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Ask the 2021 Fellows: What I Wish I Knew as a New Practitioner

Broadcast Date: June 17, 2022


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This podcast will be an interview with 5 ASHP Fellows. Fellows will give advice and encouragement for new practitioners in their transition, including key points on pain management and other timely topics such as burnout and resilience.


Jessica KoernerJessica Koerner (nee` Hill), PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FASHP, is a recognized leader in health-system pharmacy, advocacy and workforce resilience. Currently, Jessica champions innovative IDN level initiatives to advance care and promote wellness for patients and providers. Jessica became involved with ASHP early in her career and as she advanced in her leadership roles at her health system she became increasingly involved with ASHP and NJSHP to contribute to the profession. Dr. Koerner enjoys working with new practitioners succeed.

Allison KingAllison King, PharmD, FASHP, is an investigational drug pharmacist and postgraduate year 1 residency director at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. King earned her PharmD from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information residency at the University of Kansas Hospital. King is an active member of ASHP. She is currently the director-at-large for the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners.

Lee KralLee Kral, PharmD, FASHP, is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and a faculty member of the Pain Medicine Fellowship. She received her BS and PharmD from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and completed residency at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She runs a chronic pain medication management clinic at UIHC. She also does perioperative pain management with the Acute Pain Service and surgical teams.

Kersten Weber TatarelisKersten Weber Tatarelis, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID, FASHP, has been an active member of ASHP for >10 years. She completed her Bachelor's of Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and Doctorate in Pharmacy at University of Illinois at Chicago where she also completed her residency training. Kersten has a background as a clinician, hospital leader, and health system leader. She currently oversees several hospitals for Advocate Aurora Health, a remote clinical services team and clinical pharmacy services including antimicrobial stewardship, medication safety and formulary management.

Katherine FosterKatie Foster, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FASHP, KCHP, received her PharmD at Creighton University and then pursued a two-year pharmacy administrative residency with a concurrent Masters in Hospital Pharmacy from Kansas University. Dr. Foster worked at Stormont Vail Health for 23 years as the clinical pharmacy manager and postgraduate year 1 residency program director. Dr. Foster currently is an associate chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services and PGY1 Residency Program Director at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System in Topeka, Kansas.

Sara BrunerSara Bruner, PharmD, FASHP, is a postgraduate year 1 pharmacy resident at the University of Virginia Health in Charlottesville, VA. She received her PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, anticoagulation, transitions of care, and academia. Sara is currently serving on the Leadership Development Advisory Group of the New Practitioner’s Forum.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.