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Announcing New OPA Director – Dr. Allyn Howlett

Allyn Howlett

Allyn Howlett

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Allyn Howlett will be the new Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  She has accepted the position and will take on the role effective July 1st.    

Dr. Howlett is a professor of Physiology and Pharmacology. She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Rutgers. She has served as the IPP Track director since the inception of the Track system. She has served on many student committees and has been a consistent and valued contributor to graduate teaching.  Consistent with her new role as Director of the OPA, Dr. Howlett has also been a tireless advocate and supporter of postdoctoral training and education, and recently was awarded a highly competitive NIH IRACDA grant, which she is using to further improve postdoctoral training at Wake Forest.

I feel that a high quality postdoctoral experience is more critical now than ever before, and I am pleased that Dr. Howlett will be taking on this challenge. I’m looking forward to developing a world class postdoctoral education and training program that will place Wake Forest at the forefront of best practices in postdoctoral mentoring and training.

I know you’ll join me in congratulating her and in offering your support as she assumes this new leadership role!!

Dwayne Godwin, PhD
WFU Graduate School of Arts and Science