Research coordinator joins TBRS Community


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Research coordinator joins TBRS Community

Kit Church has a background in public health genetics and experience supporting people with genetic and developmental disorders.

The TBRS Community is excited to announce that Kit Church has joined the organization as Research Coordinator. Church will work with Executive Director Jill Kiernan and Community volunteers to expand our Collaborative Research Network, organize our annual research meeting and scientific programming, and advance research in line with our families’ top priorities. She will also develop educational content and lead initiatives to fund research projects.

“We are so delighted Kit has joined our team. She has the perfect blend of skills and experiences to advocate for TBRS research and keep our families informed of the latest advances,” says Kiernan.

Church has a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina Asheville, with a focus on genetics and mental health. During this time, she planned events to benefit autism programs through her position as Philanthropy Vice President at her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. She has since moved to Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband Spencer and their three cats, and is currently pursuing an MPH in Public Health Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kit has known she wanted to work in the nonprofit sector for most of her life. She has worked with patients with genetic and developmental disorders for more than five years and has a real passion for helping others. She also has a background in genetic research from her undergraduate university. In her free time Kit enjoys crocheting, playing ukulele, and traveling.

Kit Church