Research Team

Tia Albro AACNP, MSN, RN
Director Center for Clinical Research
Chair APP Education Sub-Committee

Tia received her Associate's of Science in Nursing from Monroe Community College. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Nursing at Brockport State University and continued on to obtain a Master's degree as an Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University of Rochester.

Tia has been employed at Rochester General Hospital for the last 30 years. She has worked in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department, as well as step-down units. Tia has been conducting research for the past 25 years at Rochester General Hospital.

In 2000, Tia assumed the role of Director of the Center for Clinical Research. As Director, she oversees the entire administrative and clinical operations of the team. She has been involved in over 160 major drug, device, and biologics clinical trials for adult and pediatric inpatients and outpatients. She has assumed the role of Lead Coordinator and Sub-Investigator in a number of therapeutic areas, including: Critical Care, Trauma, Surgery, Cardiology, Immunology, Neurology, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Oncology (cancer) and Primary Care.

Patrica Noll, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse / Lead Trial Coordinator

Patty graduated from Niagara University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She worked at Rochester General Hospital as a staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit for 14 years and then moved to Clinical Research, where she has been active as a Lead Coordinator for 21 years.

Although Patty has participated in numerous trials and disciplines through the years, she brings a particular wealth of experience in Cardiology trials, including pharmacologic, device and registry trials.

Linda Link, RN, MSN
Clinical Research Nurse / Lead Trial Coordinator

Linda received her Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing, as well as Liberal Arts in Science degrees from Monroe Community College. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and Master’s of Science in Nursing from Robert's Wesleyan College.

She has been an employee of Rochester General Hospital for the past 11 years. She has worked as a staff nurse on the Cardiac Cath Lab unit, as a Case Manager/Community Health Nurse, and as a Clinical Research Nurse for 7+ years.

Linda has experience as both a Lead Coordinator and Sub-Investigator. She has participated in numerous adult and pediatric trials, including pharmacologic, device, registry and biologics, primarily in GI, Cardiac, Immunology and Critical Care settings.

Kayla Malchoff, BS, CRA
Clinical Research Associate

Kayla received her Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology. Kayla brings experience as a patient-care technician and hospital scribe. She has proven invaluable in cardiac and radiology studies, where she has participated in data collection using artificial intelligence and has certified in numerous research EDC databases.

Sally Antle, LPN, CCRC
Clinical Research Nurse / Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Sally received her License in Practical Nursing from the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing. Her nursing career as a staff nurse has spanned critical care, immediate care, primary care, and pediatric, and she has participated in research for over 20 years, including sponsored and NIH autoimmune, vaccine, asthma, allergy, and otitis media trials. Sally is the face of the Center for Clinical Research at RRH’s Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology offices.