Ms. Atkinson is a Research Nurse with the Section of Sensory Science and Metabolism (SenSMet) at the NIAAA/NINR. She has over 19 years of clinical experience working directly with patients on Med/Surg and Obstetrical units. Ms. Atkinson has a BS in Biology from Howard University, a BS in Nursing from Marymount University, and a Master’s Certificate in Clinical Research from Walden University. Ms. Atkinson serves as nurse coordinator. She has experience with clinical, research, IRB, and QA staff pertaining to protocol implementation, interviewing patients for history/questionnaires/ consent, and data collection/management.