Jamie was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in January 2011, when her son was just 11 weeks old. Upon diagnosis, her oncologist told her that he would do everything in his power to buy her 6 more months. Jamie joined a clinical trial at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is now, 7 years later, completely disease-free. Having worked in patient recruitment for 8 years and having her own life saved by a clinical trial, Jamie’s personal mission is to spread information about the importance of medical research as far and wide as possible. To this end, she is involved with ACRP, CISCRP, the Melanoma Research Alliance, the Melanoma Research Foundation, the Melanoma International Foundation, the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, and Imerman Angels. She also serves as a research advocate for NCI, and works one-on-one with people with cancer to help them navigate their treatment options, including clinical trials.