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School of Pharmacy Faculty Mentors

Dr. Gina Biglane Name: Gina Biglane
Educational Training: BS Pharmacy, Pharm.D., MBA Candidate 2015
Clinical/Research Interest: Quality Improvement
Work Experience: Retail, hospital, home infusion, hospice
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, home improvement, outdoor activities


Dr. Jessica Brady Name: Jessica Brady
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Clinical/Research Interest: Internal medicine, personality types, learning styles
Work Experience: PRN Inpatient, LA Medicaid consultant
Hobbies: Reading, volunteering for my sorority (Phi Mu)
Extra: LSHP Advisor


Dr. David Caldwell Name: David Caldwell
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Ambulatory Care and Academia
Clinical/Research Interest: Educational/teaching, personality types, item writing and assessment
Work Experience:  Retail
Hobbies: Water sports
Extra: Active at my church; White's Ferry Road Church of Christ, involved in Medical missions


Dr. Candace Chelette Name: Candace Chelette
Educational Training: BS Chemistry, Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Ambulatory Care, APhA MTM Certification, Immunization Certification
Clinical/Research Interest: Ambulatory Care
Work Experience:  Retail, Medication Therapy Management
Hobbies:  Exercise, camping, cooking


Dr. Jill Comeau  Name: Jill Comeau
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY-2 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Oncology, Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist
Clinical/Research Interest: Malignant hematology/oncology (mostly patient outcomes related), academia
Work Experience: Hospital, chemotherapy outpatient infusion center
Hobbies: Baking, playing with dog Rocket, the Red Sox, movies, playing the saxophone, spending time with friends and family
Extra: Email is the best way to contact me


Dr. Emily Evans Name: Emily Evans
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Community Care, Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager, Certified Pain Educator
Clinical/Research Interest: Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Pain Management, Women's Health, clinical services in community pharmacy settings
Work Experience: Community pharmacy (7 years)
Hobbies: Running, swimming, biking, reading, playing with my kids


Dr. Jeff Evans Name: Jeffrey D. Evans
Educational Training: BS in chemistry, Pharm.D.
Clinical/Research Interest: Pharmacy law issues, Indigent care, lack of access to care, health care policy, alternative teaching and testing methods.
Work Experience: Tutored in college, Secretary at Child Support Enforcement Office, Independent pharmacy, Retail pharmacy and Hospital pharmacy.
Hobbies: Video games (PC/XBOX), running, gardening
Extra: I have a wonderful wife and two wonderful children.  I am from North Florida.  We have lived in FL, TX, GA, and now LA.  I am licensed in TX, GA, and LA.  Prior to working here I was at a small private school.  I am allergic to dogs and cats (we have two cats).

Dr. Tibb Jacobs Name: Tibb Jacobs
Educational Training: Pharm.D., B.S. Psychology, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Primary Care
Clinical/Research Interest: Hypertension, diabetes, students interested in residencies and post graduate training, academia
Work Experience: Retail
Hobbies: Travel, reading LSU football, taking my kids to all of their extracurricular activities
Extra: I'm always happy to help students with their resumes or CV's.  I review many of them through the year.  I also enjoy working with students that are interested in applying for residencies.  Best way to contact me is by email.


Dr. Keith Jackson  Name: Keith Jackson
Educational Training: B.S., Ph.D., Postdoc Fellowship
Clinical/Research Interest: Hypertension research with an emphasis on prevention of cardiovascular and renal dysfunction
Work Experience: Industry and NIH
Hobbies: Coaching football, coaching soccer and playing basketball

Dr. Seetharama Jois  Name: Seetharama Satyanarayanajois
Educational Training: Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics, Post-doctoral training in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Clinical/Research Interest: Drug design and discovery, Cancer and autoimmune diseases
Work Experience: Research in pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry
Hobbies: Oil painting, hiking, travel

Dr. Shawn Manor  Name: Shawn Manor
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, BCPS
Clinical/Research Interest: Adult inpatient medicine
Work Experience: Military, retail
Hobbies: Reading, working out, my kids
Extra: Interested in helping/guiding students interested in residencies


Dr. Adam Pate  Name:  Adam Pate
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and teaching certificate
Clinical/Research Interest: Scholarship of teaching and learning (how do students learn best), health and fitness, emergency preparedness
Work Experience: Retail, independent pharmacy
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, spending time with my family
Extra: I grew up in Natchez, MS and never dreamed I'd be a pharmacy faculty member during pharmacy school.  I know pharmacy school can be very challenging and push your limits and I am here to help students learn more than just about pharmacy.  I have an open door policy while I am in my office and am generally a pretty laid back guy.


