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Logane Kiehnau, PharmD
Born and raised in Door County, WI, moving to the big city for college in 2009 was a large adjustment for Logane. He chose the University of Minnesota because at that time, they were the only pharmacy school that seemed truly dedicated to advancing the profession of pharmacy. Fast forward 8 years and Logane was lucky enough to obtain a residency with Allina Health to learn how pharmacy practitioners are changing the role of pharmacy in healthcare. Logane is looking forward to learning from his future colleagues and most importantly, making a significant difference in peoples' lives.
Site: Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
Brittany Bailey, PharmD
Brittany grew up living in the county near Dawson, Minnesota. She completed a Bachelor's Degree, in Cell and Molecular Biology, at the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2013 then received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy in May 2017. Throughout her undergraduate experience and during pharmacy school, she volunteer as a tutor and supplemental instruction leader. Brittany's most passionate professional involvement was as a health-systems committee co-chair within APhA-ASP and as a student Board Member of South Dakota Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (SDSHP). Her favorite ways to spend free-time is on home improvement projects and enjoying time with her siblings, nieces and nephew, family, and friends. Infectious Disease and antimicrobial stewardship is an area in pharmacy that Brittany hopes to be actively involved in. She looks forward to returning to her hometown area and continuing to advance pharmacy services in the rural hospital setting.
Anjoli Punjabi, MPh, PharmD
Anjoli Punjabi graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Public Health dual degree from the University Of Minnesota. She is originally from the Detroit metro area of Michigan. Anjoli earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2011. After this she served as a Teach For America corps member where she dedicated two years as a middle school science teacher to closing the achievement gap between low-income and minority students and their affluent peers in the Twin Cities.
During pharmacy school she served as the President of the Minnesota Student Pharmacy Alliance (MPSA) and had leadership roles in Phi Lambda Sigma and the Philips Neighborhood Clinic, focusing on advocacy through professional associations and community outreach. Anjoli is passionate about research and programs that advance the role of pharmacists and meet the needs of underserved populations to reduce healthcare disparities. Therefore, she established a diabetes prevention program at Little Earth of United Tribes that seeks to help the community make a sustained commitment to health. Throughout her career, Anjoli will work to make sure that pharmacists' skills and knowledge are being fully utilized to positively impact patient care. In addition, she is excited by the possibilities of expanding comprehensive medication management services in the changing healthcare landscape. After residency, Anjoli plans to pursue a career in academia as a practice faculty member. In her spare time Anjoli enjoys biking, cooking, film photography, and creating handmade greeting cards.
Barbara Truskolawski, PharmD
Originally from Troy, MI, Barbara completed her pre-pharmacy curriculum at Wayne State University before earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. Her ambulatory care experiences through her pharmacy education have shown her the impact pharmacists can make in a patients medical care. These experiences have ultimatley led her to pursue an ambulatory focused residency program. Her professional interests include: chronic disease state management, transitions of care, MTM and, academia. Although Barbara is unsure of her post-residency plans, she hopes to be able to work directly with patients and providers to enhance patient care. In her free time, Barbara enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, and exploring new restaurants.
Thakul Rattanasuwan, PharmD
Thakul is originally from Thailand. After earning her Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in her home country, she received the abroad scholarship to improve her professional career. She moved to the United States to pursue her PharmD at University of Florida in 2014, where was inspired by direct patient care, especially in Ambulatory setting. During pharmacy school, she served as a Chair of Medication Awareness in the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) and participated in many student organizations, including APhA, Rho Chi Honor society, ACCP, as well as grew her research experiences under supervision of an UF COP's professor. Upon completion of her training as a pharmacy resident with University of Minnesota, she plans to continue practicing to improve individual patient care quality, get involve in academia, and possibly specializing or completing fellowship afterwards. Thakul enjoys cooking, riding rollercoasters at theme parks, and doing outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking and organic gardening with her leisure time.
