SALT LAKE CITY, September 4, 2001 – ARUP Laboratories,
Inc., a Utah-based clinical reference laboratory, announced today the
appointment of Marzia Pasquali, Ph.D., as Associate Professor at the University
of Utah School of Medicine and Medical Director over ARUP's Biochemical
Genetics Laboratory. Dr. Pasquali comes to ARUP from Emory University
where she has served as the co-director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
Born and educated in Italy, Dr. Pasquali earned the degrees of Doctor
in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, summa cum laude, and Pharmacy
Doctor, summa cum laude, at the University of Parma, School of Pharmacy.
In 1987, Dr. Pasquali began working as a post-doctoral fellow at Emory
University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she later completed a four-year
Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship. During her time at Emory University,
she also worked as a research associate, instructor, assistant professor,
and most recently, as co-director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory.
In addition to her many academic appointments over the years, Dr. Pasquali
has received numerous grants and awards, including several for her research
on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Type VI.
“We are fortunate to recruit Dr. Pasquali,” states Dr. Edward
Ashwood, Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry. “She is a superb
consultant in the area of inborn errors of metabolism. ARUP is dedicated
to providing the best laboratory medicine available, especially in the
area of pediatrics. She adds scientific depth to a difficult medical specialty.”
While her primary responsibility at ARUP will be to oversee the clinical
and technical activities of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Dr. Pasquali
will also ensure that the most up-to-date, state-of-the art technologies
and methods are being used, and that the lab is continually developing
and expanding its test menu. Additionally, Dr. Pasquali plans to continue
her activities in research and development, as well as teaching and lecturing.
Dr. Pasquali comments that, “I am happy to be part of this organization
and am looking forward to building a strong program in biochemical genetics.”
“We're delighted to have Dr. Pasquali on our team,”
remarks ARUP's President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Carl Kjeldsberg.
“I'm confident that her previous leadership and research experience,
as well as her detailed knowledge of biochemical genetics, will prove
to be valuable assets for ARUP.”
ARUP Laboratories is a national full-service reference laboratory owned
by the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences
Center. ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and
development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and
Experimental Pathology, LLC. With revenue of greater than $100 million
and more than 1,200 employees, ARUP offers over 2,000 tests and test combinations,
ranging from routine cytology screens to highly esoteric molecular and
genetic assays. ARUP's clients include university teaching hospitals,
multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing
organizations, military and government facilities, major clinics, and
major pharmaceutical firms. Further information on ARUP Laboratories can
be obtained on the Internet at www.aruplab.com.
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