The University of Florida Health Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Alison M. Ivey, R.N., BSN, OCN, CCRP, has been appointed associate director of clinical trials for the center’s clinical trials office.
In this role, which she has held in an interim capacity since September, Alison oversees more than 300 research studies and five NRG affiliate sites within the state of Florida. She provides administrative oversight for all UFHCC Clinical Trials Office teams, including adult hematologic malignancies, adult solid tumor, pediatrics, and regulatory and financial support. As such, she manages and leads almost 50 employees.
“Ms. Ivey has the experience in clinical trials management and a devotion to our mission that will greatly aid our drive for NCI designation,” said Jonathan Licht, M.D., director of the UF Health Cancer Center.
A UF alumna, Alison previously served as the assistant director of regulatory and quality assurance and manager of the solid tumor office at the UF Health Cancer Center. She first came to the cancer center in 2007 as the lead study coordinator for the GI group.
Alison is a member of the UFHCC Data Integrity and Safety Committee and the Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee; additionally, she is the Cancer Trials Support Unit administrator for the university.
“Alison has proven herself to be highly effective in every aspect of the clinical research enterprise she has worked,” said Thomas George, M.D., FACP, associate director for clinical investigation of the UF Health Cancer Center. “Her attention to detail, concern for staff, professional development and patient advocacy will bring new energies and commitments to the UFHCC clinical trials office and significantly enhance our clinical research enterprise.”
Alison is a volunteer auditor for NRG Oncology and ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group; additionally, she serves on multiple boards and committees, including the NRG Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse Committee, the NRG Oncology Colorectal Cancer Core Committee, the NRG Oncology Non-Colorectal Cancer Core Committee and the UF Network Cancer Care Committee.
She a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Oncology Nursing Society and the Society of Clinical Research Associates.
Please join us in welcoming Alison Ivey as she steps into her new role as associate director of clinical trials for the University of Florida Health Cancer Center’s clinical trials office.