April 15 – Zoom Alumni Panel: Pharmacy 2021 & Beyond

In our second PharmD alumni panel we invited recent grads to speak about their path to their current role, the impact of URI, and how their education prepared them for the future.

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March 10 – Zoom Alumni Panel

Anthony Giuliani, PharmD, ‘17
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Boston Medical Center

Anthony grew up in Smithfield, RI and graduated from URI in 2017. He then completed a PGY1 residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT and went on to complete a PGY2 residency in ambulatory care at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford CT. Upon completion of residency, he joined the ambulatory care pharmacy team at Boston Medical Center. He is a clinical pharmacy specialist embedded within a primary care clinic with over 100 providers servicing around 40,000 patients. He primarily manages patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, COPD, smoking cessation and medication management. Anthony is able to practice with a great deal of autonomy. He works under a scope of practice agreement with the MD’s allowing me to independently prescribe medications and order labs relating to those designated disease states.

Rebecca Austria, PharmD, ’12
Traveling Pharmacist, Samuel Simmons Memorial Hospital

Rebecca Austria is a traveling pharmacist specializing in rural healthcare. She is originally from Massachusetts, and graduated from URI in 2012. She states she wouldn’t be where she is today without the URI College of Pharmacy. URI gave her the opportunity to complete a rotation in Dillingham, Alaska in 2011. After that experience, she knew she wanted to be a rural traveler after graduation. Since then, she has worked in northern Maine; Anchorage, Alaska; rural Alaska; and Antarctica. The highlight of her career, so far, was being a pharmacist at McMurdo Station, Antarctica and having the opportunity to travel to the South Pole!

Jill Powers, RPh, ’89
Consultant Pharmacist, Pharmerica

Jill Powers, RPh has been a consultant pharmacist with Pharmerica based in Warwick, RI for the past 26 years. She graduated from URI in December 1989 and in her early years worked at Miriam Hospital, as well as large chain and small independent pharmacies. She was a district manager of a national chain and has taught as an adjunct professor at URI and a CCRI.

In her current role as a consultant pharmacist she has ten long term care/rehab facilities that she visits on a monthly basis to perform medication reviews.

Matt Talbot, PharmD, ’14
President and Pharmacy Owner, Aroostook Apothecary LLC

Matt Talbot graduated from URI in 2014. He is originally from Presque Isle, Maine and has set roots there with his family and business after enjoying many years in Rhode Island. His family has been in the pharmacy business for five generations and he joined his grandfather, Joseph Talbo ‘58, as a URI alumni. Continuing the tradition of owning his family’s independent pharmacies was always his goal and the College of Pharmacy thoroughly prepared him to achieve that goal.

Kylie Fogarty, PharmD, ’07
Staff Pharmacist, Green Line Apothecary

Kylie Fogarty is a community pharmacist with Green Line Apothecary in Wakefield, RI. She has been practicing community pharmacy for over over ten years at various organizations including Walgreens and Lifespan. In addition to management roles, she is a long time member and Past-President of the RI Pharmacists Association.

Erin Foeri (Moderator)
PharmD Class of 2021

Erin Foeri is a sixth year PharmD student at the University of Rhode Island. She currently works as a pharmacy intern at Green Line Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in Wakefield, Rhode Island and is on her clinical rotations as part of URI’s curriculum. Her interests outside of pharmacy include playing ukulele and violin, surfing, volleyball, and going to the beach. While at URI, Erin was involved in Lambda Kappa Sigma, Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, Student College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Society of Veterinary Pharmacy.