June 27, 2014
The CBCC welcomes Ashley Ratcliff, RN, BSN, who joins the research team as a research coordinator. Ashley has worked with blood and cancer patients on the 4North inpatient unit at Dell Children’s Medical Center for the last three years.
Ashley discovered her passion for pediatric oncology during her freshman year in college when she volunteered at Cook Children’s Hospital in the outpatient hematology/oncology play room.
She gives us more insight to her new adventure and shares a little bit about herself.
What made you decide to change from nursing to pediatric cancer research?
I have a science background and consider myself a biology nerd. I wanted to see more of the behind the scenes work that goes on in research.
What do you hope to accomplish in the medical research field?
I hope to help children and families find a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment they receive.
What’s the most rewarding part of your work?
I love seeing our patients smiling, growing hair back, and running around like kids are supposed to!
What is something your team might be surprised to know about you?
I am originally from north Louisiana, home of Duck Dynasty. I love Cajun food and the LSU tigers!