Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

2019-20 University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Residents

PGY-1 Community Residents

Markesha CookDr. Markesha Cook

Markesha Cook is a Magnolia, Mississippi, native that completed her undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University where she majored in biomedical engineering. She was awarded the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. As a PGY-1 community resident, Cook enjoys the variety of settings that she is able to engage patients in accessible and evidence-based care to improve treatment outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and attending concerts, plays and art exhibits.


Elizabeth HearnDr. Elizabeth Hearn

A native of Senatobia, Mississippi, Elizabeth Hearn started her pharmacy career as an Early Entry Pharmacy student at the University of Mississippi. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, where she was welcomed as a PGY-1 Community Resident on the Jackson campus following graduation. She is currently training in community pharmacy, ambulatory diabetes and hypertension care, and academia. Her goal is to seek a multidisciplinary career in both ambulatory care and academia with a focus on student services. Hearn’s hobbies include volunteering at her local church, exercising with her husband Sam, shopping at Loft, and playing tennis and kickball with her friends.


Joseph NosserDr. Albert Joseph Nosser

Joseph Nosser is a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi. His passion for community pharmacy began in 2013, while working at a local pharmacy in Hattiesburg. Shortly after, he graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. Nosser graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in May 2019. He is passionate about advancing community pharmacy practice and improving health outcomes for the people in Mississippi. Nosser’s favorite residency experiences include interacting with patients through medication therapy management opportunities, administering immunizations, conducting Medicare annual wellness visits, and providing education to patients and fellow health care providers. Outside of residency, he loves to cook and travel, spend time with my family and friends, and cheer on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during football, baseball, and basketball season.


PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residents

Bianca LascanoDr. Bianca Lascano

Bianca Lascano is originally from Suffolk, Virginia. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry from Norfolk State University and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lascano completed her PGY-1 community-based residency at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a genuine desire to serve the underserved patient population. Her professional interests include chronic disease state management, cystic fibrosis and HIV. She is a proud member of the National Pharmaceutical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society and Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with her loved ones.


Elizabeth YettDr. Elizabeth Yett

Elizabeth Yett is originally from Beaumont, Texas. She completed her pre-pharmacy coursework at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UIW Feik School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 community pharmacy residency with Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tennessee. Her practice interests include diabetes education, academia and ambulatory care especially in the underserved population. Yett is a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Leadership Society.