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Remembering Dr. Kenny Yuan, '21

Written by SOP Communications | February 15, 2022

On Feb. 3, Kenny Yuan, PharmD, ’21, passed away unexpectedly. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Kenny was completing his post-graduate-year-one residency in Arizona at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Before coming to CU Pharmacy, Kenny completed his undergraduate studies at the Virginia Military Institute and served six years in the United States Army. He attributed his studies in pharmacy and leadership experience in the military with guiding him through his work as a pharmacist. In particular, he was interested in clinical research, critical care, and infectious diseases.

Kenny enjoyed helping in his community. During his time in Colorado, he volunteered as a Youth Program Reading and Writing Club Tutor at the Denver Rescue Mission; and while serving in the U.S. Military, he was also a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad in Chesterfield County, VA.

In his free time, he enjoyed rock climbing and spending time with family and friends. He met his partner, alumna Justine Phimmasone, PharmD, ’21, while at CU Pharmacy. Together they moved to Arizona and adopted a labradoodle puppy, Lani. You can read his full obituary here.

There is a GoFundMe set up to support Justine and Lani as they process this loss. Click here to donate.