2021 Incentive Grant Recipient: Austin-Phong Nguyen, PharmD
Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Evaluating Community Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Pharmacist-Led Pharmacogenomic Services
Austin-Phong Nguyen, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Albertsons Companies in Pleasanton, California.
It is a great privilege to receive an Incentive Grant this year and I am grateful for this opportunity to further solidify the pharmacist’s role in providing pharmacogenomic services. I am a huge advocate for mental health. The use of pharmacogenomics in guiding mental health treatment can greatly reduce symptomatology and increase quality of life. By further investigating how pharmacists perceive pharmacogenomic services, I can evaluate ways to increase its provision, and thus, improve my patient’s lives.
Pharmacists are capable of doing so much in the community setting. As first-line healthcare providers for patients, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide pharmacogenomic services. I hope to highlight the impact and utility of a community pharmacist in enhancing patient care services and improving health outcomes.