Quality and Disparities Reports. Prior to joining the IOM, she completed a Master’s Degree in Social Research at Trinity College Dublin and was employed by Dublin City Council’s Homeless Agency, where she edited a volume of essays on homelessness in Ireland and wrote a report on how the city’s management of public space impacts homeless persons. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. While in Pennsylvania, she conducted research on local effects of implementing Medicare Part D and the state’s long-term care policies; interned with the Executive Policy Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Health; and served as a board member for the United Way of Cumberland County. Her interests in health policy developed while serving as an AmeriCorps teacher in an Atlanta public school.
Lisa Boyette, M.D., completed her M.D. at the University of Virginia in 2007 and is now working on a Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research at NIH focuses on stem cell reprogramming techniques and how reprogramming technology can be applied to cell-based therapies and tissue engineering. Dr. Boyette studied biomedical engineering and physics as an undergraduate at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Medical College of Virginia. Following completion of her Ph.D., she plans to complete residency training in Neurosurgery. Through her Mirzayan Fellowship with the National Cancer Policy Forum, she learned about crafting policy that promotes research that will effectively advance the standard of care provided to patients.
Anna Woloszynska-Read, Ph.D., was a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow with the NCPF from January to April 2009. During her Fellowship, Dr. Woloszynska-Read contributed to the study on “Qualification of Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Chronic Disease” and the study on “Cancer Clinical Trials and the NCI Cooperative Groups.” She completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, in 2009, with the support of an NIH predoctoral training grant. She holds an M.S. in Human Biology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland. Her dissertation work involved translational research relating to the epigenetics of ovarian cancer, with the hopes of developing early diagnostic tools and novel treatments for the disease. During her time as a graduate student, she worked with the Scientific Review Committee and the Institutional Review Board at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This experience has made her aware of the importance of science policy and the institutional oversight of scientific research. She is currently in a postdoctoral research position at Roswell Park Cancer Institute that combines her interests in