Trinh graduated in 1997 from UNC School of Pharmacy and continued her education at University of Kansas, completing a two year Master of Science and Pharmacy Practice Residency program. She has worked in various capacities including Director of Pharmacy and now she is a Manager in the Information Technology Department. Trinh is currently involved on the workgroup for the Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative.
UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and seven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.
UNC Hospitals is a public academic medical center first established in 1952 under the name N.C. Memorial to provide patient care, educate health care professionals and advance medical research in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. With more than 800 beds, the medical center in Chapel Hill comprises N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Children’s Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital, N.C. Women’s Hospital, and N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Trinh has recently been involved with the Conversion of Automated Dispensing Cabinets, conversion of several electronic health systems, including Mckesson, Epic, and Siemens.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
“Be open to change and learn as much as possible. The pharmacist’s informatics field is growing, and I would advise new practitioners to shadow or connect with an existing pharmacist analyst.“
Involvement in ASHP
Trinh’s first involvement in ASHP was a one month rotation at the headquarters during her residency years. She subsequently has been involved in councils and committee work.
“It’s a great way to network and find other pharmacist with your same interests. It is not cliché, Pharmacy is a small world.”
ASHP’s Value to Members
“The value of ASHP is collaboration among members and the resources that the society has to offer. Take an active role as a member of ASHP and make an impact on your profession.”
“The value of ASHP for the profession is seeking legislative changes to improve our profession, highlighting the value the pharmacist place in the patient care, collaboration with other health care stakeholders.”