Sam Kalman Scholarship

vivian nguyen



Vivian Nguyen is a third-year student pharmacist at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida. Throughout her time as a student pharmacist, Vivian was heavily involved in the American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) as Chapter President. 

In addition to her involvement with APhA-ASP, Vivian has been actively involved as a leader in Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi, Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, and as a College of Pharmacy Student Ambassador. Additionally, she has participated as a member in various councils for the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Florida Pharmacy Association. Outside of her involvement, Vivian is employed as a pharmacy intern at St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside and serves as a graduate research intern at Nemours Children's Specialty Care. 

Vivian also seeks to serve the community through her involvement with the Vietnamese community. She served on the Council of Regional Representatives for the Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations where she communicated with and supported leaders across 18 schools. She has also worked with the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Southeast as the Programming Director to organize their first ever leadership conference to help promote the personal and professional development of Vietnamese youths.

Vivian is passionate about the profession of pharmacy and hopes to complete a fellowship specializing in clinical development and academia following her graduation. She would like to recognize her family, friends, mentors, and professors for their continuous support and encouragement throughout pharmacy school.


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