Kimmy T. Nguyen, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice in Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, has been nominated for the 2021 Young Professionals Award given by the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce. The award is sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities in the STEAM Professional of the Year category and recognizes talented young leaders in the science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics fields.
“It’s such an honor to be one of the finalists for this award, and I’m deeply grateful for the boundless support of the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the Wilkes-Barre Volunteers in Medicine,” said Nguyen. “I’m so proud to represent both organizations and the pharmacy profession. Together, we have done such great and amazing work in service of our community, and I know we’ll continue to uphold the same high standards of quality in education and patient care.”
Nguyen joined the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in 2018 as an assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice with a clinical practice site at Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Nguyen’s professional interests include the pharmacotherapeutics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and gout. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Scott K. Stolte, Dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, said of Nguyen: “Kimmy is a star in the classroom and in the community. When we choose healthcare, we make a choice to serve. Kimmy embodies that choice. Whether it is our students or her patients, Kimmy meets everyone with kindness, respect, and dignity. She is a gift to Wilkes University and our community. I am proud to have her as a colleague and even more proud of the person she is.”
The award ceremony, which will honor young professionals in 10 additional categories, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Garden Drive-In in Hunlock Creek.