At a Sept. 21 event hosted by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Chapman University assistant professor Amy Kang was honored as part of the chamber’s 40 Under 40 list, along with five university alumni. The annual list recognizes up-and-coming business and community leaders in Orange County who are making a positive impact in the local community and beyond.
Kang, who has taught pharmacy practice in Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy since 2018, said that her overarching research goal is to shatter the status quo by engaging in cutting-edge research projects in the field of infectious diseases and to significantly advance patient care and optimize health outcomes.
Kang earned her doctor of pharmacy at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy where she received numerous honors, including the American Pharmacists Association Foundation Award, the Robert D. Gibson Scholarship and the President’s Award — the highest honor given among graduates — for her exceptional leadership and top academic performance.
During her post-graduate training at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where she served as a chief resident, she received the Dean’s Apple Teaching Award for her outstanding teaching efforts in the School of Pharmacy. Throughout her residency training, Kang was extensively involved with teaching pharmacy and medical trainees in the classroom and various clinical settings.
Kang has held numerous leadership positions at both the local and national pharmacy organizations, where she has been recognized for her dedication to advance pharmacy practice.
The five Chapman alumni recognized at the 40 Under 40 event were:
- Tyler Kring ’15 (JD ’18), employment attorney, Kring & Chung.
- Tim Lineberger ’11 (JD ’18), senior associate, Venture Strategic.
- Natalie Matsumoto, director of marketing, Octane.
- Natalie Reider ’06, senior vice president of community operations, Jamboree Housing.
- Monica Shukla Belmontes ’06 (Ph.D. ’15), associate dean, UMass Global.