Julia Fifield, PharmD
Julia is originally from Naperville, Illinois. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in May, 2017. Her current professional interests include critical care, infectious diseases, pediatrics, and practice management. Following her residency, Julia hopes to stay and pursue a career at Allen Hospital.
Jordann Kunkle, PharmD
Jordann is originally from Sioux City, IA and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2017 from the University of Iowa. Her professional interests include infectious disease, critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine. She hopes to pursue a PGY2 in Infectious Disease following her residency.
Michael Jacobsen, PharmD
Michael is originally from Cedar Rapids, IA. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master's of Business Administration from Drake University. His professional interests include critical care, cardiology, infectious disease and internal medicine. His year-long residency project was a trial to evaluate the hospital's vancomycin protocol for obese patients. After completion of his residency, Michael accepted a position with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as a pharmacist and plans to become a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, serve as a clinical pharmacist, and precept students.
Jacob Peterson, PharmD
Jacob received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in May of 2016. He is originally from Waterloo, IA. His clinical interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. His project over the course of his residency year at Allen was to focus on the proper indication and benefits to proton pump inhibitor therapy for patients concurrently receiving multiple antiplatelet agents. Following residency, Jacob accepted a position to remain on staff at Allen Hospital.
Janice Bueter, PharmD
Janice is originally from Leopold, MO and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2015 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her professional interests include oncology, rural care, and academia. Janice's residency project was to create a CPOE template for chemotherapy orders. Upon completion of her residency, Janice accepted a position with Southeast HEALTH in Cape Girardeau, Missouri as staff/clinical pharmacist. She will also be helping to establish a PGY1 residency program at their institution.
Nupur Chopra, PharmD
Nupur is originally from Olympia Fields, Illinois. She received her doctorate of pharmacy and master's in public administration at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Her professional interests are in anticoagulation and critical care. Nupur's residency project was to create a risk stratification tool for pharmacists to use while evaluating QTc prolonging medications. Nupur accepted a position with Allen Hospital as a staff/clinical pharmacist and will continue to work with the residency program as a preceptor. She also plans to pursue her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.
Anita Cheruvillil, PharmD
Anita received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Iowa in May 2014. She is originally from Urbandale, Iowa. Her professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, and critical care. Anita's residency project evaluated use of post-op pain medication in general surgery patients. Anita is a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting near Chicago, Illinois.
I-Chau (Emily) Liang, PharmD
Emily is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of
Iowa in May 2014. Her professional interests include diabetes,
anticoagulation, and oncology. She is also interested in teaching and
conducting research. Emily created a pharmacist guided procalcitonin monitoring program as her residency project, which was implemented. Emily is working in sterile compounding at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She further intends to pursue her PhD in pharmacoeconomics.
Beth Acevedo PharmD
Beth is originally from Ottumwa, Iowa. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in May 2013. Her professional interests include infectious disease and oncology. Beth's residency project evaluated guideline adherence for Surgical Care Improvement Project antibiotic selection. Beth is employed by the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa as an inpatient pharmacist.
Adam Wilcox, PharmD
Adam is originally from Waverly, Iowa and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in May 2013. Adam's professional interests include anticoagulation, diabetes, COPD/asthma, heart failure, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. His residency project was an evaluation of medication reconciliation in an outpatient physician clinic. Adam recently accepted a position with Allen Hospital following a 2 year staff/clinical position with Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Adam will be a residency preceptor and is currently developing additional elective opportunities.
Brenda Riesenberg, PharmD
Brenda is originally from Carroll, Iowa and received her Pharmacy degree with a Diabetes Concentration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in May 2012. Professional interests include diabetes mellitus, infectious disease, and general medicine. Brenda's residency project was "Development and Implementation of a Tech-Check-Tech Program". Allen's Tech-Check-Tech program is one of the few in the state. After completing her residency, she accepted a position with UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.
Andrew Washburn, PharmD
Andrew is originally from Marion, Iowa, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in May of 2012. Andrew's professional areas of interest include diabetes, infectious disease, cardiology and anticoagulation. Andrew's residency project was "Implementation of a Pharmacist-Managed Heart Failure Clinic". He accepted a position with Allen Hospital's Anticoagulation Clinic and precepts the residents in their longitudinal experience in the clinic.