Blount named director of USA Health clinical trials

Winona “Wendy” Blount, RN, MSN, has been named director of clinical trials for USA Health. Blount has served as manager of the division of clinical trials at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute since 2016.

Published Aug 12th, 2019

Winona “Wendy” Blount, RN, MSN, has been named director of clinical trials for USA Health.

Blount has served as manager of the division of clinical trials at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute since 2016. Over the past three years, she has strengthened infrastructure and processes at MCI, helped to develop a Phase 1 clinical trials program and established an infusion unit at MCI dedicated to clinical trials.

In her new role, Blount will oversee clinical trial activities for all of USA Health. She will strengthen the infrastructure of clinical trials across the healthcare system and maintain the highest level of patient safety. Currently, USA Health has more than 130 clinical trials available to patients within the departments of adult medicine, and pediatric and adult oncology.

“Wendy is as outstanding leader and will be a tremendous asset to clinical trials for USA Health,” said Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi, interim director of the Mitchell Cancer Institute. “We are truly fortunate to have her leading these efforts for the entire health system and our patients.”

A native of Mobile County, Blount earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degrees in nursing administration and nursing education from the University of Mobile. Since 1991, she has worked in a variety of nursing roles in the Mobile community, where she also serves as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor at Coastal Alabama Community College.

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