From Academia to Entrepreneurship to a Fortune 20 Company – One Person’s Journey-Mike Cunningham, Pharm.D.-03/09/2010 - 6:00pm

Event Information
Event Topic: 
From Academia to Entrepreneurship to a Fortune 20 Company – One Person’s Journey
Event Date: 
03/09/2010 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
TIPS, 1000 Elwell Ct., Palo Alto, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Mike Cunningham, Pharm.D.
Event Speaker Title: 
Vice President & General Manager, GPO & Information Services
Event Speaker Company: 
McKesson Corporation
Event Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Mike Cunningham is vice president and general manager of GPO & Information Services for McKesson Specialty Care Solutions, a business unit of McKesson Corporation. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day business operations and leading long-term strategic planning for the company’s group purchasing organization (GPO), Onmark.

Dr. Cunningham has a deep expertise in healthcare technology, with more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing relationships with pharmaceutical companies and community-based practices. He is an expert in helping practices utilize technology to streamline clinical operations and inventory management to reduce clinic overhead.

Dr. Cunningham co-founded the National Oncology Alliance (NOA) in 2002, an oncology GPO acquired by McKesson Specialty in 2005. Previously, Dr. Cunningham served for eight years as vice president of Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN), a leading oncology and specialty services company acquired by McKesson in 2007. During his years with OTN, he helped grow the company into one of the largest specialty and oncology distributors in the nation.

Dr. Cunningham also spent 14 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), most recently as associate director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services and director of Material Services. Dr. Cunningham continues to hold a position as associate clinical professor at the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Cunningham received his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Southern California, performed two one-year residencies at UCSF and received a Master of Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Event Details
Cost: 
$6 - Students/In-transition - Members only
$11 - Early-bird Registration - Members only
$20 - Late Registration and Non-Members
$25 - Walk-ins
Event Details: 

Mike will share his professional experiences over the last 25+ in diverse employment settings ranging from Academia (UCSF) to Entrepreneurship (Oncology Therapeutics Network and National Oncology Alliance) to a Fortune 20 Company (McKesson Corporation). Mike will also share his key lessons learned over this journey.