Meet Mulusew Yayehyirad
Mulusew Yayehyirad, RN, BSN is a research nurse coordinator for the Genitourinary Oncology Research Program with the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Get to know a little about Yayehyirad through her brief interview below.
What Brought You to UW Health?
I have worked as a registered nurse in several areas in health care including ICU, medical surgical nursing and long-term care nursing. I also worked as an admissions coordinator, and I have done some clinic work.
I love caring for patients and families in their time of need, yet I always wanted to join an institution like UW Health and work in research. That's why I joined the UWCCC research group here because it provides the best of both worlds. I work in research with a wonderful group of people and also have the patient contact that I enjoy the most. I also graduated from UW with my BSN, so this is my home.
What is Something Most People Don’t Know About You?
I would like to get my masters in public health sometime in the near future. I would like to retire early and work for an international organization like the American Red Cross or the World Health Organization, along with an organization I founded to help others around the world.
What is Your Favorite Pastime?
I run marathons, so I do my training throughout the year. I get up every day at 5 am and run 4-6 miles. I also love to read, hike with my boys, camp with my family, cook and volunteer.
What is Your Favorite Part of Working at the UW Carbone Cancer Center?
I work with professionally dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly and caring people. I love working with each and every one in our group. I learn so much from them and I consider them to be my second family.
If You Were Granted One Wish, What Would It Be?
In 2007, I founded a non-profit organization called Clinic at a Time, which has the mission of helping clinics in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. We support the community by remodeling existing clinics, building new clinics, providing medical supplies and educational support to the health care workers and the community, by reaching one "clinic at a time."
My wish is to see the organization grow and meet the needs of the clinics so that pregnant women can safely deliver their babies without losing the baby, or their own lives, and to have them watch their babies grow without debilitating childhood diseases. We hope to build that peace of mind and confidence in the community, so there will be well-equipped health care centers to go to in times of need. That would be my one wish!