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2019 - 2020 Residents

2019 - 2020 Residents

 


Olivia Witt, PharmD

PGY2 Cardiology Resident

Olivia Witt

Dr. Olivia Witt, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, completed her prerequisite training at Miami University before transferring to the University of Cincinnati where she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at UNC REX Healthcare. She is currently serving as the first PGY2 Cardiology Resident at UNC REX Healthcare. Her practice interests include general cardiology, cardiac critical care medicine, and electrophysiology. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Witt is involved with precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 residents on rotation, facilitating patient care labs, and giving didactic lectures at the Campbell University College of Pharmacy. Her current research is focused on using investigational assays to validate the use of an institutional heparin nomogram for patients receiving heparin that were previously on oral factor Xa inhibitors.

Brandon Beers, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Brandon Beers

Dr. Brandon Beers, originally from Nashville, Tennessee, earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry before completing his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His practice interests include cardiology, ambulatory care and antimicrobial stewardship. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Beers is enrolled in the UNC Resident Teaching and Learning Certificate Program and will be serving as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the spring. His research involves the evaluation of efficacy and safety of antithrombotic regimens in patients undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures. Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Beers plans to earn board certification in pharmacotherapy and pursue a PGY2 in cardiology.

Rachel Diaz, PharmD, MS

Rachel DiazPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Rachel Diaz, originally from Boca Raton, Florida, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.  She then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to earn her Master of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees.  Her practice interests include internal medicine and critical care.  In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Diaz is enrolled in the UNC Teaching Certificate Program and will be serving as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the spring.  Her research focuses on evaluating the duration of antibiotics in the ICU through pharmacist-driven procalcitonin monitoring.  Dr. Diaz plans to pursue a PGY2 following her PGY1 year.

Ethan Gerrald, PharmD

Ethan GerraldPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Ethan Gerrald, originally from Aynor, South Carolina, obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry at the College of Charleston. He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. His practice interests include Cardiology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Gerrald is enrolled in the UNC Teaching Certificate Program and will be serving as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the fall. His PGY-1 research project involves determining risk factors predisposing patients to adverse cardiovascular events with the use of carfilzomib in the treatment of relapsed-refractory multiple myeloma patients. Upon completion of his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Gerrald plans to obtain board certification in pharmacotherapy and pursue a PGY-2 in one of his current practice interests.

Steven Skovran, PharmD

Steven SkovranPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Steven Skovran, originally from Knoxville, TN completed his prerequisite training at Brigham Young University. He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. His practice interests include internal medicine and antimicrobial stewardship. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Skovran is pursuing the UNC Resident Teaching Certificate and will serve as teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the fall. His research involves comparing different treatment modalities for arterial thromboembolism. Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Skovran plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of his interest areas or find employment in the inpatient hospital setting. Furthermore, he plans on obtaining his board certification in pharmacotherapy as soon as possible.

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