Dr. Kristen Pate  Name: Kristen Pate
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Clinical/Research Interest: Ambulatory care, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart failure, and other primary care disease states
Work Experience: Independent pharmacy
Hobbies:  Cooking, spending time with family and friends, being outside


Dr. Elizabeth Perry  Name: Elizabeth Perry
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Clinical/Research Interest: Internal medicine, infectious disease, medical missions
Work Experience: Hospital, retail
Hobbies: Running, biking, DIY projects, reading, hanging with my hubby and two dogs
Extra: I am married to a youth pastor.  I love to help students figure out where they want to go in this versatile profession.


No Photo Available  Name: Savannah Posey
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Clinical/Research Interest: Critical Care and infectious diseases
Work Experience:  Independent and hospital
Hobbies: Running and reading (mostly English Lit or non-fiction)


Dr. Laurel Sampognaro  Name: Laurel Sampognaro
Educational Training: Pharm.D., BLS Certification, Immunization Certification, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, APhA Medication Therapy Management Certificate
Clinical/Research Interest: Evaluation of student pharmacists health and wellness, impact of medication therapy management
Work Experience: Independent community, retail
Hobbies: Gardening, knitting, reading and cooking


Dr. Connie Smith Name: Connie Smith
Educational Training: BS Pharmacy, Pharm.D.
Clinical/Research Interest: Experiential Education
Work Experience: Hospital pharmacist, Home infusion
Hobbies: Painting, Gardening

Dr. Greg Smith Name: Gregory W. Smith
Educational Training: BS Pharmacy, Pharm.D., Asthma Educator, Certified Specialist in Poison Information
Clinical/Research Interest: Internet Resource Evaluation, Education Outcomes
Work Experience: Poison Control Center, Prior Authorization Pharmacist & Asthma Education in Medicaid Office
Hobbies: Fishing, swimming, weightlifting, singing, playing guitar, cooking


Dr. Jennifer Smith  Name: Jennifer Smith
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Clinical/Research Interest: Internal medicine (adult inpatient), international health research interests:  antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement in transitions of care
Work Experience: Medical writer (healthcare communications company), editorial assistant (UpToDate)
Hobbies: Traveling, biking
Extra: I took a slightly non-traditional path to pharmacy school and my career in pharmacy. I completed a BS degree and worked for several years before deciding to return to school and complete a Pharm. D. degree.


Dr. Roxie Stewart  Name: Roxie Stewart
Educational Training: BS in Pharmacy, Pharm. D., APhA Faculty Trainer Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, AHA faculty Trainer, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Immunizations, MTM, Diabetes, BLS
Clinical/Research Interest: Ambulatory care, immunizations, active learning, sterile compounding, laboratory practice
Work Experience: Hospital
Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family, shop, watch movies, do crossword and Sudoku puzzles, eat chocolate and play with my 16-pound miniature Yorkie (Rufus). 
Extra: My door is always open to any student whether as an official mentor or not!


Dr. Amanda Storer  Name: Amanda Storer
Educational Training: BS in Dietetics, Pharm. D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency 
Clinical/Research Interest: Nephrology (Currently PI for a study investigating risk factors for bleeding while performing kidney biopsies)
Work Experience: Started teaching straight out of PGY-1 residency
Hobbies: Traveling, sports in general
Extra: I love my job and get excited about the profession of pharmacy.


Dr. Jamie Terrell  Name: Jamie Terrell
Educational Training: Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Clinical/Research Interest: Ambulatory care, Women's health, residency training and interview skills
Work Experience: Started teaching straight out of PGY-1 residency
Hobbies: Reality TV, reading, sewing, playing with my two girls
Extra: I like to help students interview for residents or other jobs.  I work at clinics at LSUH-S with mostly indigent patients helping them manage their diabetes and hypertension in the most economical way possible.


Dr. Michelle Zagar  Name: Michelle Zagar
Educational Training: BS of Arts in Education, Master of Education, Pharm.D., Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
Clinical/Research Interest: Geriatrics, diseases and conditions affecting older adults
Work Experience: Kindergarten teacher, independent pharmacy and retail
Hobbies: Reading, animals, gardening, making wreaths, all types of music, outdoors


Contact Information

Mary Caldwell Mary L. Caldwell, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Director, OSPA
Email:  caldwell@ulm.edu
Phone:  318-342-3800
Fax:  318-342-3802