Meet Our Leader & Current Residents

Meet the director of the Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center Pharmacy Practice Residency Program and get to know our current residents.

Jason Aulie

Jason Aulie, PharmD

Residency Program Director, Essentia Health Pharmacy Services

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Jason Aulie received his Bachelor of Science (2003) and Doctor of Pharmacy (2007) degrees from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, he practiced as a clinical pharmacist for seven years at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014 he moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where he has continued practicing at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center as a clinical pharmacist. He was in that role for 3 years before becoming the Clinical Specialist/Residency Program Director in 2017.

His primary practice is in adult general medicine, and he serves as the preceptor for the residents in the general medicine and orientation experiences.

Christine Niedergeses

Christine Niedergeses, PharmD

Pharmacist Resident, Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center

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Christine is originally from Duluth, MN. She received her Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Iowa State University. She then spent 2 years in Davenport, IA working as a blood testing technician while simultaneously receiving her Masters in Healthcare Administration from St. Mary's University of MN.  Christine received her PharmD from Creighton University. While in school she was involved in Jays for Peds, Generation Rx and her class's Exec Team. She also interned at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth and is a Mentor through Mentor Duluth. Her clinical interests are pediatrics, oncology and critical care.  In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking and eating ice-cream.

Evan Odean

Evan Odean, PharmD

Pharmacist Resident, Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center

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Evan is from Duluth, MN and has spent most of his life there besides completing undergraduate education at Gustavus Adolphus College. He is passionate about research and spent 4 years researching breast cancer prior to pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota. In his spare time, Evan enjoys running and biking the amazing Duluth trails, and following Minnesota sports in all seasons. His clinical interest areas include cardiology, infectious diseases, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Tatianna Pollak

Tatianna Pollak, PharmD

Pharmacist Resident, Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center

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Tia Pollak grew up in Cloquet, Minnesota, and attended the College of St. Scholastica where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. After graduation, she took a year to work as a pharmacy technician, swim instructor, and volunteer with the St. Louis County Rescue Squad and West Brevator Fire Department/Cloquet Area Fire District. She went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Her clinical interests include critical care and emergency medicine. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP, MSHP, PLS, and NPhA. Tia is considering further training through a PGY2 specialty residency to obtain a clinical pharmacy position. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys skiing, fishing, cribbage, volunteering as an emergency medical responder, and spending time with family.

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