Hieu Tu, B.S.
Dear beloved AUHS family,
My name is Hieu, and I am currently working on finishing my thesis by the end of this year. After I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, I applied to AUHS for a Master’s degree in Clinical Research. I have finished all my classes, but I still need to finish my thesis in order to graduate with the degree. I extend my thanks to Dr. Saral Amarnani and other staff members who are still willing to spend time in helping me through with my thesis even in this tough times, as the pandemic is still ongoing. I am sincerely thankful to their efforts and I will be done with the thesis at the end of this year, 2020. As of now, I am working in the ‘North America Research Institute’ (NARI) as a clinical research coordinator. With all the knowledge that I gained while in school, I can easily adapt to my job and has helped me be efficient and confident. The MSCR program is very helpful and worth the money and time in preparing new students like me to step into the clinical research field.
Thank you once again,
Hieu Tu, B.S.
Tri Tan, MSCR
THANK YOU, AUHS
After earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from California State University, Long Beach in 2011, I have worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist at a pharmaceutical company for one year before starting my Master’s Degree in Clinical Research (MSCR) at American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) in 2012.
I have finished all of the required courses of the MSCR program from 2012 to 2014 and successfully competed my thesis “A Clinical Trials Endpoints Review on the Effects of Injectafer®, an Intravenous Iron Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia” in December 2017, and graduated with the MSCR degree.
While studying at AUHS, I began my first position in the clinical research field at a Site Management Organization (SMO) as the Lead Clinical Research Coordinator (LCRC) for four years. Prior to being promoted as the Regional Manager for two years, I held the Phase 1 Operations Manager position at the same company for another two years. I was responsible for conducting and managing Clinical Trials for various trials of therapeutic areas as well as for multiples sites in California, USA.
In 2019, I left the SMO and started the new journey as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for a Contracted Research Organization (CRO) company.
The experience I have learned from working as the CRC and a Site Manager at the SMO, and especially the knowledge I gained from the MSCR program has given me the best preparation to be successful as a CRA.
5 AUG 2020
Tri Tran, MSCR.
After four years of learning from California State University, Fullerton, I, Alphonse Nguyen, earned the bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2000. I worked as a news writer for several newspapers for five years. Then I thought, I must stop working due to my limited physical capability. As per the job, it required a collection of new stories and information that required a lot of walking to reach to many, and to collect the latest updates from the sources. I needed a change in the career as, I could not meet the expectation.
I had registered for the MSCR program at American University of Health Sciences in 2011 and completed the program in 2013. My thesis titled, “Disease Due to Smoking and Smoking Cessation Clinical Trials” took some time to complete and I am grateful that I could passionately work on it for an extended period of time as I needed to work full time to support my family.
I am really excited as to what I have learned from my excellent Clinical Research professors at AUHS. I was trained by role playing and experienced so many new things that I had never known before. The Clinical Research Field is always in demand and I am fortunate to be a clinical researcher.
I would like to say thank you, AUHS; Pastor Johnson, Ms. Kim Dang and professors, especially Dr. Saral Amarnani who helped me from the beginning until the end with a lot of encouragement.
God bless everyone at AUHS.