Wed, Nov. 4, 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium
Host: Student Invited Lecture Series Speaker
Clinical chemistry is the application of fundamental chemistry techniques to the evaluation of human health. Doctoral level chemists that pursue post-doctoral training in clinical chemistry assume a critical role in healthcare organizations. Not only do they assure the laboratory tests are accurate and relevant but they also actively implement and develop new test methods. The analytical methodologies that impact contemporary clinical chemistry include mass spectrometry, NMR, enzymatic assays, molecular technologies, and more. The career of a clinical chemist in an academic medical center provides a unique and gratifying combination of analytical, clinical, administrative, and educational responsibilities. This lecture will discuss the clinical chemistry career path as well as some exciting areas of research.