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Carol Brenner, PhD

Dr. Carol A Brenner,  Ph.D, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, College of Osteopathic Medicine has been researching reproductive biology for over 25 years. She has directed NIH-supported extramural and intramural research to investigate chromosomal and mitochondrial anomalies in primate oocytes, embryos, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Brenner worked with Nobel Prize winners such as Professor Robert Edwards, a pioneer in reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization. Dr. Brenner also worked as the Director of Molecular Embryology at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas under the direction of Drs. Jacques Cohen, Richard Scott, and Santiago Munne, investigating mechanisms of aneuploidy and preimplantation genetic diseases (PGD). She also had the honor to collaborate with Barry Bavister, a well-known reproductive physiologist. He was instrumental with Professor Edwards in discoveries that paved the way for the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978. Dr. Bavister also developed the first reliable procedures for IVF in monkeys. Dr. Brenner opened an adult stem cell laboratory in collaboration with the Gibbs Cancer Center and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-South Carolina (VCOM South Carolina) in March 2013. Dr. Brenner started two new osteopathic schools, VCOM South Carolina and New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State (NYITCOM @ A-State). Her research projects at NYITCOM @ A-State improve the quality of health care in rural, underserved communities of northeast Arkansas.  Dr. Brenner is now the Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in charge of all research and scholarship for UNE COM’s medical students. The UNE COM Student Government Association established the Carmen Pettapiece Student Research Fund to support all areas of medically-oriented research conducted by UNE COM students. UNE COM also funds several medical student research projects through the Peter Morgane Student Research Fellowship (formerly known as the Dean’s Research Fellowship) program. Research projects can have basic science, community health, clinical, or osteopathic orientation. UNE COM.

Dr. Brenner has no disclosures.