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Kathryn Nguyen

Kathryn Nguyen

Kathryn Nguyen, Ph.D.

Director of Development & Global Alliances
HS Assistant Clinical Professor, Non-Salaried
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


(858) 822-5510

Dr. Kathryn Nguyen, received her B.S. in Biology and Excellence in Pharmacology Research at UC Irvine in 2001, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego, School of Medicine in 2007. She completed her UC Discovery Fellowship at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences studying academic-industry partnerships within the UC system. As a UC Discovery Fellow she worked directly with the site head of Johnson & Johnson Research and Development, La Jolla and the Pfizer Incubator.

Dr. Nguyen's main areas of responsibility at the Skaggs School include: developing strategic research collaborations with pharmaceutical companies, and alliances with universities and research institutions worldwide; building sustainable philanthropic support from foundations and donors; implementing stewardship strategies; and catalyzing interdisciplinary research collaborations across departments. To facilitate the efficiency and effectiveness of external partnerships, Dr. Nguyen works with the Technology Transfer, Contracts & Grants Administration, International Affairs, Corporate & Foundation Relations, and Development offices at UCSD. She also works closely with Health Sciences Communications to coordinate the marketing and public relations for the Skaggs School.

As a HS Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Nguyen is the lead instructor and mentor for the Global Advanced Pharmacy Practice Elective providing students with experiential education abroad. She established clinical rotations sites in Taiwan and Vietnam, and is currently developing additional sites in France, China, and Africa.

Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Association of Technology Mangers Association (AUTM) and has received AUTM Howard Bremer Award in 2008. She has also received Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Award and an American Heart Research Fellowship.