Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research Board of Directors
Betty S. Pace, MD
Founding Board Member
- MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
- Professor of Pediatrics and Francis J. Tedesco Distinguished Chair of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Augusta University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Dr. Pace provides leadership for a NIH-funded basic/translational research laboratory, focused on studies related to globin gene regulation and the discovery of drugs, which induce fetal hemoglobin for treatment of sickle cell disease. In 2010, Dr. Pace joined the faculty at Augusta University in the Department of Pediatrics. She serves as Director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program providing subspecialty medical services for over 700 children with sickle cell disease. Parallel her research efforts, since 1994, Dr. Pace has trained over 80 young scientists at the high school through junior faculty levels to increase diversity in the US Biomedical Research Workforce. In addition, she directs a NHLBI-funded training opportunity, Program to Increase Diversity for Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (PRIDE). Eighty-five junior faculty from 43 institutions have complete the PRIDE program to expand diversity of the US biomedical science workforce.
Dr. Pace has served as a founding and active member of the Foundation for Sickle for Cell Disease Research Board of Directors since 2013.