Organization: Northwestern University
Laura Tom is a Clinical Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of Dr. Simon’s research lab and team. Prior to joining Northwestern, she was a project director managing research studies associated with the UMass Boston – Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U56 and U54 partnerships. Having been a first generation college student and product of NCI’s Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) programs, she is committed to the mission of ChicagoCHEC in ameliorating cancer disparities and supporting underrepresented students and investigators toward successful research careers. Laura holds a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Harvard College.