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January 2008 Mentor of the Month: Christopher Price
Dr. Christopher Price

Dr. Christopher Price obtained his first degree (BSc) in Chemistry and Physiology from the University of London.  He then studied for a Masters degree in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham and continued his research into the characteristics of the alkaline phosphatases of human bile for his PhD. Dr. Price completed the UK equivalent of his Board certification in Birmingham and then moved to a senior post in Southampton. He later moved to Cambridge in a similar position, giving him more opportunity for research. Dr. Price then became Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the London Hospital (later to merge with St. Bartholomew’s) Medical School. He was also the Head of Clinical Biochemistry and then Director of Pathology at the associated teaching hospital. An interest in evidence-based medicine and outcomes research led him to join the Diagnostics Division of Bayer HealthCare as Vice President of Outcomes Research. He is now Visiting Professor in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and works as an independent consultant.

Dr. Price has been both Chairman and President of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry in the UK, as well as chair of the Association’s Education Committee. He has been on the Board of Directors of AACC, as well as on the Organizing Committees of the Oak Ridge Meeting and the Los Angeles National Meeting, the Nominations Committee, and is currently a member of the Evidence-Based Medicine Committee. Dr. Price’s primary interests now are in Point-of-Care Testing and Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine.  He has edited five books, and co-authored one book with AACC Press.  In addition, Dr. Price is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.