Abigail Rolbiecki, PhD, assistant professor of family and community medicine at the MU School of Medicine, has earned the 2020 Junior Investigator Award from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG).
The NAPCRG’s Marjorie Bowman and Robert Choplin Junior Investigator Award is intended to acknowledge the outstanding body of work of a new primary care investigator.
Rolbiecki studies narrative, storytelling interventions and the ways in which these interventions help people heal and grow from adverse life situations, such as family illness, death and trauma.
She competed internationally with other junior primary care research investigators for this award.
“This work is powerful and has shaped me as a scholar and person,” Rolbiecki said. “I would like to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who have bravely shared their stories with me and who have trusted me to be the keeper of these important stories. I share this award with all of them.”
Rolbiecki credits the School of Medicine and her department for supporting her research through mentorship, networking opportunities and support.
Rolbiecki received her award Nov. 20 during a virtual meeting and awards ceremony.