The 2009 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) bioMrieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology is being presented to Lynne S. Garcia, M.S., director, LSG & Associates, Santa Monica, and laboratory manager, UCLA Medical Center. This award recognizes a distinguished microbiologist for the promotion of innovation in clinical laboratory science, dedication to ASM, and the advancement of clinical microbiology as a profession.
Recognized as one of the world's experts in diagnostic parasitology, Ms. Garcia has been a leader in the field for more than 30 years. She has authored five editions of ASM's Diagnostic Medical Parasitology and is editor-in-chief of Clinical Laboratory Management, published by ASM Press. She has been the parasitology section editor for several editions of ASM's Manual of Clinical Microbiology and has served on numerous ASM editorial boardsthe Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and Cumitechs.
Ms. Garcia's leadership is also evident in her 200+ publications and volunteer activities. She has written about the science as well as clinical laboratory practices, issues, and challenges. Ms. Garcia, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, has served on ASM's Council Policy Committee and was the president of the ASM's Southern California Branch. She was president of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and the Southern California Society of Parasitologists and is an active member of the American Association of Bioanalysts, American Society for Medical Technology, and the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards.
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