2016 Robert D. Gibson Scholarship Recipient

Susan Lee

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy


Susan Lee is a third-year student pharmacist at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. Susan graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. During her second year of pharmacy school, she was inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma—Pharmacy Leadership Society—and has maintained active involvement in various professional pharmacy organizations including APhA-ASP, CPhA, CSHP, and NCPA. As her chapter’s APhA-ASP president-elect, she also assisted with the reinstatement of her local APhA-ASP community outreach projects, such as Operation Diabetes, Operation Heart, and Generation Rx. She is currently serving as the Loma Linda University APhA-ASP chapter president and the CKAPhA LLU chapter treasurer. During her term, APhA-ASP LLU chapter launched its own Operation Immunization, a program promoting immunization awareness, and hosted the chapter's first free flu-shot clinic in San Bernardino.

Susan also serves as a clinical research coordinator for Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Dr. Lee Nguyen, in hopes of reaching more patients around the globe using the knowledge and resources made available by the pharmacy profession. She is involved in various clinical research projects including evaluating the accuracy of creatinine clearance based on serum creatinine rounding in the elderly as part of the vancomycin dosing protocol and assessing the antimicrobial stewardship program’s focus on levofloxacin utilization at St. Jude Medical Center. She presented her research findings at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting this past year.

Upon graduation, Susan hopes to pursue a residency in psychiatric pharmacy and one day be able to teach the young minds of future student pharmacists.