to Linh Vuong ('05) for receiving the Bud Whipple Memorial Scholarship
In January, 2005, Linh Vuong was awarded the Bud Whipple Memorial Scholarship. Linh fled communist
Vietnam as a child and experienced many hardships with her family while growing up in Los Angeles.
During her undergraduate years, she took a trip to India where she saw the scope of human suffering
and dedicated herself to a career in medicine.
While attending UCSD School of Medicine, Linh took an extra year to research with Dr. William Nyhan a
metabolic disorder: Lesch-Nyhan disease. At that time she became acquainted with many genetic and
metabolic disorders, including Marfan's.
Recently, Linh returned to her native country, Vietnam, for a medical mission. She screened
patients for eligibility for corrective surgeries for children with birth defects, participated in
primary care interventions, conducted OB/Gyn training seminars and did health screenings in rural
schools. Linh is full of energy, and we anticipate her future in Primary Care will be a great benefit to all she serves.
We congratulate Linh on this well-deserved honor and commend
her for her outstanding academic achievements!