Another day, another story of a Hollins University alum doing something amazing. Today the Hollins community congratulates Anne Lindblad, who has been promoted to CEO of The EMMES Corporation, a research company based in Rockville, MD that conducts studies for clinicians and biomedical scientists.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, Lindblad had a love of science and dreamed of becoming a physician. In high school, Lindblad had to dissect a frog, an experience that ultimately led her educational goals in a different direction. She attended Hollins University because it was the only school in the area that offered statistics as a major.
In graduate school, Lindblad met Donald Stablein. Lindblad taught high school for some time after finishing graduate school, but two continued to communicate. When Stablein became president of EMMES, he offered Lindblad a job. Lindblad joined EMMES in 1982, became vice president in 1992, and executive vice president in 2006. Today, it has been announced that Linblad will take over Stablein’s position when he leaves the company.
According to The EMMS Corporation website, “During her career at EMMES she has led major projects in ophthalmology, oncology, transplantation, neurology, stroke, traumatic brain injury, dental disease, and swallowing disorders.”
“I’m in a field where you never stop learning,” Lindblad told the Gazette. Indeed, it’s the “never stop learning” mentality that seems prevalent among members of the Hollins University community. Congratulations, Dr. Lindblad.