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Get to Know NACB Board Member and Blogger Dr. Patti Jones

Patti Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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Dr. Patti Jones is currently the clinical director of the Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Labs at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, TX, and an associate professor of Pathology and Medical Laboratory Science at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her PhD is in molecular biology with a minor in biochemistry, from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. She did her clinical chemistry training as a fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was board certified in clinical chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in 1992.

Patti has been blogging about the upcoming 2010 annual meeting. As a member of this year’s Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, Patti has been writing about different aspects of the process as well as the AMOC’s members. Click here to read Patti’s entries and comments.  

Along with her regular duties at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Patti also teaches biochemistry to medical technology students at UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, and is on the faculty of a COMACC-accredited Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program and an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Pathology Fellowship program at UT Southwestern. Her duties include instructing pathology residents and various fellows in aspects of clinical chemistry, and acting as a clinical consultant at the Dallas county hospital (Parkland) and the university hospital system.

Patti’s research interests lie in the field of inborn errors of metabolism, especially disorders of fatty acid metabolism.

Patti has been a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) since 1986, including being Past-Chair of the Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Division and the current Chair-elect of the Texas Section.  She is fairly active in AACC, serving on the Divisions Management Group, the Pediatric Reference Range Committee, the Clinical Chemistry Review Course Organizing Committee (and the Annual Meeting Organizing Committee). Her other memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), and the Association of Clinical Biochemists (ACB).

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