Jennifer Trombley is Director, Clinical Trials at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. She has been involved with the MacTel Project since its inception in 2005. As Director, Ms. Trombley interfaces with the Sponsors, clinical sites, and the Coordinating Center, facilitating clinical research and promoting teamwork between these groups. She also provides guidance to persons affected with MacTel, assuring they have accurate information and directing them to clinical sites.
Ms. Trombley received her nursing diploma from the Millard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, New York. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Texas at Arlington, respectively.
Ms. Trombley has over 40 years of acute care nursing experience, specializing in critical care and emergency medicine. She has also worked in the medical device industry, both in applications and research.
Ms. Trombley is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Retinal/Vascular areas, and has been since the year 2000. She also is involved in translational research, bridging the realms of Dr. Martin Friedlander’s Cell Biology laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute and the patients of Scripps Clinic. Recent areas of study include Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema, Atrophic and Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Macular Telangiectasia, and Stem Cell Therapy for Visual Disorders. Ms. Trombley has been a voting member on the Board of the Scripps Institutional Review Board since 2005 and has served on the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Institutional Review Board. Ms. Trombley held the positions of Treasurer and President of the San Diego, CA chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and has maintained certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator for over 12 consecutive years.