PGY-1 Residents

Angela DansereauAngela Dansereau

Email: Angela.Dansereau@hhchealth.org

Hometown: North Smithfield, Rhode Island

School of Pharmacy: University of Rhode Island

Professional Interests: Solid Organ Transplant and Critical Care

Post PGY1 Plans: I plan to pursue a position as a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center or pursue a PGY2 residency.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
Hartford Hospital had everything I was looking for in a PGY1 experience. It is a large, academic medical center with many opportunities in a variety of areas including critical care, emergency medicine, oncology, and solid organ transplant. As a major teaching hospital and the only level 1 trauma center in the region, Hartford Hospital provides the ideal platform for me to gain the education and experience needed to become a clinical pharmacy specialist. In addition to the amazing variety of rotations offered, the staff and preceptors create an amazing and welcoming learning environment.

What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I like to bake, try new restaurants with my friends, spend time with my family, and play with my dog Holly.

What do you love most about Connecticut?
As a lifelong Rhode Islander, coming out to Connecticut has been a welcome adventure. I've really enjoyed getting to know the area with my co-residents and still be close enough to home to visit my family. I'm really looking forward to experiencing CT in all four seasons.

Lian NgaopraseutLian Ngaopraseut

Email: Lian.Ngaopraseut@hhchealth.org

Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut

School of Pharmacy: University of Rhode Island

Professional Interests: Ambulatory care and Cardiology

Post PGY1 Plans: I plan on finding a position as a clinical pharmacist or pursuing a PGY2 after this year.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
As a P4 student, I did a longitudinal rotation here at Hartford Hospital. During that time I saw myself grow and learn so much from all the wonderful preceptors here, who are incredibly supportive and go above and beyond to assist the students and residents in their learning. Hartford Hospital is also a large academic teaching center and it offers many unique rotations and electives that would allow me to explore my interests. I also think that the residency class size of five plus our PGY2 resident is the perfect class size.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I like to try new food/restaurants, go to the gym and beach, and spend time with my friends and family.

What do you like most about Connecticut?
I love that Connecticut is so close to everything. It's in the middle of NYC and Boston and it's a short drive to the beaches in both Connecticut and Rhode Island. Most of my family is also in Connecticut, so I like that I can see them often.

Arian NovajArian Novaj

Email: Arian.Novaj@hhchealth.org

Hometown: The Bronx, New York

School of Pharmacy Attended: University of Connecticut

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Post PGY1 Plans: I plan on obtaining a clinical staff position at a Level 1 Academic Trauma Center.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
As an intern for two years, splitting my time as a Pyxis Tech and Sterile Products Tech, I grew very fond of the work we do at this institution. Being able to have a first-hand view on how the pharmacists here play a pivotal role in delivering exceptional patient care has always stuck with me. Hartford Hospital is also a level one academic trauma center and aligns well with my future goals and professional interests. Not only will it challenge me but it will help learn how to care for high acuity patients.

What you like to do in your free time?
I love spending time with my family and friends. I try my best to go back to New York to visit my grandparents. I am a big sports fan and always occupying myself with watching the latest game on one of my favorite teams during the year.

What do you like most about Connecticut?
Connecticut has grown on me as a previous New York resident. It’s filled with lovely scenery and trails. It’s also close enough to NY so I can always go back to have home-made cooking.

Tyler AckleyTyler Ackley

Email: Tyler.Ackley@hhchealth.org

Hometown: Groton, Connecticut

School of Pharmacy Attended: University of Connecticut

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease and Critical Care

Post PGY1 Plans: I plan to pursue a PGY2 in Infectious Disease

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
After working with the Yale New Haven system, I was excited to see how other health systems provided care. Additionally, Hartford Hospital’s strong history in infectious disease and high acuity of care represents a great learning opportunity. On interview day, I was impressed with how friendly the preceptors and staff were so I knew this was a perfect place for me to grow as a pharmacist.

What you like do in your free time?
Outside of work, I like to spend time with my friends and catch-up as often as I can. Otherwise, I like distance running and hiking with my dog.

What do you like most about Connecticut?
As someone from Connecticut, I was excited to stay close to family as well as being able to enjoy all of the different scenery that Connecticut has to offer.

Jenny LinJenny Lin

Email: Jenny.Lin@hhchealth.org

Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey

School of Pharmacy Attended: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, NJ

Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases

Post PGY1 Plans: I plan to pursue a position as a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center or pursue a PGY2 residency.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
I appreciated the wide variety of critical care rotations and other diverse learning experiences. Hartford Hospital is a large academic medical center with a level one trauma center that exposes you to various high acuity patients. Not only are the preceptors very friendly and supportive, they will challenge you to push your boundaries and step out your comfort zone!

What you like do in your free time?
I enjoy picking up new movies/shows, shopping and outdoor activities (going to the beach or traveling).

What do you like most about Connecticut?
Coming from NY/NYC, it is a nice getaway from the craziness of the city! At the same time, it is only a two-hour drive back into the city (NY or Boston) which allows me to experience the best of both worlds!