We have new team members! Welcome to our new Study Coordinator: Thomas Cramer, PhD; our Administrative Assistant: Moniqa Diaz; our Physical Therapist, John Larios, PT, MPT; our Program Coordinator, Alexis Sexton, MPH.; and our Data Manager, Zhiqiao Dong.


The HTC experienced and honored two retirements during the month of June. With incredible admiration, fond memories, and well wishes, we say "Goodbye" to Ms. Cathy Glass, RN, and Ms. Diona "Sonni" Fowler. Join us in celebrating and appreciating decades of HTC service!

Cathy GlassCathy Glass, RN, received her nursing degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and had worked in a variety of different positions and disciplines prior to becoming the hemophilia nurse at UC San Diego Health System in 1989. Cathy worked in that capacity for almost 20 years until her retirement in 2008, extremely dedicated to the lives and the well-being of our patients with hemophilia and bleeding disorders. Cathy returned part time shortly after Dr. von Drygalski was named Director. Over the nearly three decades of her tenure in the HTC, Cathy offered an array of enhanced services and benefits to all of our patients. Her broad experience and knowledge time and time again benefited the hemophilia community tremendously. Cathy is embedded in the very foundation of our Center and will forever be a part of us. We wish her nothing but the absolute best.

Sonni FowlerDiona "Sonni" Fowler, served as the Center’s data administrator and was responsible for data collection of our patients with rare bleeding disorders for the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Human Resource Service Administration (HRSA). Sonni has worked 30 years in administration in San Diego. First at NTC San Diego as a member of the United States Navy, then for several Oral Surgery, Periodontal, and General Practice offices in the San Diego area. Sonni spent most of her professional career, 18 years, as a clinical manager/chair side assistant/operating room assistant/trainer for the UC San Diego Dental Care Center at UC San Diego Medical Center-Hillcrest. This was where she first came in contact with the hemophilia community. We thank Sonni for the decade of service and laughs. She will be missed!  


Our newsletters, called “Ocean Tidings,” appear several times per year. We have taken a brief hiatus from sending it out, but we hope to send one out in the coming month! Our Newsletter informs the hemophilia community about the latest and planned developments at the center.  You can link to PDF copies here: