James and Carol Collins.
Carol and James Collins have established the Carol and James Collins Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine in the UCLA Division of Geriatrics and the Carol and James Collins Chair in the UCLA Department of Neurology. The Collins chairs support the teaching and research activities of outstanding faculty and are a significant resource in attracting and retaining the most deserving scholars in the fields.
Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael (FEL ’01), professor and vice chair for research in the UCLA Department of Neurology and co-director of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, has been named the inaugural chair holder of the Carol and James Collins Chair. Dr. Carmichael’s current research focus is on stem-cell therapies that potentially can promote neural recovery and on enhancing the brain’s own limited responses to stroke to stimulate better recovery. The Carol and James Collins Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine has been awarded to Dr. Brandon Koretz (RES ’99, FEL ’00), co-chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatrics and interim CEO of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group. Dr. Koretz’s focus is on quality-improvement projects and on further developing the UCLA home health program. The Collinses have a rich history with UCLA. James Collins received his civil engineering degree from UCLA and has held key positions on numerous UCLA boards and campaign committees. Carol Collins attended UCLA and is a member of UCLA Women & Philanthropy.
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