PGY1 Residents

Myranda Williams, PharmD


Hometown: Seymour, CT

School of Pharmacy: University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease and Critical Care

Research Project: Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the Emergency Department: Assessment of Common Practice in a Healthcare System

What do you like to do in your free time? I like to relax with a good book, workout, and cuddle with my cats. 

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital Residency Program? As an APPE student I did the longitudinal experience at Hartford Hospital and really enjoyed it. Reflecting back on my experience, I felt I grew the most as an APPE student during my rotations at Hartford. Additionally, Hartford Hospital is a large academic medical center and the residency program offers many unique rotations which will allow me to become a well-rounded pharmacist. Specifically, this program offers a PGY2 in Infectious Disease as well as many critical care opportunities. 

Lindsey Taupier, PharmD


Hometown: Enfield, Connecticut

School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut

Professional Interests: Pain management, Emergency medicine

Research Project:  Do missed doses of pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis increase VTE events in trauma patients with fractures?

What do you do in your free time? I love to be active whenever I can. My favorite things to do are spin classes, going for hikes, or going for a long walk while listening to a true crime podcast. 

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? When talking to last year's residents at one of the residency showcases, I was really impressed to hear about the hospital's pharmacy-driven pain management program. Hartford is one of the only hospitals that I know that gives pharmacists the opportunity to talk to patients and drive their pain management regimens. I also loved that the program was focused on acute inpatient care and offers so many diverse critical care experiences in the setting of a level-1 trauma center. Finally, when talking to the preceptors during my interview, it was amazing to hear that many of them graduated from Hartford's residency program and spoke so highly of it. I knew this was an institution that prepared their residents well to confidently practice as clinical pharmacists.

Emelia Pendergast, PharmD


Hometown: Meredith, NH

School of Pharmacy: University of Rhode Island 

Professional Interests: Oncology, critical care, general medicine 

Research Project:  Evaluation of the current DKA treatment guidelines/Hartford Hospital's protocol for patients with euglycemic DKA

What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, wake boarding, and wake surfing, going to the beach, going to concerts and sporting events, reading, and watching Netflix for relaxation purposes

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? When looking at residency programs I was really impressed with the variety of rotations that Hartford Hospital was able to provide. I was really interested in some of the more unique rotations that the program offered like the required pain management rotation. I was really excited about how strong the ID program is because that is an area I wanted to challenge myself in during residency. I was also intrigued by the fact that a lot of the current preceptors had returned to Hartford Hospital after finding post-residency positions elsewhere. I was sure when talking to the current residents, preceptors, and Laura the RPD, that Hartford Hospital's residency program would prepare me to succeed in my career as a clinical pharmacist and would help me to achieve my residency goals.

Brooke Carnemolla, PharmD


Hometown: Watertown, CT

School of Pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professional Interests: Oncology, Solid Organ Transplant, and Critical Care

Research Project: Safety of High-Dose Subcutaneous Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Obese Inpatients

What do you like to do in your free time? Traveling, shopping, trying new restaurants 

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? Working as a medication history technician at a small hospital within Hartford Healthcare, I always was interested in the complexity of the patients I would see get transferred out to Hartford, given it is a Level 1 Trauma Center. I wanted to train in a setting that would provide me with experience to manage the medications of such complex, critical patients such as transplant recipients, ECMO patients, and patients presenting with oncologic emergencies. Additionally, Hartford Hospital provides a wide variety of learning experiences, ranging from neuro critical care to ambulatory oncology. The program aIso provides many opportunities to teach and precept pharmacy students. 

Colin Duell, PharmD 


Hometown: Glens Falls, NY

School of Pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases, Pharmacogenomics

Research Project: Evaluation of timing of surgical prophylaxis antibiotics and rates of surgical site infections

What do you like to do in your free time? Basketball, frisbee, golf, and swimming. I enjoy doing just about anything outside.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? During residency interviews, Hartford Hospital stood out as my top choice because of the kindness and expertise of the pharmacy department members who spoke with me. Learning about the various experiences in ID, understanding the synergistic relationship between pharmacists and providers, and having the opportunity to co-precept APPE students solidified my interest. I wholeheartedly believe that this program will thoroughly prepare me to be a well-rounded pharmacist, and support a career as a clinical pharmacist specializing in ID.