Professional Student Organization

NCODA Professional Student Organizations

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.

Why Get Involved?

As a member of an NCODA Professional Student Organization, you will gain access to all of our member tools, libraries, and resources, which can help guide your studies. PSOs also give students opportunities to practice leadership skills while networking with national and international leaders in oncology.


The Importance of Oncology Education and Exposure

Many curriculums offer limited opportunities to learn about oncology. This limited experience makes it difficult for students to develop a passion for this dynamic and exciting field. Having access to an NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter allows students to become engaged with the field of oncology early in their careers. NCODA helps shape students’ understanding of oncology and their essential role as future healthcare providers.

PSO Member Benefits

We provide education, leadership, mentorship, and opportunities in research and community outreach. NCODA offers virtual Student Educational Talks to any and all student members!

In addition to joining a growing, innovative field of pharmacy practice, student members also benefit from:

Unique Student Chapters

First organization focused on oncology pharmacy / association management  / industry leadership

Provided to Each Chapter:
  • No local chapter dues
  • No international NCODA membership fees
  • Template bylaws / constitution provided
  • Yearly stipend
  • Custom NCODA PSO tablecloth for events
  • NCODA-branded promo items for chapter meetings
Local Opportunities:
  • Network with oncology / industry professionals within your area via NCODA events
  • Create new educational materials with chapter members
  • Opportunities to shadow local professionals (i.e. oncology pharmacists, etc.)
  • Participate in local community service events through NCODA-led partnerships
  • Learn about new oncology medications from experienced experts via in-person meetings and webinars
International Opportunities:
  • Opportunity to attend NCODA international meetings (Spring Forum & Fall Summit)
  • Opportunity to hold a National Officer Position
  • Opportunity to present relevant research / poster at NCODA international meetings
  • Opportunity to network with oncology / industry experts and key decision makers at NCODA international meetings
  • Connect with pharmacy, medical, and nursing students worldwide
  • Opportunities to work with NCODA members to create resources that help cancer patients
  • Participate on NCODA’s International Monthly Webinar
  • Participate during PSO international calls
  • All chapters will have the opportunity of winning “PSO of the Year” Award (additional criteria)


Join pharmacy students from across North America during our Monthly PSO Meeting that takes place on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month to learn about upcoming events, new student initiatives, and the opportunity to engage and ask questions that can assist students and college of pharmacy chapters. 


Jonathan Rivera


About Jonathan

School: University of North Texas Health Science Center

Jonathan Rivera is a University of North Texas Health Center (UNTHSC) Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for the class of 2023. He received a B.A. in biology from the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2015. Jonathan has had the pleasure of working in research for a cellular and molecular lab at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and is currently working on research with the Department of Pharmacotherapy for UNTHSC. He has also served as president-elect for the UNTHSC NCODA chapter. Jonathan enjoys taking care of his house plants and riding his bicycle on the Fort Worth trails.

Gage McInturff

VP of Communication

About Gage

School: University of North Texas Health Science Center

Gage McInturff is from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and is a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate for the class of 2023. She is from a small town in Oklahoma and loves to be involved anyway she can. She is currently the APhA chapter president, PSGA vice president, Rho Chi historian and PDC mental wellness chair. She has found a passion for pharmacy student mental wellness while going through the process herself and has helped raise money and been involved in research to see how wellness rooms can help. She is excited to take her experience and help students connect over their shared love of oncology as the 2022-2023 International VP of Communications.

Dave Bello

VP of Community Service

About Dave

School: University of Minnesota

Dave Bello is a PD4 student at University of Minnesota. He will be serving as the Vice President of Community Service and is excited to see more initiates for giving back to the community. Dave plans on pursuing an oncology residency after graduation. 

Mattie Kilpatrick

VP of Meetings

About Mattie

School: Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy

Mattie Kilpatrick is a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy for the class of 2023. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Auburn University. Mattie has served as the Director of Finance and Fundraising and President for the Auburn NCODA PSO Chapter and is eager to serve as the International PSO Vice President of Meetings for the upcoming year! In her free time, you can find Mattie with her yellow Labrador Retriever, Rivers, or listening to true crime podcasts.

Javier Granados II


About Javier

School: University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Javier Granados II is from Corpus Christi, Texas, and is a PharmD candidate, Class of 2024, at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He served as a founder and President for his pharmacy school’s NCODA Professional Student Organization (inaugural semester Spring 2022) and looks forward to his role as President-Elect! 

Audrey Simon

VP of Legislative Affairs

About Audrey

School: University of Toledo

Audrey Simon is a PharmD and MBA student at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. She is also a pharmacy intern at a local inpatient hospital, Rite Aid, and on NCODA’s Legislative Affairs team. Audrey is super excited to begin this new position and to work with the rest of the NCODA team! Her hobbies include rollerblading, reading, and traveling.
Established Chapters

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (NY)  ​

Auburn University (AL) ​

Belmont University College of Pharmacy (TN)

Binghamton University (NY)​

Campbell University (NC)

Creighton University (NE)

East Tennessee State University (TN)

Howard University (DC)

Keck Graduate Institute (CA)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (FL) ​

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

Midwestern University (IL) ​

North East Ohio University (OH)

Nova Southeastern University (FL) ​

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy (OR)

Purdue University (IN) ​

Regis University (CO)

Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy (VA)

South University (SC & GA)​

Temple University (PA)

Texas Southern (TX)

Texas Tech University (TX)​

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OH)

University of Alberta (Canada)

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

University of Florida College of Pharmacy (FL)

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (MO)

University of  Illinois Chicago (IL)

University of Iowa (IA) ​

University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy (LA)

University of Manitoba (Canada)

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 Texas Austin (TX) ​

University of Toledo (OH)​

University of Toronto (Canada)

University of Utah College of Pharmacy (UT)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Washington State University (WA) ​

Wingate University (NC)


Don’t see your school listed?

You can still join NCODA’s PSO or apply to start a chapter at your school today!

Start an NCODA Professional Student Organization Chapter

Starting an NCODA student organization chapter is easy, thanks to an established framework we’ve used to create chapters across the nation. NCODA provides the administrative and financial support needed to begin, and the NCODA staff provides ongoing support to ensure your chapter’s success.

NCODA is looking to grow our student chapters at pharmacy colleges nationwide. If you have suggestions for additional NCODA student chapter sites, please email Cooper Bailey at or Austin Starkey at



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