Investigator Lieber Institute for Brain Development
As an undergraduate, Kristin (Kristi) Bigos was pre-med until she had a summer job in a lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Kristi saw research as more challenging, affording more opportunity ultimately to change outcomes. She chose to pursue a PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, melding the translational aspects of investigating new treatments in the lab with actually working with patients. With limited funding sources available, Kristi considers herself fortunate to have received an AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship that supported her graduate study. Read more about Kristi and other Fellows...
Before joining AFPE, Rachel graduated from Langley High School in McLean, Va, where she was an active member of the school and club swim teams and earned the scholar athlete award multiple seasons. Her extracurricular activities included several choir organizations, both the Math and National Honor Societies, and serving as a Math teacher’s assistant. Her senior year, she orchestrated a self-run donation drive for the Children’s National Medical Center, successfully collecting over 300 stuffed animals to give comfort to patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Currently a junior at George Mason University, Rachel has volunteered for the past year in the child pediatric section at INOVA Fairfax hospital. Her recent accomplishments include achieving a 4.0 in her most recent spring semester of 2014. She continues to be a dedicated coach for the swim program, Norman Swimming. As a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity, she assists in numerous fundraisers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Rachel looks forward to graduating with a Bachelor’s of science degree in Health Administration, and we are excited to benefit from her ambition and enthusiasm this summer at AFPE.
We're looking for a few good volunteers to serve as subject experts for various projects in the coming year. Please contact Sherri Hunter, Grants Manager.
AFPE Chair Ernest Mario, PhD and
Carol A. Gloff, PhD
Carol Gloff, PhD of Carol Gloff & Associates was honored by the AFPE Board of Directors for her outstanding leadership and service on the AFPE Board of Grants. Carol Gloff received her AFPE Fellowship in 1981 while she worked with her mentor and distinguished AFPE Fellow, Les Benet, PhD.