Dr Linda Coate, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Limerick, has been elected Vice Clinical Lead by the Clinical Executive of Cancer Trials Ireland. Dr Coate will take up office on 1st January 2017.
Dr Coate graduated from University College Dublin in 2000. She completed an MD thesis focusing on translational thoracic oncology research in 2006.
In 2008 she took up a clinical research fellowship in the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto under the mentorship of Prof Frances Shepherd.
Linda received a Merit Award from ASCO for an elderly NSCLC study in 2010. She was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist in University Hospital Limerick in 2011, and took over as principal investigator of the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (one of eight Nationally designated units) at that time.
Linda continues to play an active role in education and clinical research. She sits on the Clinical Executive of Cancer Trials Ireland and chairs its lung DSSG (disease specific subgroup) which is responsible for the development and conduct of the Irish Thoracic Oncology Clinical trial portfolio. In that capacity Linda has been, and continues to be the National Principal Investigator for numerous thoracic oncology studies, and sits on a number of steering committees and advisory boards.
We extend our congratulations to Linda and wish her every success when she takes up office in the New Year.