Barbour Named To HOPA Board of Directors

Sally Yowell Barbour, Pharm.D., BCOP, CPPSally Yowell Barbour, Pharm.D., BCOP, CPPSally Yowell Barbour, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FHOPA, director of Oncology Pharmacy Programs and clinical oncology pharmacist at Duke Cancer Institute, was recently appointed to the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Board of Directors where she serves at secretary. 

“I am honored and excited to have been elected by my peers to serve HOPA as a board member,” said Barbour, who in addition to her administrative leadership roles also maintains a clinical practice at Duke Cancer Center clinics. “We are very lucky at Duke to have many specialty-trained and board certified oncology pharmacists involved in the direct care of our cancer patients. Many places don’t have this and it is HOPA’s goal to change that; I am thrilled to have a small part in making this a reality."

Barbour received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois in Chicago and in Oncology Pharmacy Practice at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Barbour is a member of the NCCN Antiemesis Panel, NCCN Educational Programs Advisory Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Antiemetic Guideline Panel, and the Pharmacy Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. She is a member of ASCO, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and HOPA, where over the years she has served on various committees as both a member and committee leader. 

Barbour is co-founder of the North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists Association, which was established in 2001. She has developed numerous supportive care guidelines and lectures on topics related to CINV, myelosuppression, general supportive care, lung cancer, oral chemotherapy and the role of pharmacy in oncology practice.

"After 20 years of working as an oncology pharmacist, 19 of which have been here at Duke in the Duke Cancer Center, I have had a variety of experiences that I will draw upon to help our members in the areas of professional development, research and advocacy," said Barbour, who in April began her three-year term on the HOPA Board of Directors.