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Early Years 1
Parents. Attending school in Youngstown and Poland, Ohio. Influence of English teacher. Attending the College of Wooster. Decision to switch major to chemistry. Chemistry department at Wooster.
Career Beginnings 7
Accepting position with Miles Laboratories. Working in Control Lab. Interviewing with Alfred Free. Biochemical research. Assaying antibiotics.Developing dry reagent test systems. Clinitest®, Acetest®, Ictotest®. Movement from tablet tests to strip tests.
Clinistix®. Emphasis on diagnostics. Competition. Quality control. User resistance to strip tests. Marketing. Albustix®, Ketostix®, Uristix®, Diastix®, Dextrotest®, Dextrostix®, Combistix®. Sue Ellen Cross. Phenistix®. Choosing color charts. Labstix®. Transfer to development lab.
Career with Miles 26
Bayer's acquisition of Miles Laboratories. German language lessons. Receiving management degree from Central Michigan University. Moving into Miles Growth and Development Department. Reflectance meters. Research Products Division. Acquisition of Pentex. Role as a woman in science.
Celebrating Chemistry 35
Role in American Chemical Society (ACS). Becoming President of ACS. Dissemination of chemistry to public. International Chemistry Celebration. National Chemistry Week. National Chemical Historic Landmark Program. World of Color. American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc. Medical Laboratory Week.
Family and children. Work with the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry. Interviewing chemists.