Neurology /Neurointensive Care

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.  Jody was also the GSHP Outstanding District Director award winner in 2018.  In addition to organizing a full schedule of district educational meetings in Augusta, Jody has implemented a number of innovations including community service projects, networking events for pharmacy students and preceptors, as well as development programs by the members to support our local students applying for residencies and interviewing.



Lindsey Sellers Coppiano, Pharm.D.Lindsey Sellers Coppiano, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Lindsey is from Columbus, Georgia, and she earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy after completing fourth year rotations in Columbus. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy residencies with us at AU Medical Center and the UGA College of Pharmacy graduate certificate program.  At the conclusion of residency training, Lindsey was recruited to join our critical care pharmacy team as our second Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist supporting the Neuroscience service line.  Lindsey's evaluation of the use of procalcitonin level monitoring in the intensive care unit as a PGY2 MUE project resulted in this test being taken off the pharmacy.   Her PGY2 research project looking at time to blood culture positivity as a predicator of pathogen in critically ill patients has been submitted for publication and as a poster for SCCM.