The University of Arizona Cancer Center has named Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, clinical coordinator, where he will collaborate with the director of pharmacy, oncology services and other members of the healthcare team enhance, evaluate, promote and improve the services delivered by the oncology pharmacy team. McBride’s position also includes the training of staff members, pharmacy residents and students.
McBride has been a busy man since he earned his PharmD degree at the UA College of Pharmacy in 2007. He spent the year following his graduation as a pharmacy resident at the VA Medical Center in Tucson. He then spent a year as an oncology resident at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida. He has worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis as a clinical pharmacy specialist, and was a specialty practice pharmacist at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University.
“It feels like home,” McBride says about being back in Tucson.
On his return, McBride quickly stepped into the position of head coach of the Foothill Spartans lacrosse team, which he helped start in 2006 when he was a pharmacy student. Lacrosse has been a longtime passion for the pharmacist, and it “felt great” to connect with a group he already knew.
-Feb. 19, 2014