Biographies for 2018-2019 Residents

Taylor Clark Bowick, PGY1 Pharmacy ResidentTaylor Clark Bowick, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Taylor grew up in Thomson, Georgia, and is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Her current areas of interest include pediatrics and ambulatory care. Her most proud accomplishment as a fourth year pharmacy student was watching her patients improve their insulin injecting techniques after effective counseling. As a resident, she is leading a medication use evaluation project on assessment and optimization of pain and creating an opioid benchmark dashboard to analyze current prescribing practices as well as implement recent opioid stewardship standards of The Joint Commission. Her residency research project will assess the effectiveness of corticosteroids as adjunct treatment in refractory pediatric cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations.  Taylor enjoys twirling baton, watching Netflix, and playing with her fur child, Jax. Taylor plans to pursue a PGY2 in pediatrics and hopes to one day have a career in pediatric ambulatory care. 
 
Contact:
tclark1@augusta.edu

"The people and variety of experiences attracted me to AU Medical Center."

Paige Eber, Pharm.D. PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Paige Eber, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 

Paige is from Evans, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Georgia College and State University and her Pharm.D. at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Her current areas of interest include pediatrics and cardiology. This year, Paige will be studying the characterization of medications ordered as emergent, urgent/first dose, or routine. Her research project will evaluate the effectiveness of a newly implemented stress ulcer prophylaxis sub-phase into admission orders. Paige’s favorite past-times include kayaking and playing tennis. In the future, Paige is pursuing a second year residency in pediatrics. . 

Contact: peber1@augusta.edu

"I completed my third and fourth year of pharmacy school at AU Medical Center and have always felt that the pharmacy department here always has the best interests of their students, residents, and precepters at heart."
 

Shaily Doshi, Pharm.D.Lauren Freeman, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Lauren is from Goose Creek, South Carolina outside of Charleston. She completed her Pharm.D. at University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. Her current areas of interest include infectious diseases, academia, and critical care. As a student, Lauren presented a poster entitled “"Multidisciplinary authorship among Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guidelines: Examining the contributions of infectious diseases pharmacists" that was accepted for continuing professional education credit. Her research his year will evaluate electrolyte repletion in critically ill patients during a drug shortage. She will also be completing a medication use evaluation of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia panel ordering practices. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys running, weight-lifting, cooking, shopping, traveling, and cheering on the Gamecocks. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in infectious diseases at an academic medical center.

Contact:  laufreeman@augusta.edu

"I was attracted to the AU Medical Center residency program by the hospitality of all of the pharmacy staff throughout my interview process, the variety of teaching opportunities available to residents, and the elective rotations in my areas of interest."

Jessica Ringler, Pharm.D.Jessica Ringler, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Jessica is from Cumming, Georgia and earned her Pharm.D. from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Her PGY1 research project will assess the efficacy and safety of a nurse-driven diabetic ketoacidosis protocol in reducing time to resolution without increasing the risk of hypoglycemia. Jessica will also be completing a medication use evaluation of extended interval dosing of aminoglycosides in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients. Jessica enjoys traveling, eating, and playing with her dog, Peanut. After this PGY1 residency, she plans to pursue a PGY2 in critical care. Her ultimate goal is to be a pharmacy specialist in a neurocritical intensive care unit.  

Contact:  jeringler@augusta.edu

"I loved the diversity of rotations offered at this hospital. Even after completing most of my fourth year rotations here, I felt that I had so much more to learn and that I would not run the risk of repeating any rotations. AUMC is truly unique in that it is attached to a children's hospital, is a level 1 trauma center, is associated with a medical school and is a large academic medical center, and it is a safety net hospital for the surrounding area. Even though AUMC is such a large hospital, the residency class is small enough to truly bond with each and every person and the entire pharmacy staff is incredibly welcoming. It was important for me to be challenged by residency, but I really love that the preceptors here take a personal interest in the successes of each resident.”

Ashley Taylor, Pharm.D.Ashley Taylor, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Ashley is originally from Lyons, Georgia and is a graduate of University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Her current areas of interest include critical care and pediatrics. As a student, Ashley planned a health fair for patients without health insurance or access to healthcare. At this event, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings were provided to over 100 patients. As a PGY1, Ashley will be completing a medication use evaluation of vancomycin and aminoglycoside dosing. Her research project will look at weight-based enoxaparin dosing and monitoring for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in trauma patients. In her free time, Ashely enjoys kayaking, hiking, DIY projects, cooking, and spending time with friends, family, and her beloved dog Merri. Ashley will be pursuing a PGY2 residency in critical care. .

Contact: ataylor8@augusta.edu

"I was attracted to AU Medical Center by the people!"

"We have an excellent group of preceptors who are completely invested in teaching students and residents. We have an incredible support system here at AU Medical Center!"

Paul Bauman, PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy ResidentPaul Bauman, Pharm.D., PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Originally from Ardmore, Oklahoma, Paul earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Paul’s areas of interest include pediatrics, infectious diseases and informatics. Last year, as a student Paul participated in a medication use evaluation of the use of 4 factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4FPCC) for anticoagulation reversal. His current research project is assessing the impact of our pediatric Meds-to-Beds program on transitions of care for children hospitalized with asthma.. Paul will be staying in Augusta for his PGY2 in pediatric pharmacy (by early commitment). In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, trying out new recipes, watching movies and building with Legos.   
 
Contact:
pbauman@augusta.edu

"The AU Medical Center provided all aspects I was looking in a residency program, specifically precepting and teaching opportunities in a multidisciplinary setting as well as the opportunity to participate in caring for pediatric patients in a children's hospital. I couldn't be happier to be completing two years of residency at Augusta University's AU Medical Center. Go Dawgs and Go Jags!"

Lindsey Sellers Coppiano, Pharm.D.Lindsey Sellers Coppiano, Pharm.D., PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident (Chief Resident)

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. Her current interests include critical care and infectious disease. Lindsey’s PGY1 research and medication use evaluation projects involved assessing the impact of a pharmacist-driven protocol for adding and removing prophylactic granulocyte colony stimulating factor in patients receiving their first cycle of chemotherapy. Now, as the PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident, Lindsey is evaluating the use of procalcitonin level monitoring in the intensive care unit and looking at time to blood culture positivity as a predicator of pathogen in critically ill patients. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys cooking and kayaking the Savannah River. After completing the program, she aspires to practice in a critical care site where she can serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.

Contact: linsellers@augusta.edu

"I was first exposed to AU Medical Center's program during my first year of pharmacy school, when one of the PGY1 pharmacy residents taught in my drug information class. As a fourth year student researching residency programs, I was drawn by AU Medical Center's diverse experiences, supportive preceptors and opportunities for teaching...As a PGY1, I had the opportunity to lecture for the first year drug information class and bring everything full circle!"

Kori Daniels, Pharm.D. PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Kori Daniels, Pharm.D., PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Kori is originally from Arab, Alabama and is a graduate of University of Mississippi where she earned both a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and her Pharm.D. Kori completed her PGY1 training at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. She joins the AU Medical Center this year as the PGY2 in oncology. Her research project will look at ibrutinib dose reductions with concomitant fluconazole use. She will also be assessing criteria for use of inpatient bortezomib. Kori’s hobbies include archery, painting, and enjoying nature. Kori plans to work as an oncology clinical specialist in an academic medical center. 

Contact: kodaniels@augusta.edu

“I chose AU Medical Center and UGA because of the affiliation with a college of pharmacy, the emphasis placed on the importance of publication, and the experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings.”