Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Sarah Mook, Retired Chemist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical chemistry.
Initially interested in pursuing medicine, Ms. Mook didn’t switch to chemistry until college, when she realized her affinity for the subject. She proceeded to graduate from Hunter College in 1952, completing postgraduate coursework at Columbia University and the University of Hartford from 1954 to 1962. Her first professional position was as a cartographic aide for the United States Geological Survey of the U.S. Department of the Interior, followed by positions as a research assistant at the Mineral Beneficiation Laboratory at Columbia University, analytical chemist in the Nuclear Division of Combustion Engineering, Inc., and research scientist at Radiations Applications. Other notable roles include chemist for the Marks Polarized Corporation, senior chemist for Nuclear Research Associates, Inc., clinical chemist at Coney Island Hospital, and associate chemist and principal chemist at Bellevue Hospital Center. Ms. Mook shared her findings and experiences in numerous analytical chemistry journals and abstracts, which she considers a professional highlight.
Now retired, Ms. Mook remains an active member of her community. She has been a member of the By-Laws Committee at Coney Island Hospital since 2009, the Patient Safety Committee at Coney Island Hospital since 2007, and the Community Advisory Board of Coney Island Hospital since 2004. Additionally, she is a member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board with the Department of Youth & Community Development in The City of New York, an elder in the Women’s Christian Fellowship, an instructor in English-as-a-second-language at the Jay-Harama Senior Center, and a member of the Publicity Committee for the National Citizens Police Academy Association. Ms. Mook became a diplomate of the Citizens Police Academy Program in The City of New York in 2001.
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