The Pacific Meso Center Appoints Savannah Cline, RN, BSN as Medical Liaison.
October 17, 2012 Posted by Clare Cameron
October 11, 2012
Contact: Clare Cameron
The Pacific Meso Center Appoints Savannah Cline, RN as Medical Liaison.
Newly created Medical Liaison position to develop comprehensive educational system for mesothelioma patients
Los Angeles, CA. The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Savannah Cline, RN, BSN, to the newly created position of Medical Liaison. Her mission will be to develop a comprehensive educational system that will enhance PMC’s outreach services for patients with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related disease.
“Savannah is the perfect choice for this position,” said Dr. Robert B. Cameron, a cardiothoracic surgeon and surgical oncologist, who is a scientific advisor at the PMC. “Ms. Cline’s hospital bedside experience, which includes chest diseases, surgery, and critical care, as well as her keen understanding of our mission, social media and potential mesothelioma resources will be the cornerstone of our outreach program’s efforts to educate the public about this disease.”
“Ms. Cline will be an indispensable resource for mesothelioma patients, as well as their families and friends who are searching for information and a better understanding of mesothelioma as a disease as well as the most current treatment options, social issues, and support,” Dr. Cameron continued, noting the proliferation of websites offering confusing and out-of-date medical information.
Ms. Cline’s duties will include educating the public about all mesothelioma issues, such as risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic testing, screening, existing treatments, available patient and family support, clinical trials as well as possible future therapies and advances.
She will also develop a comprehensive internet-based educational system, including webinars, blogs and website content and she will lead PMC’s development of a “mesothelioma” social media presence. Additionally, Ms. Cline will develop an online support network for mesothelioma patients and their families to help guide them through the disease process.
Ms. Cline obtained her Bachelor in Nursing from Indiana State University, College of Nursing, Health and Human Services in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prior to joining PMC she worked as an RN on the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
In addition to his role at the PMC, Dr. Cameron is the director of the UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.
About The Pacific Meso Center:
The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research institute established in 2002 which is focused on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The exploration of innovative ideas forms the foundation of PMC’s unique research program and provides the promise of future treatment breakthroughs. PMC is dedicated to educating the public on asbestos-related diseases and informing them of their best treatment options. PMC also connects newly diagnosed patients with patients that have been through treatment and provides assistance and emotional support.
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