Jake Lenzmeier, PharmD
Jake is from Crystal, MN and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University's School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in May of 2017. As a student at Creighton, he served two years as the Chaplain for the Beta Nu chapter of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical fraternity, actively participated in Operation Diabetes through APhA and was a member of both Phi Lambda Sigma and Rho Chi. He worked as an intern with Hy-vee pharmacy throughout pharmacy school. He chose to do a residency in ambulatory care because he enjoys empowering patients to be active members of their healthcare team and helping them make informed decisions to achieve their health goals. CentraCare Health-Saint Cloud will be great fit for Jake as it will offer him many opportunities to interact directly with patients as well with other health professionals in a variety of settings. He has an interest in teaching and intends to pursue a position in ambulatory care with student precepting opportunities following this residency program. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, cooking and spending time with family and friends. He is an avid Minnesota sports fan and is looking forward to being back in his home state this year.
Joelle Ayoub, PharmD
Joelle was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California where she earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of California San Diego. She then fulfilled a family legacy by attending Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Throughout graduate school, Joelle held numerous leadership roles in student government, APhA-ASP and Kappa Psi. In recognition of her contributions to Creighton University, Joelle was endowed the Pharmacy Class Leadership Award for three consecutive years. Joelle's interest in the ambulatory care specialty began during her first year of graduate school while shadowing a faculty member at the university affiliated ambulatory care clinic. During her fourth year of rotations, Joelle completed three ambulatory care rotations, each with a different focus, which further affirmed her desire to pursue ambulatory care. She enjoys building relationships with patients and encouraging the practice of lifestyle medicine to foster positive long-term change. Following residency, she hopes to continue her training by completing a PGY2 in ambulatory care. Joelle ultimately hopes to attain a position in academia so that she can combine clinical skills with education for the next generation of student pharmacists. In her free time, Joelle enjoys hiking, dancing, and experiencing different types of cuisine while being surrounded by family and friends.
Dema Mohammed, PharmD
Dema grew up in Apple Valley, MN. She recently graduated with her PharmD from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in May 2017. As a student pharmacist, she was involved with the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA), Phi Delta Chi professional fraternity, and the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic where she had the opportunity to practice pharmaceutical care in an interprofessional care team in a student-run free clinic. It was through this experience along with her Ambulatory Care APPE at a Federally-Qualified Health Care Center in North Minneapolis that she realized her passion for working directly with low-income and uninsured patients in an interprofessional healthcare setting. Dema loves all aspects of pharmacy. Throughout her College of Pharmacy career, she worked in a retail pharmacy, inpatient hospital pharmacy and for HealthPartners as a Pharmacy Programs Coordinator. She also had the opportunity to study Pharmacy practice in Lisbon, Portugal through the Portugal Elective at the University of Minnesota. This was one of the most unforgettable experiences for her during her time as a student pharmacist. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, being active (soccer and boxing are her faves), spending time with friends and family, eating cake at Cafe Latte, and watching movies.
Site: Community-University Health Care Center
Morgan Stoa, PharmD
Originally from Burnsville, Minnesota, Morgan earned her PharmD degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in May 2017. She previously completed a Bachelors of Arts in Honors Physiology at the University of Minnesota in 2013. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a pharmacy technician at the University of Minnesota Fairview West Bank Hospital which strengthened her passion for the profession of pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school she also volunteered as a hiking guide in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado, where she led strenuous hikes and provided naturalist and interpretive services to guests. During pharmacy school she was active in the College of Pharmacyâ€™s Honor Council, College Board, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Through her fourth year pharmacy rotations and work as a pharmacy intern, Morgan's passion for providing pharmaceutical care services grew. Morgan is specifically interested in the public health aspect of delivering pharmacy services especially within underserved populations. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, fishing, yoga, Minnesota lake life, spending time with her family and friends, playing non-stop fetch with her dog, and spending time with her husband, Erik.
Site: Essentia Health
Kirstin Gramith, PharmD
Originally from Big Lake, Minnesota, Kirstin has attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota for the past seven years, earning her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy. Kirstin was involved with many collegiate and national organizations, including Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, North Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and international fraternity Alpha Gamma Delta. She served as Historian for North Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Publications Coordinator and Vice President Scholarship for Alpha Gamma Delta.
Kirstin was inspired by her ambulatory care rotation preceptor and previous work in community pharmacy to pursue a postgraduate residency in ambulatory care. She enjoys being able to put clinical knowledge to use while working in a community setting. She will be completing her postgraduate residency year at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota. After residency, Kirstin hopes to practice pharmacy at a community clinic site in Minnesota.
