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Residents: Current Resident Bios

Katelyn Aulenbach, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Resident
Katelyn Aulenbach is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Florida in 2017 and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2020. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and ambulatory care. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating the effect of oral naloxone used for opioid induced constipation on pain. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, dancing, and relaxing at the beach.

Treasure Bright, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Resident
Treasure Bright is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University and graduated with honors from the University of Florida College Of Pharmacy in 2020. Her professional interests include internal medicine and therapeutic policy management. Her resident research project this year is evaluating the use of urine culture ordering and its impact on the treatment of bacteriuria in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

Meseret Dabi, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Resident
Meseret Dabi is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of North Florida in 2016 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy at the Jacksonville Campus in 2020. Her professional interests include critical care, ambulatory care and infectious disease. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating the impact of baseline cardiac function on vasopressin response in septic shock patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, exploring new restaurants, and experimenting with new baking recipes.

Lydia Halim Girgis, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Lydia grew up in Plano, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Healthcare studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She went on to complete her doctorate of pharmacy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. She then completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at AU Medical Center in Augusta Georgia along with a graduate teaching certificate from the University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy and is now the PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care at UF Health. Her areas of interest include internal medicine/ primary care, mental health, and teaching. Her residency project this year is an Evaluation of Specialty Medication Adherence Pre- and Post-Implementation of a Patient Management Program. In her free time, Lydia enjoys cooking, going to the beach, doing yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.

Caroline Heider, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident
Caroline Heider is from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Food Science from the University of Tennessee in 2015 and graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2019. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her areas of interest include emergency medicine. Her resident research project this year is evaluating the use of single dose long acting opioids for treatment of acute sickle cell disease related pain in the emergency department. In her free time, Caroline enjoys trying new recipes, listening to audiobooks, and online shopping.

Matthew Hermenau, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Resident
Matthew Hermenau is from Berkley, Massachusetts. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island and is currently completing his PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care at UF Health Jacksonville. His professional interests include chronic and acute pain, sports medicine, and addiction medicine with a focus in opioid and cannabis use disorder. His resident research project this year involves comparing the clinical efficacy of clonidine and baclofen on reducing clinical opiate withdrawal scores. In his spare time, Matt enjoys cheering on Boston sports, exercising, cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.

A. Taylor Herndon, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Resident
Taylor Herndon is originally from Baxley, Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2019. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and internal medicine. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating the efficacy of adjuvant immunomodulatory medications for the treatment of Influenza B in hospitalized patients. In her free time, Taylor enjoys going to concerts and theme parks, hiking, and watching her favorite sports teams (Go Dawgs).

Ashlan Kunz Coyne, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident
Ashlan Kunz Coyne is from Esko, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at UF Health Jacksonville. Her resident research project is evaluating the efficacy and safety of beta-lactam antibiotics with and without therapeutic drug monitoring in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia or bacteremia. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Ashlan enjoys playing beach volleyball, CrossFit, and quality time with her family, friends and loyal furry companion, Lucy.

Katie Reel, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Resident
Katie Reel is from Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rhodes College in 2016 and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2020. Her professional interests include critical care and medication safety. Her residency research project this year involves evaluating the effect of early enteral phosphate repletion on clinical outcomes in critically ill patients on CRRT. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, and baking.

Elizabeth Shald, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Elizabeth Shald is from Pensacola, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of South Florida in 2015 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2019. Her resident project this year is evaluating the predictors of bleeding after ultrasound guided catheter directed thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. In her free time, Elizabeth likes soaking up the Florida sun by the pool or at the beach, visiting local restaurants and coffee shops, trying to keep her houseplants alive, and spending time with family and friends.

Janine Short, Pharm.D.
PGY1 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. Her professional interests include pain management and medication safety. She plans to pursue a PGY-2 in pain management this upcoming year. Her resident research project this year involves evaluating the clinical effects of nebulized budesonide/formoterol use in mechanically ventilated COPD exacerbation patients. In her free time, Janine enjoys spending time with her dog Paisley and trying new restaurants around town.