We would like to congratulate ASIP Member Christi Kolarcik who is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh. This award is one of the highest honors bestowed to a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Kolarcik was recognized for her work in research and advocacy on behalf of people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). On a yearly basis, Kolarcik has lobbied legislators in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., to garner support for legislation providing ALS patients access to speech-generating devices, and the relationships she has fostered within the ALS community have ensured that students have the opportunity to engage with patients.
Research Faculty, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
She is a member of the Committee for Career Development and Diversity and the Education Committee, and a leader of the Neuropathology Scientific Interest Group, and a member of the Research and Science Policy Committee In 2016, Dr. Kolarcik received the Young Scientist Leadership Award from the ASIP.
Dr. Kolarcik serves as the chair for our upcoming sessions, Planning for Success: Navigating Your First Faculty Position and Lunch and Learn: The ABC of the IDP, A Mentoring Workshop at the ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, April 4-7 in San Diego, CA.
Congratulations! We are proud to have you as a member.