Our focus is to offer an international community for healthcare students with passion in oncology and pharmaceutical industry.
We provide education, leadership, mentorship and opportunities in research and community outreach.
We promote unique and dynamic experiences for students to collaborate with all oncology stakeholders.
Established NCODA Professional Student Organization Chapters
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Albany, NY)
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn, AL)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton, FL)
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Boston, MA)
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (Downers Grove, IL)
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (Davie, FL)
Purdue University College of Pharmacy (West Lafayette, IN)
South University School of Pharmacy (Columbia, SC & Savannah, GA)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TX)
The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy (Kingston, RI)
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy (Toledo, OH)
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (Minneapolis, MN)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
University of North Texas Health Science Center (Fort Worth, TX)
Washington State University College of Pharmacy (Spokane, WA)
Oncology Journal Club Workshop
NCODA PSO National Executive Board Update 5/20 - Jason Darmanin, NCODA PSO National President
Established Professional Student Organization Chapters
NCODA Professional Student Organization National Executive Board
Position: National President
Student: Jason Darmanin
School: The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Jason Darmanin is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for Class of 2021 from Hopkinton, RI. As a student pharmacist at The University of Rhode Island (URI) College of Pharmacy, Jason currently serves as the President of the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association Professional Student Organization chapter, as well as the Membership Vice President for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. Historically, Jason was the President-Elect for URI’s NCODA PSO chapter when the chapter was first established in February 2019. Furthermore, Jason works as a Pharmacy Intern for CVS Pharmacy as well as at Westerly Hospital. He also helps to implement Continuing Education programs for pharmacists and nurses through his employment at the URI College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Development. Jason plans to pursue a clinical residency or fellowship after graduating, with a focus in oncology. Jason has advocated on Capitol Hill for the pharmacy profession regarding the prescribing of oral contraceptives, the opioid epidemic, and DIR fees.
Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation Scholarship
My favorite TV show is The Office. If I am not working or doing coursework, you will probably find me binge-watching an entire season of it on Netflix.
Position: National Vice President of Communication
Student: Tara Magallon
School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Tara Magallon is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for Class of 2021 at University of North Texas (UNT). Tara is the Founding President of UNT’s NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter. Tara has held many leadership positions over her pharmacy school career; she was the Treasurer of the UNT chapter of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy. Tara is currently a Committee Chair for the UNT Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity as well as for UNT’s Pharmacy Student Government Association. She is an inducted member of the Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society. Tara serves as a Student Ambassador for the UNT School of Pharmacy and assists in Doctor of Pharmacy candidate interviews.
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society Induction
I love documentaries, anything from crime to medical!
Position: National Vice President of Community Service
Student: Manny Alfonso
School: Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Manny Alfonso is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for Class of 2021 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). For the past 13 years, Manny has worked in various pharmacies as a pharmacy technician, including specialty pharmacy. Currently, Manny is the President and one of the Founding Members of the NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter at NSU. Manny is a member and previous Over The Counter Drug Safety & Literacy Chair for the American Pharmacist Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists at NSU. Manny was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where he has always participated as an active member of the community and advocate for patient safety. Upon graduation, he strives to pursue a post-graduate residency and eventually to become a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist. Before starting pharmacy school, Manny earned his BS in Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University.
I have yet to see snow.
Position: National Vice President of International Meetings
Student: Maren Campbell
School: The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Maren Campbell is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for Class of 2021 at The University of Minnesota (UMN). In the past year, Maren founded the NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter at UMN as part of an organization she co-founded called the Hematology & Oncology Collaborative. Maren has held many leadership positions throughout pharmacy school; she is a Student Ambassador and Peer Mentor at the UMN College of Pharmacy and serves on the Minnesota Legislative Day Policy and Advocacy Committee. She currently holds other pharmacy leadership roles through the University of Minnesota Chapter of the Phi Delta Chi professional pharmacy fraternity. She is also a member of the Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society. Maren works as an Oncology Pharmacy Intern at the Masonic Cancer Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she is a part of the Oral Chemotherapy Monitoring Team. After graduation, Maren plans to pursue a clinical residency with a focus on oncology and palliative care.
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society Induction
Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance Student of the Week
I’ve been to the Arctic Circle…brrrr! Beautiful, but cold–even for a Minnesota girl!
Position: National President-Elect
Student: Madison ‘Madz’ Motzner
School: Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Madison Motzner is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for Class of 2022 at Washington State University (WSU). Madison received her B.S. in Health Science Studies, cum laude, from Boise State University in 2018 and began her pharmacy education the following Fall. Madison is an active member of numerous associations including Colleges Against Cancer, Washington State Pharmacy Association, Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO), WSU’s PharmD Honors program and their Student Ambassador program. Madison is one of the Founding Members and current President of WSU’s NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter. Madison is also one of the founding members of WSU’s IPhO chapter and is its Director of Social Media & Marketing. She is a Pharmacy Intern at Fred Meyer, in both Washington and Idaho, and a part-time book editor.
Boise State University Honors Graduate
Washington State University PharmD Honors Student
2nd Place Poster Presentation by a Professional Student at Washington State University’s Research Day
I graduated high school in Idaho with a graduating class of 16 people!
Past Student Educational Talks
May 20, 2020
Download or review SETs Presentation 5/20/20 HERE
Biosimilars (Dr. McGladrigan)
Melanoma & Skin Cancer (Manny Alfonso)
April 29, 2020
Download or review SETs Presentation 4/29/20 HERE
Multiple Myeloma (Dr. Clarke)
Cardiotoxicity from Anthracyclines (Dr. Howard)
Head & Neck Cancer Epidemiology (Sarah Stepanek)
March 25, 2020
Download or review SETs Presentation 3/25/20 HERE
Pediatric Cancer Overview (Dr. Cirincione)
EGFR Inhibition in Lung Cancer (Dr. Ibarra)
Spring Forum Review (Maren Campbell)
February 26, 2020
Download or review SETs Presentation 2/26/20 HERE
Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (Dr. Moran-Smith)
Renal Cell Carcinoma (Dr. Terry-Purnell)
Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancer Epidemiology (Tara Magallon)
January 29, 2020
Download or review SETs Presentation 1/29/20 HERE
Hematologic Malignancies Overview (Dr. Moore)
Rare Hematologic Disorders (Dr. Reid)
Cervical Cancer Epidemiology (Jason Darmanin)
November 6, 2019
Download or review SETs Presentation 11/6/19 HERE
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Overview (Dr. Hanna)
Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (Dr. Fox)
Fall Summit Review (Madison Motzner)