Symposium 2013 Speaker Biographies
Raymond Lai, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Raymond Lai took on the role of medical director at DynaLIFE in November 2010. Dr. Lai obtained his MD and PhD degrees and completed his general pathology residency training at the University of Alberta. He then completed a hematopathology fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Dr. Lai also runs an active research laboratory at the University of Alberta.
Jason Pincock, CMA, Chief Executive Officer(email@example.com)
Jason has been with DynaLIFE since its inception in 1996. Jason has spent the last eight years working closely with executives within government and industry to structure and support new and innovative service models for healthcare. Jason is a certified management accountant, a graduate of the Queens Executive Program and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Norma Page, MBA, MLT, Asc, VP Clinical Operations(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Norma is a medical laboratory professional with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of laboratory operations and finance management.
Norma joined DynaLIFE in 2011, coming from LifeLabs in British Columbia where she held the position of director of operations, analytical services. Norma holds a master of business administration degree specializing in finance from Heriot-Watt University.
Roxanne Bunyan, BSC (MLS), MLT, VP Quality, Science & Informatics(email@example.com)
Roxanne is a medical laboratory technologist with more than 30 years of experience in laboratory operations, management, administration, consulting, accreditation, and quality systems. She has been a member of the DynaLIFE senior executive team since 2002 and currently holds the position of vice president, quality, science, & informatics. Roxanne’s responsibilities include overseeing information technologies and laboratory information systems (LIS), quality systems, scientific affairs, and privacy at DynaLIFE.
Vern McCann, MD, FRCP, Associate Medical Director(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Vern McCann completed his undergraduate education, MD and residency in general pathology all at the University of Alberta. He has been the associate medical director at DynaLIFE since 2003.
Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC (email@example.com)
Dr. Clarke is a hematopathologist in Edmonton, based at the Royal Alexandra hospital.
Artur Szkotak, MD, PhD, FRCPC(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Art Szkotak was appointed as an assistant professor in the division of hematopathology at the University of Alberta in 2009. He did his medical, postgraduate and doctoral training in Edmonton. He currently works at the University of Alberta Hospital where he has a particular interest in the coagulation laboratory.
Andrea Macyk-Davey, MD, FRCPC(email@example.com)
Dr. Macyk-Davey is a general pathologist at DynaLIFE and the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. Her practice includes anatomic pathology, hematopathology and transfusion medicine, and she has a special interest in laboratory utilization.
Karina Capote, MD, PhD, FCACB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karina obtained her medical degree from Havana University, Cuba and a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario (2005). She completed post-doctoral training in clinical biochemistry at McMaster University and Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (2009) and obtained certification in clinical chemistry by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (2010). Karina has extensive exposure to the environment of a standardized core laboratory and specialty laboratories.
Kareena Schnabl, PhD, FCACB (email@example.com)
Kareena has obtained the following: FCACB (Clinical Chemistry), University of Toronto, PhD (Experimental Medicine), University of Alberta, MSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Certificate (Higher Education Teaching), University of Manitoba, BSc (Pharmacology), University of Alberta. Kareena’s areas of interest include clinical immunology, nutrition, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, and point of care testing
Trefor Higgins, MSc, FCACB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trefor Higgins was educated at universities in the United Kingdom and Canada. He was elected a fellow by special distinction of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and is a clinical professor in the department of laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta. He has received several awards for his teaching and has lectured on every continent except Africa and Antarctica.
Penny Colbourne, PhD, DABFT(email@example.com)
Dr. Penny Colbourne is a clinical toxicologist working in the toxicology laboratory at the University of Alberta Hospital and is a clinical professor at the University of Alberta in the faculty of medicine and dentistry. She has a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.
Karim Khetani, MBBS, FCAP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Khetani is an anatomical pathologist by training. He holds fellowships in cytopathology and oncological pathology. His areas of practice include surgical pathology and cytopathology. He is the director of anatomic pathology at DynaLIFE.
Pauline Alakija, MD, FRCPC, MSc (email@example.com)
Dr. Pauline Alakija works for DynaLIFE in Edmonton, Alberta. She is board member in anatomic and forensic pathology, and has her FRCPC in anatomical pathology. She obtained a master’s degree in medical education in 2009. Currently, she is a board certified member of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA). Within Alberta Health Services, she is the medical/scientific lead for cancer pathology (rural/regional) and the medical chair of the anatomical pathology network.
Jasmine Ahmed-Bentley, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Ahmed-Bentley completed medical school and medical microbiology residency at the University of Alberta. She has been working at DynaLIFE for 5 years. Her special interest is in antimicrobial resistance.
Shobhana Kulkarni, MBBS, MSc, FRCPath, FRCPC(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Shobhana Kulkarni is a medical microbiologist who has been working atDynaLIFE for 6 years. She previously trained and worked in London, England. She has an interest in promoting antimicrobial stewardship and microbiology test utilization.
Mao-Cheng Lee, MD, CM, FRCPC, Associate Medical Director (email@example.com)
Dr. M.C. Lee obtained his MD from McGill University School of Medicine and then completed residencies in internal medicine and combined infectious diseases/medical microbiology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lee’s practice and interests lie in the areas of bacteriology, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and antibiograms, international health and development of affordable diagnostic tools for use in developing countries.
Bob Verity, MD, FRCPC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Bob Verity obtained his MD from the University of Saskatchewan and completed a residency in medical microbiology at the University of Alberta. He has been working at DynaLIFE for 13 years and is currently director of microbiology and co-medical safety officer at DynaLIFE.
Eric Janzen, BCom (email@example.com)
Eric Janzen is an information technology professional with almost 2 decades of experience in the IT industry in Edmonton. He has architected solutions for such companies as the City of Edmonton, EPCOR, Enbridge, and of course DynaLIFE. During the last 5 years at DynaLIFE, Eric has been instrumental in designing and developing our solutions for online booking, wait time management, requisition scanning and retrieval, home collections information systems, and our specimen tracking system - SPECTRE. Eric currently holds the position of manager, IT development at DynaLIFE.
Jared Teare, BSc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jared is the manager of patient care services at DynaLIFE, overseeing the operation of 33 patient care centres across northern Alberta, as well as a mobile collections fleet operating in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Jared worked for 7 years in the biotechnology field before joining DynaLIFE management team in 2009. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta, with specialization in biochemistry.