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What I do

I help provide regulatory oversight for basic and clinical research by ensuring training compliance and guidance on policies and procedures.

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Why I do it

I strive to make a positive impact in everything I do and lead a life my children can be inspired by. I spent years trying to fit others’ expectations, but have learned some of us must create our own mold!

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My Big Career Moment

When I saw how the work I do at COH positively impacts the lives of patients, colleagues and family members.

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Travelling an unexpected path to success

03/02/2017 06:00am | 4535 views

Born Leaders

Hispanics and Latinos who mindfully tap one or more of the six elements of an “immigrant mindset” can attract greater opportunities for success. By nature, immigrants see opportunity everywhere; more easily adapt to changing conditions; pursue their passions to uncover endless possibilities; do their jobs as if they owned the business; form strong bonds to treat colleagues and friends as family; and willingly share that success with others to keep the prosperity cycle going. Born Leaders tells their stories.

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About the mentor

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Yuddy Jesus

Research Protocol Analyst, MHA, BPA
City of Hope National Medical Center

Yuddy has been with the Beckman Research Center at City of Hope (COH) for twelve years. She serves as Research Protocol Analyst for the Office of Human Research Subjects Protection, which supports the COH Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Cancer Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (CPRMC) under the Research Protections Unit.  As an RPA, she is responsible for protocol pre-review, coordination of submissions, compliance with institutional, federal and state policies,  and communicating with research investigators / research staff in an effort to facilitate protocol submission review and approval. She also serves as a Qualified Healthcare Versed Interpreter for Spanish speaking patients. 

Yuddy is also an advocate for underprivileged and vulnerable populations, and education/professional development. She is a member of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) leadership team at COH. YPN is Diversity Resource Group committed to supporting and creating opportunities for professional and personal development. During her tenure as YPN chair, Yuddy led several key outreach efforts, including a mentoring program for existing employees; a peer-to-peer buddy program for new employees; and the Diversity + Inclusion Walk for Hope team. She currently serves as a YPN Advisor.

As an AIDS Walk Team Lead since 2003, Yuddy and Team Bibi Juice have raised awareness and financial support for prevention and treatment programs to fight HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.   

Yuddy earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration with a Public Health concentration in 2019 and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in 2017 from University of La Verne. She also holds Associate degrees in Psychology, Social and Behavioral Science, and Humanities. Her ultimate goal is to provide a better quality of life for her children, while making a positive impact in the lives of others. Yuddy’s career path has been paved by her experiences as an immigrant, and as a single mother. She is the first generation in her family to attend college and earn a Master of Science degree.