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Graduate Tracking and Past Research Projects

Current Residents

Lina Poindexter, Pharm.D. – Campbell University

Past Resident Research Projects


Kelly Gray, Pharm.D. – Pain management in patients with traumatic rib fractures. Preceptor: Kayla Joyner, Pharm.D.

Carrie Hansen, Pharm.D. – Predictors of antipsychotic continuation at discharge in elderly patients. Preceptor: Kayla Joyner, Pharm.D.


Olajumoke Amuwo (Jummy), Pharm.D. – Development and implementation of a cellulitis order panel in an emergency department and observation unit. Preceptor: Clara Ni, Pharm.D.

Jordan Mitchell, Pharm.D. – Effects of ketamine on sedative and analgesic consumption in critically-ill patients in a 48-bed adult intensive care unit. Preceptor: Temeka Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Eric Stottlemyer, Pharm.D. – Effect of a rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) guided hemostatic algorithm on blood product utilization in cardiac surgery. Preceptor: Linda Fang, Pharm.D., BCPS


Molly Rincavage, Pharm.D – Pain control with intercostal nerve block using liposomal bupivacaine versus bupivacaine following robotic assisted thoracic lung resection. Preceptor: Lisa Hammond, Pharm.D., BCPS

David Parker, Pharm.D – Argatroban versus bivalirudin: treatment for patients with platelet factor-4 positive, suspected heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Preceptor: Linda Fang, Pharm.D., BCPS


Joseph D'Astoli, Pharm.D., BCPS – Impact of gram-positive and gram-negative rapid blood culture identification with targeted antimicrobial stewardship recommendations in a 445-bed community hospital. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Amanda Shifflett, Pharm.D. – Evaluation of a sleep-enhancing night protocol on the incidence of delirium in the ICU. Preceptor: Jeff Spray, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, BCCCP

Elizabeth Walters, Pharm.D., BCPS – Clostridium difficile infection rates after implementing L. acidophilus CL1285, L. casei LBC80R and L. rhamnosus CLR2 (Bio-K +) administration with broad spectrum antibiotics in a 455-bed community hospital. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS


Brittina Powers, Pharm.D. – Implementation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus polymerase chain reaction testing to decrease vancomycin utilization in patients hospitalized with pneumonia at Winchester Medical Center. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Liana Mandel, Pharm.D. – Clinical and pharmacoeconomic impact of a two-phase inpatient to outpatient transition pharmacy service: an observational study. Preceptor: Jeffery Spray, Pharm.D ., MHA, BCPS, BCCCP

Vanessa Pierre, Pharm.D., BCPS – Impact of a Sedation Order Set on Clinical Practices, Clinical Outcomes and Healthcare Cost in a 445-bed Community Hospital. Preceptor: Jeffery Spray, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, BCCCP


Adenike Atanda, Pharm.D., BCAP, CDE – Implementation of an intravenous to oral therapy conversion protocol for fluoroquinolone antibiotics in a 445 community bed hospital. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Abha Verma, Pharm.D. – Efficacy of a perioperative oral amiodarone protocol to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiovascular surgery patients. Preceptor: Vanessa Kline, Pharm.D., BCPS


Emily Ray, Pharm.D. – Uncomplicated urinary tract infection algorithm for the emergency department: a prospective study. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS

David Charlestham, Pharm.D. – Optimizing medication reconciliation with combination psychiatric regimens for general admissions at a 445-bed community hospital. Preceptor: Jeffery Spray, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, BCCCP

Kaleigh Eperthener, Pharm.D., BCPS – Incorporation of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis Management into an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS


Bassam Atallah, Pharm.D., MS – Cardiovascular Risks Associated With Amiodarone vs. Dronedarone: A Retrospective Analysis. Preceptor: Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D., BCPS

Sarah Nordberg, Pharm.D., BCPS – Retrospective Evaluation of New Symptom-based Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol in Critical Care Using Historical Control. Preceptor: Jeffery Spray, Pharm.D. MHA, BCPS, BCCCP

Ginger Warren, Pharm.D., BCPSClostridium difficile Infection Rates for Doxycycline versus Azithromycin in Combination Therapy. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS


Hannah McCullough, Pharm.D. – Evaluation of continuous infusion versus intermittent benzodiazepine therapy on intensive care length of stay in patients with alcohol withdrawal. Preceptor: Jeffery Spray, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, BCCCP

Tingting Gao, Pharm.D., BCPS – Comparison of carbapenems versus standard of care for the treatment of Strenotrophomonas maltophilia infections. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Sheryl Thedford, PhD, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP – Linezolid and Selective Serotonin/ Serotonin-norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors: Assessment of Depression Continuity of Care and Risk of Adverse Reactions. Preceptor: Mitsi Lizer, Pharm.D.


Amber Wesner, Pharm.D., BCPS – Prospective Trial of a Novel Vancomycin Dosing Nomogram. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Nicole Graham, Pharm.D., BCPS – Real World Experience of Prasugrel Versus Clopidogrel: Is Bleeding Really a Concern? Preceptor: Marci Brackbill, Pharm.D., BCPS

John Crowley, Pharm.D., BCPS – The Relationship of Steady State Vancomycin Trough Levels and Outcomes in Patients with Diagnosed Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia. Preceptor: Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., BCPS