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myPostdoc Monthly: A Postdoc Guide to Developing Your K99/R00 and CASI

March 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

In the fall of 2022, Tammy Collins, Ph.D., joined the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), a nonprofit philanthropic organization whose mission is to nurture a diverse group of leaders in biomedical sciences to improve human health. At BWF, Collins serves as a program officer where she directs the Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) program and the Innovations in Regulatory Science Awards (IRSA). Prior to joining BWF, she was the director of the Office of Fellows’ Career Development at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). In this role, Collins created and organized professional career development opportunities for the fellows community. She is focused on making career outcomes of graduate and postdoctoral scholars transparent. To this end, she has published on the career outcomes of NIEHS postdoctoral scholars and has led a national collaboration as part of the Graduate Career Consortium to review career outcome classification and visualization methodologies in North America. She hopes the tools and resources developed will advance national and international efforts to report on graduate-level career outcomes, which will also help the community better understand factors that influence career decisions. Collins received her bachelor’s in chemistry from Appalachian State University (ASU), where she became ASU’s first Goldwater Scholar, and her doctorate in biochemistry from Duke University. After a brief postdoc at Duke, she joined NIEHS as a postdoc in 2009 where she developed her passion for helping foster scientific leaders.