College of Health Sciences
Vince Edwards Deguzman joined the Navy in July 1997 as a Seaman Recruit. As Enlisted, he served as a Hospital Corpsman and Pharmacy Technician in Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL, Branch Medical Clinic Bahrain, and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant after receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in June 2007. As an Officer, he served as a Department Head in Little Creek Amphibious Base, VA and Naval Hospital Guam; as a Director of Clinical Support Services in Naval Hospital Lemoore; and, as the Command Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. He has been serving as an adjunct instructor since 2016, and has been serving the students of Laureate Education Inc., since June 2017.
An advocate of lifelong learning, Vince became board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Geriatric pharmacy (CGP), certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Healthcare Administration, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and Graduate certificates in Human Systems Integration and Healthcare Administration. He is scheduled to complete his Master’s degree in Human Systems Integration from the Naval Postgraduate School in the fall of 2019. His subject matter expertise is in quality improvement, leadership, and healthcare administration.
Vince received the Navy Medicine’s Junior Pharmacist of the Year award, Early Career Healthcare Executive award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Navy Medicine’s Senior Pharmacist of the Year award, Pharmacy Times’ Military Pharmacist of the Year award, Admiral Charles Loar Literary Award from ACHE, and AMSUS Allied Health Professional Award.
His personal medals while in service include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), and numerous unit and campaign awards.