April 2010 Mentor of the Month: James Boyd
James C. Boyd, MD

James C. Boyd received his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. His residency and fellowship training in Laboratory Medicine were carried out at Barnes Hospital in the Washington University Medical Center. He currently serves as Director of Laboratory Systems Engineering, Director of Core Laboratory Automation, and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center where he is an Associate Professor of Pathology. He also serves as Medical Director for the Student Health Laboratory at the University of Virginia. Trained as a mathematician and computer scientist before taking up the study of medicine, Dr. Boyd has been interested in the use of mathematics and computers in medicine for over 30 years and has published numerous articles in these areas. He holds four patents and has worked extensively in the areas of statistical analysis of clinical laboratory data, clinical laboratory automation and robotics. He served as an Associate Editor of Clinical Chemistry for 17 years before his appointment as a Deputy Editor in 2007 and served on the editorial boards of Clinical Chemistry and the Annals of Clinical Laboratory Science. He has also worked on Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute committees for characterizing method interferences and measurement uncertainty, on American Association for Clinical Chemistry committees for the Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry review course and Evidence-Based Medicine, and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits.

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