Jennifer Phillips received her Associate’s degree from Piedmont Community College in May 1993. Jennifer first served as Registered Nurse in the Thoracic Cardiovascular Post Operative Intensive Care Unit, providing direct patient care for the immediate post-operative patient. Expanding in this role, Jennifer assumed multiple roles in this critical care unit including the training of new staff and coordinating the care of patients requiring Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps, Ventricular Assist Devices, ECMO support and/or CVVH-D therapy. Jennifer shared this extensive ICU experience with the Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center and joined our team in November, 1999. Since this time, Jennifer has evolved into one of four leading clinical research coordinators involved in the direct recruitment, enrollment, and management of subjects, data collection and maintenance, and all aspects of clinical trial management.