An update on some of our former employees who have greatly contributed to CHTN Western.
Bojana Zivak was the program assistant at CHTN Western Division. She is now working in the defined contribution department in BPS&M of Wells Fargo located in Brentwood, TN. Bojana received her BBA magna cum laude from Lipscomb University in international business and corporate management in August 2010. She works alongside Kerry Wiles to assist with various CHTN operations. Bojana hopes to one day receive her MBA and work in healthcare management.
Marie Jacobovitz, RA I
Marie Jacobovitz continues to work at Vanderbilt University researching blood based biomarkers for early detection of lung cancer and investigating the role of amino acid transporters in lung cancer malignancy. At CHTN Western Division she was a research assistant in the shipping department. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry in 2010 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Marie hopes to continue her education at Vanderbilt University in the graduate program offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.
Dana E. Reeves, RA II
Dana Reeves worked as CHTN Western Division's research analyst II consenting personnel for about 4 years. Dana received her B.S. degree in community and public health education with a minor in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006. She continued her education at MTSU to receive her M.S. degree with a concentration in public health in 2008.
Prior to her position at Vanderbilt, Dana worked for the Tennessee Cancer Registry in the Office of Cancer Surveillance as an epidemiologist intern and assisted in writing The Burden of Cancer in Tennessee report (published in 2008) and the first annual Cancer in Tennessee 1997-2003 report (published in 2006). With CHTN Western, Dana speaks with patients preoperatively regarding consent for fluid and tissue sample donation from their surgeries. She also keeps track of patient data, creates quarterly accrual data reports and assists with fulfilling investigators requests.
Dana has been a member of the Tennessee Public Health Association-Epidemiology and Biostatistics section since 2007. She is also a new member of the Southern Health Association. Dana hopes to apply her work experience toward pursuing a future career in epidemiology research.