Outside of pharmacy, Kirstin's hobbies include hiking, running, practicing yoga, cooking, baking, and checking out new restaurants and breweries. She is looking forward to spending a year in beautiful Duluth to partake in all of her favorite activities, especially being outside!
Courtney Murphy, PharmD
Courtney was born and raised Duluth, MN. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2011, and later her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus. Throughout pharmacy school, Courtney enjoyed playing a role in pharmacy student education through providing teaching assistance in several courses and as a coordinator of the Duluth Student Resource Center. Her professional interests are in interprofessional practice and education. She pursued research on pharmacist/physician collaboration in primary care during pharmacy school and presented this work at local, national, and international conferences. Courtney hopes to continue to work in interprofessional practice settings throughout residency and a career in ambulatory care. In her free time, Courtney enjoys running with her sister, playing golf, and spending time at her family's cabin on Strand Lake in northern Minnesota.
Kristen Ross, PharmD
Kristen is originally from Andover, MN. She attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2013. She then moved back to her favorite state for pharmacy school and graduated from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017. As a student pharmacist, Kristen was involved in a variety of patient care activities. The experiences which were most impactful to her included volunteering at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, interning at a community pharmacy, and her ambulatory care rotation. Kristen is excited to be an ambulatory care resident at Fairview where she will provide medication therapy management to help patients achieve their health care goals by optimizing drug therapies and promoting healthy lifestyle changes. Her professional interests include underserved populations, interprofessional teamwork, geriatrics, and transitions of care. Outside of pharmacy, Kristen enjoys camping, exploring new restaurants, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.
Site: Fairview Pharmacy Services
Lauren Turner, PharmD
Lauren was born and raised in Maple Grove, MN, earning her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Winona State University in 2013 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2017. As a pharmacy student, she was engaged in several student organizations including Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, the Pay It Forward Organization, and Student Ambassadors. Lauren’s passion for patient care flourished through her internship at Target/CVS Pharmacy, volunteer experiences throughout pharmacy school, and from her fourth-year rotations at the Ilula Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania and her ambulatory care rotations. During her PD4 year, Lauren was able to assist in facilitating case discussions within the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy course, which rekindled her interests in geriatrics and teaching. She believes in the importance of empathy and enthusiasm and enjoys connecting with others. Lauren is very excited to continue her relationship with the University of Minnesota and to have the opportunity to work with Fairview Pharmacy Services. She is eager to gain additional skills and knowledge to further her adoration for ambulatory care and to expand upon her interest in teaching. In her spare time she loves to travel, hike, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.
Hannah Schmidt, PharmD
Hannah was born and raised in Franklin, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee. She graduated from South Dakota State University's College of Pharmacy in 2017, where she was highly involved in Kappa Epsilon Pharmacy Fraternity. She is excited to begin her residency at FirstLight Health System, as it fits well with her passions for rural health and ambulatory care, and provides a well-rounded experience to prepare her for a variety of practice areas. In the future, she hopes to continue her career at a rural hospital or clinic and become active in her community. Outside of pharmacy, Hannah is an avid outdoorswoman and Wisconsin sports fan. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs on the pontoon boat and at the family cabin, as well as golfing, and antiquing.
Courtney Christopher, PharmD
Courtney earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. She didn't travel far from her hometown of Maple Grove, MN to pursue her career in pharmacy. She was very active within Kappa Epsilon during her time at the U of M which helped strengthen her leadership skills as well as providing numerous community outreach experiences.. Courtney decided to pursue a residency in ambulatory care after her rotation experiences and some exceptional advice from U of M faulty and friends. She enjoys traveling, swimming, camping, and spending time with her family and two children Summer and Chloe.
