Melinda Mah Memorial Scholarship
Melinda Mah, PharmD 2010, passed away in September, 2017. She was diagnosed with cancer while in pharmacy school and I remember her coming to class dragging an IV pole behind her. She courageously pursued her dream to become a pharmacist despite her illness. After graduation, she was an owner of the aptly named Hope Pharmacy in Calexico, California with her sister Jadine Mah. Dr. Eugene Chan and her husband and I sponsor this scholarship in her memory. The recipient this year is Marvin Ortiz, PharmD Candidate 2018. He is also an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and works with Harbor UCLA Medical residents to provide preventive care to patients in Mexico. He also served as the eloquent spokesperson for the students receiving scholarships during the evening.
I also want to thank my friends and family for contributing photos of the event and to Bacon Sakatani for his great photos.