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Kitty Lombardo

Meet Vincetta “Kitty” Lombardo, the new administrative director for the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). Lombardo oversees personnel, finance, facilities, contracts, agreements and other aspects of the CTSC’s daily operations, as well as its areas of research support.

Lombardo has an extensive background in clinical research management and support, regulatory affairs and FDA approval processes. Before joining UC Davis in early May, Lombardo led clinical research for Abbott Medical Optics in Milpitas, Calif., and directed regulatory affairs and clinical trials as a civilian contractor for the Navy Refractive Surgery Center in San Diego.

“Years of working in clinical trials have provided experience in the conduct of research, including understanding issues related to protection of human subjects and government regulations,” said Lombardo. “I have prepared and conducted multiple clinical trials governed by regulations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, and was directly involved with the initial FDA approvals for the LASIK vision correction procedure. The UC Davis CTSC will enable me to focus on quality and compliance in a collaborative environment.”