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Residents: Current Resident Bios

Katelyn Aulenbach, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident
Katelyn Aulenbach is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Florida in 2017, graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2020, and completed her PGY1 residency at UF Health Jacksonville in 2021. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and toxicology. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating early oral opioids versus delayed intravenous opioids for pain control in patients with sickle cell crisis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, dancing, and relaxing at the beach.


Treasure Bright, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Treasure Bright is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University, graduated with honors from the University of Florida College Of Pharmacy in 2020, and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at UF Health Jacksonville. Her resident research project this year is evaluating the impact of positive volume balance in critically ill trauma patients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.


Emily Chang, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Emily Chang is originally from Houston, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree and received her Master of Science from the Johns Hopkins University. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Emily's professional interests include infectious diseases, cardiology, and critical care. Her research project this year examines the management of candidemia under antimicrobial stewardship over the course of a decade. In her free time, Emily enjoys running, listening to music, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.


J. Chase Cole, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Chase Cole is from South Boston, Virginia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of South Carolina and graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. His professional interests include infectious diseases and critical care, and he hopes to pursue a PGY-2 in one of these areas. His resident research project this year is looking to evaluate clinical outcomes in patients with Staphylococcus bacteremia who receive an early versus late infectious diseases consult. In his free time, he enjoys riding his Peloton, working out, exploring Jacksonville with friends, and hanging out at the beach.


A. Taylor Herndon, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Taylor Herndon is originally from Baxley, Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2019 and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at UF Health Jacksonville. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and internal medicine. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating the risk of genitourinary tract infections in T2DM patients receiving an SGLT-2 inhibitor based on baseline HgbA1c values. In her free time, Taylor enjoys going to concerts and theme parks, hiking, binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, and cheering on her favorite sports teams (Go Dawgs!).


Sanny Juresic, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Sanny Juresic is from Jacksonville, Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Florida in 2016, and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2021. Sanny’s professional interests include oncology and medication-use safety and policy. His research project this year involves analyzing the impact of operational changes on drug utilization in the OR setting. In his free time, Sanny enjoys cheering on the Jacksonville Jaguars, hiking, and seeking out local coffee shops.”


Haley Lewis, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Haley Lewis is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, but has lived many places over the years. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida in 2017, then graduated cum laude from UF's College of Pharmacy Jacksonville Campus in 2021. She has broad professional interests with curiosity in many practice areas. For her resident research project, she will be looking at potassium response to once daily dosing of Lokelma for the management of hyperkalemia. In her free time, Haley enjoys traveling, being outdoors in the Florida sunshine, and spending time with her pets, friends, and family.


Janine Short, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Resident
Janine Short is from Port Jefferson Station, New York. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2020 and recently completed her PGY-1 training at UF Health Jacksonville in 2021. Her professional interests include substance use disorder management and opioid stewardship. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating the relationship between medication assisted therapy dose in pregnancy, rates of maternal illicit substance use, and severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome. In her free time, Janine enjoys spending time with her dog Paisley and trying new restaurants around town.


David Taska, Pharm.D.
MS PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
David Taska is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his Master of Science from the University of Arizona as well. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. David’s professional interests include emergency medicine and toxicology. His research project this year examines identification of patient specific factors that predict response to phenobarbital in alcohol withdrawal syndrome. In his free time, David enjoys going to the beach, fishing, and scuba diving.


Daniel Valdes, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Daniel Valdes is from Tampa, Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2017 and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2021. His professional interests include oncology, internal medicine, and critical care. His residency research project this year is evaluating glycemic control in total parenteral nutrition patients before and after implementation of a standardized protocol. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing video games, working out, and spending time with friends and family.


Anthony Wasielewski, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident
Anthony Wasielewski is from Sandyville, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2020. His professional interests include infectious diseases management, antimicrobial stewardship, HIV and OPAT. His residency project this year is investigating the impact of obesity on cefazolin dosing for MSSA bloodstream infections. In his free time, Anthony enjoys going to the beach, golfing, baking new recipes, try local cuisine, and spending time with others.