Dr. Elaine Vu Nguyen was selected as one of this year’s Women of Distinction in the field of Health Services from the CA Senate District 34, represented by California State Senator Tom Umberg. Dr. Nguyen is the Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience and Assistant Professor of Clinical & Administrative Sciences at American University of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy. She also serves as a Board Member of the Orange County Pharmacists Association (OCPhA) which represents over 500 pharmacists in the county, South Bay Long Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SBLBSHP), and the Vietnamese Pharmacists Association USA (VPhA-USA). Within these capacities, Dr. Nguyen has taken initiative on evaluating seniors’ MediCare Part D prescription drug benefits, which can potentially save a total of $150,000 in prescription drug costs. Dr. Nguyen also organizes food drives and health fairs, provides work experience for pharmacy students, and collaborates with other non-profit organizations and legislative offices to educate and advocate about current concerns regarding pharmacists and the medical industry.