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)

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy East Tennessee State University (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

NCODA Professional Student Organization National Executive Board

Position: National President

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. Madison is also one of the Founding Members and Past-President of WSU’s NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter. She is a Pharmacy Intern at Fred Meyer, a part-time book editor, and a crime podcast enthusiast.


Position: National Vice President of Communication

Student: Alanda A Barash

School: Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Alanda Barash is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for the Class of 2022. She received her B.S. in Public Health from Arizona State University where she graduated summa cum laude. She is one of the founding members of the WSU NCODA chapter and served as President for the 2020-2021 academic year. She has been working in the pharmacy field for nine years. Alanda is currently an intern with Walgreens and enjoys paper crafting.


Position: National Vice President of Community Service

Student: My-Lien Au

School: University of North Texas Health Science Center


My-Lien Au is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Class of 2022. She is a founding member of the NCODA UNTHSC chapter and a two-time cancer survivor. Outside of school she is employed at Cook Children’s Medical Center as a pharmacy intern and is in the process of writing her first children’s book to encourage young cancer survivors to live their dreams.


Position: National Vice President of International Meetings

Student: Diane Hobbs

School: Purdue University College of Pharmacy


Diane Hobbs is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate for the Class of 2022 at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Diane received her A.S. in Chemistry from Vincennes University where she graduated summa cum laude. She was the founding member of the Purdue NCODA chapter and served as past President and is the current Director of Professional Programming, Social Media, Marketing, and Communications. She is a pharmacy intern for the Purdue University North Central Nursing Clinics and enjoys watching really cheesy TV shows.


Position: National President-Elect

Student: Jonathan Rivera

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.

Past Student Educational Talks

July 28, 2021

All Things 340B (Cooper Bailey, PharmD – NCODA Association Management Fellow)

Professional Student Organization Meeting (Austin Starkey, PharmD, MBA – NCODA Associate Manager of Stakeholder Engagement and Operations)

June 30, 2021

May 26, 2021

April 28, 2021

Radiation Therapy Overview (Mary Alice Anderson, PharmD)

Venclexta (Julia Polka)

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