Dr. Emma Meagher graduated with her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. Following completion of an internship and residency in internal medicine, she was appointed as Senior Registrar /Lecturer of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mater Hospital, University College in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently working as an attending physician in preventive cardiology at Penn Medicine and was recently appointed as Associate Vice Provost for Human Subjects Research.
Dr. Meagher's educational interests are in the fields of translational research methodology to graduate, pre-, and post- doctoral students and novel modalities for education in pharmacology to undergraduate medical students. To this end, she directs the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine pharmacology curriculum and is Program Director for the Master of Science degree program in Translational Research and Co PI of the Penn Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA). Her innovative pharmacology curriculum is fully integrated across all aspects of medical education, including basic pharmacology, new drug design development, and innovative therapeutic modalities such as cancer pharmacology.
Dr. Meagher has been the recipient of many teaching awards including: the Dean's Award for the Development of Innovative Educational Programs (1999), the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award (2001), the Arthur K. Asbury Mentoring Award (2004), Medical Student Government Awards for Basic and Integrated Science Education (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), the Dunning Dripps Award for post graduate education (2009), and the university's highest teaching honor, the Lindback Award (2005).