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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Laura Wood

A 30-year veteran of the federal government, Laura Wood is one of the Program Coordinators for the food and the dietary supplements SRM programs and for the Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) at NIST. In her spare time, Laura enjoys being with her husband and their three children, as well as her dogs, cat, and bearded dragons. She also volunteers with her church and with the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland.