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Michelle A. Lewis, MS, CRA, CCMP
Michelle A. Lewis
Senior Vice President for Research Administration and Operations

Directly overseeing several Research Administration departments that support investigators in their day-to-day needs, while looking for ways to enhance teamwork and collaboration.



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As an integral member of the senior leadership team in partnership with more than 500 principal investigators, Michelle Lewis serves a pivotal role to advance the Research Institute’s strategic vision of conducting world-renowned, biomedical research and translating it into breakthrough pediatric patient care. Lewis engages with leaders and groups across the entire Children's Hospital of Philadelphia enterprise to build efficiency and foster comradery by enhancing communications and relationships that lead to research excellence. The long-term goals and daily operations of Specialized Accounting, Pre-Award (Sponsored Projects), Post-Award and Research Portfolio Management, Veterinary Resources, Research Creative Services, Core Facilities Administration, Non-Traditional Personnel, Research Business Operations, and the Project Management Office are under her leadership at the Research Institute. Together, they fulfill the mission of "One Team. One Vision. One Mission" of the Research Institute on its continuous course toward pediatric research preeminence

Education and Training

BA, State University of New York at New Paltz (Biology, concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), 1998

MS, New York Medical College (Clinical Research Administration), 2003

Prosci® Certified Change Management Practitioner, Issued Feb 2023

Professional Memberships

Member of National Council of University of Research Administrators (NCURA), 2007-

Faculty member of the NCURA Professional Development Committee, 2015-2017

Member of the Society of Research Administrators, 2008-

Member of National Grants Management Association, 2010-

Member of Grant Professionals Organization, 2014-

Charter Member, Toastmasters, International, 2019-

Professional Awards

Certified Research Administrator from the Research Administrators Certification Council, 2026