COVID-19 in a New Mexico Lab: A Conversation with Experts

Virtual Education Program

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Education Program with Zoom



Registration is open to Lifetime Members!
(Registration will be available for all other alumni on

Wednesday, August 19th.)











Karissa Culbreath, PhD

Dr. Karissa Culbreath is a clinical microbiologist at the University of New Mexico and the Director of Infectious Diseases at TriCore Reference Laboratories. Karissa holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. She serves the community in various capacities and has been recognized for her roles in leadership and community development. Karissa is a sought after speaker and author of her first children’s book, Daddy’s Little Girl which has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Karissa has a passion to empower individuals to achieve spiritual, emotional and personal balance and seeks to provide people of all ages with the tools to achieve this challenging task. By far, her greatest achievement is in her personal life — she is blessed to share her life with her husband, daughter, and son.


David G. Grenache, PhD

Dr. Grenache is the chief scientific officer for TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In that role, he leads the TriCore Research Institute and works cooperatively to develop and implement TRICOR’s scientific research strategy. He is also the medical director of the chemistry, immunology, and esoteric analytic chemistry labs, a clinical professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico, and president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Grenache earned his PhD in biomedical sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and completed postdoctoral training in clinical chemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.



This event is open to dues-paying Alumni Members and Lifetime Members. Event is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is first-come, first-served. This event WILL fill up – don’t delay!


Thank you to our sponsors:



The past few months have been difficult for everyone but continued support from our donors allows us to bring educational programs to leaders across the state.


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