A faculty member from the School of Pharmacy receives the Young Pharmacist Award.

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University Pharmacy Professor Alvin Oung received the 2022 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, presented by the Colorado Pharmacists Society.

Oung received this award for demonstrating excellence in community and professional service.

“We are proud of Alvin and grateful to the Colorado Pharmacists Society for bestowing this honor on him,” said Kem Krueger, dean of the UW School of Pharmacy.

“This is a fitting award, considering Dr. Oung’s impact on students, patients and other healthcare providers. He has a great career ahead of him. »

The Colorado Pharmacists Society wishes to promote, develop and advance the profession of pharmacy, and support a diverse and inclusive community to provide opportunities for all professionals in the field of pharmacy.

“Receiving this award is a huge honor,” Oung said.

“I am very grateful to be recognized for the work I have done over the years, especially since I know there are so many other deserving pharmacists out there. I feel very fortunate to be in a position that allows me to have an impact on patient care, medical education and the pharmacy profession.

Oung joined the university in 2016.

He still practices at Bruner Family Medicine, which is associated with Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

He teaches throughout pharmacy practice didactic lectures and offers outpatient rotations.

“I see each office visit as another opportunity to provide individualized care, and I’ve been fortunate to have developed therapeutic relationships with patients over the years,” Oung said.

His research focuses on family medicine, cardiovascular risk reduction, polypharmacy and medication adherence.

“Before the pandemic, I had been seeing a patient at the clinic every month for about two years to help her manage her chronic illnesses,” Oung said.

“With the onset of the pandemic and the transition of most of my clinical services to virtual care, there was a significant period of loss to follow-up. However, after hearing about my return to in-person visits, this patient quickly requested a follow-up visit with me. »

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