1963 - Cultivating skillsets and careers

Parasitologist Ronald Neafie joined the AFIP in 1963 after teaching science for two years in a Prince George’s County high school. “It was a unique opportunity. The AFIP probably had the best labs in the country.” In his 46 years at Walter Reed, he developed skills that no one else could match and became a star in his field. He even had a parasite named for him: Pleistophora ronneifiei.

History Project, Ronald Neafie, Fides Neafie, Chris Kelly: Full-Length Interview