The Leadership in Healthcare Award (2009)
Heiu Tran, Pharm. D., Founding Dean and Professor. College of Pharmacy. Sullivan University
How did winning a MediStar Award affect you either professionally, personally or both?
Personally, this award heightened my sense of awareness that I am a mentor and role model for the faculty, staff and students at the College of Pharmacy. Professionally, it was a confirmation of my abilities to be able to provide leadership in the development of a new Doctor of Pharmacy program as well as a reward which affirmed my belief that what I had been striving to accomplish was right.
What personal or professional developments have occurred since you won your MediStar?
- Achieved the Master Level in Martial Arts in Tae Kwon Do, which involves not only a testing of techniques, but also a testing of leadership, mental strength and spiritual abilities.
- Involved in role modeling and teaching of the Asian youth group at the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in downtown Louisville by offering volunteer cultural, physical and mental development through martial arts every Sunday.
- Involved in the establishment of the PharmD/MBA program, which has been very much welcomed by the students not only here, but from other institutions; involved with the propagation and implementation of this program on a regular basis.
- The College of Pharmacy developed and held the Grand Opening for the InterNational Center for Advanced Pharmacy Services (INCAPS), which was established to provide safe and effective use of medication management for the community through pharmacist monitoring of patient medication.
- The Grand Opening for the Drug Information Center (DIC) was held in October 2010. The mission of the DIC is to provide unbiased and accurate drug information and health monitoring to underserved and faraway populations within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- The Center for Nanotechnology Education, Research and Applications (CENTERA) was developed to foster future economic readiness for the 21st century by providing nanotechnology education and drug development in Louisville.
- The First Annual “Louisville’s Prescription for Wellness” Health Fair was sponsored by CVS and held at the College of Pharmacy. The Health Fair provided health information and health screenings to the public. The event was a resounding success and will be held again this year.
- The College of Pharmacy will receive a visit from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in April 2011 in order to evaluate the program for Full Accreditation status.
- The College of Pharmacy’s first class of 75 students, the Inaugural Class of 2011, will graduate in June 2011.
- The 92 students of the Class of 2013 began their Doctor of Pharmacy studies in July 2010.
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