASHP Best Practice Award in Health-system Pharmacy Administration (2010), the ASHP Drug Therapy Research Award (2007), and the SIDP Impact Paper in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Research Award (2007, 2012). He received the University of Houston PLS leadership award in 2013.

Dr. Garey's research, supported by the National Institute of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the pharmaceutical industry involves clinical and translational research in healthcare associated infections including post-surgical infections, candidemia, and Clostridium difficile infection. He has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles including identification that a delay in therapy for patients with candidemia impacts mortality and identification of a genetic risk for C. difficile infection.

Julie Harting, Pharm.D., BCIDP

Associate Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Disease
University Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
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Julie Harting

Julie Harting, Pharm.D., BCIDP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Infectious Disease) at University Hospital, both in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, Dr. Harting is a Faculty member with the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Disease and has collaborated on clinical research projects primarily focusing on bone and joint infections. This affiliation also created an opportunity for academic lectures to the University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program as part of the Louisville Lectures series. Dr. Harting completed her Infectious Disease PGY-2 residency training in 2009 and a Making a Difference in Infectious Disease (MAD-ID) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification in 2010. In the clinical setting, she manages consult patients on the Bone & Joint Infectious Disease Service and supports hospital-wide antimicrobial stewardship efforts including contributions to the SubCommittee for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Angela Huang, Pharm.D., BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
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Angela HuangAngie Huang, Pharm.D., BCIDP, completed her Pharm.D. at Drake University then went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Nebraska Medicine and a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Michigan Medicine. She has worked for Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases for the past 5 years and recently transitioned to the role of Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator. She also directs the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency for Froedtert Hospital. Her practice areas of interest include clinical microbiology, opportunistic infections in hematopoietic cell transplant patients, and gram-negative resistance.

Sarah M. Michienzi, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice, Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
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Sarah Michienzi

Sarah M. Michienzi, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy in Chicago, Illinois. She provides specialty and primary care for patients living with, or at risk for, HIV, HCV, and other infectious diseases. Her practice sites include university and community based ambulatory clinics and a telemedicine clinic, which remotely services all prisoners living with HIV in Illinois.

Prior to becoming faculty, she completed PGY2 and PGY3 Pharmacy Residencies in HIV Care and Infectious Diseases at UIC and a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan. She graduated with her PharmD from Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Detroit, Michigan.

In addition to clinical services, she has an active role in teaching, precepting, and research. She provides didactic lectures and facilitates recitations for topics including HIV treatment and prevention, STIs, and telemedicine. She also co-coordinates an online telemedicine elective. She precepts students and residents at her clinic sites and serves as a research project mentor. Her research interests include pharmacist roles in care, HIV PrEP, HIV in incarcerated and underserved populations, and HIV-HCV co-infection.

Jerod Nagel, Pharm.D., BCIDP

Team Lead, Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Jerod Nagel

Jerod Nagel, Pharm.D., BCIDP, is currently the Pharmacy Lead for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems. He directs the Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director and holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Instructor, and lectures for the School of Public Health, Nursing School and College of Pharmacy. Dr. Nagel graduated from Purdue University and completed his Infectious Diseases residency at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Nagel is a national leader in antimicrobial stewardship, and has published extensively on antimicrobial stewardship outcomes, including rapid diagnostics. He is currently the president of the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Consortium, lead his institution be recognized as an Antimicrobial Center of Excellence by the IDSA, and is active within IDSA, SHEA, SIDP and TJC committees that help promote antimicrobial stewardship.

J. Nicholas O'Donnell, Pharm.D., M.Sc., BCPS

Assistant Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York
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J. Nicholas O'DonnellJohn Nicholas O'Donnell, Pharm.D., M.Sc., BCPS, is Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, New York. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, and his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. O’Donnell’s specialized training includes an Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at Midwestern University, Downer’s Grove, Illinois and Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, and a PGY-1 Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. His research and practice interests include pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of bacterial agents and optimal treatment of multi-drug resistant gram-negative organisms.

Natasha Pettit, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
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Natasha PettitNatasha N. Pettit, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID, is an Infectious Diseases Clinical/Pharmacy Specialist practicing at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) since 2010 after completing her pharmacy residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (2008-2010). She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Pacific in 2008. Her current roles include Pharmacy Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Services, and Director of the Post-Graduate Year-2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases at UCM. Dr. Pettit provides clinical pharmacy support to the Infectious Disease consult services, oversees antimicrobial stewardship monitoring/activities, and is involved with several committees and quality initiatives at UCM focused on ensuring safe and judicious use of antimicrobials. Dr. Pettit has several research interests including: assessing the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions, the impact of rapid diagnostics on antimicrobial prescribing, infection management in the immune-compromised host, treatment strategies for multi-drug resistant infections, and use of technology to optimize stewardship impact. She also provides education on antimicrobial management and stewardship practices through her involvement in the training of pharmacy/medical students and residents, Infectious Diseases fellows, and serving as a faculty member for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Pharmacists.

 

Jason Schafer, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jason Schafer

Jason J. Schafer, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in HIV Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jason received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and an infectious diseases specialty residency at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He received his Master of Public Health degree from the Jefferson College of Population Health.

 

Kayla R. Stover, Pharm.D., BCIDP, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA

Associate Professor
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, Mississippi
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Kayla R. StoverKayla R. Stover, Pharm.D., Pharm.D., BCIDP, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Jackson, Mississippi, with joint appointments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Medicine-Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at West Virginia University Hospitals and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Stover's clinical practice is as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Stover was inducted into the Nelson Order for Teaching Excellence. She is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Her research interests include infectious diseases, antifungal pharmacotherapy, antimicrobial stewardship, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Marylee Worley, Pharm.D., BCIDP, BCPS

Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Marylee WorleyMarylee Worley, Pharm.D., BCIDP, BCPS, received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency, Dr. Worley completed a PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Worley is a board certified infectious diseases pharmacist and currently teaches infectious disease pharmacotherapy as well as an elective in antimicrobial stewardship as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy.

Juwon Yim, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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Juwon Yim

Juwon Yim, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPPS, is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Clinical Pharmacy Specialist practicing at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Florida Hospital Health System in Orlando, followed by a PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Florida Hospital for Children. She subsequently completed post-doctoral research fellowship in infectious disease pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics at Wayne State University. She also received her Master of Public Health degree from Wayne State University. Her areas of interest includes antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial agents in critically ill children and sedation management.

 

Evan Zasowski, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, BCIDP

Assistant Professor
Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Vallejo, California
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Evan Zasowski

Evan Zasowski, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, BCIDP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. Dr. Zasowski obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he accepted a one-year postdoctoral research appointment at Albany College of Pharmacy before completing a PGY-1 residency at The University of Chicago Medicine. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in infectious diseases outcomes and Master of Public Health in the Anti-Infective Research Laboratory and at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His clinical and research interests involve invasive multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, primarily methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. His work focuses on optimizing patient outcomes of multidrug-resistant infections through development and evaluation of novel diagnostic and treatment paradigms.


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