Martha Combs is an associate director of clinical research. Combs supports the continued growth and diversity of the PMC research portfolio and is responsible for assisting with project development and oversight, staff management and development, and operational effectiveness of the center. Combs also manages IRB documentation, reporting, and submissions and works with the research coordinators to organize and maintain all study related regulatory documentation. Additionally, she works with the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) to negotiate competitive budgets for new and amended studies, assists the PMC directors to ensure a balanced staff workload, and optimizes the study portfolio for currently available resources. She joined the Penn Memory Center in 2010 after working at Sanofi Aventis as a clinical project assistant and elsewhere as a research coordinator on psychiatric studies. Combs has a bachelor’s of science from Boston College and a master’s of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) – Hartford Graduate Center campus.