Sunny Nagra ‘16 comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has successfully integrated his pharmacy knowledge and entrepreneurial prowess with the development of a mobile application (app) called ‘Immunizations – Find, record, and learn about your next vaccine.’ “The goal of the app is to help give Pacific’s Operation Immunization Committee the potential to impact more patients,” said Nagra. Thanks to Nagra, patients can search for the School’s immunization clinics, educational events and local immunizing pharmacies. Patients can even record their vaccination records electronically through the app.
Nagra is an integral member of the American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and serves as co-chair of its Operation Immunization Committee. “I love working on this committee because the other co-chairs and project managers all work together in order to make sure that we always have successful events that positively impact patients’ lives,” said Nagra. He joins committee members, who provide services and education, at community clinics and health fairs. The joy and thankfulness of the patients is always very rewarding for him.
At the 2014 APhA-ASP midyear meeting, Nagra was honored with the APhA-ASP member recognition for the Pacific chapter. He received the award because of his steadfast involvement in the organization. He plans to continue in his dedication to the betterment of the pharmacy profession and patients’ lives. Since March Nagra has served on the APhA-ASP National Communications Standing Committee, which contributes to the association’s publication and various other electronic communications.
Nagra foresees rapid advancement in pharmacy practice and hopes to be a part of that progress. “The pharmacist can play a larger role in patient care with the introduction of [mobile] health, consumer wearable biometrics and other new technologies,” said Nagra.
Recently, Nagra created his second app, Provider Status, which allows users to find out if they live in a Medically Underserved Community, learn more about Provider Status and how pharmacist can help bridge the health care gap and find representatives in Washington, DC to advocate for pharmacists and Provider Status.
In addition to developing apps for iPhones, Nagra enjoys photography. In high school, he won the local Congressional Art Competition which earned him an exhibition spot in the U.S. Capitol for a year.