Meet our past residents of the Pharmacy Residency Program.
Class of 2020/2021
Jennifer Martins, Pharm.D
Dr. Martins attended the University of Rhode Island with 3.82 GPA and graduated with a PharmD graduate and Bachelors of Biological Sciences. While at URI, she participated in many professional organizations, such as the American Pharmacists Association, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and was also a volunteer tutor and treasurer of the Rho Chi honors society. She also worked as an intern at Miriam Hospital for four years and at CVS/Pharmacy for six years.
Dr. Martins then became licensed in Massachusetts and Florida, which has allowed her to start practicing as a licensed pharmacist during a one-year fellowship at the Providence VA, where she was responsible for precepting pharmacy students, staffing, hosting conferences for medical students and residents, teaching ACLS, and preparing CE-accredited formal presentations and in-service presentations. Dr. Martins enjoys traveling and studied Global Health while traveling in Guatemala.
Jessica Katiaj, Pharm.D
Dr. Katiaj received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), Manchester Campus. During her time at MCPHS, she served as the vice president of the Student Government Association and secretary to the ACCP and ASHP student societies on campus. She was a member of the Rho Chi Honor Society and Phi Lambda Sigma. She has also worked as a pharmacy intern at the Elliot Hospital and Hannaford Pharmacy.
Class of 2019/2020
Emily Stekl, Pharm.D
Dr. Stekl graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching English from Columbia University, and she graduated with her PharmD and Masters Certificate in Medication Safety from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) University Manchester/Manchester with First Honors and a 4.0 grade point average. While at MCPHS, she served as the president of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Rho Chi academic honors society, the secretary of Phi Kappa Phi academic honors society, the student liaison to the New Hampshire Society for Health-System Pharmacy, member of Phi Lambda Sigma, and enrichment tutor.
She also worked as a pharmacy intern at Steward Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA. Dr. Stekl was the 2019 recipient of the MCPHS University Worcester/Manchester Pharmacy Communication Award, the Student Leadership Award, and the Alumni Association’s Award for Academic Achievement, and she won the New Hampshire Society of Health-System Pharmacists Richard Madden Scholarship and Student Excellence Award.
Emily completed her residency project titled: Integration of Pharmacist-driven Antibiotic Time-outs into a Pharmacist-dosed Vancomycin Protocol in a Community Hospital. Post-graduation, Emily accepted a position as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Lowell General Hospital.
Kristina Tepedino, Pharm.D
Dr. Tepedino received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in Albany, New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.8, Experiential Honors, and was a member of the Rho Chi Academic Honor Society.
During her time at ACPHS, Dr. Tepedino worked as a pharmacy intern for CVS Pharmacy and was a coach for the Shenendehowa High School Color Guard team. Additionally, she presented a poster at the 2018 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear conference titled: Assessing the Implementation of a Data-mining Clinical Alert and Documentation System as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship Outcomes in a Community Hospital.
Kristina completed her residency project titled: Implementation of a Protocol to Assess and Address COPD Medication Compliance Utilizing Medication Reconciliation in the Emergency Department of a Community Hospital. Post-graduation, Kristina accepted a position as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Lowell General Hospital.
Class of 2018/2019
Emily Foster, Pharm.D
Dr. Foster is a 2018 graduate from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- Boston Campus where she obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.85 and was a member of the Rho Chi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Prior to graduating, Dr. Foster worked as a pharmacy intern at Steward Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. During her time at MCPHS she presented posters at the ASHP national conference entitled Pharmacogenomics the Intersection between Innovation and Education and The Use of Ivabradine for Sinus Rate Control.
Emily completed her residency project titled Initiation of an Admission Medication Reconciliation Service Focused on High Risk Congestive Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation Patients in a Community Hospital. Emily accepted a position as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology at Lowell General Hospital.
Christina Johnson, Pharm.D
Dr. Richards obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida- Tampa, where she worked as a certified pharmacy technician for Publix Supermarkets. She completed her Doctorate studies in Pharmacy Practice from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- Worcester Campus, where she obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and was a member of the Rho Chi honor society and Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society. Dr. Johnson was the 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Excellence Award and the Massachusetts Pharmacist Association Student Excellence Award.
Christina completed her residency project titled Phenobarbital Compared to Phenobarbital in the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in a Community Hospital. Christina accepted a position as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine at Lowell General Hospital.