Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health, will visit the UAB School of Medicine on Friday, March 6th. His visit will include an opportunity to hear him lecture on “Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research.” Details for this historic visit are as follows:

When: Friday, March 6th from 8-9am
Where: Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium in Birmingham, AL
Remote Livestream: Here is the link to view his lecture in real-time
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Biographical sketch (courtesy of the National Institutes of Health): Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director. In this role, Dr. Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. 
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Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH from 1993-2008.

Before coming to NIH, Dr. Collins was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of Michigan. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2007, and received the National Medal of Science in 2009.