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MBKU's College of Pharmacy Administers Over 3,000 Covid-19 Vaccinations



Marshall B. Ketchum students and faculty from the College of Pharmacy were invited to PIH (Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital) Health to aid in administering COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, throughout the weekend of October 19, 2021. PIH Health is a three-hospital/medical office system that serves the greater Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties with an extensive reach of patients in Southern California. The invitation was sent to various schools of pharmacy students and faculty to participate, of which our program answered the call to serve over 3,000 individuals with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Dr. Mohammad Ghonim, VP of Clinical Trials, Laboratory & Pharmacy Services, specifically recognized Marshall B. Ketchum’s staff, and especially, our students for their excellent skills and service in these events. “With your assistance, we were able to provide vaccines to over 3,000 individuals in our organization. We received many compliments from various staff, physicians and leaders in our organization about how well you all did. We are truly grateful for your help, as this would not have been possible without you, thank you.

This reflects the nature of the University in that, as the whole world continues towards the goal of recovering from the pandemic, MBKU is committed to being on the frontlines, helping those in need. These volunteer opportunities are akin to Marshall B. Ketchum’s students as their selfless acts of service have ranged from supporting massive drive-through events at Soka University, to smaller events partnered with local public health organizations, such as Latino Health Access and Family Health Matters.

Healthcare workers from diverse disciplines coming together to serve their local community is the essence of what Marshall B. Ketchum University represents, and the College of Pharmacy was at the forefront.

Listed below are the students and faculty who made this all possible.

College of Pharmacy Students: Elsa Du, Nawena Amini, Thurston Chen, Kutrice Owens, Rachel Chang, Timmy Chung, Stephanie Yang, Lusine Topchyan, Ngoc Anh Tran

Faculty: Dr. Genene Salman, Dr. Eva Wong, Dr. Kim Vo, Dr. Joycelyn Yamzon, Dr. Michal Mingura, Dr. Puja Patel, Dr. Quyen Dau.