Residents
 
 

Residents

2016-2017 Residency Class


Pictured left to right: Kelsey Hyman, Katelyn Sommerer, Kyle Jones, Quynh Nguyen, Lauren Briggs


Quynh Nguyen, Pharm.D.
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident


Quynh graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in May 2016. Her current practice interests include critical care, internal medicine, and infectious disease. Quynh’s research project this year will focus on implementing and evaluating the fixed dose four factor prothrombin complex concentrate for emergent warfarin reversal. Upon completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, she hopes to pursue a clinical pharmacist position with precepting responsibilities.

Katelyn Sommerer, Pharm.D.
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident


Katelyn is a cum laude graduate of the University of Florida.  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she comes to St. Joseph’s Hospital with prior experience in pharmacy but also in drug research.  Her primary area of interest is oncology, but also has interests in infectious disease, pain management, and nutrition support.  Katelyn’s residency research project focuses on the implications of a hydromorphone dose interchange policy on pain management and patient safety.  Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Katelyn intends to pursue a PGY2 residency in oncology.

Kelsey Hyman, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident


Kelsey graduated with her doctorate from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, SC. While in pharmacy school, Kelsey held leadership positions with various organizations including Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), and Kappa Epsilon (KE). Her current areas of interest include pediatrics, cardiology, and academia. Kelsey's research project this year will focus on evaluating the safety and efficacy of new pharmacist-driven vancomycin dosing guidelines for pediatric patients. Upon completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy residency.

Lauren Briggs, Pharm.D.
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident


Lauren graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida in May, 2016. During pharmacy school, Lauren was involved in a variety of organizations including ASHP, APhA, and the Big Sib/Little Sib program.  Her current areas of interest include cardiology, critical care, and transitions of care.  Lauren’s research project this year will help contribute to the growth of the Transitions of Care pharmacy program to better improve patient safety at discharge and decrease readmission rates.  Following completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, she hopes to work as a clinical pharmacist within the BayCare Health System.  

Kyle Jones, Pharm.D.
PGY2-Pediatrics


Kyle graduated with his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Houston in May of 2015. Following graduation, he completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. His current interest include pediatric hematology/oncology, critical care, and infectious disease. Kyle’s residency project will be focusing on evaluating the process efficiency of chemotherapy requiring post-hydration with a hope of reducing extended inpatient stays. After his PGY2, he hopes to obtain a role as a clinical hematology/oncology or critical care pharmacist.