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Time for Lunch

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Lunch at University of Alabama at Birmingham
I had a fantastic two-day visit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. On my second day, I had breakfast with several junior faculty members and later that morning delivered a keynote address to UAB students, faculty, and friends about the exceptional opportunities now available in biomedical research Afterwards, as captured in this photo, I had an extended lunch and plenty of great conversation with several UAB graduate students and post docs. I visited Birmingham on March 5-6, 2020. Credit: Nisha Patel.

Time Well Spent in North Carolina

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Visiting NCSSM
I had a fantastic time visiting with students at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), Durham. My grandson Sellers attends NCSSM, and I was touched when he introduced me in the school auditorium before my speech to the student body titled “The Golden Era of Biomedical Research is Now.” The NCSSM is the nation’s first public, residential STEM high school. I visited the school on January 10, 2020. Credit: Brian Faircloth, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

ENDO 2019

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It was my honor to serve as a judge at the KnockOut Rounds. The session was part of ENDO 2019 in New Orleans, the Endocrine Society’s 101st Annual Meeting. The winners are (left to right): Loize Marechai, Rachel Gonzalez, Juanita Hodax, and Carlos Perez-Kerkvliet. As part of this unique KnockOut format, presenters must describe the big-picture relevance of their research to a general audience in 3 minutes or less and use just one PowerPoint slide. The afternoon session took place on March 23, 2019. Credit: @NIHDirector

Finalists in Science Talent Search

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Dr. Collins meeting with student finalists of the Regeneron STS competition
How exciting it was to meet with the finalists of the Society for Science & the Public’s Regeneron Science Talent Search on March 11, 2019 at NIH. The winners of this prestigious contest are selected based upon their research and potential as future leaders in the scientific community. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019 winners will be announced on March 12 at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. Good luck, everyone!
Credit: Society for Science & the Public

Talking with Students in Bentonville, AR

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During a chat with students in Bentonville AR, a 10th grader asked me, “What is your advice to younger people aspiring to become scientists?” This brief video, from April 2018, provides my answer.

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