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Program Faculty

Pharmacy staff includes 15 pharmacists, three pharmacist informaticists, one PGY-1 resident, two managers and one director of pharmacy.

The pharmacists are involved with anticoagulation dosing, antibiotic stewardship, clozapine monitoring, formulary management, patient chart reviews, medication histories, diabetes and metabolic syndrome management, and medication education directly with the patients and hospital staff. They engage one-on-one and in group settings with patients and medical staff, and they assist the psychiatrists and medical physicians in therapy recommendations. They help prevent drug-drug interactions, and they monitor high-risk drugs and polypharmacy.

Key Staff Members

Below are some of the key staff members involved in the APPE student rotations each year:

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Cydreese Aebi, Bio Portrait

Cydreese Aebi

Pharmacy Residency Director / Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Aebi is a board certified clinical psychiatric pharmacist, with more than 30 years of hospital pharmacy experience. She retains a clinical instructor faculty appointment with Oregon State University (OSU-OHSU) College of Pharmacy, an affiliate instructor appointment with Pacific University School of Pharmacy, and has worked as a clinical instructor with Western University of Health Sciences Medical School.

Dr. Aebi works with APPE students from OSU, providing a unique rotation site in the state's largest psychiatric institution. She was awarded OSU "Preceptor of the Year" in 2012-2013. She is also developing a clinical pharmacy program across the hospital’s two campuses, which is adopting a new hospital structure, electronic health record and pharmacy automation.

Robert Newman, Bio Portait

Dr. Robert Newman

Staff Pharmacist

Hired in 2011, Dr. Newman is an inpatient psychiatric pharmacist with more than 30 years of hospital pharmacy experience. He previously worked as a staff pharmacist at Salem Hospital, where he specialized in IV pharmacy, home infusion, travel clinic immunization service and a pharmacist-driven outpatient anticoagulation program.

Dr. Newman serves as the OSH Anticoagulation Program coordinator, a preceptor with the OSH pharmacist residency program, and represents the pharmacy department on the Waived Testing Cross Functional Work Team.

Amber Lorenzen, Bio Portait

Dr. Amber Lorenzen

Pharmacy Informaticist

​After completing her PGY1 residency at OSH during the 2014-2015 year, Dr. Lorenzen was hired as the hospital’s second pharmacy informaticist. She is a key member of the medication management team working to implement the electronic medication record, pharmacy verification system and automated dispensing cabinets. She graduated from South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Dr. Lorenzen became a pharmacist because of her grandmother, who was harmed due to two severe medication errors. To this day, she has a passion for proper medication use and medication safety.

SaraLee Molinari, Bio Portait

Dr. SaraLee Molinari

Clinical Pharmacist

​Dr. Molinari obtained her PharmD degree in 2013 from Oregon State University/Oregon Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy. She has worked for OSH since December 2013, and since then, she’s played an active role in the advancement of clinical pharmacy services. She developed a policy and protocol for pharmacists to order and interpret labs pertaining to atypical antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. She also serves as the lead pharmacist on the OSH Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, which meets monthly to discuss trends in antibiotic usage and resistance, notable cases, and improvement plans for antimicrobial usage. Dr. Molinari helps manage and monitor clozapine patients and anticoagulation therapy.

Meloday Erorita, Bio Portait

Dr. Melody Erorita

Clinical Pharmacist

​A board certified clinical pharmacist, Dr. Melody Erorita has worked at the hospital since graduating from Oregon State University (OSH-OHSU) in 2011. In addition to her clinical duties, she coordinates and manages all clozapine patients through the Clozapine REMS program. She trains pharmacy staff in the electronic health record, pharmacy system and lab ordering.

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