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Roel Basaldua Jr., PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Practice Specialist – Pediatrics

 Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pharmacy Practice, Baptist Health – Wolfson Children’s Hospital, 2012

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center Rangel College of Pharmacy, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 2006

Joined UTMB: 2019

Preceptor: General Pediatrics

Rotation Description

  • Develop and refine pharmacy practice skills in the care of pediatric patients
  • Evaluate pediatric specific disease states and dosing considerations based on age, weight, and development
  • Actively participate and make recommendations during daily rounds using pediatric-specific evidence-based literature
  • Establish a cooperative, collaborative, and communicative working relationship with members of the health care team
  • Educate patients and their caregivers based on age and level of understanding
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Patrick Birney, PharmD, MS, Pharmacy Director - Inpatient Operations 

 Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • PGY1/PGY2 Health systems pharmacy administration residency, Houston Methodist Hospital, 2014

Education

  • Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration, University of Houston, 2014
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, 2012

Joined UTMB: 2019

Preceptor: Practice Management and Leadership

Rotation Description

  • Identify opportunities for improvement of the medication use system
  • Demonstrate personal, interpersonal, and teamwork skills critical for effective leadership
  • Explain the elements of the pharmacy enterprise and their relationship to the health care system
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Rachel Britt, PharmD, Clinical Practice Specialist — Infectious Diseases 

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2019
  • Pharmacy Practice, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2018

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 2017

Joined UTMB: 2019

Preceptor: Infectious Diseases—Consult Services and Infectious Diseases—Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rotation Description

  • Round with and establish working relationships with members of the Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Design anti-infective regimens and monitoring plans for patients on the service using available literature
  • Understand and apply basic anti-infective pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles to anti-infective regimens
  • Attend an Antimicrobial Stewardship meeting
  • Attend weekly infectious diseases case conference/journal club with the Infectious Diseases Department
JordanBurdine

Jordan Burdine, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS, Clinical Practice Specialist – Pediatrics

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, 2017
  • Pharmacy Practice, West Virginia University Medicine, 2016

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Masters of Business Administration—Healthcare Organization  Management, Texas Tech University, 2014
  • Bachelors of Business Administration, Texas Tech University, 2010

Joined UTMB:  2017

Preceptor: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Rotation Description

  • Develop and refine pharmacy practice skills in the care of pediatric patients
  • Evaluate pediatric specific disease states and dosing considerations based on age, weight, and development
  • Actively participate and make recommendations during daily rounds using pediatric-specific evidence-based literature
  • Establish a cooperative, collaborative, and communicative working relationship with members of the health care team
  • Educate patients and their caregivers based on age and level of understanding
BonnieChen

Bonnie Chen, PharmD, Clinical Practice Specialist — Emergency Medicine 

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pharmacy Practice, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, 2015

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2014

Joined UTMB: 2016

Preceptor: Emergency Medicine 

Rotation Description

  • Establish collaborative and communicative working relationships with members of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team
  • Actively participate in the management of medical and traumatic emergencies
  • Prioritize and design evidence-based therapeutic regimens across all levels of care within the emergency department setting
  • Assist with medication histories and reconciliation
  • Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to drug information requests from health care providers and patients
Emmanuel

Emmanuel Enwere, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS,  Pharmacy Informatics Manager

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Combined MS & Pharmacy Practice with an Emphasis in Informatics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2014

Education

  • Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 2012

Joined UTMB: 2019

Preceptor: Pharmacy Informatics

Rotation Description

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic pharmacy informatics principles, standards, and best practices.
  • Actively participate and promote safe and effective utilization of technology and automation systems.
  • Establish a cooperative and collaborative working relationship with interdisciplinary teams and clinical stakeholders.
  • Provide staff education for clinical tool implementation related to pharmacy informatics.
  • Develop and analyze Clinical Decision Support (CDS) to ensure support of effective medication-related decisions for all impacted clinical users.
ScottFerren

Scott Ferren, PharmD, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Clinical Practice Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Infectious Diseases, University of California - Irvine , 2017
  • Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2016

