The CCTO welcomes Atara Shulhof, our new CRCA with Blood and Marrow Transplant. Atara graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in Science, Policy and Ethics. Prior to joining the CCTO, she was a Research Assistant for the Balsam Lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Atara is looking forward to meeting new people, learning a new field and getting to know the Bay Area! She is also excited to be part of the innovative work happening here at Stanford. Please help us welcome Atara!
The CCTO welcomes Allan Puran, our new CRC2 with Pediatrics. He graduated from York University, Toronto, ON Canada with a BHS, with Honors. Allan received his MSc in Public Health and Health Systems from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada. Prior to joining the CCTO, Allan was a Clinical Research Project Coordinator in the Department of Pediatric Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Canada, where he worked on a number of studies related to Neurofibromatosis Type-1, Celiac Disease, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Medical Education, Immuno-thrombocytopenia, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Quality Assurance related to Feeding and Growth. Allan has had the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and physician-scientists from all over the world and he is looking forward to working with the CCTO and LPCH staff,! Please help us welcome Allan!
The CCTO welcomes Maryam Zahedi, our new CRCA with Radiology. Maryam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Biology and an MS in Environmental Health. Prior to joining the CCTO, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator in the School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Maryam is looking forward to learning more about cancer research and patient care in the clinical setting. She loves cooking and spending time in nature. If you’re interested in going on a hike or camping, Maryam would love to hear from you. Please help us welcome Maryam!
The CCTO welcomes Surabhi Kasat, our new CRCA with Pediatrics. Surabhi graduated from the University of San Francisco with a MS in Health Informatics. Prior to joining the CCTO, she worked as a Data Science Intern at UCSF. Surabhi is looking forward to gaining new skills, being in a diverse and friendly work environment with great camaraderie. She is also excited to accept new challenges that will have a positive impact on peoples lives while being innovative and resourceful. Surabhi is a joyous person who loves to dance, go on hikes and is a traveler who loves making friends along the way. Please help us welcome Surabhi!
The CCTO welcomes Stephanie Gam, our new CRC2 with Pediatrics. Stephanie graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Psychology as well as, a BA in Social Welfare. Prior to joining the CCTO, Stephanie was a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Pediatrric Hematology/Oncology at UC Davis Health. She is looking forward to learning more about the division’s therapeutic areas and working with an excellent team to best serve research participants. Stephanie is also excited to return to the Bay Area and meet everyone in the CCTO. Please help us welcome Stephanie!
The CCTO welcomes Jared Kwong, our new CRCA with Pediatrics. Jared graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Biological Sciences degree. This is Jared’s first job and he is very excited to start working. He is looking forward to meeting the CCTO staff, as well as, learning more data collection and analytic methods. In Jared’s free time he likes to officiate high school basketball in Silicon Valley, read books and hang out with friends. Please help us welcome Jared!
The CCTO welcomes Tomas Gonzalez, our new CRCA with Thoracic. Tomas graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a minor in Marketing. Prior to joining the CCTO, Tomas worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at The Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai. Tomas is looking forward to learning and growing as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He is also looking forward to taking advantage of all Stanford has to offer. Please help us welcome Tomas!
The CCTO welcomes Christopher Dominguez, our new CRCA with Radiology. Christopher graduated from Santa Clara University, where he majored in Neuroscience and minored in Biology and Public Health. Prior to joining the CCTO, he was a Clinical Research Assistant doing research at the VA hospital in Palo Alto. He was part of a team that was studying whether cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) or an education-based treatment would help veterans who struggle with both PTSD and sleep apnea adhere better to their CPAP machines. He is looking forward to making lots of new friends as well as participating in exciting research. Christopher is excited to be surrounded by incredible individuals who are continuously working hard to push science forward. Some of Christopher’s favorite hobbies include drawing, cooking, staying active, and listening to music. He enjoys playing soccer and rugby, but also picked up surfing, tennis, and golf during the pandemic; if anyone ever wants to go out and get better at any of these sports with Christopher, he is more than happy to do so! He also loves discovering new music and going to music festivals and concerts. Please help us welcome Christopher!
The CCTO welcomes Sophia Broadsky, our new RN1 with Pediatrics. Sophia graduated from University of San Francisco with a BS in Nursing. Prior to joining the CCTO, Sophia worked as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Sophia is looking forward to contributing to the work of the CCTO in discovering new therapies for children with cancer as well as learning all about the clinical research process. Outside of work, Sophia loves to ballroom dance, travel, and go to the beach. Please help us welcome Sophia!
The CCTO welcomes Kyle Cobarrubias, our new CRCA with Hematology. Kyle graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BS in Health Sciences. Prior to joining the CCTO, he was a Clinical Research Assistant at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Kyle is looking forward to further broadening his experience in clinical research in oncology while contributing to the efforts at Stanford to bring cutting edge therapies to the folks we serve. Outside of the office, you can find him riding his bike, trying to bake, and reading anywhere he can find shade. Please help us welcome Kyle!
The CCTO welcomes Coleton Schmitto, our new CRC2 with Radiation Oncology. He attended undergrad at UCLA. Prior to joining the CCTO, Coleton was a CRC on a large Phase 3 multi-year HIV prevention drug trial in San Francisco. He is also a Registered Nurse. At Stanford he is looking forward to advancing options for patients whose needs may not be met with current treatment regimens. Please help us welcome Coleton!