Cancer Institute

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

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(1-800-233-2771)
TTY 711
Available 24 Hours a Day

310-423-8030
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Online Referral

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Staff & Resources

Staff

CRO Core Groups

MANAGEMENT

  • Christine Szekely, PhD, Director, Clinical Research Office
  • Regina R. Deck, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP, Manager, Clinical Research Operations
  • Therica Miller, MBA, Manager, Clinical Research Operations
  • Howard Sandler, MD, MS, FASTRO, Medical Director Clinical Research Office
  • Robin Bitting, Management Assistant II

REGULATORY

  • Therica Miller, MBA, Manager, Clinical Research Operations
  • Koty Mann, MA, Clinical Research Specialist, Regulatory Lead
  • Jacob Edmondson, Regulatory Coordinator
  • Jenny Joaquin, Regulatory Coordinator
  • Rosalinda Massie, Regulatory Coordinator

BUDGET/FINANCE

  • Therica Miller, MBA, Manager, Clinical Research Operations
  • Joanne Pak, Budget Coordinator
  • Marcy Sturgess, Budget Coordinator
  • Natalya Semiletova, Budget Coordinator
  • Alice Trevino, Research Grant Specialist

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • Keri Ryback, RN, BSN, OCN, Clinical Research Specialist
  • Melanie Ozaki, MA, CCRP, Training and Education, Cooperative Group Lead

STUDY START UP

  • Therica Miller, MBA, Manager, Clinical Research Operations
  • Keri Ryback, RN, BSN, OCN, Clinical Research Specialist
  • Maria Buscemi, MPH, Protocol Review Monitoring Committee
  • Virginia Naessig, MSc, Study Intake Coordinator
  • Heather Chen, MPH, Clinical Research Specialist

PATIENT RECRUITMENT AND OUTREACH

  • Jaime Richardson, RN, BSN, Clinical Trials Recruitment Navigator

QUALITY MANAGEMENT CORE

  • Christine Szekely, PhD, Director, Clinical Research Office
  • Bonnie Piantadosi, MSW, MPH, Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Keri Ryback, RN, BSN, OCN, Clinical Research Specialist
  • Heather Chen, MPH, Clinical Research Specialist

COOPERATIVE GROUP

  • Sheilah Hurley, MA, Senior Research Project Advisor
  • Melanie Ozaki, MA, CCRP, Training and Education, Cooperative Group Lead

RESEARCH INFORMATICS /OnCore

  • Mercedes Franco, CCRP, Clinical Research Specialist, OnCore
  • Mahendra Yatawara, MBA, Sr. Programmer Analyst, Lead

RESEARCH LAB

  • Regina R. Deck, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP, Manager, Clinical Research Operations
  • Renata Paraventi, Clinical Research Associate
  • Jocelynn Suarez, CCRP, Clinical Research Associate

Research Resources

CS-Link
Patient scheduling

Monitoring Room Calendar
Monitors/monitor rooms scheduling

OnCore
Cancer clinical trials management

OnCore Test

Protocol Prioritization Committee (PPC)
Assessment of institutional priority for cancer clinical trials

Protocol Rapid Activation Tracking (PRAT)
Tracking of High Priority clinical trials through the Rapid Activation process

Research Imaging Database (RECIST)
Assessment of imaging results for patients in clinical trials

Shared Drives
Internal CRO storage drives (desktop mapping)

  • CRO Staff - \\cshsefs2\SamuelOschinCCI_CRO
  • SOCCI Admin - \\cshsefs2\SamuelOschinCCI

Instructions for mapping shared drives:

  • From computer desktop, right-click on 'Computer' or 'My Computer'
  • Select 'Map network drive...'
  • In the new window, use the drop-down list next to 'Drive' to select a letter to associate with the new drive
  • Copy the drive address (above), starting with the backslash, and paste it into the 'Folder' textbox
  • Check the 'Reconnect at logon' checkbox and click the "Finish" button
  • Once connected, the shared drive will open in a new window (assuming user has been granted access)

SharePoint Sites

Internal research document repositories

Webridge
IRB and IACUC submission, tracking and review

WebVS
Web viewing system for clinical data


Administrative Resources

Computing Account Request System (CARS)
Cedars-Sinai network access requests

Concur
Processing of travel and/or expense reimbursement

Healthstream
Online training and course registration

Kronos
Workforce time-keeping

PeopleSoft
Enterprise purchasing

Webmail
E-mail access