Kim Nguyen of La Puenta, California, has been named a recipient of a $1,000 MD Labs/Rxight Scholarship supporting excellence in pharmacy studies.
PRESS RELEASERENO, Nev. — Kim Nguyen of La Puenta, CA, was named a recipient of a $1,000 MD Labs/Rxight® Scholarship Supporting Excellence in Pharmacy Studies.
MD Labs is the provider of Rxight®, the most preferred pharmacogenetic program by community pharmacists. The goal of its Rxight® Scholarship is to provide greater access and opportunity to outstanding higher education students who are pursuing study in Pharmacy and related disciplines.
MD Labs awards its semi-annual pharmacy scholarships through its various programs, including scholarships geared specifically for Pharmacy graduate students and current college students who are planning a career in pharmacy.
Nguyen completed her undergraduate studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and is currently enrolled in Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy to earn a Doctor of Pharmacology degree. Her areas of research interest are oncology and pharmacogenomics. Her career goal as a future pharmacist is to pursue a position at a teaching medical center where she will be able to teach, conduct clinical research and practice clinically. One of Nguyen’s research projects will focus on the implementation of pharmacogenetics testing in a community pharmacy.
Rxight® (“pronounced RIGHT“) is the most comprehensive pharmacogenetic program available. Developed by MD Labs, a leading CLIA certified high complexity laboratory, Rxight® pharmacogenetic testing helps determine if the medications people take and the dosage levels are right for them based on their DNA. The Rxight® program includes a pharmacist consultation to learn how you respond to 200+ medications.
“We are pleased to reward Kim for her contributions to school and community,” said Chuck Dushman, Director of Corporate Giving with MDLabs/Rxight. “In addition, we were very impressed with her future plans and passion for implementing and testing pharmacogenomics in a community pharmacy.”
“It is an honor to have received The MD Labs Rxight Scholarship Supporting Excellence in Pharmacy Studies,” adds Nguyen. “My love for pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics solidified during my enrollment in a graduate level genetics course and I will use my research to advance the pharmacy profession.”
Scholarship candidates must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue their first undergraduate or graduate degree in Pharmacy, and plan to enroll as a part-time or full-time student at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution in the upcoming academic year. Applications are now being accepted for the spring deadline of April 1, 2017. Visit https://rxight.com/scholarship/ for more details.