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Meet Our Executive Director

Michael Collins is responsible for the comprehensive oversight and administration of Boston Medical Center’s research operations. In this role, he works closely with individuals across the organization to ensure quality proposals, adherence to protocols, and research grant management throughout the life cycle of nearly 600 active projects. His achievements at BMC include the development of a clinical trial office to oversee studies from initiation to completion, negotiating a joint partnership for a combined stem cell center with Boston University School of Medicine, and the negotiation of one of the highest indirect cost recovery rates nationally.

With twenty years of experience in academic healthcare, management, and executive leadership, Collins’ areas of expertise include intellectual property, research information systems, compliance, finance, proposal development, clinical trials, and research facilities. In addition to his work at BMC, he previously served as Vice President of Research Administration and Academic Affairs at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Collins received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University, and is a member of several professional organizations, including: the National Council of University Research Administrators; the Association of University Technology Managers; the Society of Research Administrators; and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.