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Last Updated: 07/09/15

Staff Biographies

Charles L. Hall, Jr., RPh, MBA, Branch Chief, PMB

Mr. Hall received his undergraduate pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1975. He was awarded a Master of Science in Business Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne, California in 1991. In 1995, he completed an American Society of Hospital Pharmacy (ASHP) – accredited general pharmacy practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. More…

Rodney Howells, RPh, BCOP, Associate Branch Chief

Mr. Howells originally joined CTEP as a Clinical Research Pharmacist with the Drug Management and Authorization Section, Pharmaceutical Management Branch in September, 2001. His duties include oversight, review, and coordination of the pharmaceutical aspects of many of the biologic agents in the CTEP Drug Development Program. More…

Matthew J. Boron, RPh, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Matthew J. Boron, RPh joined the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) in 2000 as a Clinical Research Pharmacist in the Drug Management and Authorization Section (DMAS) of the Pharmaceutical Management Branch (PMB), where he was responsible for a portfolio of biologic agents under CTEP Investigational New Drug applications (INDs). More…

Cynthia D. Jiles, RPh, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Cynthia Jiles received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1984. Following graduation, Ms. Jiles worked as a staff pharmacist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, DC. More…

Tali Johnson, RPh, Pharm D, BCOP, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Dr. Johnson manages many investigational agents in support of NCI-sponsored cancer treatment trials as well as a variety of activities related to new drug development. Ancillary activities include co-editing Inside PMB, publishing in pharmacy journals and teaching pharmacy students on rotation. More…

Ravie Kem, RPh, Pharm D, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Ravie Kem graduated with a BS in Pharmacy from Xavier University College of Pharmacy and a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from University of Florida. Prior to joining NCI/CTEP, she provided clinical interventions and recommendations in diverse areas including dispensing and preparing drugs (IV, TPN, chemotherapy, antibiotics, and investigational drugs) in various inpatient settings at Georgetown University Medical Center. More…

Donna A Shriner, RPh, Pharm D, MPH, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Dr. Donna A. Shriner received her Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1983 and began work as a hospital pharmacist in a small community hospital in southern West Virginia. In 1985-86, she completed an American Society of Hospital Pharmacy (ASHP) – accredited residency in clinical pharmacy at the National Institutes of Health before entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Texas in 1986. More…

Jennifer Thompson, RPh, Pharm D, BCOP, CCRP, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Dr. Thompson joined the Pharmaceutical Management Branch (PMB) of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) in 2012. Her responsibilities include providing pharmaceutical information about CTEP IND agents, managing their use in CTEP-sponsored clinical trials, and coordinating the development of the PMB Investigational Drug Accountability Training Videos. More…

Eileen Wu, Pharm D, Senior Clinical Research Pharmacist

Dr. Eileen Wu received a PharmD degree from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey in 2007. She joined the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as a staff pharmacist in 2007 where she prepared and dispensed IV medications (including investigational agents, chemotherapy, TPNs) and worked with robotic IV automation. In 2010, she transitioned to the Investigational Drug Service. More…