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Huy-hoang Nguyen receives 2013 Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award

June 3, 2013

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) honored Huy-hoang Nguyen as the recipient of the 2013 Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award. Nguyen was honored during the 2013 Doctor of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony, held on May 18, 2013. As the award recipient, Nguyen received a commemorative plaque and financial support to attend a national meeting where he will have the opportunity to further his professional involvement.

“I feel humbled to have been chosen to receive the Karbeling Leadership Award,” says Nguyen. “I am so grateful that the CPHS has provided a great environment where I could develop my leadership throughout my time in the pharmacy program. I hope to continue growing as a leader so I can better contribute to advancing pharmacy practice and health care.”

The Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award is given annually to one full-time Pharm.D. student. The Drake University pharmacy class of 1974 created the award in memory of Jerry Karbeling, PH’74, who is remembered as an inspiring pharmacist, patient advocate, and community and professional leader. Recipients of the award demonstrate leadership in one or more of the following areas: professional education, association work, community service, and pharmacy practice.

“Jerry Karbeling was best known for his professional involvement, commitment to practice, and political advocacy,” says Raylene Rospond, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. “Huy displays the same passion for the profession that Karbeling continually conveyed.”

Nguyen held a variety of leadership roles throughout his education at Drake, including the Drake Pharmacy Unified Group of Students, the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists, the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi, the Iowa Pharmacy Association, and Kappa Psi.

Following graduation, Nguyen will be completing a PGY-1 (post-graduate year) residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in California.

For more information, contact Renae Chesnut at 515-271-3018 or renae.chesnut@drake.edu.