ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" 

The ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" Program serves to acknowledge ACCP Members whose engagement with ACCP events/committees and contributions to the organization are deserving of recognition.

ACCP is pleased to recognize Yi Ting (Kayla) Lien, PhD, Associate Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology (Modeling & Simulation) at Genentech Inc. Dr. Lien joined ACCP in 2017 as a Student Member and is currently in her first year as a Full Member. She has served on the Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional Committee since 2018, is a Reviewer at ACCP's The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and recently joined the 2021 ACCP Annual Meeting Program Committee. Dr. Lien will also be a Symposium Co-chair at the 2021 ACCP Annual Meeting. While attending the Univ of Florida Coll of Clinical Pharmacy, she was the ACCP Gator Student Chapter President from 2018 - 2019 and was instrumental in the chapter's growth. At the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting, Dr. Lien was recognized as the top ACCP membership recruiter and received the ACCP Member-Get-a-Member Award. In addition to the aforementioned, she was a Moderator at the 2020 Virtual ACCP Annual Meeting Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional Panel Discussion on Effective Communication Styles Across Career Stages, was a Poster Presenter at the 2017 and 2019 ACCP Annual Meetings, has submitted manuscripts to ACCP's journals and regularly attends ACCP webinars and Annual Meetings. Dr. Lien's active participation in and support of ACCP is immeasurable and we look forward to her continued involvement in ACCP!

Dr. Lien earned her PhD in May 2020 at the Univ of Florida Coll of Pharmacy. From 2016 - 2017, she was an ORISE Fellow at the US Food & Drug Administration and interned at Hoffmann La-Roche in Manhattan, NY in 2014. She is now in her first full-time position as an Associate Scientist at Genentech Inc. Dr. Lien has co-authored many publications and presented posters at non-profit and academic institutions.

Dr. Lien graciously shared her thoughts on what ACCP membership means to her:

"I am very grateful and honored to be part of the ACCP family throughout my graduate training. The amount of help and support from the society Members especially for STEP (Students, Trainees, Early-stage Professionals) has been amazing. They provide such great outlets of engagement and resources for both the professional and STEP Members to interact through mentorship programs, virtual webinars, STEP specific workshops and many more. The opportunity to present at the ACCP Annual Meeting was a great way to network with Members of diverse scientific backgrounds and gain valuable feedback for my research. I learned so much from the excellent scientific conference program in a casual yet scientifically rigorous setting with other Members. ACCP also provided me the opportunity to serve on different committees and in the University of Florida Student Chapter which was critical in shaping my career development as I prepare for my embarkment to graduation. I am very excited about ACCP’s future and its growing family and can’t wait to help in contributing back to the society! Thank you ACCP!"

Congratulations, Dr. Lien, on being recognized for your outstanding achievements and contributions to ACCP!