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Joshua Blackwell, PharmD
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident – Year 2

Hometown: Bedford Heights, OH

Graduate School Attended: University of Houston – Master of Sciences in Pharmacy Leadership & Administration

Pharmacy School Attended: Ohio Northern University

Undergraduate School: Ohio Northern University

Current Research: Impact of Pharmacist Remote Order Verification in a Quaternary Academic Medical Center

About Me: Joshua received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and double-minored in Business Administration and Management. As the current PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident, he has professional interests including operational and health-system leadership, strategic planning, transitions of care, and quality improvement. In conjunction with his residency, he is also pursuing a Masters of Sciences in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration at the University of Houston, and desires to become a recognized mentor, guest lecturer, and health-system leader.

Along with his residency, Joshua has a strong passion for serving his community and being involved within the profession. He serves as an Executive Consultant for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), the National Webmaster for the Pharmacy Administration Residency Collaboration (PARC), and serves on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) New Practitioners Forum. Outside of his residency and professional involvement, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, good music and movies, and attending sporting events.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC): The residency program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center offers challenging clinical and administrative rotations. The preceptors are experts in their respective fields and they allow me to precept and mentor pharmacy students. The opportunity to learn within the largest medical center in the world allows me to not only learn health-system management at BSLMC, but also from the surrounding Texas Medical Center hospitals through partnerships amongst the other pharmacy administration residents. Additionally, the long-lasting relationships I am able to make amongst the residents/fellows at BSLMC enhance my experience and provide support as I matriculate throughout the residency program.

Contact Informationjblackwell@stlukeshealth.org


Justin Babino PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Beaumont, TX

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended: Texas Southern University
Undergraduate School: Texas Southern University 

Current Research: Opioid Stewardship Implementation

About Me: Justin received his Doctor of Pharmacy from The Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is currently a PGY1 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership resident. Justin has many professional interests including pharmacy management and operations, opioid stewardship, and advocacy for the profession of pharmacy. Justin’s short-term goal is to help expand opioid stewardship in the acute care setting. His long-term goal is to secure a pharmacy leadership position where he can help create an environment that expands and progresses the practice of pharmacy. Justin enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, and continuing his entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  There are a few things that made Justin choose BSLMC. BSLMC is a large, academic intitution with a diverse patient population. BSLMC also offers oppurtunities for regional, state, and national leadership exposure through its affiliation with Catholic Health Initiatives (now CommonSpirit Health). The oppurtunity to learn how pharmacy practice at one institution can integrate into a state and national framework is a unique experience BSLMC offers. Most importantly, Justin admired the people he would be working with, and truly enjoyed the experiences he has had with the program and its leadership.

Contact information: Jbabino@stlukeshealth.org