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Category: #IvyTeam

Staff Spotlight: Charuta Furey, MD
As a neurosurgical resident, Charuta is paving the way for women in her field. At the age of seven, Charuta’s mother was diagnosed with a glioma. Since that moment, Charuta has committed her life to helping others who have been diagnosed with brain cancer.
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Staff Spotlight: Lynnea Nicholls
As an Ivy Navigator, Lynnea is a Phase 0 patient's first point of contact when they begin the initial process of enrolling in a study. Patients are guided by her as she helps to explain next steps and ease their stress as they prepare to meet the rest of their treatment team. Learn more about Lynnea and how she landed at the Ivy Center.
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Staff Spotlight: Jacki Garcia
As a nurse navigator, Jacki provides patients and families comfort, information and resources in a difficult time. Her role at the Ivy Center utilizes her caring nature and expertise in research to help patients on the frontline of their battle with brain cancer.
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Staff Spotlight: Kristin Hendrickson
As a research nurse clinician, Kristin guides her patients and their families through every part of the Ivy Phase 0 clinical trial. Her role at the Ivy Center combines her interest in research with her strong desire to help others when and where it is needed most.
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Staff Spotlight: Terra Ybarra
Following in the footsteps of her mother, Terra knew she wanted to become a nurse and help people. As a research nurse clinician at the Ivy Center, she does just that as the contact point for the patient throughout their journey walking them through every step of the way. For Terra, who lost her brother-in-law at the young age of 35 to glioblastoma, the fight against this disease is personal. Learn more about Terra here.
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Staff Spotlight: Matthew Elijah Dufault
As a research technician in our preclinical lab, Matthew Dufault dedicates his time to finding a cure for brain cancer. His passion for neurology developed nearly ten years ago when he was treated at Barrow Neurological Institute for an arteriovenous malformation. Today, Matthew shares how his personal connection inspires him each and everyday.
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Staff Spotlight: Amy Hong
As a data management specialist, Amy plays a critical role in managing all the information that is collected throughout the duration of the clinical study. This includes data captured from patients at study visits and results from the Ivy Laboratory.
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Artak Tovmasyan Named Director of Pharmacokinetics
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute welcomes Artak Tovmasyan, Pharm.D., Ph.D. as its new director of pharmacokinetics....
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Members of Your Treatment Team
You may be seen by a number of doctors and staff during your stay in the hospital. Some of them...
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