The CCTO welcomes Kristin Muller, our new CRCA with Blood & Marrow Transplant. Kristin graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Health Education and two minors, Holistic Health and Women’s Health Issues. Before coming to Stanford, she previously worked for Amazon while finishing up her Bachelor’s degree. While with the CCTO, Kristin is looking forward to collaborating with others as a team and contributing to advancements in medical research. She is eager to learn from her colleagues, explore her interests, and make a difference with her contributions. Kristin is a Certified Health Education Specialist who is passionate about promoting health equity. She enjoys hiking and spending quality time with friends and family.
The CCTO welcomes Sneha Jariwala, our new CRCA with Pediatrics/CCT Oncology. Sneha graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in March 2021 with a degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. She also won a Dean’s and Chancellor’s award for her research project on pediatric high-risk leukemias! Before joining the CCTO, Sneha previously worked for Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative during her time at UC Santa Cruz as a researcher and lab assistant. Sneha is looking forward to getting involved in clinical trial coordination and making a difference for childhood cancer families that come to Stanford for treatment. She’s also excited to be entering such a welcoming and collaborative environment at the CCTO!
The CCTO welcomes Karen Lepuschenko, our new (remote, from Vermont) Clinical Research Quality Monitor with the Quality team. Karen graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition & Food Science. Karen has worked in the research field for 19 years. Before joining the CCTO, she previously worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator III in the Office of Clinical Trials Research at the University of Vermont Medical Center for 13 years. She has supported trials in the areas of Hematology and Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology. Her trials have involved both Primary Investigator Initiated and Pharmaceutical Industry clinical trials, from phase I through IV with areas of focus in drug treatment, device, and pain management. While at Stanford, Karen is looking forward to building on her current knowledge base and growing in her new role, forming strong relationships along the way and working towards the common goal of patient safety and research integrity. Karen would also like to note how welcoming everyone has been and that she is very excited to be a part of the community. Outside of work, Karen and her husband enjoy spending their time traveling, when possible, and welcome the opportunities it provides to gain new perspectives. When not traveling, they enjoy the same various outdoor activities locally, such as hiking, biking, and kayaking, along with spending time in their back-yard with their family, friends and pets.
The CCTO welcomes Beverly Kwan, our new CRCA with Gastrointestinal Oncology. Beverly graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology. Prior to joining the CCTO, her previous job position was a Patient Access Representative at Stanford Health Care in the Cancer Center in Palo Alto. While working at Stanford / CCTO, she is looking forward to learning about all the clinical trials being conducted in her department and getting familiarized with how clinical trials work in general. She is also looking forward to meeting new people and getting to know her colleagues better! Please don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation with Beverly! She is always open to good food and show/movie recommendations!