2018-2019 OHSU PHARMACY RESIDENTS
L-R: Tina Gu, Jonathan Cohen, Cassandra Robertson, Lina Lin, Kerry Moore, Christopher Bell, Kendall Donohoe, Emmanuel Njigha, Calan Eyler, John Myers
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Kerry Moore, PharmD.
Dr. Moore is originally from central Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, as well as her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents at OHSU in 2018. Her professional interests include critical care and anticoagulation challenges, emergency management of arrhythmias, and the intensive care of immunosuppressed patients. Her major research is evaluating hematoma expansion in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage who have received four factor prothrombin complex concentrate and were previously anticoagulated on either warfarin or a non-vitamin K antagonist. Outside of residency, she enjoys hiking, attempting to improve her Pilates practice, and exploring Oregon's beautiful pinot noir vineyards.
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident
Emmanuel Njigha, Pharm.D.
Dr. Njigha is originally from Houston, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Southern University, as well as his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Southern University in May 2017. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Oregon Health &Science University. His informatics interests include data warehousing/business intelligence, clinical decision support, clinical applications, automation, and data analytics. His clinical practice interests include oncology, infectious disease, and cardiology. Dr. Njigha's major project involves optimizing the ambulatory prescription ordering process by updating current clinic preference lists and through the development of a standardized facility preference list. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys practicing for spontaneous eating contests by consuming enormous servings of food, playing video games, partaking in sports talk, watching Japanese anime and superhero movies, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents
Tina Gu, Pharm.D.
Dr. Gu originally grew up in Ames, Iowa. She studied biochemistry at the University of Iowa, received her PharmD from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at University of Washington. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, and pediatrics. Dr. Gu's major research project this year involves comparing the effects of isavuconazole, fluconazole, and posaconazole upon CYP inhibition in tacrolimus and cyclosporine. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys hiking and camping throughout the PNW, cooking, reading, and planning her next vacation.
Lina Lin, Pharm.D.
Dr. Lin is originally from Long Island, NY. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John's University and completed her PGY-1 residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Her practice interests include pharmacogenomics, hematologic malignancies, and academia. Dr. Lin's major residency project involves implementing and evaluating a collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) agreement for pharmacist-managed immune suppression therapy in the adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant ambulatory clinic. Outside of residency, Dr. Lin enjoys playing the piano and violin, skiing, hiking the mountains of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and rooting for her favorite sports teams until she is dyspneic.
PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Cassandra R. Robertson, Pharm.D.
Dr. Robertson is originally from Golden, Colorado. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a chemistry minor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacogenomics at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She then stayed on the east coast to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree at Oregon State University. Professionally, she is interested in oncology and immunotherapies, cardiology, pediatrics, and evaluating processes to improve efficiency and employee satisfaction. Over the upcoming year Dr. Robertson will be completing a major project evaluating the impact of take-home antibiotic prescriptions dispensed in the pediatric emergency department on patient satisfaction, readmission rates, and revenue generation. Outside of residency, she enjoys hiking, yoga, ornithology, botany, eating savory foods, and sleeping through movies.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents
Christopher Bell, PharmD.
Dr. Bell is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Utah. In 2018, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the same institution. His professional interest areas include hematology and oncology, toxicology, internal medicine, and academia. Dr. Bell's major project research involves the evaluation of high dose influenza vaccination in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia that are receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Outside of residency, he enjoys experiencing the many food wonders in Portland, watching movies, reading, running, and looking at pictures of his dogs that are still in Utah.
Jonathan Cohen, PharmD.
Dr. Cohen is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University Michigan in 2014 and continued his education at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, attaining his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2018. His professional interests include oncology, informatics, transitions of care, and clinical research. Dr. Cohen's major project is to evaluate liquid formulations of oral oncolytics and to develop a medication-use process for OHSU inpatient services of related products. Outside of his daily responsibilities at the hospital, he enjoys staying active by lifting things up and putting them back down, eating copious amounts of Portland delicacies with his fellow co-residents, and confusing medical teams as he "bleeds" Maize and Blue.
Kendall Donohoe, PharmD.
Dr. Donohoe grew up in Sunnyvale, California and Meredith, New Hampshire. She attended Northeastern University's School of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts and received both her BS in Pharmacy Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees there. Her pharmacy practice interests lie in infectious diseases, public health, and transitions of care between inpatient and ambulatory settings. Dr. Donohoe's major research project investigates patient factors associated with direct oral anticoagulant treatment failure. Outside of residency, she enjoys running across Portland's many bridges and hiking its nearby mountains, reading the menu online before brunch, and seeing cute dogs walking down the street.
Calan Eyler, PharmD.
Dr. Eyler hails from the small, Eastern Oregon town of Vale. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University, where he majored in Biohealth Sciences with an option in Pre-Pharmacy, and a Chemistry minor. In 2018, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. His professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and internal medicine. Dr. Eyler's major project involves investigating outcomes of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in underweight, critically ill patients. Outside of residency, he can typically be found enjoying one of Oregon's many wineries, obsessing over when he'll pet his next golden retriever, and constantly searching for the objectively best brunch in the city of Portland.
John Myers, PharmD.
Dr. Myers proudly hails from the southern Oregon town of Klamath Falls and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University. He loved the atmosphere of OSU so much that he completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the Oregon State University/Oregon Health &Science University College of Pharmacy in 2018. His professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious diseases, oncology, and critical care. Dr. Myers' major project involves evaluating the rate of the inappropriate use of broad spectrum antibiotics in emergency department patients. A minor project of his is to find the best cheeseburger that Portland has to offer. Outside of pharmacy, he finds balance by hiking, wakeboarding, grilling with friends and family, cheering on the Oregon State Beavers, and spending his free time with his co-residents.