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Introduce Yourself!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-07-2018 14:10
    Welcome to the ASCO Research Community (RCF) Online Forum! The RCF Online Forum is a space for the research community to network and collaborate, discuss challenges, and share best practices virtually. Use this space to introduce yourself – share a few words about who you are and what you do!

    To start, my name is Courtney Davis and I am an ASCO Program Coordinator. I live in Virginia and have been working at ASCO for over 2.5 years. I support the ASCO Research Community Forum in addition to ASCO's Center for Research and Analytics (CENTRA). Please feel welcome to reach out to me if you have any questions about the ASCO Research Community Forum!

    Don't forget to update your myConnection profile with your photo and details to help connect with the research community.

    Courtney Davis

  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-11-2018 15:00
    ​Hi everyone! I am a community oncologist who specializes in breast oncology at HCA Midwest in Kansas City. My health system is part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network, where I serve both as Associate Director of the Breast Cancer Program for the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, and the Director of Breast Cancer Program for HCA Midwest Health/Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers. I am passionate about bringing quality research to patients where they are--and that means community sites!

    Stephanie Graff MD

  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 12:04
    My name is Joel Saltzman MD. I am a community based Medical oncologist practicing in the greater Cleveland area. Throughout my fifteen year career I have been dedicated to providing clinical trials to my community based patients. I am part of the the Case Comprehensive cancer  Center with University Hospitals of Cleveland Seidman Cancer Center. I spend one day a week at the academic campus treating patients on clinical trials and treating GI Malignancies. I am the medical director for community based trials for the Seidman center and focus on increasing access for patients to clinical trials at our 11 community sites in the region...
    I am looking forward to learning from this dedicated community

    Joel Saltzman MD
    Lake Health/University Hospitals of Cleveland Seidman Cancer Center
    Mentor, OH

  • 4.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 16:20


    I am a research administrator, with a background as an oncology nurse and clinical research coordinator. Currently, I oversee operations and strategy development for Sanford Health's Clinical Research Department.

    Looking forward to this resource as another way to connect!


    Lora Black RN, MPH
    Sanford Research
    Sioux Falls, SD

  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 09-18-2018 20:40

    Hello everyone,

    I am very excited about this new forum that allows us to network and discuss current issues we face.  I am a clinical research veteran with more than 20 years in the field focusing on site administration and management.  I have experience in both academic and community settings.  In my current role, I am lucky enough to use my research experience and knowledge to bridge the gap between research and clinical care.  I work for Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute for HCA and I live in Denver, Colorado.  I am a current member of the ASCO Research Community Forum and look forward to connecting with you, sharing best practices, and generating new ideas and solutions to our day to day challenges. 

    Andrea Buchmeier MHA, CCRC
    Sarah Cannon Cancer Center
    Denver, CO

  • 6.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 06-27-2019 16:44
    Greetings all! My name is Terry Cox and I oversee ASCO's State/Regional Affiliate Program. I will be encouraging members of the State Affiliate Council to get involved in this forum. Best to you, Courtney!

    Terry Cox CAE

  • 7.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 07-18-2019 09:34

    Great to meet you, Terry!

    Looking forward to interacting with many members - appreciate your support in disseminating information around this tool.


    Lora Black RN, MPH, OCN, CCRP
    Sanford Research
    Sioux Falls, SD

  • 8.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 07-25-2019 01:04
    Hi everyone, I'm a GI medical oncologist in community practice at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah. In my current role, I have half clinical and half research responsibilities. I work with our team in bringing oncology clinical trials easily accessible for patients in our community.

    I completed my fellowship from Vanderbilt University in 2016 and joined Intermountain to expand the oncology clinical trial program. I learnt a lot about oncology clinical trials while actually doing it and soon realized conducting trials in community has its own challenges. I learn something new from every trial. I'm so excited to join this group to meet likeminded peers and learn from everyone -

    Ramya Thota, MBBS
    Intermountain Healthcare
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Ramya Thota MBBS
    Intermountain Healthcare
    Murray, UT