My role in the AOIP
I work in parallel with the AOIP as a clinical research coordinator for the Eye Institute. My main responsibilities include identifying and enrolling patients in studies, coordinating patient visits, performing study-specific procedures, data collection/maintenance, and regulatory upkeep of clinical trials.
Undergraduate: BS, Human biology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Graduate: MS, Cardiovascular studies, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Brief Biographical Information
I have always been interested in science and medicine, having studied human biology at UW-Green Bay and then earning a master’s degree in cardiovascular studies at MSOE. My enthusiasm for research grew during the process of completing my master’s thesis, when I first appreciated how exciting it is to contribute – even in a small way – to the advancement of scientific knowledge. I am interested in the evaluation of existing and emerging interventions for various diseases that affect vision. I began working at MCW assisting with GI and Hepatology research projects, and have since found a fulfilling niche as a clinical research coordinator in Ophthalmology. I was drawn to Ophthalmology because our sense of vision is so integrally related to the way we experience the world and interact with others; I am excited to work on projects that could lead to better patient outcomes and quality of life.
My favorite structure in the eye
I love them all equally!