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Wilkes Pharmacy Residency Group

(L-R) Ayse Elif Ozdener, Nicole Willis, Natasha Conley, Bradley Dudeck, Margaret LaBuz, Danielle Ann Haas, Amanda Li, Nicole Paronish

Natasha Conley (PharmD)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, VA Wilkes-BarreNatasha Conley

Hello! My name is Natasha Conley and I am a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. While in pharmacy school, I made it goal to build my leadership skills and become an advocate for the profession. I was Vice-President of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, President of Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and also served on the UK Admissions Committee. During my first year, my desire to pursue residency was ignited. I discovered that I was passionate about ambulatory care and I wanted to challenge myself, develop my skills, and become a more proficient pharmacist for my future patients.

Additionally, academia is an area that interests me. I witnessed how influential teachers could be and I want to try and simplify the learning experience for students. While in school, I always used mnemonic devices and creative ways to remember material and I feel that this can be useful to others. Aside learning how to teach, this process will allow me to learn more about the topics and improve my skills in presenting and answering questions from others. I look forward to meeting you all this year and embarking on this journey!

Bradley Dudeck

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Moses Taylor HospitalBradley Dudeck

My name is Bradley Dudeck and I am one of the PGY-1 residents at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I am a 2013 graduate of Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Throughout my years in pharmacy school, I was very active in APHA, NCPA, and LKS and attended many national conventions to help further develop myself as a student pharmacist. I also had the opportunity to participate in pharmaceutics research while at Wilkes. The direct patient care that I was a part of during my rotations was very rewarding and led me to pursue a residency. Some of my rotations included cardiology and critical care at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and internal medicine at Allied Rehab Services in Scranton, Pennsylvania. My current interests include critical care and internal medicine.

One of the main goals I have during my residency year is to be able to be a part of the education of future pharmacists. I enjoy answering questions and guiding students to allow them to further develop as professionals. I find it rewarding to assist in someone else’s future dream just as my professors and preceptors supported me in mine. I want to pass on the knowledge and experience I have gained thus far. My ultimate goal in the future is to educate future pharmacists as a professor at a pharmacy school.

Dr. Danielle Ann Haas (PharmD)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Moses Taylor HospitalDanielle Ann Haas

Dr. Danielle Ann Haas is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA under the direction of Faith S. Wellings, Pharm.D, BCPS. Dr. Haas graduated magna cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in May 2013. She currently resides in Scranton, PA.

Dr. Haas was a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Rho-Chi and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies. Danielle was vice-president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and served on the immunization committee for the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Haas was selected to present at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting and Exhibition in National Harbor, Maryland in November 2012. She is a recipient of the McKesson Commencement Award for proficiency in the pharmacotherapeutics course.

Dr. Haas’ professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, oncology, and pharmacy academia. After completing a pharmacy residency, Dr. Haas would like to pursue a clinical pharmacy position becoming a vital member of the healthcare team improving patient care and practicing medication safety. She has a passion for teaching and seeks to inspire future pharmacy leaders. Dr. Haas has an eagerness to learn and she hopes becoming involved in pharmacy academia awards her a lifelong learning experience.

Margaret LaBuz (PharmD)
PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident, Hartzell's PharmacyMargaret LaBuz

As a student I was involved in several professional organizations including APHA, NCPA, and ASHP as well as school committees including Pharmacy Senate Student and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy’s Strategic Planning Committee.

During my APPE’s I realized that a residency would help me achieve my goals and allow me to contribute more to the profession of pharmacy. I developed a strong interest with teaching during those experiences and had the opportunity to lecture both large classrooms as well as smaller groups of students and thoroughly enjoyed the experiences. I enjoy the opportunity to get students involved and active during lectures.

I hope that through the residency program and especially through the teaching certificate program that I will be able to precept students (both IPPE and APPE) and to one day eventually become a residency program director.

After completing a PGY1 residency I hope to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist developing patient care plans, providing services and education to patients and consulting.

