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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Mentor of the Month: Linda M. Thienpont
Linda M. Thienpont, Pharm., PhD, certified in clinical chemistry and in the use of radioisotopes for in vitro diagnostic tests, is a full Professor at the University of Ghent (Belgium), where she teaches “Instrumental Analytical Chemistry” and “Statistics and Quality Control”. Her main research interests focus on development/implementation of standardization/harmonization concepts and improvement of clinical laboratory measurements. In this area, she has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers. Mass spectrometric reference measurement procedures (for substrates/metabolites, 25OH-vitamin D, total and free steroid and thyroid hormones) developed by Dr. Thienpont are listed in the Database of the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) (see: http://www.bipm.org/).