Niveen Hilal, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident


Niveen Hilal is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago. While studying at UIC, she worked as a pharmacy intern at an outpatient pharmacy, while serving as a leader in extracurricular activities on campus and throughout the community. In addition, she focused on renal transplant outcomes in diverse patient populations through various research projects as a pharmacy student. Her pharmaceutical interest is primarily focused on pursuing hematology/oncology, while exploring more research and philanthropic projects. She hopes to be able to build on her experience and education as a pharmacy resident at UCM.


PGY1 Research

Niveen’s PGY1 Research project revolves around the revolutionizing immunotherapy agents and their relationship with inhaled corticosteroids. The research project is titled, “Impact of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Progression Free Survival in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer Receiving Immunotherapy.” The primary outcome of the project is to measure progression free survival in patients on various immunotherapy agents with and without inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). The secondary outcome focuses more on the unique toxicities of these agents and how the incidence is impacted by ICS, particularly pneumonitis.

The Value of the UCM Program

The HSPA residency program at UCM strives to challenge pharmacy residents in a clinical inpatient and outpatient setting in order for residents to reach their potential as a successful clinician. The rigorous on-call program allows residents full autonomy while assessing a wide array of patient cases in acute situations. UCM’s residency program will hone my skills as a clinical pharmacist in order to optimally treat patients.

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Preceptors that are experts in their fields

  • Inter-disciplinary provider network

  • Several elective opportunities for rotations

  • Numerous prospects to precept students


  • Secretary/Treasurer

  • Recruitment Committee

  • Newsletter Committee

Resident's PGY1 Clinical Rotation Schedule

Module 1: Supportive Oncology

Module 2: Renal Transplant

Module 3: Internal Medicine

Module 4: PPE Staffing/TPN

Module 5: Leukemia

Module 6: Pharmacy Administration

Module 7: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Module 8: Cardiology

Module 9: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Module 10: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Module 11: PPE

Module 12: Anticoagulation Clinic

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