PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Meet Our Residents

Residents who successfully complete the UW Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will be able to provide integrated pharmaceutical care at a patient-specific level as well as a patient population level across the continuum.

 

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

 

Ana Bienvenida

  • Pharmacy school: Oregon State University
  • Residency project: Implementation of a Novel Thomboelastography Based Cardiothoracic Surgery Protocol for the Replacement of Factor and Blood Products
  • Career interests: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Academia
  • Hobbies: Thrift shopping, running, lacrosse, reading and writing - and recently fly fishing
  • Why UW? The progressive and innovative nature of pharmacy at UW is what initially drew me to the program. The UW program met all the qualities I was looking for in a residency program through the wide variety of unique rotational experiences in a multidisciplinary environment, the strength of the resident research projects and the multiple leadership opportunities that would help me gain the professional competency I envisioned for myself. However, ultimately, the caring and thoughtful environment that I experienced during my interview is what finally drew me to the UW program. I am very excited to begin this new adventure at UW Health.
  • Contact E-mail: ABienvenida@uwhealth.org
 Ana Bienvenida

Olivia Fahey

  • Pharmacy school: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Residency project: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Optimization of Pharmacy Services in Toxicity Management
  • Career interests: Medicine, oncology and critical care
  • Hobbies: Cooking, reading, traveling, enjoying Madison
  • Why UW? Because of the depth and breadth of rotation offerings and educational opportunities and the fact that we are staffing in the same areas as our preceptors I knew that I would be challenged to learn as much as possible as a clinician. In addition, I spent the majority of my APPE year at UW Health and really got to know and appreciate the entire department's dedication to advancing pharmacy practice and serving as a national leader in that respect. One of the most notable ways that advancement is accomplished is through the excellent pharmacy residency program, and I knew taking part in the Wisconsin Residency Tradition would set me up for success throughout the rest of my career. And as an added bonus, as a Wisconsin native, the prospect of continuing to live in Madison was appealing to me.
  • Contact E-mail: OFahey@uwhealth.org
 Olivia Fahey

Brooke Halbach

  • Pharmacy school: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Residency project: Implementation of Caregiver Vaccine Screening and Smoking Cessation Screening in a Pediatric Hospital
  • Career interests: Pediatrics, Critical Care, Administration
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, cooking, watching sports and live music
  • Why UW? During pharmacy school, I had several rotations at UW Health, which easily convinced me that UW Health was an excellent place to continue my training. This residency program offers the complete package, but what truly made it the best fit for me was the people. All the pharmacists and leaders are very engaged in their profession and have a passion for teaching others. Lastly, I know that UW Health has a very progressive pharmacy department that will certainly provide me with outstanding opportunities as a resident.
  • Contact E-mail: bhalbach@uwhealth.org
 Brooke Halbach

Nick Parker

  • Pharmacy school: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Residency project: Optimization of the Pharmacist Admissions Process
  • Career interests: Critical care, emergency medicine, internal medicine
  • Hobbies: Baking, building, trying new foods and drinks, camping, hiking, travel, and (most importantly) spending time with my wife and kids.
  • Why UW? The UW Health pharmacy department is excellent (and always working to improve) in a wide variety of areas, from clinical practice to operations to policy to informatics. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to train in this environment with the amazing preceptors this hospital has to offer.
  • Contact E-mail: NParker@uwhealth.org
 Nick Parker

Dan Przybylski

  • Pharmacy school: Butler University
  • Residency project: Implementation and Utilization of a Pharmacogenomics Program for Acute Leukemias
  • Career interests: Oncology, infectious disease, clinical research
  • Hobbies: Weightlifting, trying new restaurants/breweries and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks and Butler Bulldogs.
  • Why UW? UW has everything I wanted in a residency program: A variety of challenging patient populations, ample opportunity for impactful research, and time dedicated to precept and teach pharmacy students. The icing on the cake, though, was the pharmacy staff - they went out of their way to make sure that I felt welcomed at UW from the get-go. To me, they seemed like one big family, which was something I really wanted in a residency program.
  • Contact E-mail: DPrzybylski@uwhealth.org
 Dan Przybylski

Chloe Schmidt

  • Pharmacy school: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Residency project: Pharmacist Driven Prediction of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Drug-Resistant Pathogens: Guideline, Screening Tool and Order Set Implementation
  • Career interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatrics
  • Hobbies: Enjoying the outdoors (biking, hiking, boating, alpine skiing), trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
  • Why UW? UW Health provided the resident autonomy, impactful projects and breadth of experience that I was looking for in a PGY1 residency. The people within the pharmacy department are incredibly passionate about elevating pharmacy practice and teaching, which is a great learning environment for residents. Additionally, Madison is tough to beat - we have beautiful lakes, great food and events that cater to people of all interests.
  • Contact E-mail: CSchmidt@uwhealth.org
 Chloe Schmidt

Nicole Stencel

  • Pharmacy school: University of Michigan
  • Residency project: Adult AKI Detection and Intervention
  • Career interests: Critical care, internal medicine, oncology
  • Hobbies: My favorite hobby is spending time with family and friends. I love trying new restaurants and being outdoors, so I'm excited to explore a new city this year.
  • Why UW? I was initially attracted to the UW residency program because it fulfilled everything on my checklist: Academic health center, forward-thinking, variety of rotations and PGY2 programs available, teaching certificate program, etc. However, my interview day really sold me on the program. It was clear that the whole pharmacy department was involved in the residency program and that everyone treated each other like family. I am beyond excited to be joining the UW team.
  • Contact E-mail: NStencel@uwhealth.org
 Nicole Stencel

Cynthia (Cece) Wong

  • Pharmacy school: Oregon State University
  • Residency project: Implementation of Meds to Beds for Enhanced Recovery Programs
  • Career interests: Transplant, cardiology, academia
  • Hobbies: I love to go hiking and then immediately canceling that out by baking/eating cheesecakes. I also love to explore new restaurants, spending time with loved ones and befriending dogs.
  • Why UW? UW offered everything that I was looking for in a residency program and more. The innovative and progressive pharmacy department, supportive preceptors and wide breadth of clinical experiences made UW stand out from other programs. Lastly, it has a strong sense of community, one of the most important aspects to me. I am so incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing program and I look forward to training here.
  • Contact E-mail: CWong@uwhealth.org
 Cynthia (Cece) Wong

Jesica Yau

  • Pharmacy school: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Residency project: Vaccine Compliance Rates in Post-Splenectomy Patients at an Academic Medical Center
  • Career interests: Transplant, Infectious disease, Oncology
  • Hobbies: Camping, hiking, traveling, rock climbing, baking
  • Why UW? I'm at UW because I couldn't imagine a better place to start my pharmacy career. UW met all my expectations for a residency - a strong PGY1 program, diverse rotation opportunities and a reputation for excellence. However, it was during my interview with UW that I was truly hooked. I was struck by how passionate and caring the pharmacists and current residents were, and I felt very welcomed by the team during my short stay. Plus, it helps that Madison is a pretty cool city.
  • Contact E-mail: JYau@uwhealth.org
 Jesica Yau