Candidates for the 2018-2021 Term
 Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists Board of Directors

 Five candidates; Two to be elected

Jessica Boyd  Yu Chen  Alex C. Chin  Lawrence de Koning  Benjamin Jung 

  

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Jessica Boyd

Fellowship Awarded:  June 2016

 Employment

2015-present  Clinical Chemist, Calgary Laboratory Services 

Education & Professional Activities

2015  Clinical Biochemistry Fellowship, University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services
2012  PhD, Medical Sciences (Analytical and Environmental Toxciology), University of Alberta
2006  BSc, Immunology and Infection, University of Alberta
  Clinical Lecturer, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary
  Member, Fellowships Training Committee, Department of Pathology and laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary
  Secretary, Alberta Society of Clinical Chemists
  Member, 2015 AACC Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting Organizing Committee
 Why would you be a good member of the CACB Board? 
As a new fellow, I am eager to become more involved in the CACB. I have a particular interest in education and training programs, as well as developing resources for trainees preparing for their board exams.



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Yu Chen 

Fellowship awarded:  June 2010

Employment

June 2016-present Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University
January 2016-present Chief and Medical Director, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Networks
June 2013-December 2015 Medical Director, Point-of-Care Testing, Horizon Health Network
Chair, Point-of-Care Testing Committee, Horizon Health Network 
July 2012-June 2016  Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University 
July 2009-present  Division Head, Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Network
Education & Professional Activities
Jan. 2016-present Member, Horizon Health Netwwork Laboratory Leadership Team
Sept. 2015-present Member, Horizon Health Network Fredericton Area Local Medical Advisory Committee
2014 Member, Congress Organizing Committee, 2014 CSCC Annual Meeting, Charlottetown PE
2014 Chair, Abstract Committee and Poster Adjudication Committee, 2014 CSCC Annual Meeting, Charlottetown PE
2011-present Member, CACB Maintenance of Competence Committee
July 2007-June 2009 Fellowship Training Diploma Program in Clinical Chemistry, University of Toronto, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology 
July 2005-June 2007 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Western Ontario/University Health Network/University of Toront0, Cardiology 
Sept. 2000-June 2005  Ph.D., Dalhousie University, Anatomy & Neurobiology 
Aug. 1997-July 2000 Resident physician and MSc., Xiang Ya (Yale in China) Hospital, Central South University (former Hunan Medical University) 
Sept. 1992-July 1997 M.D., Hunan Medical University, Changsha, Hunan, China
  Published 
  • 44 articles in journals such as NEJM, CMAJ, Circulation Research, Clin Chem, J Clin Pathology, and Clin Biochem
  • 3 book chapters
  • 52 abstracts
 Why would you be a good member of the CACB Board?

Years of my experience as a laboratory physician, scientist, administrator, and volunteer in CSCC/CACB will qualify me for a board position. My tenure for CACB MOC will end in 2017 so that I’d like to keep serving the Academy/CSCC and its fellows/members in another way.

 

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 Fellowship awarded:  June 2016

 Employment 

August 2010-present Clinical Chemist, Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary Alberta Canada
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta Canada

Education & Professional Activities 

Sept. 1991-Apr. 1995 B.Sc., University of Calgary, Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology
Sept. 1995-June 1998 M.Sc., University of Calgary, Mucosal Immunopathology.  Thesis: "Anti-inflammatory effects of the macrolide antibiotic tilmicosin"
June 1998-June 2003 Ph.D., Apoptosis and Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology.  Thesis: "Effects of enterocyte apoptosis on epithelial injury and dysfunction"
Aug. 2003-July 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Emory University.  Neutrophil-epithelial interactions
July 2008-July 2010 Postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Fellowship, Emory University 
June 2010-present DABCC, Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry
June 2016-present FCACB, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
 
