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Meet the Current PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

PGY! Pharmacy Residents 2021-2022

James Forgrove, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital - Main Campus

  • Areas of Interest: Solid organ transplant and ambulatory care
  • Education: Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hometown: South Philadelphia, PA
  • Research Project: Assessment of Intrapatient Variability of Tacrolimus and the Impact on Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
  • DUE Project: Oral Potassium Binders
  • CE Project: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Why Temple? I chose Temple University Hospital because it would provide me with numerous clinical opportunities and extensive training in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. With my training, I knew that I would be able to aid the community by providing high-quality care to diverse, underserved patient populations.
  • Contact Information: James.Forgrove@tuhs.temple.edu

Katelyn Kennedy, PharmD 
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital - Main Campus

  • Areas of Interest: Infectious diseases and critical care
  • Education: University of Colorado School of Pharmacy (Aurora, CO)
  • Hometown: Castle Rock, CO
  • Research Project: CMV Prophylaxis Duration Post Lung Transplantation
  • DUE Project: Ampicillin / Sulbactam for Facial Fractures
  • CE Topic: C. difficile Guideline Updates
  • Hobbies: Anything outside that I can bring my dogs, cooking, baking, and trying new restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries
  • Why Temple? The supportive environment, challenging curriculum, and diverse patient population is what ultimately led to me choose Temple University Hospital. With my interest in infectious diseases, I wanted an experience where I would be exposed to a wide array of infections such as those seen in transplant patients.
  • Contact Information: Katelyn.Kennedy@tuhs.temple.edu

Stephen McAllister, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital - Main Campus

  • Areas of Interest: Emergency medicine and critical care
  • Education: Jefferson College of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hometown: Jackson, NJ
  • Research Project: Analgosedation in the Emergency Department
  • DUE Project: Respiratory Nebulizers
  • CE Topic: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support in Special Patient Populations
  • Hobbies: Playing Rocket League, watching Chelsea FC, and trying new restaurants/breweries
  • Why Temple? Temple’s level 1 trauma center, variety of ICU rotations, and diverse patient population made for an environment well-equipped to meet my expectations for a strong emergency medicine experience. The supportive mentorship from the RPD and clinical specialists ensured me Temple is fully committed to my personal and professional growth as a PGY-1 resident.
  • Contact Information: Stephen.McAllister@tuhs.temple.edu

Alexandra (Lexie) Novinger, PharmD 
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital - Main Campus

  • Areas of Interest: Critical care, emergency medicine, and toxicology
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hometown: Mountain Top, PA
  • Research Project: Impact of Prospective Pharmacist Review on Cost Avoidance Related to ICU to Floor Transfer of Care
  • DUE Project: Tranexamic Acid Dosing in Trauma Patients
  • CE Topic: Anticoagulation in ECMO
  • Hobbies: Yoga, going for walks, reading, binge watching The Golden Girls, and trying new restaurants
  • Why Temple? I chose Temple because of the acuity of the patients and the inner city atmosphere. I love that it’s a level I trauma center with multiple ICUs, but also that care is still so patient-centric. The previous residents and clinical specialists that I spoke with during the interview process all seemed to genuinely enjoy their jobs and enjoy working here, which also made it feel like home.
  • Contact Information: Alexandra.Novinger@tuhs.temple.edu

Kaitlyn Gaynor, PharmD 
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital - Jeanes Campus

  • Areas of Interest: Critical care and infectious diseases
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hometown: Berlin, NJ
  • Research Project: Evaluation of the Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in the Inpatient Setting at a Community Hospital
  • DUE Project: Antibiotic Usage for the Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteremia
  • CE Topic: Fluids as Drugs: Balanced Crystalloids vs. Normal Saline in Critically Ill Patients
  • Hobbies: Working on my Jeep, going to the beach, and making wood fired pizzas
  • Why Temple? The challenging environment and endless opportunities lead me to choose Temple University Hospital. As the Jeanes resident, I get the opportunity to experience the diverse patient population of Philadelphia as well as the community setting. Each preceptor, mentor, and administrator I spoke with were passionate about their job as well as committed to producing well-rounded, independent pharmacy residents. I valued the ability to tailor this program to my specific interests and being surrounded by preceptors who care about your overall well-being.
  • Contact Information: Kaitlyn.Gaynor@tuhs.temple.edu

Previous PGY1 Pharmacy Residents