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Research Associates

Research Associates - 2017-18

The THANC Foundation’s Research Associates work with an interdisciplinary team of doctors and scientists to write and publish scientific papers and posters. They have presented their work to a variety of head & neck and thyroid-related conferences and have submitted manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, including Laryngoscope, Thyroid, Head & Neck, and JAMA Otolaryngology. Research Associates also independently obtain institutional review board protocol approval and are involved in consenting patients. Research associates follow patients throughout their entire clinical course, collect data for clinical studies, and review patient charts.


Research Associates work together on many levels and gain professional team experience by leading the development of many patient education initiatives. Currently, the THANC Foundation is fostering a nationwide thyroid cancer database system and has recently launched an educational website for head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers.


Research Associates spend one day per week observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room. They develop an understanding of the role of surgery in the treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer patients, as well as how medical professionals from different specialties collaborate together on patient care from diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately to rehabilitation


This is a full-time, two-year position. Research Associates must hold a bachelors degree and typically have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants should have a robust scientific background, and previous experience in a clinical environment is desired as well.

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Current RAs

Outreach Coordinator
Martha GriffinMartha Griffin
Research Associate
Quinn O'MalleyQuinn O'Malley
Research Associate
Mykayla SandlerMykayla Sandler
Research Associate
Kayvon SharifKayvon Sharif
Research Associate
Lauren YueLauren Yue

Past RAs

Research Associate
Erin AlpertErin Alpert
Research Associate
Jason ClainJason Clain
Outreach Coordinator / Research Associate
Eliza DeweyEliza Dewey
Research Associate
Laura Dos ReisLaura Dos Reis
Research Associate
Grace HaserGrace Haser
Research Associate
Will KarleWill Karle
Research Associate
Kim KiplagatKim Kiplagat
Research Associate
Rosalie MachadoRosalie Machado
Research Associate
Marcela OsorioMarcela Osorio
Research Associate
Jillian PecorielloJillian Pecoriello
Research Associate
Meghan RoweMeghan Rowe
Research Associate
Sophie ScherlSophie Scherl
Research Associate
Henry SuHenry Su

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