B. Joy Cannon
Manager Development Sciences Business Operations in Emeryville, California
After moving to Philadelphia in 2002, I graduated in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA, with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior. I served as the clinical research coordinator for the Stem Cell & Xenograft Core at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006 through 2016, and also completed my Masters in Environmental Studies (MES), with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability, in May 2015.
I am intrigued by the concepts of biomimicry and industrial ecology, and want to explore ways we can "close the loop" to reduce waste creation. My interests also encompass healthcare economics and ways to apply the concepts of sustainability to the healthcare system in the US. My Capstone (thesis) was on optimizing the use of red blood cells in healthcare, and reducing waste across the system.
I relocated to the San Francisco Bay area in April 2016 and joined the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF in the role of Protocol Project Manager. I earned my CCRP certification from SOCRA in November 2016.
Most recently, I am thrilled to have joined the Development Sciences Business Operations team at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc., where I am supporting the Achondroplasia program within the Clinical Contracts & Grants subteam.
I look forward to continuing to leverage my experience in clinical research, while having the opportunity to continue to grow and advance in my career. I am currently focusing on process improvement, and I enjoy opportunities to delve into a process to achieve mastery, alongside gaining appreciation for the big picture. Above all, I appreciate meaningful work where I can contribute and have a positive impact.
On a more personal level, I have two adopted dogs, who are my faithful companions. I enjoy running half marathons and other races in between, and ran the Philadelphia Marathon annually from 2011-2015. I also enjoy volunteer work, vegan cooking and baking, knitting and other crafts, enjoying the fruits of "Peak TV," and learning my way around all the SF Bay Area has to offer. One of my personal goals for 2018-19 is to visit as many of the National Parks in the region as I can.
I also had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia council of Girls on the Run, and as Race Director for the 5k from 2014 through 2016, when I moved away. Our inaugural 5k took place on 12/7/14 and our spring event was 6/7/15. Thanks to everyone who supported my fundraising efforts over the years.