Michelle Lamere

CTSI connects with Michelle Lamere, assistant director for education programs

Meet Michelle Lamere, Assistant Director for Education Programs

Why do you work in clinical and translational research?

I have enjoyed working in biomedical research training development for several years - I love working with scientists. Clinical and translational research is especially rewarding because of its impact on human health.

What does your typical work day at CTSI look like?

I spend my days working with the various EdTRCD program directors developing training and career development programs for research staff, and researchers from undergraduate students to junior faculty. This entails plenty of meetings, coordinating seminars for our Scholars, and project management. I am really lucky to have a great group of talented and dedicated colleagues who make work fun.

What do you like to do when you're not at CTSI?

When not at CTSI, I am busy cooking up adventures with my eight-year-old daughter, working on my 100-year-old house, hiking, and engaged in the relentless pursuit of a good, affordable table wine.

What is your favorite or current read?

I am currently splitting my time between Isabelle Allende's Island Beneath the Sea, a historical novel that takes place in the time of the Haitian Revolution, Thaler and Sunstein's Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, which is about "choice architecture," and how it can help guide people towards making more skillful decisions about their lives, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, a favorite science fiction read from my childhood.

Favorite quote?

"In the end only three things matter: how fully you have lived, how deeply you have loved, and how well you have learned to let go..." - Buddhist saying.