Gena has a track-record of success within the oncology pharmaceutical/biotech industry and has a passion for the delivery of clinically relevant education and resources that meet the dynamic needs of diverse practice settings and oncology/hematology patients. She brings a unique perspective to understanding marketplace dynamics and the complexities of patient management that are currently impacting clinical decision-making and healthcare delivery and is dedicated to meeting patient, clinician and business objectives. She is skilled in engaging stakeholders in thought-provoking and action-oriented discussions that are founded in providing personalized, quality patient care through innovative solutions and quality improvement.
Gena holds a Masters Degree in Nursing, national certification as an Oncology CNS and is licensed in the state of Ohio as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN_CNS). She’s active in numerous professinal organizations in including ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), APSHO (Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology). LTEN (Life Sciences Trainers and Educators Network), ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) and AONN (Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigaotrs).
Before moving into clinical administration and business development, Ron worked 18 years in the medical research field, studying a variety of topics including cancer, infectious human diseases and immunology. Ron worked with Dr. Sandy Markowitz at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where he studied the genes involved in the development and progression of colon cancer. The highlight of Ron’s research career came in 2000 with the discovery of a novel tumor suppressor gene, 15-prostaglandin dehydrogenase, which was proved to be a gene lost in sporadic (non-hereditary) human colon cancer. Ron has published 15 peer-reviewed articles, including 3 first-author papers describing his scientific work.
Ron volunteers on the Advisory Board for Metro Catholic School, a Cleveland elementary school that provides the educational needs of a diverse population of students in a safe and nurturing learning environment. During the summer, he also enjoys playing softball with his sons.
Dr. Erwin is a board-certified medical geneticist and internist and is practicing clinical genetics at the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare at the Cleveland Clinic. Her clinical expertise encompasses prenatal, pediatric, and adult genetics and she established a lysosomal storage disease program as well as a specialized porphyrias clinic at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Erwin received her MD and PhD degrees in Germany and subsequently received a grant for a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in New York. She completed a combined residency program in internal medicine and clinical genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.