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Quincy Laboratory Scientist to Present at Regional Clinical Laboratory Convention

16-Oct-2020

Plumas District Hospital’s clinical laboratory director Hannah Mirrashed, Ph.D., CLS (ASCP) has been selected by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (Region VIII) to be a featured speaker at this year’s Inter Mountain States Seminar (IMSS) on October 18, 2020. In its 57th year, the IMSS works to bring clinical laboratory personnel together to better their profession.

This prestigious honor has been bestowed on Dr. Mirrashed for her work during the COVID pandemic. Mirrashed successfully set up a COVID testing lab at Plumas District Hospital in less than three months, supporting health care professionals in providing regional community surveillance.

Dr. Mirrashed joined the Plumas District Hospital team in 2018, bringing with her an extensive background in laboratory sciences and research.Mirrashed’s work in molecular biology and genetics are well recognized in the field.Dr. Mirrashed received two fellowships from Canadian Government and Ministry Research Innovation for NanoBio technology and later Canadian National Science Engineering Research Council supported her research in nutrigenomic study on medicinal compounds. In 2012, she moved to southern California to begin work as a research manager and lead scientist at Western University where she dedicated her time to clinical research and testing of biomedical devices and rare disease indications. In addition, Mirrashed has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, received awards for clinical research and molecular science, and for scientific innovation in the field of health care.

 

Mirrashed’s experience assisted her to set up three laboratories in Canada and USA, in addition to Plumas District Hospital’s COVID lab.



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