Current LAPPE Students

Emily Allen

eeallen@houstonmethodist.org

 

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Pharmacy School: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

 

Emily wants to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 residency in one of her clinical areas of interest, which include oncology, solid organ transplant, and infectious disease. Currently, she is an member of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), Rho Chi Honor Society, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), and American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Emily previously served as the Student Government Representative of Pharmacy Council, Operation Immunization Co-chair of APhA-ASP, and Agency on Aging Leader of Know Your Medicine, a student health initiative. Outside of pharmacy. Emily enjoys running, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Her electives at Houston Methodist Hospital include medication safety, solid organ transplant, and oncology/bone marrow transplant.

 

Research project: Epstein-Barr Virus screening in lung transplant recipients to identify patients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder

 

Alyssa Chaplain

alchaplain@houstonmethodist.org

 

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

 

Alyssa intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in a clinical area of interest with the hope of obtaining a clinical pharmacy specialist position after residency. Her current areas of interest include critical care, solid organ transplant, and management/pharmacy administration. Alyssa is an active member of Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP), Rho Chi Honor Society, and American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) where she previously served as the Operation Heart senior chair. Outside of pharmacy, Alyssa enjoys exploring Houston and the surrounding cities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her electives at Houston Methodist include solid organ transplant, critical care, and management/pharmacy administration.

 

Research project: Outcomes of cumulative dose thymoglobulin in lung transplant for all indications

 

Emy Cooper

escooper@houstonmethodist.org

 

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

 

Emy intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in one of her areas of interest, which include oncology, pharmacy administration/management, and solid organ transplant. Currently, she is an active member of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi Honor Society and the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP). She previously served as chapter president of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association and Leadership Challenge Co-Chair of Phi Lambda Sigma. Outside of pharmacy, Emy enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and going to the movies. Her electives at Houston Methodist include solid organ transplant, oncology and pharmacy administration/management.

 

Research project: Bevacizumab initial rapid infusion versus staggered infusions

 

Amanda Gee

atgee@houstonmethodist.org

 

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

 

Amanda intends to pursue a PGY1 and a specialized PGY2 residency in one of her clinical areas of interest, which include solid organ transplant, cardiovascular critical care, and informatics. Currently, she is an active member of Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi Honor Society, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Student National Pharmaceutical Association. She has previously served as the Vice President of Programming of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Cancer Initiative Chair of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. In her free time, Amanda enjoys working out, traveling, and going to concerts. Her electives at Houston Methodist Hospital include informatics, solid organ transplant, and critical care.

 

Research project: Evaluation of rejection and infection rates in heart and kidney transplant recipients who receive induction basiliximab vs. steroids alone

 

Taylor Jaramillo

tnjaramillo@houstonmethodist.org

 

Hometown: La Porte, Texas

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

 

Taylor intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in one of her areas of interest, which include cardiology, infectious disease, and internal medicine. She is currently an active member of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), and Rho Chi Honor Society. She previously served as the Patient Care Vice President for APhA-ASP. Outside of pharmacy, Taylor enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, reading, staying active, and traveling. Her electives at Houston Methodist include infectious disease, cardiology, and medication safety.

 

Research project: Utilization of antimicrobial prophylaxis during axillary IABP placement

 

Alan Luu

agluu@houstonmethodist.org

  

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

 

Alan intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in one of his areas of interest, which include health-system pharmacy administration, infectious diseases and critical care at an academic medical center. Currently, he is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP) and Phi Lambda Sigma. He previously served as president of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP). Outside of pharmacy, Alan’s hobbies include exploring new restaurants, working on cars and learning about the latest consumer tech devices. His electives at Houston Methodist include pharmacy administration/management, critical care and infectious disease.

 

Research project: Evaluation of vancomycin dosing strategies in special populations: ALS vs. non-ALS

Yolanda Martinez

ygmartinez@houstonmethodist.org


Hometown: Border city Ciudad Acuna, Mexico and Del Rio, Texas

Pharmacy School: University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy


Yolanda aspires to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency, with hopes to become a clinical pharmacy specialist post-residency. Her clinical areas of interest include ambulatory care, particularly diabetes, and internal medicine. Currently, Yolanda is an active member of Phi Lambda Sigma, the National Hispanic Pharmacist Association (NHPA), the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International (CPFI). Yolanda’s past leadership positions include a term as president of CPFI and as the diabetes committee chair of APhA-ASP. Outside of pharmacy, Yolanda enjoys baking, discovering new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. Her electives at Houston Methodist include management/pharmacy administration, critical care, and cardiology.

 

Research project: Evaluating the impact of an integrated barcode enabled dispense tracking system in a large academic medical center

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