The Nebraska Cancer Research Center’s Community Outreach Advisory Board was established in 2008 and is comprised of clinical trial participants, cancer survivors, physicians, hospital representatives and community members. The purpose of the NCRC Working Group is to support NCRC by growing community awareness about the benefits and local availability of clinical trials and increasing knowledge of NCRC within the medical community and the general public.

J. Kam Chiu, M.D. – Chair

Tom Bassett

Kristina Benson, RN

Judy Charlson

Carolyn Cody, M.D.

Jen Elmer, RN, CCRP

Michaela Emmons, MA

Terry Hostetler

Alan Linderman, M.D.

Kelly Madcharo, JD

Taylor Madsen

Carolyn Otte

Ruth VanGerpen, RN, APRN-CNS, AOCNS

If you have are interested in becoming a member of the NCRC Community Outreach Advisory Board, please contact Kelly Madcharo at (402) 327-6851 or