President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Ellen Peskin, Clinical Research Manager

Age Related Macular Degeneration
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Age Related Macular Degeneration



Ellen Peskin MA, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager
Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills Eye
Wills Eye Hospital


For more than 25 years, Ms. Peskin has been involved in clinical research on ocular disease and health. Prior to joining the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills Eye, Ms. Peskin was the Director of the Clinical Trials Coordinating Center at the Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. She has held management roles in and directed the coordinating centers for many large-scale, multicenter clinical research studies including the Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials: Lucentis-Avastin Trial (CATT), the Complications of Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT), the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM Study) and the Vision In Preschoolers Study (VIP).

Ms. Peskin is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Association for Vision in Research and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Society for Clinical Trials, and the Society for Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). She received her Master’s Degree from Temple University and a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) designation from SoCRA.