Laura Levit, J.D., is an associate director of research policy at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Prior to joining ASCO, she was a program officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) where she served as the study director for the report Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis. She also staffed multiple other projects with the IOM’s Board on Health Care Services and the National Cancer Policy Forum on topics including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, comparative effectiveness research, the oncology workforce, and molecularly targeted medicine. She started at the IOM as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Graduate Fellow and was the recipient of the IOM’s 2012 Staff Achievement Team Award, the National Academies’ 2009 Team Distinguished Service Award, and the IOM’s 2007 Rookie Award. Ms. Levit graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association. She completed her undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary, receiving a B.S. with honors in psychology.
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