Lisa Lange, ANP-BC, AOCN
Lisa Lange, ANP-BC, AOCN, of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, has been promoted to Vice President of the Clinical Trials Office. Ms. Lange brings 26 years of experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner, specializing in clinical oncology care and research. She has been with Karmanos for 19 years, increasing her managerial and administration responsibilities during her tenure.
In her new position, Ms. Lange is responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and reporting on clinical trials throughout Karmanos Cancer Institute’s system-wide network. Her responsibilities complement the Protocol Review and Monitoring System and ensure the validity and accuracy of the centralized database for tracking and reporting, as well as quality control. Ms. Lange has overall administrative responsibility and oversight for the daily operations, managing more than 140 full-time clinical research personnel. She reports directly to the Associate Center Director of Clinical Sciences and works closely with physician senior leadership to ensure study compliance, education, and centralized training for researchers and staff members.
Prior to her promotion to Vice President, Ms. Lange served as the Interim Director of the Clinical Trials Office since May 2016 and as Director of the Eisenberg Center for Translational Therapeutics (Phase I) for 2 years prior to that. In these positions, she fulfilled the Clinical Protocol and Data Management functions for the Core Center Support Grant, which helped secure Karmanos’ National Cancer Institute designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Lange worked extensively in Phase I since 2003.
“I’m honored to work with the exceptional team of professionals at Karmanos, as well as the inspiring patients we see every day,” said Ms. Lange. “Not only do they understand the importance of clinical trials, they realize that by their participation they are helping to advance new cancer therapies that could potentially be the next standard of cancer care.”
Ms. Lange received her master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University. In addition, she received a certificate in the psychology of aging and well-being in 2016 and also holds certifications as an adult nurse practitioner and advanced oncology certified nurse. ■