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.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs University of Mississippi
What do you get when you mix biology and chemistry? For Alice Clark, it’s inspiration. Clark’s distinctive curiosity led her to attain a PhD in pharmacognosy, made possible by an AFPE fellowship. More than just the funding, AFPE’s support was a statement of others’ confidence in her abilities that would instill in her a strong dedication to the pursuit of scientific research – and the desire to help others achieve the same feeling of purpose and support.Read more about Alice and other Fellows...
AFPE congratulates Fellow Jasmine Talameh (2010) on her AHA grant titled "Racial Disparities in Heart Failure Clinical Outcomes: Discover of Genetic Markers
for High-Risk African-Americans." The goal is to identify genetic markers associated with mortality and beta-blocker response in African-Americans enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study.
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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.