UCI Professor Receives American College of Clinical Pharmacy Award | UCI News
Irvine, California, July 7, 2021 – Joyce Yu-Chia Lee, Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, received the 2021 Clinical Practice Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. An advanced practice pharmacist, Lee is a founding faculty member of the UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the first to achieve this prestigious recognition.
The ACCP is a professional and scientific society with over 15,000 members from over 60 countries committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy. Each year, the award is presented to a member who has developed an innovative clinical pharmacy service, provided innovative literature on the impact of clinical pharmacy services, demonstrated leadership in developing cost-effective clinical pharmacy services, or demonstrated sustained excellence in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services. services. Past recipients are distinguished and respected leaders in the field of clinical pharmacy. Lee was nominated by Alexandre Chan, UCI President and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice.
“Joyce arrived at UCI in 2020 after spending 11 years in Asia, where she was a pioneer who successfully changed the landscape of clinical pharmacy practice by establishing and developing services and systems that did not exist before, ”Chan said. “She has developed and led numerous training programs, including Singapore’s premier outpatient pharmacy residency program and chronic disease certification courses made available to countries in the Asia Pacific region. She has also developed and instrumentally implemented practice algorithms to address diversity, equity and inclusion in patient care.
“I am delighted and surprised to receive this award and appreciate the recognition for the work I have done overseas,” said Lee. “When I was away from home, CCPA was my way to stay in touch with colleagues and best practices, and I hope my experience and this recognition will encourage other pharmacists to make an impact in other countries to achieve global progress in clinical pharmacy. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a new school at a public university and look forward to hosting our first Doctor of Pharmacy course this fall.
Since joining UCI and despite the pandemic, Lee launched the first pharmacist-led comprehensive medication management clinic at the UCI Health Family Health Center in Anaheim, where she optimizes medication use in patients with medical conditions. chronic. She was also actively involved in administering COVID-19 vaccinations at the campus Bren Events Center.
“Joyce is dedicated to the care of patients, regardless of their socioeconomic status, and is sensitive to creating an inclusive environment for diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds,” Chan said. “As a clinical pharmacist, she strives to meet challenges and increase the accessibility and convenience of treatment. “
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