Research Team

Tia Albro, RN, MSN, AACNP
Director, Center for Clinical Research

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 28 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 21 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 150 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 / 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 18 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, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse / 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 from Robert's Wesleyan College.

Linda has been an employee of Rochester General Hospital for the past 10 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 the past 6 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.

Dina Johnson, CRA

Dina received her Associate's of Applied Science from Monroe Community College. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical from the Rochester Institute of Technology. As the newest member of our team, she brings experience as a surgical patient-care technician, apheresis collection specialist, lab support, and Research Assistant. Dina has been an employee of Rochester General Hospital for 5 years.