Meet the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee

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2017-2019 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Officer & APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee Chair

Anthony W. Olson is a 3rd year PhD student in the Social & Administrative Pharmacy program at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.

“I pursued a postgraduate degree because I am energized by discovering new knowledge and working with an engaging community of students and faculty to meet all the challenges and rewards this path provides.  My research involves how pharmacists can better tailor patient centered-care from a social and behavioral perspective.  I aim to become a professor in academic pharmacy after graduation."





2017-18 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee Members

Justin Arnall, PharmD, BCOP is entering his second year of oncology specialized practice after having completed two years of pharmacy residency (PGY1 in pharmacy practice, PGY2 in hematology/oncology), both years at Wake Forest Baptist Health System in Winston-Salem, NC.

Throughout my time as a student I valued the experiences and insight gained from organizational involvement.  As a resident, this engagement was continued to be valuable and significant in my professional development despite the rigorous demands from the program itself.  I sought to join the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee because I believe that APhA can offer a variety of resources and experiences to aid in the development of postgraduate learners, and I want to a part of shaping those opportunities for my colleagues.”  


Tessa Hastings, BSPS, MS is a third year PhD student at Auburn University in the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy.

"While completing my MS degree in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences at the University of Toledo, I was interested in academic pharmacy and had considered pursuing a PhD. It was at the 2014 APhA Annual Meeting in  Orlando, FL, after speaking with students and faculty from various programs, that I decided this was the path for me. As a PhD student at Auburn University my research has been focused on improving healthcare safety and effectiveness through the adoption of innovations in community pharmacies. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a career in academia."




Lindsey Anne Hohmann, BS, PharmD is a 3rd Year PhD Student at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy.

"I graduated from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2012 with my PharmD degree. I then worked as a pharmacist for Rite Aid Pharmacy for three years, before returning to pursue PhD studies in Health Outcomes Research and Policy.  My areas of research interest include opioid and substance abuse prevention strategies in the community pharmacy setting using mixed methods and implementation science approaches.  My long-term goal is to work in academia, both teaching and conducting research.  As such, the educational and networking activities offered to post-grads by APhA are invaluable.  Becoming a member of the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee allows me to be more involved in these opportunities and mentor pharmacy students who may be considering the post-grad track like I once was."


Natalie Hohmann, PharmD is a third-year PhD student in Health Outcomes Research and Policy at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.

I graduated from UC San Diego’s school of pharmacy and went on to practice in community pharmacy for several years.  I enjoyed working directly with patients and it was rewarding to see the benefits of Medication Therapy Management services first-hand.  I wanted to reach a larger number of patients, so decided to go back to school and pursue my PhD in Health Outcomes Research and Policy at Auburn University.  I am interested in improving quality of care for older adults by finding ways to help patients, providers, and payers make better healthcare decisions and manage health risks.  My goal is to enter academia after graduation."






Meagan L.M. Rusby, PharmD is a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident at Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC).  
For me, a second year of residency is an opportunity to open doors.  Through residency I have had the opportunity to continue doing research, particularly on antimicrobial use in a primary care setting, as well as provide direct patient care.  I wanted to participate in the APhA-APRS post-graduate committee as a way to inform current pharmacy students of the different opportunities available to them after school.  Through the committee I hope to encourage more students to pursue further education after graduation whether it be through graduate school or residency.”


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