B. Joy Cannon
Protocol Project Manager in San Francisco, California
I moved to Philadelphia in 2002, and graduated in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA, majoring 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.
I would like to continue 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 project management, process improvement, and would like to cultivate staff management skills further. Above all, I am seeking meaningful work where I can contribute and have a positive impact.
I have two adopted dogs, who are my faithful running buddies and companions. I enjoy running half marathons and other races in between. I also enjoy volunteer work, cooking and baking, knitting and other crafts, and learning my way around all the Bay area has to offer.
I 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 has supported my fundraising efforts over the last few years.