EM Study! - va.txt [1/1]

charles mccarthy pandoc at ix.netcom.com
Tue Sep 26 21:33:19 EST 1995


In <44a0r6$sj8 at hermes.athenet.net> ed at athenet.net (Edward Immler)
writes: 
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>In article <43s3up$i3 at rebecca.albany.edu>, gk1702 at csc.albany.edu
(KRISHNA GOPALA S) says:
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>>             Do  You  Have  Work  On  Transmission, Scanning, Cryo-
>>            Electron Microscopes, Elemental Analysis and Image
>>            Analysis?
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>>            I am a Certified Electron Microscopist from V.A.Hospital,
>>            Albany, NY and I have two years experience on specimen   

>>            preparation, processing for Transmission, Scanning, Cryo-
>>            Electron Microscopes, Ultramicrotomy, Photographic
techniques.
>>            If you send your specimen samples, I can process them and
>>            take very nice pictures under Transmission, Scanning
Electron
>>            Microscopes and also perform elemental analysis under SEM
>>            and mail them to you.
>>            I charge very less money per sample comparative to other
>>            people.  I charge $50 per sample.
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>I contacted the Veterans Administration and their reply is posted per
>request.
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>  After checking this out, I am able to report the following:
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>Mr. Krishna did receive his certification from the Albany VAMC School
of
>Electron Microscopy and did spend one year earning that certification.
 He
>has never been employed here or at any other VA Medical Center that I
am
>aware of.  The work he is advertising is, IN NO WAY, sponsored by the
>Albany VA Medical Center or the School of Electron Microscopy. 
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>Mr. Krishna is not actively involved in any work being done at our
medical
>center and he has no affiliation with the School of Electron
Microscopy
>now and none expected in the future.  In fact, EM School officials
express
>strong reservations that the tests he advertises could be performed
>for the $50 fee he mentions.  Those tests more likely cost between
>$300-500 to perform.
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>The Albany VA Medical Center does have legitimate Sharing Agreements
in
>effect which allow outside tests to be performed.  If there is
interest in
>that program, please contact SINGH.JASWANT at ALBANY.VA.GOV.
> 
>Medical Center management would appreciate your sharing this
information
>with the same newsgroup that received Mr. Krishna's original posting.
>Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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Ed:

Thanks for the diligence!
Great work... it's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.

Good Luck, 

Charlie

Charles P. McCarthy
Healthcare Consulting and
   Medical Research
Carmichael, CA, USA
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