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Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist

United States
November 24, 2009

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Mark A. Lawson

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Houston, TX *7095



Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Degree: Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Science, May 1999

Cumulative GPA: 3.38/4.0

Drake University College of Pharmacy, Des Moines, IA

Degree: PharmD, May 2004

Cumulative GPA: 3.867/4.0


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency

July 2009-Sept 2009

Oncology Pediatric Satellite Pharmacist, Houston, TX

April 2008-April 2009

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Manager: Raymond Ashcraft

Pediatric Oncology Unit Pharmacist, Houston, TX

March 2007-April 2008

Texas Children’s Hospital

Manager: Linh Nguyen

Staff Pharmacist, Carroll, IA

Jan 2005-March 2007

Carroll Apothecary

Chief Pharmacist: Phil Markway, RPh

Pediatric Pharmacist, Kansas City, MO

December 2003-Jan 2005

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Pharmacy Director: Susan Feldman, R.Ph.

Hospital Pharmacy Technician, Ames, IA

August 2000-2003

Employed by Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Pharmacy Director: Bob Greco

Teaching Assistant, Des Moines, IA. August 2002-December 2002

Drake University College of Pharmacy

Drug Information Practicum

Teacher: Jane Dewitt, RPh, PhD

Graduate Research Technician, Ames, IA. August 1999-August 2000

Iowa State University Food and Nutrition Research Labs

Supervisor: Terri Boylston, PhD

Pharmacy Rotation Experiences

5/27/03-6/20/03-Iowa Methodist Medical Center Pharmacy-Hospital

6/23/03-7/18/03- Iowa Methodist Medical Center Pharmacy-Acute Care

7/21/03-8/15/03-Boone Medical Associates Pharmacy-Ambulatory


9/15/03-10/10/03-VA Division of Specialty Care-Des Moines

11/10/03-12/5/03-Iowa Heart Center-Des Moines

1/5/04-1/30/04-Iowa State University Thielen Health Center Pharmacy

3/1/04-3/26/04-H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center-Tampa, Florida

3/29/04-4/23/04-Iowa Methodist-Critical Care-Wall

Professional Affiliations

American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2001 – 2005

• Hematology/Oncology PRN

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2000 – 2004

Honors and Awards

Drake University Graduation Honors Magna Cum Laude

Drake University President’s List

Drake University Dean’s List

Drake University Rho Chi Society

Iowa State University Dean’s List

Full Member of Iowa State University Honors Program


Registered Pharmacist-Missouri 2004-currently active

Registered Pharmacist-Iowa 2005-currently active

Registered Pharmacist-Texas 2007-currently active


“Tumor Lysis Syndrome” Presented to fellow students and critical care preceptor on pharmacy rotation at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA, April 2004.

“Gleevec for CML in the Philadelphia + Patient” Presented to the pharmacy department at Moffitt’s Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, March 2004.

“Emend-A New Anti-emetic With A New Mechanism of Action” Pharmacotherapy CEU certified, Clinical Pharmacy Staff and Students, Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, July 2003.

“Glutamine in TPN for Critically Ill Patients” Prepared paper and presented findings for course in applied literature evaluation, instructor Dr. Chuck Phillips. Drake University, Des Moines, IA, May 2002.

“Cardiomyocyte Transplantation” Prepared paper and presented findings for elective course in cardiology pharmacotherapy, instructor Dr. Ronald Torry. Drake University, Des Moines, IA, September 2001.

“Thrombolytics and Tenecteplase” Prepared paper and presented findings for elective course in cardiology pharmacotherapy, instructor Dr. Ronald Torry. Drake University, Des Moines, IA, September 2001.

Carroll Area Better Breathers Club. Discussed current and future inhalation medications with members and nurse leader.

USP 797 detailing to technicians at Carroll Apothecary. Created policies and procedures for sterile preparation area and certification procedures for pharmacy staff.

Summer Camp for children with HIV July 2007 in affiliation with Texas Children’s Hospital. Acted as medication resource and helped organize HIV medication regimens.

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