October 9, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Hofferth, Professor, and Dr. Jinhee Kim, Associate Professor and Family Finance Specialist for the University of Maryland Extension, on recent appointments to the National Institutes of Health Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Board of Directors respectively.

Dr. Hofferth's A Study Section at the National Institutes of Health is within the Center for Scientific Review. Members are selected based upon a demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

As an AFCPE board member, Dr. Kim will provide visionary leadership to promote new ideas and concepts leading to new practices and processes in organizational development. She will also integrate research, policy, and education/counseling in financial management. The AFCPE is a non-profit, international, professional membership organization dedicated to improving personal financial management education, training, and certification of financial counselors, educators, and other related practitioners.