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Associate Provost Karen Houseknecht appointed to Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board


Karen L. Houseknecht, Ph.D., associate provost for Research and Scholarship The University of New England is proud to announce that Karen L. Houseknecht, Ph.D., associate provost for Research and Scholarship and professor of pharmacology within the College of Osteopathic Medicine , has been appointed by Gov. Janet Mills to the Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board (MIEAB).

The MIEAB is a consequential board that is responsible for developing the state’s five-year innovation action plan as well as monitoring and reporting annually on the state’s progress against the goals and tactics in the plan. It also serves as Maine’s EPSCoR Steering Committee and generally provides advisory information to policymakers on all things related to the state’s innovation economy.

The board is expected to meet quarterly.

Houseknecht — who in March was named a Fulbright Senior Scholar — is a pharmacologist whose research lies at the interface of neuroscience and endocrinology, focusing on understanding factors that regulate mood and metabolism, including diabetes. The long-term goal of her research is to aid in the discovery of novel therapeutics with a focus on improved quality of life and patient safety. A first-generation college student turned prominent biomedical researcher, Houseknecht received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and completed […]

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