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LCEP Class of 2016-2017

Krutina Garcia

 

Krutina Garcia, PharmD Candidate

E-mail: Krutina.Garcia@memorialhermann.org

Krutina, born in India and raised in Houston, TX is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include transplant and critical care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Krutina is a member of TSHP Council on Public Affairs and Advocacy group and ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Policy and Legislative Advocacy Advisory Group. Her research project is focused on the impact of blood pressure management in ischemic stroke patients. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Krutina, plans to complete a residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is focused on involving pharmacists in transitions of care to combine patient care with optimization of healthcare processes.  

Research Advisor: Teresa Allison, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP


Stella Hwang

 

Stella Hwang, PharmD Candidate

E-mail: stella.hwang@memorialhermann.org

Stella, born and raised in Houston, TX is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include critical care and health-systems pharmacy administration. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Stella is a member of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Her research project is focused on liposomal bupivacaine in the cardiac population. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Stella plans to pursue a residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a position where she can help optimize quality, practice patient care, and improve medical outcomes.  

 

 Research Advisor: Jennifer Gass, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP


Eric Kao

 

Eric Kao, PharmD Candidate

Email: eric.kao@memorialhermann.org

Eric, born and raised in Houston, Texas is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. His practice areas of interest include HIV/AIDS, infectious disease, administration, and emergency medicine. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Eric is the National Project Coordinator on the International Standing Committee for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), a Albert Schweitzer Fellow with a community project on HIV prevention, and Chair of the Houston Global Health Collaborative Sustain Conference 2017. His research project is focused on the use of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes in validating an automated electronic scoring tool for APACHE-II, APACHE-III, and SAPS II. Upon completion of his pharmacy degree, Eric plans to complete a residency aligned with his aspirations for a career in global health. Ultimately, he hopes to combine clinical practice and public health expertise to strive toward the sustainable development goals therefore ensuring health for all on an individual and population level.

Research Advisor: Brian E. Gulbis, PharmD., BCPS


Stacy Poindexter

 

Stacy Poindexter, PharmD Candidate

E-mail: Stacy.Poindexter@memorialhermann.org

Stacy, born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include emergency medicine and pediatrics. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Stacy is a member of American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacist (TSHP), Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA). Her research project is focused on the evaluation of pain management regimens in patients who have undergone elective spine surgery. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Stacy, plans to complete a residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center where she can provide personalized care.

Research Advisor: Teresa Allison, PharmD., BCPS, BCCCP


Holly Ryan

 

Holly Ryan, PharmD Candidate

Email: holly.ryan@memorialhermann.org

Holly, born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include pediatrics, emergency medicine, and critical care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Holly is a member of the American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists and the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her research project is focused on the comparative effectiveness of diltiazem versus metoprolol in atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response in the emergency center. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Holly, plans to complete a 2-year residency with a view to becoming a clinical specialist. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy where she can combine patient care, teaching and research.

Research Advisor: Brittany Pelsue, PharmD., BCPS


Caroline Root

 

Caroline Root, PharmD Candidate

E-mail: caroline.root@memorialhermann.org

Caroline, born and raised in Tyler, TX, is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include critical care, oncology, and ambulatory care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Caroline is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Texas Chapter. Her research project is focused on the evaluation of sodium bicarbonate and mannitol in the treatment of acutely ill patients. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Caroline plans to complete a residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacy position at a hospital or outpatient center where she can serve patients in the community.  

Research Advisor: Jennifer Gass, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP


Lydia Solis

 

Lydia Solis, PharmD Candidate

E-mail: lydia.solis@memorialhermann.org

Lydia, born and raised in Houston, Texas, is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include ambulatory care and transplant. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Lydia is a member of the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and Rho Chi Academic Honor Society. Her research project is focused on determining the best rate control agent for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response in the emergency center. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Lydia plans to complete a PGY1 residency and possibly specialize further in one of her practice area interests. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a hospital or ambulatory clinic where she can take an active role in patient care.  

Research Advisor: Brittany Pelsue, PharmD., BCPS


Chelsea Wong

 

Chelsea Wong, PharmD Candidate

E-mail: chelsea.wong@memorialhermann.org

Chelsea, born and raised in London, United Kingdom is currently a P4 student at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include critical care, cardiology and transplant. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Chelsea is a member of American Pharmacist Association-Academy of student pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) and Phi Delta Chi. She also served as the Vice President of UH Rho Chi Honor Society from 2015-2016. Her research project is focused on the outcomes of blood pressure management in ischemic stroke patients. Upon completion of her pharmacy degree, Chelsea, plans to complete a 2-year residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position in a hospital where she can teach and actively improve patient care. 

Research Advisor: Teresa Allison, PharmD., BCPS, BCCCP