Cathie Robinson, RN, BSN, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, has specialized in neurosurgical nursing for the majority of her career. As a nurse with UAB's Department of Neurosurgery, she coordinates neurosurgical-oncology clinical trials. Cathie has an additional role as a Patient Advocate with the UAB Brain Tumor SPORE. On both local and national levels, she assists in the development of advocacy programs and leads a support group for patients undergoing treatment for brain tumors.