Past Chair / Nominating Committee Chair
Nathalie Lepage is the Chief of the Division of Biochemistry and the Head of the Biochemical Genetics laboratory at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Canada. As well, I am an Associate Professor in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa. I am a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (CACB) and a fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.
With a personal goal to maintain high quality Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry, I hold important positions on several committees: chair of the CACB board, chair of the biochemical genetics exams committee of the Canadian college of medical geneticists, chair of the Endocrinology- immunology-prenatal screening committee at Quality Management Program-Laboratory Services (QMPLS) in Ontario. I also had the privilege to be the brown bag coordinator during the 2009 AACC / CSCC meeting in Chicago.
Current areas of clinical and research interests are in pediatric reference intervals, in inherited inborn errors of metabolism and in prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities and neural tube defects. In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding- 2010 was the worst year for outside winter activities, mountain biking and gardening (mostly growing exotic vegetable).
Past Chair/Nominating Committee Chair 2011 - Carol R. Lee, M.S.
Carol R. Lee has nearly 30 years experience working in the clinical diagnostics IVD industry, problem solving and consulting with clinical laboratories.
I grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated with an M.S. in Biochemistry from Iowa State University. After living in Southern California for over 20 years, I moved to Minnesota in 1998. I was employed for nearly 3 decades by Beckman Coulter mainly in Technical Support and Project Management. I now work for Data Innovations, LLC as an EP Evaluator Implementation Consultant. I hope to spend more time with my new Grandson as well as volunteer with the local Rotary Club, sew, and do genealogy research.
I have been a member of AACC since 1978, associated with the Pediatric Maternal Fetal Division since 1991, and am the immediate Past Chair. While In Southern California, my AACC volunteer activities included local section ACCENT Education Coordinator, secretary, treasurer, and Program Chair. AACC National activities have included the 2004 Annual Meeting organizing committee and the AACC national nominating committee for 2005 and 2006. I belonged to the NACB LMPG committee for Maternal Fetal Risk Assessment and the CLSI Subcommittee for EP-25-A. Maternal Screening Proposed Standard. Pediatric Maternal Fetal Division offices have included newsletter editor, secretary, and 2 terms as Chair. I love special projects and have been a contributing editor to the AACC Educational Study Guide, "Special issues in Pediatric Clinical Chemistry" and the "Hi-5 Pregnancy Education Program." In recent years, I was Publicity Co Chair for ASCLS / AACC Midwest section "Clinical Laboratory Collaborative Meeting.
I am often asked why I choose the PMF division to volunteer my time. I am committed to the goals of the division. A long time ago, I worked for a company that developed Oxygen therapies for children with cystic fibrosis and I had an opportunity to view their courageous day-to-day struggles first hand. I believe that developing the knowledge base, advancing the education, and reaching out to the community leads to an improvement in children's lives. The current project of reference ranges for pediatric and neonatal age groups has been a passion of mine for many years now. I am excited to see the groundswell of interest and commitment from so many of the PMF members. The people and projects make this a great division to work with!
March 2006 - Vijaylaxmi Grey
I am Vijaylaxmi Grey, (Vijay) current chair of the PMF division. I am located in Hamilton, Ontario, where I am Laboratory Scientist responsible for the Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry in the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. As well I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Associate member of the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. My current research interests are in pediatric nutrition, and cystic fibrosis and clinical interests in pediatric laboratory medicine. I am the mother of two wonderful children and recently became a proud grandma. In my spare time I enjoy reading, opera, tennis, hiking.
I joined the Division in the late 90’s and was Newsletter Editor until recently. I have enjoyed being part of the Division management team, a very nice group of colleagues. The Division has been a great place to meet others who share similar interests in pediatrics and related problems. I encourage you to share your enthusiasm for pediatric clinical biochemistry with one young scientist. Please share with us your ideas through the list-serve, and we invite you to join us at the Division Mixer held at the annual meeting.
October 2005 - Patti Jones
I’m Patti Jones, current Chair of the pediatric and Maternal-Fetal (PMF) Division of the AACC. I’m also an associate professor of Pathology and Medical Laboratory Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Clinical Director of Chemistry and Client Services at Children’s Medical center of Dallas, Texas. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, music (all kinds), hiking, anime and cats.
I’ve been a member of the AACC since 1989 and of the PMF Division since 1992. During that time the Division has grown and changed, but it continues to be a great place of contact with other members of my field who share similar interests and problems. In the future, I would like to see the Division supply Pediatric and Pregnancy-related reference Ranges on the web-site for anyone who has a need for them.