Diane Bovenkamp, Ph.D., Scientific Program Officer
Diane Bovenkamp, Ph.D., is the Scientific Program Officer at BrightFocus Foundation. In this position, Dr. Bovenkamp administers and ensures a high level of scientific accountability in the foundation’s research grant award program and scientific review process, and serves as a scientific liaison, fostering strong relationships with grantees, the academic research community, and other like-minded nonprofits.
Dr. Bovenkamp holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and continued research at the Johns Hopkins University Bayview Proteomics Center in the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to her scientific background, Dr. Bovenkamp brings extensive experience communicating complex, evidence-based health and research information to the public, carried out while she was the Science Communications Specialist at BrightFocus, Director of Science Information and Programs at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and Science Writing Intern with the Media Team at Johns Hopkins Medicine's Office of Corporate Communications.