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10/20/2015

Vivian Liao

Vivian Liao

Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Atlanta, GA

Vivian’s Story

Dr. Liao received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in 2004 and her pharmacy degree from Midwestern University - College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona in 2009. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY2 residency in Critical Care at Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Liao is a member of the Section Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership in the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. She is also a member of a subcommittee involved with pharmacy credentialing and privileging. Dr. Liao became involved in ASHP to maintain professional contacts and contribute as an advocate for the profession.

Facility

Dr. Liao is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Mercer University College of Pharmacy and maintains a practice site to teach students in the trauma/surgery ICU at Atlanta Medical Center, which is a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Significant Projects

Dr. Liao is currently involved in developing a pain, agitation, and delirium protocol in the ICU and she is interested in evaluating its use in elderly critically ill patients with trauma.

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“I recommend getting involved with professional organizations early to maintain clinical knowledge and to identify people in the specialty as potential mentors.”

ASHP’s Value to Members

“ASHP provides great resources in the pharmacy-related field regardless of the level of practice. There are focus areas for experienced pharmacists, new practitioners, and student pharmacists.”

“ASHP is dedicated to and advocates for the profession. It also provides resources for practitioners at all levels of practice.”

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