SUMMER 2023 UF Health Cancer Center Member newsletter



New Appointments

Celebrating our leadership

This summer, we celebrated the retirement of Deputy Director John R. Wingard, M.D. We congratulate Thomas George, M.D., FACP, who has been named deputy director; Paul Crispen, M.D., associate director for clinical research; Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., associate director for community outreach and engagement; and Zhijian Qian, Ph.D., co-leader of the MOO research program.


Around The Center


Jennifer West, B.S.N., R.N., ONN-CG

Jennifer West, B.S.N., R.N., ONN-CG, a clinical trials nurse navigator at the UF Health Cancer Center, has worked for the Cancer Center for nearly 15 years. She began her career with the Cancer Center as a research nurse in the Solid Tumor Office and later spent more than 10 years as a nurse navigator in gastrointestinal oncology.

staff spotlight


Cancer Chomp

The second annual Cancer Chomp, an event presented by the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida in conjunction with the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida, will be held Sept. 30 at the CGRC. All proceeds from this event support patients and their families undergoing brain tumor treatment at UF Health.

Volunteers are needed! Anyone interested can email