Beth Winkelstein has been named vice provost for education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a professor of bioengineering and the associate dean for undergraduate education in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
“Beth Winkelstein is a world-renowned researcher, an educational innovator, a widely admired administrator –- and a Penn graduate,” Price said. “I cannot imagine a more dynamic and experienced leader to advance the exemplary legacy of Andy Binns as vice provost for education. I am most grateful to the consultative committee, led by Dwight Jaggard, whose insights, dedication and conversations with faculty across the University helped us arrive at this outstanding result.”
Winkelstein’s research focuses on the mechanisms of bodily injury, especially injuries from sports, automobile accidents or degenerative diseases that produce persistent pain in the neck and spine and has been 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.
The author of Orthopaedic Biomechanics (2012) and more than a hundred papers and book chapters, she serves as editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which awarded her its Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award in 2006.