Administrative Program Director
Beth LaPensee is the Administrative Program Director for the Research Initiatives team. In her role, Beth provides leadership to four programs, including Research Development, Pilot Grants, Biostatistics, and Project Management. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations, Beth contributes to the vision and direction of these programs, particularly as they relate to helping faculty achieve research and funding success. Beth obtained her BS in biology from the College of William & Mary and her PhD in cell & molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati, where her thesis focused on understanding how hormones antagonize chemotherapy in breast cancer. Prior to joining MICHR, Beth was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan.
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