Leah Marie Seften, BS is a Children’s Health Research Navigator at Maine Medical Center. In her role she supports various scholarship projects for members of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Scholarship Academy. Additionally, she supports Dr. Alexa Craig’s Acute Care Research & Rural Disparities COBRE project on telemedicine for assessment of neonatal encephalopathy and Drs. Melendi and Zanno on their Acute Care COBRE Pilot Project. Prior to joining the Department of Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center, Leah Marie worked for the MaineHealth Institute for Research Clinical Trials Office supporting studies related to neurology and Covid-19.

Leah Marie received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Saint Michael’s College where she was awarded a national fellowship for positive engagement, “Dialoguing Across Differences”. Leah subsequently worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Neurosurgery and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Department of Neuro-oncology as a Clinical Research Coordinator coordinating clinical trials for the neuro-oncology, stroke, and spine divisions.

Outside of work, Leah volunteers as a Bereavement Facilitator for the Center for Grieving Children and loves to run, bike, and paddleboard with her dog.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: Clinical trials, oncolytic viruses, neuroplasticity, and grief