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Beth Winkelstein

Beth Winkelstein

Interim Provost, Eduardo D. Glandt President’s Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Neurosurgery

Beth Winkelstein began her tenure as Interim Provost on July 1, 2021 after serving as Deputy Provost in 2020 and Vice Provost for Education since 2015. A former Penn undergraduate, she has taught at Penn for almost twenty years, becoming in that time one of the world’s leading innovators in research on new treatments for spine and other joint injuries. Her pioneering interdisciplinary research focuses on the mechanisms of bodily injury and pain – especially injuries from sports, automobile accidents, and/or degenerative diseases – and has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense, among many others, including a Presidential Early Career Award from the NSF. She is a global leader in research into orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders, including developing innovative new pharmacological treatments and biomedical devices to treat pain.

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