Why CCR: A conversation with Physician Assistant Julia Friend

Julia Friend

Julia Friend, PA-C

Physician Assistant Julia Friend loves her job, her cancer patients and singing with the National Philharmonic Chorale. Get to know this CCR employee.

What do you do at CCR?
“I provide care to patients who are involved on clinical trials for the treatment of kidney cancer.” Learn more about our open kidney cancer clinical trials.

How long have you worked at NCI/CCR?
"I've been with NCI for 14 years and CCR for 10 years."

Why do you like working at CCR?
“I learn something new every day, and the work is compelling. Being a health care provider is part of my identity, and when you’re able to help those in need, you are part of something larger than yourself.”

What do you like to do outside of work?
“I’ve sung alto with the National Philharmonic Chorale since 2001 and love Bach and Mozart.”

Why would you recommend working at CCR?
“I would recommend working at CCR because where else can you make such a profound difference not only for the individual now, but for those who come in the future? It is hard work, good work, and worth doing well.”

Summary Posted: 11/2017