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Meet our 2021-2023 Clinical Toxicology Fellow

Below is an introduction to the latest clinical toxicology fellow to join the poison center through June 2023.

Kayla Bourgeois, Pharm.D., Clinical Toxicology FellowMy name is Kayla Bourgeois, Pharm.D., from outside of Baton Rouge, LA. I enjoy playing soccer, getting involved in my church community, and finding new music to listen to on repeat. As a third-year pharmacy student, I had a short two-week clinical rotation with my state poison center. This was the first time I saw pharmacists working in this capacity, as part of a niche multi-disciplinary group of specialists in their field. The unique cases I worked with involved a particular set of skills and advanced thinking involving organic chemistry, deductive reasoning, pharmacology, and so much more. From then on, I knew I wanted to be part of this relatively small team of professionals, become an expert in the field of toxicology, and advancing my profession by adding to the number of pharmacists certified in this area. The remainder of my education and clinical training not only reinforced my desire, but expanded my interests to include academia, and emergency medicine which are unique to this institution. Considering the latter, paired with the amazing colleagues and preceptors involved in this program, I could think of no better opportunity than to pursue the Clinical Toxicology & Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Binghamton SOPPS in conjunction with Upstate New York Poison Center and Upstate Medical University.

The Upstate New York Poison Center has a two-year Clinical Toxicology Fellowship program, in collaboration with SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

In the case of a poisoning or for information purposes, call the Upstate New York Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Each year our center manages more than 50,000 calls from health care providers, 911 operators, hospitals, industry, schools, and the general public in our 54-county service area.

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About Upstate New York Poison Center

Housed inside Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, the Upstate New York Poison Center is dedicated to reducing the number, cost and severity of poisonings within its designated 54-county service area as mandated by New York State Law. The Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to both health professionals and the general public at 1-800-222-1222.

About Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.