MICHAEL F. COLLINS, MD Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences & Medicine Michael F. Collins, MD, a tenured professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, was appointed Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2008 after serving in an interim capacity from June 2007 to September 2008. Also in June 2007, Dr. Collins was appointed Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts where he oversees the University’s system-wide health and life sciences portfolio. As Chancellor of the Commonwealth’s public medical school, Dr. Collins provides strategic management to a burgeoning UMass Medical School enterprise, which generates approximately $900 million in annual revenues and includes: three graduate schools, including the School of Medicine, nationally recognized for primary care education, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing; more than 1,100 graduate-level students and a workforce of over 6,000; and a thriving and internationally renowned biomedical research enterprise that garners more than $240 million in funding annually. UMass Medical School is also home to Commonwealth Medicine, a health care consulting division that partners with Massachusetts and other states in delivering health services to vulnerable populations, and MassBiologics of UMMS, the only university-based and publicly owned FDA-licensed discoverer and manufacturer of vaccines and other biologics in the United States. Before assuming the leadership of UMass Medical School, Dr. Collins was appointed Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2005. Prior to joining the UMass System, Dr. Collins served as president and chief executive officer of Caritas Christi Health Care System from 1994 to 2004. A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, where he served as chair of the Board of Trustees, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Collins is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is actively engaged in service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has amassed vast experience in governance of notfor-profit and educational entities. Currently, he serves as a member of the boards of UMass Memorial Health Care, the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Bankshares Corporation and the American University of Beirut.
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