2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Vivi Nguyen, PharmD
Project Proposal: Assessing the Efficiency of a Collaborative Practice Agreement in Medication Therapeutic Interchange
Vivi Nguyen is a PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident at USC/986 Pharmacy/ Wynn Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
"I am truly honored and humbled to receive this APhA Foundation Incentive Grant, and it fills me with an immense sense of excitement and purpose. This project represents an invaluable opportunity to highlight the profound impact pharmacists can have on health outcomes. This resonates deeply with me both professionally and personally, as I'm passionate about contributing to the advancement of patient-centered healthcare practices."
"The motivation behind my research project is to recognize the increasing significance of pharmacists in modern healthcare. With pharmacy services expanding beyond traditional medication dispensing, the project aims to explore the potential benefits of a Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPA) that formalize partnerships between pharmacists and healthcare providers, enabling pharmacists to perform therapeutic interchange and advocate for patients. This research seeks to reduce treatment delays due to insurance-mandated prior authorizations, alleviate financial burdens on patients, and ultimately enhance patient health outcomes, highlighting the positive impact pharmacists can make in the lives of those they serve."
"Your career is a journey, and it doesn't matter how long it takes to reach your destination. What matters is the passion and persistence that drive you forward."