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The Research in Education and Practice Symposium (REPS) will provide an engaging opportunity for residents, fellows, and postgraduate pharmacy trainees to present their research and projects. Trainees will get the chance to receive high-level feedback on their research and to network with other practitioners across the region.

May 18-19, 2023

Registration deadline May 8, 2023

All speaker presentation materials and CE packets are due no later than April 28, 2023.



  • $75     Early Bird by March 31, 2023 (HSPAL ThinkTank Only)

  • $75     Early Bird by March 31, 2023

  • $100   Beginning April 1, 2023

  • $100   Beginning April 1, 2023 (HSPAL ThinkTank Only)


  • $100   Early Bird by March 31, 2023 (HSPAL ThinkTank Only)

  • $125   Early Bird by March 31, 2023

  • $125   Beginning April 1, 2023 (HSPAL ThinkTank Only)

  • $175   Beginning April 1, 2023


Upon completion of this knowledge-based activity the participant should be able to:

  • Describe major research projects conducted by pharmacy trainees.
  • Identify ways that trainees can further develop their research methodology and manuscript writing skills.
  • Outline useful professional information that trainees can use in the progression of their careers.
  • Develop preceptor skills that allow enhanced innovation in education and research.

The event will provide an engaging opportunity for residents, fellows, and postgraduate pharmacy trainees to present their research and projects. Trainees will get the chance to receive high-level feedback on their research and to network with other practitioners across the region

Target Audience

This program is intended for pharmacy residents, fellows, graduate students, preceptors, directors, and faculty members.

Planning Committee

  • Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Lisa Edgerton, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, Education Programs Coordinator and Program Director of PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Ashlee Hamel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, System Manager Pharmacy Clinical Programs, PGY1 Residency Program Director, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Kenneth C. Hohmeier, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Director of Community Affairs, and Residency Program Director of PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy University of Tennessee
  • Carly Kesler, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology, PGY2 Residency Program Coordinator, Novant Health Lake Norman Oncology – University
  • Krista McElray, PharmD, BCPS, Residency Manager, PGY1 Residency Program Director, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Kathryn Morbitzer, PharmD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, Associate Professor of Clinical Education, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Jamie Sebaaly, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center
  • Said Sultan, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Becky Szymanski, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Manager, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Atrium Health Cabarrus

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Statements of credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 4-6 weeks of completion of program. Participants will have access to print CE certificates from their CPE profile under CPE Monitor.


May 17, 2023

As current and future leaders of the medication process, there are limited opportunities for all of us to come together to talk about issues with the current state and to plan on what desired future might be. Built as an optional pre-meeting for our annual REPS Conference, current residents and leaders in pharmacy administration will have the opportunity to focus on pressing issues impacting practice today. Designed as an engaging workshop, attendees will discuss current gaps in the technologies and research that impede an innovative practice, and to propose solutions and projects that can help advance the care we provide our patients.

The unique and innovative one-day activity will focus on opioids and diversion management and develop tactical solutions that can be useful in improving daily practice.

