2007 International Travel Fellowship
Dr. Syed is a consultant and laboratory director at William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York, N.Y. A member of the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) for the past 28 years, Dr. Syed has served the New York Metro Section as chair, member of the executive board, and chair of the education committee. He served on the organizing committee of the Northeast regional alliance meetings (LAB MED) in 2004 and 2005. He has served the Clinical Ligand Assay Society (CLAS) as president of the New York Metro Chapter, on the national board, and as chair of several committees. He was also a member of the organizing committee of the joint national meeting of CLAS and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry in 1998. He is a life member of the Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists. Dr. Syed plans to travel to his native Pakistan to visit public and private clinical laboratories in both urban and rural settings, to assess the quality of testing, and to promote the concepts of total quality management. He will also explore the possibility of starting a postdoctoral fellowship program in clinical chemistry at the University of Health Sciences at Lahore.