Current Residents

Nathan Jones, PharmD
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
Email: njones2@houstonmethodist.org


Nathan grew up in Olathe, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. His professional interests include pharmacy operations, regulatory and policy development, and supply chain management. Nathan maintains memberships in APhA, ASHP, TSHP, and PARC. In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time outdoors biking and camping, as well as watching movies with his wife. 

PGY1 Major research projectTarget anti-Xa level for safe bridging with enoxaparin in VAD 
PGY2 Thesis: Optimization of an Integrated Clinical Surveillance System
PGY1 Continuing Education Topic: Hemophilias and Factor Deficiences
PGY2 Continuing Education Topic: Insanitary Conditions and Clean Room Design

Niha Zafar, PharmD
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
Email: nzafar@houstonmethodist.org

Niha is originally from Jasper, Texas and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2020. Her professional interests include pharmacy operations, medication safety, and leadership development. Niha maintains professional involvement by currently serving as a member of the ASHP New Practitioners Forum Career Development Advisory Group and as the GCSHP Communications Secretary. In her free time, she enjoys hiking/traveling, trying new coffee shops, and kickboxing.

PGY1 Major Research Project: Implementation of centralized pharmacy order verification services 
PGY2 Thesis:
Impact of unit-based pharmacy technicians 
PGY1 Continuing Education Topic:
Just Culture Approach to Medication Errors 
PGY2 Continuing Education Topic:
Novel Analgesics in Pain Management  

 
Alfred Awuah, PharmD
PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident 
Email: abawuah@houstonmethodist.org

Alfred is a native of Riverdale, Georgia located just outside of Atlanta. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biological science from Georgia State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. His professional interests include clinical pharmacy management, academia, professional development, and executive leadership. Alfred maintains active membership in both GCSHP and TSHP in addition to ASHP through the New Practitioners Forum. Alfred's hobbies include playing video games, baking, and watching NBA basketball (go Hawks!).

Major research project: Development and Evaluation of an Outpatient Pharmacy Infusion Productivity Model
Quality assurance project: Falls Prevention 
Continuing education program: How to Approach Difficult Conversations 
Alan Luu, PharmD
PGY1 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
Email: aluu2@houstonmethodist.org 

Alan is from Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2021. His professional interests include pharmacy operations, specialty pharmacy and supply chain management. Alan currently maintains memberships in GCSHP, TSHP and ASHP. In his free time, Alan enjoys working out, playing tennis, watching movies, and learning about the latest consumer tech devices.

Major research project: Impact of computerized physician order entry intervention on high-risk medication use in elderly patients 
Quality improvement project: Warfarin/LVAD
Continuing education topic: Mentoring and Precepting Millennials