Scientist: Julia Foldi, M.D., Ph.D.
Julia trained as a researcher in immunology prior to switching careers slightly to become a physician. She completed her Oncology training at Yale University, where she first interacted with patient advocates while developing her first clinical trial protocol. Julia recently moved to the University of Pittsburgh to begin her first faculty position as a Breast Medical Oncologist. In her new role as a clinical and translational breast cancer researcher, she is hoping to continue developing her relationships with local and national patient advocacy organizations and help connect other physician and scientists with patient advocates. She hopes to use these connections in her practice and research to develop patient-centered clinical studies and to ensure equitable access to evidence-based and state-of-the-art care as well as the ability to participate in research for all patients affected by breast cancer and other malignancies.