Acosta - Public Health - Surrey, BC, Canada

Luz Acosta

Surrey, BC, Canada

Services

Public Health

Summary:

- Supervised implementation of laboratory and field-based projects in tropical and infectious disease research
- Participated in research planning, paper writing and preparation of research proposals and protocols
- Provided laboratory QA/QC monitoring and improvement plan
- Implemented participation of lab staff in internal/external quality proficiency testing and monitoring of lab assessment results
- Shared technical expertise as member of the RITM Ethics Review Board through review of research proposals for ERB approval

Work History

Research Associate

Center for International Health Research, Rhode Island Hospital

On secundment from my post as Head of Dept of Immunology at the Research Inst for Tropical Medicine, Philippines to work on Collaborative Research Projects funded by the US DMID/NIH

Head

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

June 1998 - April 2013

ERB), member

RITM- Institutional/Ethical Review Board

Up to April 2013

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervised implementation of laboratory and field-based projects in tropical and infectious disease research
- Participated in research planning, paper writing and preparation of research proposals and protocols
- Provided laboratory QA/QC monitoring and improvement plan
- Implemented participation of lab staff in internal/external quality proficiency testing and monitoring of lab assessment results
- Supervised clinical trial studies on use of Praziquantel in S japonicum infected pregnant women
- Shared technical expertise as member of the RITM Ethics Review Board through review of research proposals for ERB approval

HONORS AND AWARDS
Nominated and accorded the recognition, being ranked among "A century of Women in Health Sciences 1900-2000" National Academy of Science and Technology & UP-Natl Inst of Health Book Launching - March 16, 2004
Recipient of the 2004 Dr. Eusebio Y. Garcia Award for Molecular Biology and Molecular Pathology Awarded during the National Science and Technology Week, July 26, 2004, Legazpi City, Philippines
Outstanding Health Research Award for the year 2006 (Biomedical Research Category) Awarded to RITM Schistosomiasis Study Group September 2006

Science Research Specialist

Department of Immunology

Head, Dept of Immunology

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - Department of Immunology

July 1981 - April 2013

Head, Department of Immunology
Supervising Science Research Specialist from 1998 - until April 30, 2013 (optional early retirement)

Science Research Specialist - from 1981 - 1998

Qualifications & Certifications

Public Health

University of the Philippines Manila

Bachelor of Science in Zoology

University of the Philippines

University of the Philippines Manila

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