July 17, 2020

Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., appointed associate dean for physician scientist education and training

July 17, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., was appointed as associate dean for physician scientist education and training in the U-M Medical School, effective July 1. The board of regents approved the appointment Thursday.

Collins, who was appointed director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the medical school in May, is a professor of microbiology and immunology and internal medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. In her associate dean role, she is responsible for coordinating, integrating and administering activities related to physician scientist postgraduate training programs, and overseeing all aspects of MSTP.

She is an expert in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) biology and the mechanisms of HIV disease pathogenesis. The long-term goal of her research program is to provide improved treatments for people with HIV/AIDS, which has killed millions of people and continues to infect about 40,000 people each year in the U.S. Her laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying HIV persistence. To provide better therapies, her team is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of viral persistence within cellular reservoirs.

Please congratulate our very own Dr. Kathy Collins on her associate dean role!