Dr. Harrington was always interested in science and medicine and as a student-athlete who played soccer at the University of Redlands, she figured sports medicine would be her calling. But after cutting her teeth at the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a researcher, Dr. Harrington knew she wanted research to be part of her professional portfolio. She graduated from the Stanford School of Medicine and her clinical research efforts at Columbia as a genetics counselor and researcher have led to the launch the “ALS Families Project”, which helps individuals with a family history of ALS determine their risk of developing the disease.