Roberta Dume, PharmD
Roberta Dume earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine in June 2017. Previously she earned a Bachelors in Chemistry from Lake Forest College in May 2013. While in pharmacy school, Roberta was actively involved in her chapter of Phi Delta Chi, serving positions as both Worthy Master-at-Arms and Worthy Chief Counselor. She was also actively involved in the student-run Interprofessional Community Clinic that served the low-income community residents. She volunteered on interprofessional med teams, and even advanced pharmacy services. She went on to hold panel positions on the Pharmacy and Student Scheduling committees. It was during this volunteer experience that Roberta realized her passion for ambulatory care pharmacy and sought to pursue a career in this area. Through peer tutoring and rotating on an academia rotation, Roberta realized her passion for teaching and wishes to pursue academia in the future as well. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and during her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, learning new languages, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.
Natalie Roy, PharmD
Natalie earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Drake University in 2016. As a student pharmacist, she was engaged in several professional organizations including Kappa Psi, APhA, ASHP-ASP, Rho Chi, and Phi Lambda Sigma. Natalie also co-founded an organization of PharmD students from Drake University and DO medical students from Des Moines University with the goal of creating an innovative partnership of interprofessional students. Through her executive internship at the Iowa Pharmacy Association and her legislative internship at the Iowa State Capitol, she developed a passion for advocacy and leadership to advance the profession of pharmacy. During her first year of the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency, she trained at Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic, where she enjoyed building relationships with patients, strengthening her clinical skills, and teaching students at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Natalie's vision for patient care in the ambulatory care setting centers around patient empowerment, which she has pursued through a health coaching certification during residency. Natalie is looking forward to her second year practice development experience at Fairview Neurology Clinic. After residency, Natalie plans to pursue a career in academia. Outside of residency, Natalie enjoys outdoor activities such as running, biking, and camping. She also loves cooking and trying new recipes.
Brittany Thelemann, PharmD
Brittany earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Diabetes Concentration at Drake University in 2017. She was involved with Phi Delta Chi, Rho Chi, Mortar Board, and the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). Brittany also spent a lot of time playing various intramural sports on campus, including volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, and floor hockey. During rotations year, she realized she loved working directly with patients to find effective, affordable medications and knew ambulatory care was her favorite area of practice. Having grown up in a small, rural town in MN, she is excited to return closer to home and watch her German heritage unfold in the city of New Ulm. After completing her residency, Brittany hopes to pursue a career in an ambulatory care setting and provide MTM services with an emphasis on diabetes management. Outside of pharmacy, Brittany enjoys bargain hunting, interior decorating, drawing, listening to music, exploring new restaurants, and spending time on the lake with her family.
Stephanie Swanson, PharmD
Stephanie earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a Leadership Emphasis at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in May 2016. During pharmacy school, she was committed to leadership and teaching and was involved in the College at many levels including Phi Lambda Sigma, Philips Neighborhood Clinic and the Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center. She enjoys connecting with others and is enthusiastic about helping them achieve their goals, both as students and patients. Stephanie is currently in year two of the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency where she spends half her time providing ambulatory care services at North Memorial Primary Care Clinic in Northeast Minneapolis and the other half teaching at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She is looking forward to fulfilling her dual passion for working with both patients and students. During her free time, Stephanie enjoys kayaking, being outdoors and playing soccer when she gets the chance!
Kristin Howlett, PharmD
Kristin received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree with Leadership Emphasis at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in May 2017. As a Melendy Research Scholar, she worked to increase health professional understanding of Minnesota's migrant and seasonal farmworkers by piloting a mobile clinic rotation site in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Medical School and local organizations. Kristin served as a Global Health Student Advisory Board Representative to increase interprofessional collaboration and awareness of health needs in Minnesota. She is a member of Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership organization.
Prior to her pharmacy career, Kristin taught English in Japan and Wisconsin. Her dedication to advocating for students and their families continues as she seeks ways to utilize pharmacists' skills to increase access to care for underserved populations. Kristin's future aspirations are to build interprofessional connections to optimize the role of pharmacists in providing patient care and improving patient outcomes, making meaningful and lasting differences in the lives of the patients she serves.
