Current Willowbrook LAPPE Students

Luis Donaldo Delgado 
lddelgado@houstonmethodist.org  

Hometown: Brownsville, TX 
Pharmacy School: University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy  
 
Luis intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in cardiology, caring for the critically ill and for those in the ambulatory care setting. Currently, he is an active member of the National Hispanic Pharmacists Association (NHPA), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Rho Chi Honor Society. He previously served as president of NHPA, with a mission to provide medical services to underserved communities, and successfully providing outreach to the elderly community of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. Outside of the pharmacy, Luis enjoys playing video games, watching movies, listening to music, and most importantly, spending time with loved ones. His electives at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital include pharmacy management, infectious diseases, and critical care. 

Research Project: Evaluation of intravenous methylprednisolone use in patients hospitalized with asthma or COPD exacerbation with or without pneumonia
Ashley Ferris
arferris@houstonmethodist.org 

Hometown: Cypress, TX
Pharmacy School: Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Ashley intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in one of her areas of interest, which include pharmacy administration and ambulatory care. Currently, she is an active member of Phi Lambda Sigma, American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and Student Society of Health System Pharmacists (SSHP). She previously served as President of APhA-ASP, Treasurer of the College of Pharmacy Student Council, a Peer Mentor, and Director of Programs for Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. Outside of pharmacy, Ashley enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Her electives at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital include administration, transitions of care, and critical care. 

Research Project: Creation and standardization of an inpatient pharmacy department’s quality assurance program 
Faith B. Rutherford 
frutherford@houstonmethodist.org  

Hometown: Houston, TX
Pharmacy School: Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy

Faith intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in her greatest interest pharmacy administration. She is currently an active member of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Alpha Pi chapter, Rho Chi Gamma Delta chapter. Previously she served as TSHP Technician Chair, APhA-ASP TSU Chapter President, and Rho Chi Gamma Delta Vice-President. Outside of pharmacy Faith enjoys crafting, collecting comics with her husband and spending time with her family. Her electives at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital include pharmacy management and critical care. 
 
Research Project: Evaluation of transition of continuous intravenous insulin infusion to subcutaneous insulin regimen in ICU patients 
Sarah Thompson
sthompson2@houstonmethodist.org 

Hometown: Groesbeck, TX
Pharmacy School: The University of Texas at Tyler Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Sarah intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in one of her areas of interest including ambulatory care, oncology, and cardiology. Currently, Sarah is an active member of The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Rho Chi Honor Society, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), and Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP). She previously served as the UT Tyler APhA-ASP President and actively participated in research throughout pharmacy school.  Outside of pharmacy, Sarah enjoys playing games, drawing, gardening, and spending time with her family and dog, Denver. Her electives at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital include oncology, investigational drug services/industry, and infectious disease. 

Research Project: Assessment of treatment modalities employed for patients diagnosed with uncomplicated venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the Emergency Department