Vijay Laxmi Grey, PhD

Meet the 2011 winner of the PMF Division award! — Dr. Vijay Laxmi Grey

FergusonWe are pleased to honor Dr. Vijay Laxmi Grey as recipient of the 2011 PMF Division award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Division”.

Dr. Grey is currently a Pediatric Clinical Chemist in the Hamilton Regional Medicine Laboratory Program and Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and Associate member in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.

Dr. Grey’s contributions to Pediatric Laboratory Medicine and the Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Division are exemplary and well deserving of this award. Dr Grey has been a member of the Pediatric Maternal and Fetal Division (PMF) of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC)) since 1994, and served as Editor of the PMF Division newsletter (2000-2004) and Division Chair (2006-2008). She serves on the Pediatric Reference Range Committee of the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). She is currently Vice Chair of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) Task Force on Pediatric Laboratory medicine and was Co-chair of the 2011-XIIth International Congress of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine. She has also served on the Board of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Chemistry and was Chair (2006-2007). In 2008, she received the Canadian Academy of Clinical Chemistry National Award for outstanding contributions to clinical chemistry. She is active in the Pediatric Focus group of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists. Dr. Grey is an editorial board member of the Clinical Biochemistry journal.

Dr. Grey is active in research in Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis, and also many aspects of Clinical Biochemistry research. She is currently an investigator in the CALIPER (Canadian Laboratory Initiative on Pediatric Reference Interval Database) project aimed at the establishment of a laboratory reference interval database for biomarkers of pediatric disease.