Sarah MonickUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine– Chicago
Sarah was born in Chicago, IL. She attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chemistry. She developed an interest in cancer cell biology and engaged in basic science research studying CAR-T immunotherapy and FOLR1’s role in tumorigenesis. She completed medical school at UIC as a Junior AOA member and an Edmund James Scholar. Her longitudinal research project was a St. Baldrick’s funded study entitled: “Do AYAs with Newly Diagnosed Cancer Get the Wrong Referral? Physician Knowledge Deficits of AYA Cancer Care.” Sarah’s interests include caring for adolescents and young adults with chronic medical conditions, AYA Heme/Onc, cancer survivorship, and providing high value medical care to urban underserved populations. In her free time, Sarah enjoys tending to the jungle in her apartment, cuddling with her two hairless sphynx, and exploring Chicago’s culturally diverse neighborhoods, one bite at a time.