Program Manager, APCaRI, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta
As Program Manager, Rume coordinates the activities of our multi-disciplinary team of prostate cancer scientists, physicians, nurses and academic researchers, with an overall goal to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for people living with prostate cancer. Our team is integrating its efforts to develop new diagnostic tests for prostate cancer, discover novel biomarkers for aggressive prostate cancer and conduct clinical trials to establish the value of new diagnostics in the clinic. Rume works collaboratively with the team to advance the translational goals of APCaRI by accelerating the transfer of research discoveries from the bench to the bedside.
Rume started out her career as a physician providing direct patient care in Nigeria and moved on to developing and implementing health policies and programs with the Alberta government. At Alberta Health, Rume managed the Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, and before that, she managed the Postgraduate Medical Education portfolio in the Health Workforce Policy and Planning Division. Rume also contributed to the Collaborative Practice program within the Capital District Health Authority (now Nova Scotia Health Authority) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.