2022 REPS Overview Schedule

Ambulatory Care  Infectious Diseases Community Critical Care Pharmacotherapy General Medicine Oncology
8:20 Andrew Rich Carly Speight Alexis Shook Melissa Catalano Andrew Zabala Madalyn Wickham Joanna Billings
8:40 Taylor Elliott Jessica Phan Adrienne Davis Maggie Thannisch Justin McCurry Gretchen Ingling Hanna Yakubi
9:00 Lorna Doucette Tatianna Timor Minali Patel Aaron Effoe Peter Thao Shanelle Murray Katelynn Granger
9:20 Alec Gates Courtney Wallace Nakoasha Dillard Olivia Kreidler Amanda Apato Belaynesh Seyoum Ashley Arcara
9:40 Domenica Ricciuti Michaele Phan Sophia Beddoe Alyssa Lear Katherine Hood Moura Maseha Nuti Desai
10:00 Sarah Garfinkle Tori Ferree Emily Simon Dylan Rose Nicole Scott
10:25 Evaluation Feedback
11:00 Keynote Address
Seven Strategies to Inspire Organizational DEI
Carla White, RPh, Associate Dean of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
12:00 Lunch
Ambulatory Care  Infectious Diseases Community Critical Care Pharmacotherapy General Medicine Solid Organ Transplant / Cardio
1:00 Mattlyn Tart Keren Eagers Erica Mabry David Hernandez Sarah Mills Rosina Mesumbe Jessica Newman
1:20 Tyler Pasour Karlie Wieder Catie Park Donna Steinbacher Miranda Green Ha Eun Park Ryan Marks
1:40 Shelby Tungate Carrie Lutheran Jenna Caldwell Alexandria Cooper Rachael Stone Amanda Altstatt Roxanne McKnight
2:00 Ryan Larson Taylor Harris Christe Chen Jane Chu Amani Cobert Kymberly Buzzeo Aaron Pearston
2:20 Shelby Keon Nicholas Shields Abigail Scott Benjamin Gustafson Kaitlyn Sherman Sandy Lui Shianne Fernandes
2:40 Madison Yates Thomas Jacky Ifedolapo Fasina Raymond Smith Margaret Reyes Emily Woodfield Kristen Bell
3:00 Evaluation Feedback
3:45 Resident Professional Development
Financial Planning 101
Katherine Edwards, CFP, Financial Planning Associate, Adams Chetwood Wealth Management GroupPreceptor Development Session
Updates to Residency Accreditation Standards
Michelle McCarthy, PharmD, FASHP, Pharmacy Education and Graduate Programs Coordinator, University of Virginia Health System
Ambulatory Care/Oncology Infectious Diseases Community Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Cardiology Psychiatry/Med Safety
8:20 Brenae Wilson Morgan Phillips Paul McClimon Madeline Mitchell Christine Pujol Rooks Savannah Heath Adriana Rhodes
8:40 Marcus Radz Kasie Stephens Carla Daniel Seth Garner Sarah Lipps Maria Muehrcke Kelli Costner
9:00 Hemisha Patel Adam Cregger Riley Fisher Sara Bruner Katie McLaurin Kiera Roubal Emily Smith
9:20 Maria Peluso Vatsal Shah Daniel Hough Hannah Dykes Callee Brooks/Erin Dark Vincent Harris  Rebecca Maloney
9:40 Matthew Peery Shannon McCarthy Joseph Cason Kristen Lindauer Lauren Chauhan Josh Rumph Sara Handkins
10:00 Chad Venn Chayse Bryant Nicholas Silvestri Katherine Bosko Abigail Angevine
10:25 Evaluation Feedback
11:00 Professional Development Session
Social Media Panel Discussion
Brittany Jennings, Director of Brand Alignment and Communications, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Shelby Koen, PharmD, Cone Health, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Ian Hollis, Clinical Specialist, Cardiac Surgery & Advanced Heart Failure, UNC Hospitals
12:00 Lunch
Ambulatory Care Infectious Diseases Community/Critical Care Administration Med Safety  Cardiology
1:00 Jessica Stickel Lindsey Thompson Elizabeth Breeden Zachary Stevenson Blake Sloan Michelle Yi
1:20 Samantha Seivert Carrie Kovacik Tory Grooms Stanley Dowell Rita Jamil Jenna Wojkowski
1:40 Gabrielle Duncan Leena Kaddo Jiaying Li Amilda Medina Meghan Beard Emma Sullivan
2:00 Anne de Bernardo Faven Butler Elizabeth Salisbury Elizabeth Tinoco Sarah Kennedy Mary-Ashlyn Tucker
2:20 Bridgett Barnes Hope Ball Susan Nutter Katie Donnowitz Tasong Metangpa Hailey Seaver
2:40 Hiba Alzouby Jacqueline Cano-Errecart Austin Price Aubrie Hammond Hayley Davis
3:00 Evaluation Feedback
Pediatrics Transitions of Care Administration Administration General Medicine
3:30 Susan Ngo  Meredith Douglas Connor McKay Samantha Gruber Rachel Gustafson
3:50 Anna Dugovich Lauren Lam Andrew Stockman Rebekah Placide Catherine Morrell
4:10 Elizabeth Fernandez Megan Klingler Kelsey Tate Mallory Monk Carley Tysinger
4:30 John Rodgers Lindsey Benavente Erin Brown


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Guidelines for abstracts

Abstracts should include the following information:

  1. Presentation Title
  2. Author(s)
  3. Practice Site
  4. Background Information
  5. Objective
  6. Methods
  7. Preliminary Results
  8. Conclusion

Please note, there is not a required minimum/maximum word count for the abstract.  Abstracts are to be uploaded with all presenter materials by May 6th.

Example Abstract

Guidelines for podium presentations

  1. For those presenting in-person you will be able to upload your slides prior to your presentation. For those presenting virtually, you will share your screen during your presentation with your slides.
  2. Concurrent sessions will run during the presentation timeslots. Presentations are scheduled every 20 minutes:
    • presentations should last no more than 12 minutes
    • 3 minutes will be allowed for Q&A
    • 5 minutes is provided for room changes (both virtual and in-person) after each session and to make it possible for attendees to easily get to the next presentation
  3. Each Presentation should contain the following elements:
    • Title slide
    • Disclosure Statement slide
    • Background slide(s)
    • Objectives slide(s)
    • Methodology slide(s)
    • Results slide(s)
    • Conclusion slide(s) which include the impact and next step of these results
    • Acknowledgement slide(s)
    • Questions slide (with presenter’s contact information)
  4. Two evaluators will be assigned to each presentation. The designated evaluators will meet briefly with each presenter after the morning or afternoon session to provide feedback

Forms to be Completed