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Alum Zoom with Kelly Lindblom, Ph.D.’15, RAC, Senior Regulatory Affairs Scientist

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Kelly Lindblom, Ph.D.On February 23, our guest is Kelly Lindblom, PhD '15 (Pharmacology), RAC. Kelly is a Senior Regulatory Affairs Scientist in the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ) within the Duke University School of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Lindblom is responsible for providing support and guidance to investigators and regulatory study coordinators regarding the regulatory requirements relevant to their research study activities. She performs a variety of services including regulatory education, regulatory consultation, and support for regulatory submissions. Dr. Lindblom is also involved in the implementation of educational initiatives within ORAQ.

Dr. Lindblom received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She conducted her graduate research at Duke University, where she earned her PhD in Pharmacology with a certificate in Cell and Molecular Biology. Her research focused on the regulation of cell death in the context of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis and different types of cancer. During her graduate training, Dr. Lindblom was the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship and a Robert J. Fitzgerald Scholar Award. Dr. Lindblom was the Assistant Director of Research Initiatives in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Duke University before joining ORAQ. Dr. Lindblom holds the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

5 Questions:

1. Could you tell us about your background?
2. How did you get your job at ORAQ?
3. What’s a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)?
4. What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
5. What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be “We don’t know yet.”)
6. Bonus question: Could you tell us about the Regulatory Affairs Training Program?

A Zoom link will be shared with confirmed registrants. This event is part of the Alum Zooms series sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Services, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • PhD Career Paths