Barbara Weinstein has worked as a nurse for thirty years in large, highly regarded teaching/research hospital settings. She obtained her BSN degree with honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986. She worked for many years at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston in both a supervisory and non-supervisory capacity. After relocating to the Washington, D.C. area, Barbara worked briefly in the cardiothoracic step-down unit at Washington Hospital Center before moving to the National Institutes of Health. Barbara has worked as a research nurse at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the past twelve years coordinating clinical trials for patients with bone marrow failure diseases. Barbara mentors new research nurses within her branch and has received numerous awards in recognition of her service. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional. She has been an active member of the AAMDSIF patient education council since 2007.