Amanda Li (PharmD)
PGY-2 Health-Systems Pharmacy Admin. Resident, VA-Lebanon Amanda C. Li

2004-2008 Bachelors in Microbiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

  • 2008-2012 Doctorate of Pharmacy
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
  • 2012-2013 PGY1 Pharmacy Resident—Pediatrics
    Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City MO
  • After I finish my residency I hope to go into hospital administration in a pediatric instiution

During my PGY1 residency I participated in a teaching certificate program and I learned many valuable techniques for teaching. I was able to teach several lectures for students but unfortunately these lectures took place at the beginning of the program so I was unable to use the skills that I learned. I think this program will provide me with many teaching opportunities that will allow me to develop my teaching philosophy.

I have a great interest in precepting students and residents. I have had several preceptors in the past during my residency and pharmacy school that have inspired me to learn and created a learning environment that was optimal for me. I hope one day to be a preceptor to students that will allow them to grown and learn in place that supports them. I want students to be able to make mistakes and learn from them.

Ayse Elif Ozdener (PharmD)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, VA-Wilkes-BarreAyse Elif Ozdener

My interest in a pharmacy practice residency did not peak until my final APPE year of pharmacy school. My various rotations made me realize how much opportunity is present for pharmacists who complete a residency program. I especially enjoyed my ambulatory care rotations which is why I applied to programs with an ambulatory care component. I was lucky enough to match with a program that was heavily focused on ambulatory care. Personalized patient interaction is an effective method to encourage patients to take control of their health and a great way for pharmacists to play a significant role in the wellbeing of their patients. During my residency year, I hope to sharpen my skills and become a resourceful healthcare provider for my patients and colleagues.

As a pharmacist, I believe it is important to give back to the profession of pharmacy by teaching and mentoring pharmacy students. Being an effective teacher and communicator is a talent that is learned through practice and experience which is why I wanted to participate in the Teaching Certificate Program through Wilkes University. My goal is to motivate students to become active, life-long learners and guide them through their education like my professors had done for me when I was in school not too long ago. It is these skills I hope to acquire so I can be an educator for my students and patients for years to come.

Nicole Paronish (PharmD)
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident, VA-LebanonNicole Paronish

Nicole Paronish received her Pharm.D. from Duquesne University in 2012. She is currently completing a PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Nicole completed her PGY-1 training with the North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center with a focus in Geriatrics. In addition to Geriatrics and Ambulatory Care, Nicole’s professional interests include Medication Safety, Patient Safety, Patient Education, and Academia. Growing up, Nicole always wanted to be a teacher, but her mother talked her into pharmacy by saying “you can always teach with your pharmacy degree.” Nicole now aspires to be a clinical pharmacist and hold an adjunct faculty position so that she can help pass along wisdom to future pharmacists through both clinical site precepting and formal teaching experiences. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys traveling, reading, dancing, and making handmade cards. She currently resides in Lebanon, PA with her 6 year-old Rottweiler/Lab/Hound mix.

Nicole Willis (PharmD)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, VA-Wilkes-BarreNicole Willis

My name is Nicole Willis and I am one of the PGY-1 residents at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. I graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in May 2013. As a student at Wilkes, I was involved in both pharmacy and non-pharmacy organizations, including APhA, NCPA, Programming Board and Inter-Residence Hall Council. I was also an E-Mentor to first year students. During my rotation year at Wilkes, I had many rewarding opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy settings. I was able to experience pharmacy at both local hospitals and larger hospitals out of the area (including Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and Upstate Hospital in Syracuse, New York). My experiences during my rotations led me to complete a PGY-1 residency.

I currently have an interest in both psychiatry and ambulatory care. At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center I will have the opportunity to pursue both of these interests. Through my residency at the VA, I also have the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Certificate through Wilkes University. I have had excellent professors, preceptors and role models during my pharmacy schooling and rotations. They have constantly challenged me to ask questions and to be a life-long learner. Through the teaching experiences available at Wilkes University, I am looking forward to precepting students and helping them grow as student pharmacists. My ultimate goal at the end of this residency is to be a pharmacist that patients trust and rely on to provide them with excellent patient care.


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