Janet Hindler, MCLS

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles CAUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Ms. Hindler has worked as a clinical microbiologist for over 38 years, the past 32 at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. She has written and taught extensively in the area of antimicrobial susceptibility testing. From 2000-2004 she held a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where her focus was to develop and conduct training programs in antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Ms. Hindler is now working as a consultant with the Association of Public Health Laboratories to continue in this role. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology, member of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS) Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing, member of College of American Pathologists' Microbiology Resource Committee, Past Chair of American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Division C and Past President of the Southern California Branch of ASM. Ms. Hindler was the 2006 recipient of ASMís bioMerieux Sonnenwirth award for leadership in clinical microbiology and in 2007 she received an award from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute for Excellence in Standards Development. Ms. Hindler has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and assisted in teaching individuals in developing countries about antimicrobial susceptibility testing and antimicrobial resistance. One of Ms. Hindler's primary professional goals is to provide antimicrobial susceptibility testing information to clinical laboratory scientists and clinicians.