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Biography

August 15, 2006 Presentation: Clinical Implications of the New TSH Reference


Carole Spencer, Ph.D., F.A.C.B.

Carole Spencer received a 1st. class Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biochemistry from Bath University of Technology in England U.K., and later a Ph.D. from the Department of Medicine of Glasgow University, Scotland U.K. In 1977 Dr. Spencer immigrated to the United States, to join the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Currently, Dr. Spencer holds the rank of Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at USC where she is a licensed Medical Technologist and directs both the USC Endocrine Services and General Clinical Research Center Core Laboratories. During her research career that has focused on the clinical and laboratory aspects of thyroid disease and treatment, she has authored or co-authored more than 80 original papers, chapters and monographs on the clinical and laboratory aspects of thyroidology.

Dr. Spencer is a past President of the American Thyroid Association and a member of the ATA Laboratory Services Committee. She is the recipient of many outstanding speaker awards from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and was awarded the 2004 Distinguished Scientist Award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.