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry/National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine Committee Chair (2015-)
  • American Association for Clinical Chemstry Lab Solutions Summit – Value Based Clinical Lab Models Organizing Committee (2015)
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry Rocky Mountain Local Section 2015 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (2014-2015)
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2015 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee – Abstracts and Oral Presentations (2013-2015)
  • Alberta Association of Clinical Laboratory Doctoral Scientists – Treasurer (2013-present)
  • National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry - Lab Medicine Practice Guidelines on Use of hCG (2014-present)
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry – Abstract Reviewer (2013-present)
  • Alberta Medical Association/Alberta Health Services/Alberta Health and Wellness Towards Optimized Practice (TOP) Committee – Vitamin D Clinical Practice Guidelines (2012-2015)
  • University of Calgary, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine General Pathology Residency Training Committee (2012-present)
  • University of Calgary, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Fellowship Training Committee (2012-present)
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry/National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine Committee (2011-present)
  • Alberta Health Services Bone and Joint Clinical Network, Arthritis Working Group – Laboratory Representative (2010-2012)
  • Calgary Laboratory Services Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Network (2010-present)
  • University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Council (2010-2012)
  • Calgary Laboratory Services Research Council (2010-present)
  • Editor, LabLink, Calgary Laboratory Services Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Newsletter (2010-present)
  • Manuscript reviewer (Journal of Immunology: 2003-2008; Clinical Biochemistry: 2010-present)
  • College of American Pathologists Laboratory Inspector (outside hospital, Tennessee, Special Chemistry; 2008)
 Why would you be a good member of the CACB Board?

During my career, I have focused on the clinical immunology (autoimmunity, allergy, infectious disease serology) and endocrinology specialties, and feel that I can bring clinical laboratory expertise and provide insight into the direction of laboratory diagnostics in these areas.   In addition, I have collaborated with fellow laboratory professionals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals in numerous committees.  I have also taken a special interest in evidence-based laboratory medicine and my experiences with other organizations can help enhance collaborations, bring fresh ideas, and continue the importance of using best practices for optimal patient outcomes.

 

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Lawrence de Koning 

Fellowship awarded:  June 2015

Employment 

2015-present Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Depts of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Pediatrics
2012-2015 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Depts of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Pediatrics
2012-present Clinical Biochemist, Calgary Laboratory Services (Alberta Children's Hospital)
Education & Professional Activities
2015 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemisty
2013 Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
2013 Diplomate in the American Board of Clinical Chemistry
2010-2012 Clinical chemistry fellowship – Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
2009-2012 Research fellowship (Nutritional / molecular epidemiology) – Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition
2004-2009 PhD, Health Research Methodology (Nutritional / genetic epidemiology)– McMaster University
2000-2003 MSc, Medical Science (Molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis) – McMaster University
1995-2000 BSc, Biology with chemistry minor, co-op program – University of Waterloo
Why would you be a good member of the CACB Board?

While I am relatively new to the CACB, I am passionate about our profession. I believe clinical biochemists deserve greater recognition in healthcare, and am confident that the CACB can help make this happen. Only by producing well-trained fellows who are engaged with healthcare professionals will we continue to be leaders in the clinical lab. As chair of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Nutrition Division (2014-2016), I gained my first experience in professional engagement and am excited to apply what I have learned as a counsellor. I pledge to work only in the best interests of our profession.

 

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Benjamin Jung 

Fellowship awarded:  2011

Employment 

 2009-present Clinical Biochemist & Division Head (since 2014), Division of Clinical Biochemisty, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital, Vancouver BC 
Education & Professional Activities
2007-2009 Diplomate, Clinical Biochemistry, University of Toronto
2005-2007 PhD, Pharmacology/Neuroscience, University of Toronto
1994-1997 MSc, Pharmacology, University of Toronto
1990-1994 BSc Honours, Pharmacology, University of Toronto
2013-present Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  Member, BC Children's Research Institute
  Co-chair, CSCC Pediatric Focus Group
  Treasurer, BC Association of Clinical Scientists
  Membership on Committees:  Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Nutrition (BC Children's), Lab Utilization, Medical Informatics (BC Children's)

Why would you be a good member of the CACB Board?

I feel that my participation on a variety of committees and groups in different positions over the last 7 years of my employment – has given me a good working understanding and appreciation of how committees need to function and operate in order to move items forward and accomplish tasks.  I hope to bring this experience to the benefit the CACB board in carrying out its duties and obligations.  Additionally, I work well with others, and always in a collegial, respectful way.  I can work effectively with others using email and other collaborative online tools as well.