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Eva Brandes

CAR-T Registered Nurse Care Coordinator, Mayo Clinic

Eva Brandes holds a BS in Nursing from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  In 2006, Eva began her work as a Registered Nurse in the Inpatient Float Staff at Mayo Clinic where she floated to over 30 different medical and surgical specialty units. In 2015, Eva accepted a position as an RN Care Coordinator in the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at Mayo Clinic where she developed a deep passion for working with patients with hematological cancers. In 2017, following FDA approval for CAR T-cell therapy, Eva helped develop the role of the CAR-T Care Coordinator at Mayo Clinic and is currently helping Mayo establish their groundbreaking CAR-T program.

During her time at Mayo, Eva has served on the Medical Nursing Practice Committee, the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Practice Committee, the BMT Quality Committee, and the Inpatient Float Practice Committee of which she was also the Chair.  She achieved Silver Level Certification in the Mayo Quality Fellows Program which provides quality improvement education and certification for individuals and teams.  Other achievements include a presentation of the poster “The role of the RN Care Coordinator in developing a new service line for the complex cancer patient” at the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing National Conference and receiving the Individual Achievement Award from Mayo Clinic’s Department of Nursing in 2018.  She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice/Family Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.