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2014-2015 Residency Class

Back Row: Meredith Mahaffee, Maida Muratagic, Karin Thatcher
Front Row: Stephanie Houser, Hong Luu

 

Stephanie Houser, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Stephanie attended the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She served as the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)  Women’s Health and Pediatrics Committee Chair, for which she was recognized with the Service Excellence Award. Stephanie was also an active member in Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, through which she was given the Scholarship Honors Award.  Additionally, she was involved in the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and the Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists. Stephanie is interested in pediatric pharmacy practice and plans to pursue this interest as a career path. 

 

Hong Luu, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Hong Luu attended LECOM School of Pharmacy in Bradenton, FL where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She worked for a year in community pharmacy prior to pursing a pharmacy residency. Her clinical interests include cardiology, critical care, infectious disease, and nutrition support. Her research project this year is to determine the impact of 30-day readmission rates when the pharmacy discharge team conducts medication reconciliation and patient education prior to discharge. Upon completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, she intends to attain a clinical pharmacist position.

 

Maida Muratagic, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Maida graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2014 from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Throughout pharmacy school, Maida held numerous leadership roles in American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and Kappa Epsilon. She was also an active member of Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP), served as a College of Pharmacy Ambassador, and was an APhA-ASP/IPSF global health outreach trip leader. Maida’s area of interest includes pediatrics, and her research project this year will focus on evaluating the safety and efficacy of intravenous magnesium sulfate administration in pediatric patients experiencing severe asthma exacerbations. Following completion of her PGY-1 residency, she hopes to pursue a PGY-2 residency in pediatrics.

 

Karin Thatcher, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Karin graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida – St. Petersburg campus in May 2014. During pharmacy school, she was involved with various organizations including American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She also demonstrated her school pride by acting as a College of Pharmacy Ambassador. Karin’s current areas of interest include cardiology, internal medicine, and nutritional support. Karin’s research project for this year involves implementing and assessing a secured system to deliver controlled substances via the hospital-wide pneumatic tube system overnight. After completing her PGY-1 residency, she hopes to work as a clinical pharmacist in a large urban hospital.

 

Meredith Mahaffee, PharmD, MSCR
PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Meredith Mahaffee attended pharmacy school at Campbell University in North Carolina where she received her PharmD and Masters of Science in Clinical Research.  She completed her PGY-1 at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Memphis, TN.  She has interests in pediatric critical care and oncology.  Her research project this year is the assessment of the impact of the involvement of a clinical pharmacist at a pediatric outpatient clinic.  Following her PGY-2 year, Meredith intends to secure a career as a pediatric clinical pharmacist.  She is also interested in teaching and hopes to have a role as preceptor to students and/or residents.

 



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