Working Group

NMVB working group comprises of personnel from all collaborative sites that includes data managers, tissue bank technicians, database administrators, cancer registrars, and research coordinators who handle the day-to-day activities of the project.

The Mesothelioma Foundation

Melinda Kotzian, Senior Research Scientist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/University of Pittsburgh

Waqas Amin, MD, Senior Research Scientist

New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC)

Audrey Sorensen, Research Nurse Coordinator
Emily Dube, Research Coordinator
Raveena Vakil, Research Coordinator

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Kelly Jans, Research Coordinator
Monica Murphy, Clinical Data Network Data Management Director
Elizabeth Brese, Research Coordinator

University of Pennsylvania

Fred Valdiviesco, Biorepository Technician / Research Specialist
Katelynn Felther, Tumor Tissue and Biospecimen Bank (TTAB)

University of Maryland

Colleen Norton, Research Coordinator
Tamara Khashab, Research Coordinator
Melissa Culligan, Program Administrator
Peter Kant, Project Manager
John T. Milnes, Database Support
Althea M Schneider, Manger UPMC cancer registry