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IFCC Executive Board: 2018-2020 Biographies

Dr. Rosa SIERRA-AMOR,  Regional Federation Representative -  COLABIOCLI











LAQUIMS, S.C. Clinical Laboratory
H. Cortes 989 Col. Centro
Veracruz 91700

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. USA (1982), and a post graduate 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, Dr Sierra-Amor 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 in 2006 the International Conference on Quality with the auspices of IFCC; 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, Dr Sierra Amor has participated as member of the Executive Board (1997-2002 and 2014-2017), e.JIFCC WG News, JIFCC Editorial Board; Awards Committee member; and WG-IANT/RIA member. She served as memberof the WHO Laboratory Services Advisory Panel (1997-2001); she is member of the AACC Latin American WG (since 2010); former AACC Treasurer, Materno-Fetal Division; former Chair of Membership awards, Ohio Valley Section; and former AACC International Relations Committee member.

Dr Sierra-Amor was awarded with the Latin American Ames Award (1993), the AACC International Fellowship Award (1996). She has also received awards from several other professional and health organizations from Mexico.


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