Aaron D. Becker, RN, BA, CCRC
Career Objective Profile
Dedicated, knowledgeable and highly motivated licensed Registered Nurse, with over nine year of clinical research experience, seeking to obtain a position as a home-based Regional Clinical Research Associate.
Bachelor of Arts, Nursing
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
Immuno-oncology (Non-small cell lung Cancer)
Adult Medical Oncology ( Non-small cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma)
Pediatric Medical Oncology (ALL, AML, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Burkett’s Lymphoma, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Neuroblastoma)
Pediatric Bleeding Disorders (Hemophilia, Von Willibrands Disease)
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator III
Implemented, managed and coordinated oncology clinical trials in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III development.
Coordinated cooperative group trials through SWOG and ECOG and SEP2C (Southeast Phase 2 Consortium).
Implemented, managed and coordinated oncology industry-sponsored clinical trials with numerous pharmaceutical companies, both large and small (Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals).
Implemented, managed and coordinated thoracic oncology Investigator-Initiated clinical trials in an academic research setting.
Screened and accrued numerous eligible patients to medical and surgical oncology trials while utilizing Good Clinical Practice standards.
Participated in the development of highly functional source documentation tools for the purposes of data extraction. Examples include tumor measurement worksheets with RECIST criteria, adverse event logs, concomitant medications logs, etc.
Implemented, managed and coordinated Phase II HIV clinical trials in the private practice setting.
Participated in many cooperative group audits and internal Corporate Compliance audits.
Excelled in clean data management and regulatory compliance.
Implemented, managed and coordinated Phase II trials for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Highly proficient with data collection, abstraction, submission and query reconciliation.
Established a high degree of proficiency with electronic data capture programs such as Oracle, Medidata Rave, Oncore, etc.
Collaborative worked with highly proficient and competent Clinical Research Associates through the source-data-verification process.
Actively participated in several working hospital and departmental committees with a strong focus on quality improvement and process excellence. Examples include the clinical trials office education committee, the Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education Committee and the hospital ethics committee.
Actively participates in the mentoring of new staff members including new Research Coordinators, Pharmacy Residents, etc.
Senior Registered Nurse Specialist
Provided skilled nursing care for pediatric & adult patients.
Managed infusion reactions and appropriately intervened to stabilize patients in anaphylactic stress.
Conducted patient teaching sessions related to course of therapy and side effect management.
Demonstrated highly proficient IV skills and central line management.
Administered infusion therapy for pediatric & adult oncology patients, including chemotherapy, blood products, IV fluids, etc.
Served as interim Pediatric Hemophilia Nurse Coordinator for a large hospital-based private practice hematology/oncology service.
Coordinated the delivery of comprehensive medical care for approximately 75 pediatric Hemophilia patients.
Conducted several teaching sessions with Hemophilia family members on self-infusion skills in the home.
Coordinated with Home care representatives and Pharmaceutical associates to provide appropriate services and coagulation products to meet patient needs.
Conducted education seminars for medical staff with an Attending Physician on the disease process of Hemophilia.
Coordinated & facilitated monthly comprehensive Hemophilia clinics.
Administered IV Chemotherapy and many different types of blood products.
Assisted Physician staff with highly technical procedures such as Bone Marrow Aspirates, Lumbar Punctures, Skin Biopsies, etc. utilizing conscious sedation.
Coordinated and provided comprehensive medical care for a large pediatric hemostasis program that serviced 115 active patients.
Compiled a comprehensive patient database that included visit history, insurance status and complete laboratory history.
Conducted educational outreach workshops with other medical staff on the disease of Hemophilia, as well as anti-hemophilic factor reconstitution.
Staff Floor Nurse
Performed duties as Charge Nurse/Shift Coordinator.
Cross-trained to Bone Marrow Transplant.
Orientated and mentored new employees & nursing students.
Administered Chemotherapy, biologic agents and several different types of blood products.
Assisted Physician staff with highly technical procedures utilizing conscious sedation.
Home Health Care Nurse
Provided skilled nursing care to ventilator-dependent patients with tracheostomies.
Provided multiple nursing services for many different patient populations, both pediatric and adult, within the home healthcare setting.
Clinical Employment History
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute – Tampa, FL 10/2004 – Present
Clinical Research Nurse III
Baycare Health System – Tampa, FL 04/2004 – 10/2004
Research Nurse Coordinator
University of Florida – Gainesville, FL 02/2003 – 04/2004
Registered Nurse Specialist
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida – Gainesville, FL 12/2000 – 02/2003
Registered Nurse Specialist
All Children’s Hospital – St. Petersburg, FL 07/1996 – 12/2000
Ambulatory Clinic Nurse 05/1999 – 12/2000
Staff Floor Nurse 07/1996 – 05/1999
Pediatric Services of America 07/1997 – 11/2000
Home Health Nurse
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) 09/2006 - Present
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
1. Haura, EB; Sommers, E; Song, L; Chiappori, A; Becker, A. “A pilot study of preoperative gefitinib for early-stage lung cancer to assess intratumor drug concentration and pathways mediating primary resistance.” J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Nov;5(11):1806-14.