This month, we are learning about Phil Forbes, a research support administrator for the college.
Tell us about your role at the College of Pharmacy.
I am the research support administrator for the College of Pharmacy. With my colleague, Will Perry, I manage all of our research grants and contracts. I help in exploring funding opportunities, assist with grant proposal preparation and submission, as well as post-award grant and contract management. I make sure all of our awards are in compliance with UI policies, state, and federal laws.
What is your favorite musical genre/artist?
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
My summers are always spent chasing my two boys -- Lucas, age 13, and Alex age 11 -- around the baseball fields of Iowa. I help coach my oldest son’s team and they both will play around 40-50 games in the summer, so that fills most of my evenings and weekends.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I don’t really have much free time, to be honest. My children are active in basketball and baseball so my wife and I seem to have something going on every single night of the week most of the year. I refer to this as my "free time," though, because I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. To me, a perfect night is being at the ballpark or gym and watching them play. I will greatly miss it when it’s over but am enjoying it immensely while it’s here.
Tell us about your personal photo.
This picture is my wife and I taken on a trip to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, last year.