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Associate Professor Smyth is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and a Fellow of, and former state representative of the RCPA. Associate Professor Smyth designed and implemented the Pathology programme for the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle where she is a founding member of, and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. She has a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, qualifying her to supervise candidates for higher degrees as well as teaching undergraduate students.
She is most interested in autoimmunity but has extensive experience including autoimmunity, transplantation, immune deficiency and allergy.
Her publications are predominantly in the field of Bone Marrow Transplantation. Dr Smyth joined St John of God Pathology (now Australian Clinical Labs) in 2016.
Associate Professor Mirette Saad is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist and the National Clinical Director of Molecular Genetics at Australian Clinical Labs. At Clinical Labs, A/Prof Mirette Saad leads the Molecular Genetic testing for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), antenatal screening, personalised drug therapy and cancer. She is a Chair of the RCPA Chemical Pathology Advisory Committee, Member of the RCPA Genetic Advisory Committee, AACB and a Chair of the Precision Medicine Services at Australian Clinical Labs.
Dr Deam graduated with Honours in Medicine from Monash University in 1978 and obtained his FRCPA in 1985 following postgraduate training in Biochemistry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
After several posts in Chemical Pathology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital, he was appointed Head of Chemical Pathology at the Royal Melbourne in 1996. He joined Gribbles Pathology (now Australian Clinical Labs) in 1998.
Dr Deam has played an active role in teaching scientific, nursing and medical staff at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been an examiner for the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists as well as the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
Dr Deam’s research interests and publications include work on thyroid function testing, various aspects of diagnostic protein measurement and the rational use of biochemical tests. His special interests include testing of endocrine function; protein abnormalities; as well as laboratory automation and application of computing to pathology services.
Dr Sudha Pottumarthy-Boddu comes to us from Houston, Texas, where she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas, School of Medicine. She was also the Technical Director of the Clinical Laboratory Services at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services.
After graduating from medical school in India, Dr Pottumarthy-Boddu migrated to New Zealand and completed her Pathology/Microbiology Fellowship training with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She is a recipient of various awards and scholarships, including the Neil Prentice Memorial Prize of RCPA. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology.
Over the last 10 years she gained experience in various hospital, research, and public health laboratories in the US, publishing over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at various national and international conferences. Detection of the first USA isolate of Enterobacter spp., with NmcA carbapenem hydrolyzing enzyme and establishing clinical significance of Nocardia verterana are noteworthy. Dr Pottumarthy-Boddu’s main research interests are antimicrobial susceptibility trends and molecular methods in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Dr Linda Dreyer completed her undergraduate studies in 1996, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Following four years of clinical practice, as Medical Officer in the Department of Family Medicine she commenced specialisation in 2000. She was appointed as Registrar in Clinical Virology at the University of Pretoria/ Gauteng Province, where she worked for two years, and in 2003 she was appointed as Senior Registrar in Microbiology.
Dr Dreyer received her Master’s degree in Clinical Microbiology (MMed (Path)) from the University of Pretoria in 2006. She worked as a consultant for the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in Pretoria until January 2008. During her time at NHLS she was involved in teaching medical students and microbiology registrars and gave lectures to nursing staff, medical students, and specialists. She also sat on the Infection Control Committee and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee of the Pretoria Academic Hospital.
She came to Melbourne and joined Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope Pathology) in 2008 as a Senior Registrar and obtained Fellowship of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in 2010.
Dr Dreyer has special interests in the appropriate use of antimicrobials, infection control, and molecular diagnostic assays in contemporary clinical microbiology
Due to an increase in demand for asymptomatic testing across Australia, Clinical Labs is pleased to offer tailored packages for organisations seeking to test their staff for COVID-19.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary changes to the recommended process of diagnostic testing for GDM during pregnancy and for postnatal testing in women who have had GDM may be required. Local health care institutions should make the decision about the appropriate GDM testing protocol for their local population based on demographic factors and local public health data regarding the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
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