Critical Care

 

Christy Cecil Forehand, Pharm.D.Christy Cecil Forehand, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Christy Forehand is a Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist for the medical ICU and the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director.  She is also a preceptor for the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy.  Christy received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia College and State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2010.  Christy was a clinical staff pharmacist for a year before completing a PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at the Medical College of Georgia (now AU Medical Center) and UGA College of Pharmacy.  She completed a teaching certificate program during her residencies.  Christy obtained her Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist recognition during her PGY2 residency and obtained her Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist acknowledgement after completing her residency training.  She maintains both of these certifications.  In May 2017, the Augusta University Pharmacy team was excited to welcome Christy back to Augusta, after she had  practiced as a critical care pharmacist in both Greenville, North Carolina and Fort Myers, Florida.

Christy is responsible for providing critical care pharmacy clinical services to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU).  She serves as a preceptor in the MICU for UGA pharmacy students, the PGY1 pharmacy residency, and the PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency. Christy is an active member of the Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists (GSHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and serves on the ICU Committee at AUMC.  Christy has not only presented her own research but has precepted resident research projects at SCCM’s Annual Congress several times (2013, 2015, and 2016).  Christy’s professional and scholarly interests include sedation/analgesia/delirium, electrolyte abnormalities, and infectious diseases.

Contact:  cforehand@augusta.edu


Ellen Huang
Ellen Huang, Pharm.D.

Ellen obtained her Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore and completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. She also obtained her teaching certificate from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is currently the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Surgical/Cardiothoracic ICU and the Cardiac Care Unit. Her areas of interest include advanced heart failure, post operative arrhythmia, and antibiotic stewardship. She is a member of ASHP and ACCP.

Contact: ehuang@augusta.edu

 

Ah Hyun Jun, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Ah Hyun joined the AU Medical Center Pharmacy team in August 2016, after completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta and the Pharmacy Teaching Program at Mercer University College of Pharmacy.  She is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and a board certified critical care pharmacist. She has presented two of her research projects at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) National Congress meetings.  Ah Hyun precepts UGA Pharm.D. students and residents in the medical ICU and she began teaching in the UGA College of Pharmacy Critical Care elective lecture series in fall 2016. She is a member of SCCM and was previously the Southeast Chapter pharmacy programming committee chair. Her research interests include the management of diabetic ketoacidosis and pain, agitation, delirium in the ICU.

Contact:  ajun@augusta.edu

 

Andrea Sikora NewsomeAndrea Sikora Newsome, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Andrea Sikora Newsome is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Her practice site is the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the AU Medical Center. She serves as a clinical preceptor at her practice site for PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy residents, PGY-1 Pharmacy residents, 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy students, as well as Ph.D. candidates through The University of Georgia Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program. Additionally, she provides experiential rotations for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Doctor of Pharmacy candidates.

Andrea graduated from The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at The University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. While at UNC, she participated in both the Leadership Certificate and Teaching Certificate programs. She joined AU Medical Center as a critical care pharmacist in 2015. At AU Medical Center, Andrea serves on the Pharmacy Residency Advisory Committee, the Pharmacy Practice Model Committee, and the ICU Committee, among others. She is also a member of SCCM, ACCP, and GSHP and was awarded the GSHP Outstanding Young Health-System Pharmacist Award in 2016 and the Augusta University Health Golden Pen Award in 2017.

Contact:  andnewsome@augusta.edu

 

Kelley R. Norris, Pharm.D., BCPS

Kelley Norris is a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist and the Pediatric Pharmacy Team Clinical Supervisor.  She also holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia (UGA), College of Pharmacy. Kelley received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University in 1999.  After completing her pharmacy practice residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 2000, she joined the MCG Health (now AU Medical Center) staff as a pediatric pharmacy specialist.  She has earned and maintained the recognition of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) since 2000.  Kelley is responsible for providing pediatric pharmacy clinical services to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Kelley is the Residency Program Director for the Pediatric PGY2 program and also serves as a preceptor in the PICU for UGA pharmacy students, the PGY1 Pharmacy residency, the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy residency and the PGY2 Critical Care residency.  She has served 3 years as Vice Chair for the Vizient (University Health System) Pharmacy Council Pediatric Pharmacy Committee and is the upcoming Chair for 2018-2020. She has also served on the Novation Pediatrics Advisory Group, and is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, ASHP, and ACCP.   She was a member of the drafting team for the World Health Organization (WHO) List of Essential Medications for Pediatrics published in December 2007. Kelley’s professional and scholarly interests include medication safety, sedation/analgesia, medical ethics, and the care of patients with congenital cardiac abnormalities.

Contact:  kenorris@augusta.edu


Margaret Oates Poisson, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Margaret is a Pharm.D. graduate of the University of Kentucky.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago/University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.  During her PGY1 year she participated in a 24-hour in house on-call program and completed a teaching certificate.  Following her PGY1, Margaret went on to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC for her PGY2 Pediatric Residency.  She is now thrilled to be part of the AU Pharmacy team as of August 2015 and serve as a Preceptor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  Her primary practice sites are the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric ER.  Her professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, toxicology, continuity of care, treatment of patients with congenital cardiac abnormalities, and medication safety within pediatrics.  Margaret is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (without salary) for UGA College of Pharmacy and was recognized by GSHP with the 2016 Community Service Award.

Contact: moates@augusta.edu

 

Tim Robinson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Tim received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2007. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at MCG Health in conjunction with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed a UGA Teaching Certificate. Upon residency completion in 2008, Tim joined the AU Health System Pharmacy staff covering internal medicine and the oncology/hematology service. Beginning in 2009, his practice focus has been in the Shock Trauma Intensive Care Unit. His practice interests include traumatic brain injury (TBI) management, continuous sedation/pain management and infectious disease. Tim earned the recognition of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) in 2012 and is a preceptor for pharmacy students, PGY1 residents and PGY2 critical care specialty residents. In February 2017, Tim became the Critical Care Pharmacy Supervisor.

Contact:  trobinson@augusta.edu
 

 

Jody Carswell Rocker, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jody received her Pharm.D. from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2003.  She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Medical College of Georgia Health System in 2004 and then joined the MCG (now AU Medical Center) pharmacy staff as a Neuroscience Pharmacy Specialist.  She has an appointment to the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  At the 2004 ACCP Annual Meeting she presented, “Cliff Notes: How Mentoring Works” with Dr. Susan Fagan.  She has been published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy (2003), Hospital Pharmacy (2006), and Stroke (2012).  Her areas of clinical interest are: blood pressure and hemostatic therapies for the management of intracerebral hemorrhage patients and secondary stroke prevention strategies.  Jody is an active member of ACCP, Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the Neurocritical Care Society.  She is the GSHP Central Savannah River District Director and member of the GSHP Board of Directors (2017-2019).

Jody has participated in medical mission trips to Ecuador. In fall 2015, GSHP recognized her with their Community Service award for both her international volunteer work and a popular program that brought pharmacists and pharmacy students to visit many community groups for health and medication education lectures. In Summer 2016, GSHP honored her with their Preceptor of the Year award for her involvement with pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. 

Contact:  jrocker@augusta.edu