Our Team


Staff Profiles

Scott Warwick, Executive Director
Scott Warwick is a Knoxville native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center School of Allied Health. He has more than 18 years of comprehensive cancer center management and development experience. Scott begin his career in oncology as a clinician working as a medical dosimetrist which allows him to understand the complexities of delivering quality cancer care. He has a strong history of developing clinical research programs at multiple health systems including one of the largest health systems in the southeastern United States. Scott has a passion for patient advocacy and currently serves as the corporate walk chair for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Compassion in Action, and Harvest Field Ministries. Scott and his wife have four children that keep them very active with homework and sports. He also significantly involved in medical missions in Haiti. When time permits he likes to travel, hike, and read.

Susie Owenby, RN, CCRP, Clinical Research Manager
Susie Owenby, RN, CCRP has been with Center for Biomedical Research since its inception in 2010. She received her nursing degree from Fort Sander’s School in Knoxville and has over 30 years of experience in oncology with 25 of those years in oncology clinical research. Having worked on hundreds of clinical trials, she has been involved in every aspect of study coordination– from the site selection process, budget/contract negotiations, regulatory submission, patient recruitment/enrollment, and data management. Susie currently serves as the lead study coordinator working closely with investigators, sponsors and CROs for timely execution of clinical trials. Clinical Trials are currently ongoing in oncology, cardiac medical imaging, and urology.

Kristi Simcox, BS, CCRP, Clinical Research Coordinator
Kristi Simcox has been with Center for Biomedical Research since its inception in March 2010. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2001. She has extensive oncology experience having worked for Tennessee Cancer Specialists for 15 years. She has been an active member of SoCRA since 2009, and received her Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) in 2010. She completed the ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course at Vanderbilt in March 2012.  With 8 years of research experience, she has extensive knowledge of FDA/ICH regulations, regulatory submissions, patient recruitment/enrollment,  protocol coordination and data management. She has worked   closely with investigators, sponsors, CROs and CBR staff for ongoing studies. Her current focus is with proton and radiation trials being conducted at Provision Center for Proton Therapy. These studies include investigator -initiated, as well as NCI sponsored trials. She takes great pride in providing excellent care for study participants.

Chris Hale, BS, MA , Clinical Research Coordinator
Chris Hale, BS, MA received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, Virginia and his Master’s Degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.  He has 17 years of clinical research experience that includes study design, study coordination, data analysis, regulatory, contracts, publication, etc.  Chris has worked on over a hundred studies in various indications including ADHD, Diabetes, Cancer Prevention, and Cancer Treatment.

Jody Huffaker, BS, Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Jody Huffaker obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Tusculum College. Her professional experience encompasses nearly 20 years in Engineering, Product Safety, Quality Control, and Project Management in an international setting. In 2006 Jody entered the field of Oncology Research, and in March 2014, she joined Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) with 8 years clinical trials oncology regulatory experience. As part of the Clinical Trials regulatory responsibilities she works with investigators, study coordinators, sponsors, contract research organizations (CRO), IRBs, and federal officials to initiate new cutting edge medical and radiation research studies offered at CBR. Research is the key to finding a cure for cancer, and effective regulatory oversight is a fundamental part of making safe, credible research opportunities available for patients.



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