Mission Statement:

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.

NCODA is looking to grow our student chapters at pharmacy colleges nationwide.

If you have suggestions for additional NCODA student chapter sites, please email Stephen Ziter at stephen.ziter@ncoda.org or Austin Starkey at austin.starkey@ncoda.org.

Established NCODA Professional Student Organization Chapters

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (NY)  ​

Auburn University (AL) ​

Belmont University College of Pharmacy (TN)

Binghamton University (NY)​

Howard University (DC)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (FL) ​

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MA)​

Midwestern University (IL) ​

Nova Southeastern University (FL) ​

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy (OR)

Purdue University (IN) ​

Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy (VA)

South University (SC & GA)​

Temple University (PA)

Texas Tech University (TX)​

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CO)

University of Florida College of Pharmacy (FL)

University of Iowa (IA) ​

University of Minnesota (MN)​

University of Missouri-Kansas City (MO)​

University of New Mexico (NM)

University of North Texas (TX)​

University of Rhode Island (RI)    ​

University of Toledo (OH)​

University of Toronto (Canada)

University of Utah College of Pharmacy (UT)

Washington State University (WA) ​

Wingate University (NC)

Oncology Journal Club Workshop

NCODA PSO National Executive Board Update 5/20 - Jason Darmanin, NCODA PSO National President

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Established Professional Student Organization Chapters

PSO - Member Benefits

Oncology Education & Exposure

Starting an NCODA Chapter

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

Fun Fact:

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.


Dean’s List

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society Induction

Fun Fact:

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.


Dean’s List

Fun Fact:

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

Fun Fact:

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

Fun Fact:

I graduated high school in Idaho with a graduating class of 16 people!

NCODA Professional Student Organization National Executive Board

Past Student Educational Talks

March 31, 2021

Programmed Death Pathway Overview (Krystal Preston, PharmD, BCPS)

Hypercalcemia in Malignancy (Kaitlin Kelly, PharmD)

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (Erica Iantuono PharmD, BCOP)

February 24, 2021

Tumor Lysis Syndrome (Nelsy Zuniga Pharmacy student from NSU)

Febrile Neutropenia (Ben Bowar PGY2 HEME/ONC Resident)

Tecentriq in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (Jen Ratliff Therapeutic Area Manger)

January 27, 2021

Relapsed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (My-Lien Au)

Essential oils in a Community Cancer Center (Ginger Blackmon, PharmD)

Emerging Perspectives (Kim Talac, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, OCN)

December 30, 2020

Dr. Latha Radhakrisnan spoke on CINV and Karolina Jekielek P3 student spoke on Cancer Vaccines

November 18, 2020

Allison Monsell a P4 student from Shenandoah University presented “Fertility and Cancer”

Julianne Darling from Indiana Health presented “Oral Oncology Education”

October 30, 2020

Yarelis Diaz Rohena P3 Student from NSU- Lymphoma Overview
Dr. Tyler Redelico Pharmacist at MD Anderson at Cooper University Hospital- PARP Inhibitors and Breast Cancer
Dr. Austin Starkey NCODA Fellow- NCODA’s Association Management Fellowship

September 30, 2020

Malignancies of VTE (Diane Hobbs)

Pharmacology of Antineoplastics (Dr. Nicholas Chow)

August 26, 2020

June 24, 2020

Download or review SETs Presentation 6/24/20 HERE

Pharmacogenetics in Colorectal Cancer (Christine Pujol, MBA)

Xeldoa (Capecitabine) (Natasha Olson, PharmD)

May 20, 2020

Download or review SETs Presentation 5/20/20 HERE

Biosimilars (Dr. McGladrigan)

Melanoma & Skin Cancer (Manny Alfonso)

NCODA PSO NEB Update (Jason Darmanin)

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)

Oncology Presenter Series Videos


November 12, 2020

Dr. Brandon Dyson, BCOP, BCPS and Co-Founder of TL;DR Pharmacy

14 Lessons about Success, Learning, and Leadership

April 15, 2020: A Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident Featuring Dr. Mark Sorial, PharmD from Rhode Island Hospital

February 27, 2020

A Night With Future Industry Pharmacists