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Houston, 2015

Joined UTMB: 2017

Preceptor: Infectious Diseases—Consult Services and Infectious Diseases—Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rotation Description

  • Round with and establish working relationships with members of the Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Design anti-infective regimens and monitoring plans for patients on the service using available literature
  • Understand and apply basic anti-infective pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles to anti-infective regimens
  • Attend an Antimicrobial Stewardship meeting
  • Attend weekly infectious diseases case conference/journal club with the Infectious Diseases Department
EddieLee

Eddie Lee, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Practice Specialist—Internal Medicine

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pharmacy Practice, The University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, 1997            

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Kentucky, 1996
  • BS Pharmacy, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1994 

Joined UTMB: 1997 

Preceptor: Internal Medicine—Jennie Sealy Hospital  

Rotation Description

  • Patient care rounds with medical team
  • Education of residents, interns, medical students, and pharmacy students
  • Daily patient presentations to preceptor
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Discharge medication counseling
SoniaMathews

Sonia Mathews, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Practice Specialist—Critical Care

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 2003

Joined UTMB: 2010

Preceptor: Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

Rotation Description

  • Expand the PGY1 resident knowledge base and develop pharmacotherapeutic skills in the provision of care to critically ill patients in the MICU
  • Participate in daily rounds with the MICU service
  • Specify pharmacotherapeutic goals and pharmacotherapeutic regimens for the critically ill patient that integrate patient-specific data, disease-specific and drug-specific information, and ethical and quality of life considerations
  • Provide evidence-based education and drug therapy recommendations to an interdisciplinary MICU team
ReginaRamirez

Regina L. Ramirez, PharmD, BCPS, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Clinical Practice Specialist—Solid Organ Transplant & VAD Programs

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2011

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Houston, 2005

 Joined UTMB: 2010

 Preceptor: Solid Organ Transplant

 Rotation Description

  • Participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds for solid organ transplant patients (i.e., kidney, kidney/pancreas, liver and heart)
  • Design and recommend appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimens and monitoring parameters with a focus on immunosuppression medications
  • Attend selection committees to evaluate patients as potential transplant candidates
  • Compose post-transplant documentation on recently transplanted patients
MicheleTienan

Michele Tieman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Clinical Practice Specialist—Critical Care

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Critical Care, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2004
  • Pharmacy Practice, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2003

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2002

Joined UTMB: 2004

Preceptor: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

Rotation Description

  • Develop and refine pharmacy practice skills in the care of critically ill patients with emphasis on the surgical population
  • Apply clinical pharmacokinetics, understanding of basic critical care concepts, and development of independent provision of pharmaceutical care in the SICU
  • Establish a cooperative, collaborative, and communicative working relationship with members of the health care team
  • Collect and organize all patient-specific information needed to prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems
  • Make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations daily during rounds in the SICU
JoylainaSpeaks

Joylaina Speaks, PharmD, Clinical Staff Pharmacist

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pharmacy Practice, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2017

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, 2016
  • Bachelors of Science, Furman University, 2009

Joined UTMB: 2016

Preceptor: Longitudinal Clinical Staffing

Rotation Description

  • Refine use of pharmacy practice skills to verify, dispense and manage formulary while staffing in the central pharmacy
  • Identify department’s policy and procedures while staffing in sterile products area and central pharmacy
  • Evaluate learn time management and personnel management skills during this rotation
LananhTran

Lananh J. Tran, PharmD, MBA-HCM, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2008
  • MBA-HCM, West Texas A&M University, 2018

 Joined UTMB: 2011

 Preceptor: Practice Management and Leadership

 Rotation Description

  • Understand the laws, regulations, and practice standards that contribute to appropriate medication use processes
  • Exposition to human resource management, project management, leadership and pharmacy practice philosophy,
  • Understand organization dynamics and the impact of regulatory changes on health care and pharmacy practice
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance for administrative, clinical, fiscal, and patient care operations assigned