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.

Clinical Trials Center

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Clinical Trials Center

The Clinical Trials Center within the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center was established to create a centralized, coordinated clinical trials program to facilitate and support the on-site clinical research activities throughout Wills Eye Hospital. This Center provides core resources and support to investigators and research staff to assess feasibility, plan, implement and conduct clinical trials in accordance with the highest standards. 

Through the development of standardized policies, training and development of research staff, and providing support throughout the life cycle of clinical studies, the Center aims to increase the visibility of research activities, efficiently leverage resources, and foster a more robust community of research staff throughout Wills.

For general information and FAQs about participating in clinical trials and/or clinical studies, please see NIH Clinical Research Trials and You and Learn about clinical studies.

Clinical Trials Manager: Ellen Peskin, MA, CCRP

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street
Suite 1530
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Inquiries? Please email


Clinical Trials and Studies Open for Patient Enrollment

Wills Eye Hospital invites patients and the community to participate in innovative clinical trials and research studies. We are committed to conducting clinical trials in a consistent manner that adheres to the highest standards of good clinical research practice. To that end, the Wills Eye Hospital has developed a set of research Standard Operating Procedures to guide all research projects. All people who participate in clinical research at Wills must read the SOPs and return a signed acknowledgement form (last page of SOP file) to the Vision Research Center at Click here to download the Standard Operating Procedures.

For a list of open clinical trials by therapeutic area, click here.