Carole Wegner, Ph.D., HCLD

Senior Vice President of Research and Grants Administration

Carole Wegner, PhD, HCLD, is the Vice President of Research and Grants Administration for the V Foundation. She uses her 20+ years of experience as a research scientist, clinical lab director and patient advocate to help find and support researchers who are looking for cancer cures.

Dr. Wegner received a BS Degree in Zoology from Kent State and a PhD in Physiology from Penn State University. In her post-doctoral work at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she studied the molecular mechanisms of embryo implantation as a model for understanding tumor invasion. As a clinical IVF lab director for three clinics in two states, her daily interaction with patients gave her a deep understanding of the importance of effective medical communication to empower patients and help them achieve the best possible medical outcomes. At the V Foundation, this experience informs her work with research grant recipients to improve their scientific communication skills for public outreach.