David Lee is a Class of 1977 graduate and now works at his alma mater as a clinical instructor teaching first-year pharmacy students Pharmaceutical Calculations and Pharmacy Practice Lab and Lecture. In the lab and lecture portion of the two-semester course, he reviews state and federal pharmacy law, teaches aseptic technique, compounding skills, and lectures and discusses current pharmacy news and trends in practice. Over the course of both semesters, Lee helps students learn to distinguish brand and generic names, available dosage forms, adverse and side effects, and counseling information for the top 200 drugs dispensed in the United States. He is also faculty adviser to Phi Delta Chi.
Lee used to work in retail pharmacy. When he’s not teaching, he works at University Medical Center’s hospital and Kindred Hospital in Tucson. At UMC he prepares medicine for patients who require IV medication at home. At Kindred Hospital he cares for chronically ill respiratory patients, monitors medicine and fills medicine bins.
The Tucson native loves UA and has been at COP for 26 years. He says the best thing about teaching at UA is getting a discount on sports tickets!
From Aug. 11-21, Lee and Judy, his wife, took their first trip to South America. They were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Olympics. On Sunday evening, Aug. 14, they saw the final of 100 meters with Mr. Usain Bolt finishing first. They also saw the world record-breaking of the 400 meters by Wayde van Niekerk. On Aug. 16, Lee and Judy flew to Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, in the Amazon, on the Rio Negro. "I can tell you that Deet really works. Yes, we did have Brazilian BBQ and Brazil nuts in Brasil (Port.)," said Lee.