The UNM Health Sciences Center Clinical Research Center Core Laboratory was recently awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The laboratory, under the direction of David S. Schade, M.D., was recognized for providing quality laboratory services.

Ronald Lepoff, M.D., chair, of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation, said that the core laboratory was one of a select group to be evaluated and found in compliance with the CAP. "Your laboratory is to be commended for this major accomplishment," said Lepoff. "It is our pleasure to support the mission of organizations like yours."

The accreditation was based on the results of an on-site inspection completed on April 24, 2002.

"The being awarded accreditation and recognized for providing quality laboratory services is a major accomplishment that we all can be proud of within the School of Medicine," said Dr. Paul Roth, dean, School of Medicine.
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