The SCI-CCTO welcomes Beverly Smolich, our new Director of Regulatory Affairs. Beverly graduated with a BS in Genetics from UC Berkeley and received her PhD in Biology from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, Beverly was Senior Director of Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs at CCS Associates, providing consulting services to biotech and government clients, and has also worked in biotech, developing targeted therapies for cancer. She is excited to be back on a university campus and is looking forward to getting to know her colleagues and her team in the CCTO, to providing the best support for the clinical research community and patients at Stanford. She enjoys riding her bike, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, and exploring the Bay Area on the weekends. Please help us welcome Beverly!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Stephanie Rodriguez, our new CRCA with BMT. Stephanie graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Sciences. Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, she was a CRC in the UCSF Lung Transplant Research Division. Stephanie is looking forward to growing her career in clinical research, learning from the best of the best and making a difference in the world! She appreciates everyone being so kind and is excited to work and learn from everyone. Please help us welcome Stephanie!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Chelsea Norton, our new CRCA with Hematology. Chelsea graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BA in Biopsychology in 2014. Currently she is finishing up her MA in Research & Experimental Psychology at San Jose State University (thesis in psychedelic science) – she will be graduating at the end of this month! Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, Chelsea worked as a graduate researcher and managed the Cultural Pharmacology lab. She is eager to gain clinical research experience at Stanford/CCTO and work alongside the amazing Hematology team. Outside of work/school, Chelsea enjoys hiking, climbing, and biking – her next personal goal is a solo summit of Mt. Shasta! Please help us welcome Chelsea!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Rindi Ledo, our new Research Quality Monitor with the Quality Team. Rindi graduated with a BS in Psychology from East Central University, and received her Master’s in Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in oncology clinical trials for 13+ years, and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, she was a Clinical Trials Auditor with Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and is currently serving as a volunteer member on the Alliance Audit Committee. Rindi is looking forward to meeting everyone in the CCTO, and is excited to be part of Stanford’s team. Please help us welcome Rindi!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Yasmeen Ahmed, our new CRC2 with GI. Yasmeen graduated with a degree in General Medicine from Comenius University Jessenius Faculty of Medicine. Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, she worked at the University of Chicago as a senior clinical research coordinator in the hematology/oncology department specializing in solid tumor studies. Yasmeen is looking forward to collaborating and learning from great minds with efforts to support cancer research. She is a diehard Chicago Bulls fan and loves to have a good chat over a cup of coffee! Please help us welcome Yasmeen!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Zainab Ahmed, our new CRCA with Lymphoma. Zainab graduated from San Jose State University in May 2022 with a BS in Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO she previously worked as a medical assistant and also has experience working as a scribe. Zainab is looking forward to working at Stanford where she hopes to gain more knowledge on the clinical trials that she will be working on, alongside dedicated and wonderful individuals. Please help us welcome Zainab!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Kelly Huang, our new CRCA with Radiation Oncology. Kelly graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Political Science. Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, she was a medical scribe at City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles. In her new role as a CRCA, she is looking forward to growing her knowledge of cancer therapeutics and developing her understanding of cancer clinical trials. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, rock-climbing, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. She is excited about getting to know her team better and looks forward to learning as much as she can in her new role. Please help us welcome Kelly!
The SCI-CCTO welcomes Christina Tran, our new CRCA with BMT. Christina graduated from USF with a BS in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to joining the SCI-CCTO, Christina worked at a stem cell research company in their first clinical stage. She was in pre-clinical research focusing on using the cell product they developed for epilepsy on spinal cord injuries. Christina is looking forward to learning from the people here at the SCI-CCTO. She is new to cancer research but has always had an interest in this field! Please help us welcome Christina!