Kaity Kuske, PharmD
Kaity grew up near Belle Plaine, MN. She pursued her pharmacy degree at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and graduated in 2017. As a student, she engaged in direct patient care opportunities in her home community and abroad with a trip to Honduras and two trips to Haiti. In Haiti, she worked alongside providers in the clinic and taught pharmacology to students at the university. Through these experiences and patient education at Lewis Pharmacy, where she interned, she further discovered her passion for direct patient care in many cultures. Kaity explored her interest in academia by developing and teaching a lecture for P2 students at SDSU on statistics and understanding evidence-based medicine. Throughout her residency, Kaity is eager to continue teaching pharmacy students, learn more about ambulatory care practice development, and build relationships with other providers and patients at Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic. After residency, Kaity plans to pursue a career in academia with an ambulatory care practice site. Kaity enjoys singing, hiking and tenting and is excited to be back in Minnesota.
Bri Gray, PharmD
Bri earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from the Carlson School of Management at the U of M in 2012 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2017. She was involved in the Epsilon chapter of Kappa Psi and went on a medical mission trip with CARE for Haiti in 2016. Rotations serving veterans inspired Bri to pursue an ambulatory care residency at the VA. Her goal in residency is to continue to develop her passion for building relationships with patients and helping them achieve their health goals in the primary care setting. After residency, Bri plans to stay within the VA system to reach her dream job of a primary care team pharmacist. She is from Forest Lake, MN and enjoys gardening, baking, trying new restaurants, and spending time outdoors with her fiancÃ©, Alex.
Dani Odenthal, PharmD
Dani graduated from North Dakota State University in May of 2017. She is originally from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. In school, she was involved in NCPA and ACCP. Her hobbies include: waterskiing, spending time with her family at the lake, running, and arts and crafts. Her experience in retail pharmacy and direct patient care has inspired her to pursue a career in ambulatory care. She hopes to gain expertise in patient centered care while working with an interdisciplinary team throughout her residency. After completion of her residency, she hopes to continue her professional experience in an ambulatory care setting.
Eli Eggen, PharmD
Originally from Saint James, MN, Eli enjoyed growing up in a small community that embraces its diversity. In 2013 he graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences with a double major in Biology and Spanish Studies. As a diehard Gopher fan, it was only fitting he continued his education at the University of Minnesota's College of Pharmacy, earning his Doctorate of Pharmacy with a Leadership Emphasis in 2017. During pharmacy school, Eli was passionately involved in the Puebla Service Project and the University's student-run free clinic. Through these rewarding experiences he valued the opportunities to learn in an interprofessional environment alongside students from other professional programs. Together, students sought guidance from community leaders in order to better understand barriers to care, while utilizing local resources to provide quality health services to patients with unmet needs in a culturally competent manner. Eli is thrilled to continue developing his clinical and direct patient-care skills while collaborating with his co-resident during residency training at Westside Community Health Services. He is also looking forward to maintaining his involvement in community service efforts through the program. Eli aspires to continue working with underserved populations throughout his career, partnering with community members to identify and eliminate health disparities. When Eli isn't doing pharmacy things or cheering for the Gophs, he loves spending summery MN days on a lake or golf course while riding out winter blizzards watching movie marathons and refining his culinary skills attempting new recipes.
Site: West Side CHS
Caitlin Strand, PharmD
Caitlin is a 2017 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities. Originally from St. Paul, MN, Caitlin is looking forward to spending the year at West Side Community Health Services, which offers Spanish language pharmacy services. Caitlin's interest in Spanish began in 4th grade when she visited her relatives in northern Spain. As an undergrad at Loyola University Chicago working towards a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, she studied abroad for a year in Madrid. These experiences led her to seek opportunities during pharmacy school to interact with Spanish speaking patients including serving as an interpreter at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic and participating in the Puebla Service Trip. She was also involved in the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. During residency, Caitlin is most looking forward to learning more about how to improve patients' medication experiences and hopes to find opportunities to have a lasting positive impact in her patients' lives through inter-professional collaboration. She is interested in diabetes, transitions of care, and community engagement. Her future career goals include providing direct patient care, working with students, being actively involved with pharmacy organizations, and serving as an advocate for her patients and the pharmacy profession. Caitlin enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Nick, and German Shepherd, Max. She has a newly discovered love for hiking in Minnesota's beautiful state parks, enjoys practicing yoga, attending spin classes, trying new foods, watching HouseHunters International, and listening to audio books.