The Mountain West Myeloma Community Chapter has the opportunity to ask their myeloma questions to a specialist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Douglas Sborov. Dr. Sborov is excited to answer questions regarding clinical trials at Huntsman, new and upcoming therapies for patients, Huntsman provided resources for the myeloma community and more. Tune in with your questions!
Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.
Dr. Douglas Sborov is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was born and raised in Minnesota, completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, later completed medical school through the American University of the Caribbean, and spent 3 years in Salt Lake City for his internal medicine residency. After almost 5 years in Columbus, OH, completing hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation fellowships and joining the Division of Hematology as a Clinical Instructor, he and his family were drawn back to the beauty of the Wasatch Front where he joined the Division of Hematology to continue his career as a clinical trialist focused on the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Sborov is the Director of the Multiple Myeloma Program, an Associate Member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Experimental Therapeutics Program, Physician Leader of the Multiple Myeloma/Bone Marrow Transplant arm of the HCI Clinical Trials Office (CTO), and an active member of the HCI Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee.
Nico joined the Multiple Myeloma Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute in 2016, as its licensed clinical social worker. Before that, he was a social worker with Intermountain, primarily at LDS Hospital on their inpatient behavioral unit. He earned his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Utah. Originally from New York & Boston, Nico earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology & Theatre from Carleton College in Minnesota. He earned most of his very modest living as a stage actor in Minneapolis and Seattle for eight years, before moving to Utah in 2006. More recently, Nico has used role-play to help train physicians how to navigate especially difficult patient conversations – and to entertain his 13 & 9-year-old kids.
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