Melissa Fernando, MPH

Project Manager

Melissa is a senior project manager with the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) and has over 15 years of research experience at Penn Medicine. She has over 10 years of experience in end-to-end clinical trial management. She has a successful track record of running complex multi-center research trials both within the US and internationally. Her key experiences include leading multi-site study launch; project and database management; coordination and implementation; and regulatory management and documentation. Melissa is passionate about leading and developing teams, working on trials in innovative areas and delivering impactful benefits for patients. Melissa serves as a program manager of the clinical core of Penn’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).