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IFCC Executive Board: 2015-2017 Biographies

Dr. Rosa SIERRA-AMOR, Member


LAQUIMS, S.C. Clinical Laboratory
H. Cortes 989 Col. Centro
Veracruz - Mexico 91700
Mobile: +521 2299842293

Rosa Isabel Sierra-Amor (PhD, MSc), Clinical Biochemist, received her MSc. and PhD degrees from the Autonomous University of México, UNAM. She did a fellowship in biochemistry at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Mo. In the USA (1982), and a post graduated course in clinical chemistry, University of Reading, England (1986). From 1980 to 1990, she worked as faculty and Head of the laboratory, Nephrology and Mineral Metabolism Department of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition SZ in Mexico city; from 1990-2003, she directed the Bone and Mineral Metabolism Research Laboratory at the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, and Children´s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Oh. USA. Since 2004 - , she is board member of Laboratory LAQUIMS, S.C. and QC/QM Consultant.

In Mexico, she has collaborated closely with the Mexican Accreditation Entity as member of the National Assessment Panel, and former Board Member; she acted as external consulting member for the postgraduate program in clinical laboratory science at the University of Veracruz. With BIO RAD Mexico and Latin America, she initiated the International Conference on Quality with the auspices of IFCC (2006 - ); she has lectured on laboratory accreditation, quality topics, and bone and mineral metabolism in Mexico, Latin America, and internationally; in 2012, she was elected president of the Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (2013-2014)

In IFCC, she participated as member of the EB (1997-2002), e.JIFCC WG News, JIFCC Editorial board, Awards Committee, and WG-IANT/RIA. She served as Member, WHO Laboratory Services Advisory Panel (1997-2001); she is member AACC Latin American WG (since 2010), former AACC Treasurer, Materno-Fetal Division, former Chair Membership awards, Ohio Valley Section, and former AACC International Relations Committee.

She was awarded with the Latin American Ames Award (1993), the AACC International Fellowship Award (1996), and by several other professional and health organizations from Mexico.  


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