Contact the CTO

How is the UFHCC Clinical Trials Office organized?

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is broken down into teams that are centered around the clinics that they support, which generally align to the disease sites they serve. Additionally, there are operational teams that support the regulatory, business and administrative activities of the CTO.

These include:

Adult Blood & Marrow Transplant and Hematologic Malignancies

UF Shands Cancer Center – Clinical Trials Team

Leslie Pettiford, RN, MS, CCRC
Team Lead



  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Multiple Myeloma (MM)
  • Myelofibrosis (MYF)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Lymphoma (with BMT involvement)
  • This team supports clinical research studies that are run predominantly from the BMT and Hematologic Malignancies Clinic on the 7th Floor of the UFHealth Cancer Hospital (South Tower).

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Adult Solid Tumors

Kellie Ritari RN, BSN, CCRP
Team Lead
352.265.0680    Ext 8-8411

  • Breast
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal
  • Hepatocarcinoma (HCC)
  • Lung/Thoracic
  • Head & Neck
  • Lymphoma (not involving BMT)
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Urologic, Renal, Kidney, Bladder
  • This team support clinical research studies that are run predominantly from the Hematology Oncology Clinic in the UFHealth Davis Cancer Pavillion.

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Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Higgs_Moore_Gigi_WebGigi Moore-Higgs, PhD, ARNP, AOCN
Assistant Director



  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Renal Tumors
  • Wilms Tumors
  • Hepatoblastomas
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

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IT Operations and Informatics

Stokes_Joe_WebW. Joe Stokes, RN, MBA
Assistant Director



  • OnCore® CTMS operations
  • SharePoint administration
  • Identity and user access management
  • OnCore point of contact for:
    • Biospecimen module
    • Clinical research module
      • Case report forms
      • Calendars
      • Financials
    • Unified registries module
    • Custom OnCore® reporting
  • NCI data reporting

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Core CTO Operations

Alison Ivey, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP
Interim Associate Director



  • Core resource management
  • PRMC management
  • DSMB management
  • Sponsored projects management
  • NCI data reporting and institutional clinical trials tracking

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Are there any other research teams that manage cancer clinical trials at UF Health?

UF Department of Radiation Oncology

Rebecca Beaulieu, MS, CCRC
352.265.0680 x87829

UF Department of Neurosurgery

renee_boyetteRenee Boyette, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRC
Clinical Research Billing
and Budget Compliance,
Patient Advocacy,
Novel Therapeutic Clinical Trials

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

Prince_Amanda_RsgWebAmanda Prince, RN, BSN, CCRP
Assistant Director, Research Programs & Services
Radiation Oncology, University of Florida &
University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute


Can the Clinical Trials Office manage a clinical trial for my team or department?

The UF Health Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office is a shared resource for members of the Cancer Center. If you would like more information on becoming a member of the UF Health Cancer Center, please visit the Membership Policy and Application site. For more information about membership, please contact Wendy Malorzo or call 352.273.8294.

For information related to acquiring CTO services for a future clinical trial, please email CTO Associate Director Brian Sevier or call 352.273.8280.