Welcome back to the CCTO, Melanie Lazaro! Melanie previously worked at the CCTO as a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate with the Pediatric Group and has now joined BMT. Please feel free to reach out with a virtual ‘hello’ or ‘welcome back to the team!’
I am pleased to announce that effective immediately Joel Neal, MD has been named the new Medical Director for the Cancer Clinical Trials Office of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI). This leadership role provides critical oversight for day-to-day operations of the cancer clinical research enterprise, including ensuring the SCI’s clinical research infrastructure is aligned to support clinical research strategic goals and ensuring that CCTO meets the NCI requirements of the Clinical Protocol and Data Management (CPDM) functions for the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). I am grateful to Joel for his willingness to take on this new leadership responsibility. I would also like to thank Heather Wakelee, MD who has served in this position since 2013 and has been elevated to become the new Deputy Director of the SCI. Please join me in congratulating both Joel and Heather.
The CCTO is happy to introduce Katherine Lee, our new Clinical Research Coordinator with the Hematology team! Katherine obtained her Bachelors in Kinesiology from Indiana University. Previously she was working as a Clinical Research Coordinator with Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado. While at Stanford Katherine is looking forward to meeting new people from a variety of professional backgrounds, expanding her knowledge of hematologic cancers and becoming an active member of the Stanford community! Katherine is also very excited to be moving to California and would love recommendations on favorite neighborhoods, restaurants and activities 😊 Please send her a virtual hello and welcome her to the CCTO team!
Happy New Year Everyone! For our first CCTO Book Club Meeting of 2021, we will be reading the New York Times Bestseller, “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng.
Please download, borrow, or rent a copy from your local library or purchase a new version at your favorite bookstore.
We will meet February 5th, 2021 from 11:30am-12:00pm. To access the meeting click here and enter the password 738038.
Bring a snack or beverage to the meeting to discuss the book. If you have not finished reading by February, please feel free to join us anyway!
The CCTO is happy to introduce Yustina Cho, our new Clinical Research Coordinator Associate with the Hematology team! Yustina obtained her Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto. Previously she was working as a research volunteer at Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) lap at the hospital for sick children. While at Stanford Yustina is looking forward to learning a lot and to grow as a great coordinator at the CCTO team. She hopes to be a great communicator between researchers, regulatory staff, and patients to help make a smooth clinical researching process. Please send her a virtual hello and welcome her to the CCTO team!
The CCTO Is happy to introduce Laura Lundi, our new Clinical Research Coordinator Associate with Thoracic! Laura graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. She was previously an Administrative Associate/Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (time split 55%/45%) with the Division of Oncology supporting the Thoracic Oncology Faculty (Heather Wakelee, Joel Neal, Suki Padda and Kavitha Ramchandran). Laura is excited about her new role at the CCTO and is looking forward to being a part of a supportive community while learning more about clinical research. Please send her a virtual hello and welcome her to the CCTO team!
The CCTO Is happy to introduce Victor Arechiga, our new Clinical Research Coordinator 2 with Genomics! Victor graduated from Williams College with a B.A in Biology. He previously worked as a UCSF clinical research coordinator at the ZSFG division of Cardiology with Dr. Priscilla Hsue. Victor is looking forward to taking part in potentially life-saving research and collaborating with a group of professionals dedicated to improving patient outcomes. Please send him a virtual hello and welcome him to the CCTO team!