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Trailblazers Podcast

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The Trailblazers Podcast, hosted by IPA CEO Kate Gainer and current IPA President Jim Hoehns, dives into the personal stories of pharmacy leaders and innovators who are redefining the healthcare landscape. Each month, we’ll sit down to hear what ignited these leaders’ passion for pharmacy, as well as discuss challenges, triumphs and lessons learned along the way. Get ready to embark on an inspiring, thought-provoking, and trailblazing adventure!


2024
Episode 7: Iowan Through and Through – Jim Hoehns
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President Jim Hoehns, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Preceptor at Cedar Valley Primary Care, to discuss what IPA membership means to him, his involvement in clinical trials, and more!

Episode 6: Living in the Grey – Ben Miskle
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President John Hamiel, Regional Director of Pharmacy at MercyOne Northeast Iowa, and Ben Miskle, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, to discuss his unique work with substance use disorders, engaging your local pharmacy associations, and more!

Episode 5: What’s a Tweener? – Micaela Maeyaert
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President John Hamiel, Regional Director of Pharmacy at MercyOne Northeast Iowa, and Micaela Maeyaert, Director of Pharmacy at Spencer Hospital, to discuss innovation at a “tweener” hospital, work-life balance as a mom of two, and more!

Episode 4: 10% Success – Aaron McDonough
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President John Hamiel, Regional Director of Pharmacy at MercyOne Northeast Iowa, and Aaron McDonough, Co-Owner and Chief Innovation Officer of Towncrest Pharmacy Corporation, to discuss rejection, professional identity, and more!

Episode 3: Happy Chaos – Sara Wiedenfeld
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President John Hamiel, Regional Director of Pharmacy at MercyOne Northeast Iowa, and Sara Wiedenfeld, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, to discuss failing forward, career changes, and more!

Episode 2: Setbacks Make You Stronger – Bola Thompson
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President John Hamiel, Regional Director of Pharmacy at MercyOne Northeast Iowa, and Omobola (Bola) Thompson, Population Health Pharmacist for MercyOne’s PHSO, to discuss learning from setbacks, embracing the unexpected, and more!

Episode 1: Follow or Control Your Path –​ Samm Anderegg
During this episode of the Trailblazers Podcast, IPA CEO Kate Gainer sits down with IPA President John Hamiel, Regional Director of Pharmacy at MercyOne Northeast Iowa, and Samm Anderegg, Chief Executive Officer at DocStation, to discuss professional identity, forging your path, and more!



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