Jamie Karch, R.N.
B.S.N. Arizona State University
A.S. University of Arizona
Jamie Karch, an emergency department Registered Nurse and Arizona State University alumni born and raised in Arizona, is a research assistant under the mentorship of Dr. Felipe Gonzalez Castro and PhD student Tara Bautista. Jamie's interest in research began as a Barrett the Honors College student when she completed her thesis defense focusing on genetic markers for prediabetic Latino youth. Jamie was a Bidstrip fellow, a member of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), a program that promotes student's exposure to research and presents opportunities for PhD programs after undergraduate studies, as well as a contributor to Dr. Shabi's Every Little Step Counts program. Jamie is currently assisting in Dr. Castro's lab on projects focusing on adaptation drug education programs in middle schools as well as drug relapse prevention in low income women. Jamie is also completing requirements for medical school and is seeking to apply to MD/PHD programs to further her research experience in personalized medicine.