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RENO, Nev. –
Kim Nguyen of La Puenta, CA, was named a recipient of a $1,000 MD Labs/Rxight® Scholarship Supporting Excellence in Pharmacy Studies. 

MD Labs is the provider of , the most preferred pharmacogenetic program by community pharmacists. The goal of its  is to provide greater access and opportunity to outstanding higher education students who are pursuing study in Pharmacy and related disciplines.

MD Labs awards its semi-annual pharmacy scholarships through its various programs, including scholarships geared specifically for Pharmacy graduate students and current college students who are planning a career in pharmacy.

Nguyen completed her undergraduate studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and is currently enrolled in Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy to earn a Doctor of Pharmacology degree. Her areas of research interest are oncology and pharmacogenomics. Her career goal as a future pharmacist is to pursue a position at a teaching medical center where she will be able to teach, conduct clinical research and practice clinically. One of Nguyen’s research projects will focus on the implementation of pharmacogenetics testing in a community pharmacy.

(“pronounced RIGHT“) is the most comprehensive pharmacogenetic program available. Developed by MD Labs, a leading CLIA certified high complexity laboratory, helps determine if the medications people take and the dosage levels are right for them based on their DNA. The Rxight® program includes a pharmacist consultation to learn how you respond to 200+ medications.
 
 “We are pleased to reward Kim for her contributions to school and community,” said Chuck Dushman, Director of Corporate Giving with MDLabs/Rxight. “In addition, we were very impressed with her future plans and passion for implementing and testing pharmacogenomics in a community pharmacy.”

“It is an honor to have received The MD Labs Rxight Scholarship Supporting Excellence in Pharmacy Studies,” adds Nguyen. “My love for pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics solidified during my enrollment in a graduate level genetics course and I will use my research to advance the pharmacy profession.”

Scholarship candidates must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue their first undergraduate or graduate degree in Pharmacy, and plan to enroll as a part-time or full-time student at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution in the upcoming academic year. Applications are now being accepted for the spring deadline of April 1, 2017. Visit for more details.