American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler, PhD

Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler, PhD

Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PhD, DABCC, FACB, holds a BA in chemistry from Rollins College, a master's degree in medical sciences/clinical chemistry from the University of Florida and a PhD in experimental pathology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina. There her responsibilities focus on the service and educational missions of the university: she is the director of the McLendon Clinical Laboratories Core Laboratory and teaches a variety of students including clinical laboratory science undergraduates, graduate, dental and medical students, residents, and fellows. She also serves as the director of the ComACC accredited postdoctoral program. In recognition of her activities in education, she received the AACC's Outstanding Contributions in Education Award in 2006. She joined the AACC while a graduate student at UF and has since served on numerous AACC committees including the Personalized Medicine Advisory Group, Divisions Management Group, several Annual Meeting Organizing Committees, the Nominating Committee, the TDM/TOX Laboratory Improvement Program committee, and the editorial board of Clinical Chemistry News. She was drawn to the Therapeutic Drug Management and Toxicology Division because of her interest in those areas and has been very active in the division, serving on committees, as newsletter editor, member-at-large, secretary, and chair. Within the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Dr. Hammett-Stabler has participated in the preparation of Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines, served as chair of the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee, as secretary, and as President. She holds membership in several additional professional and scientific organizations including IATDMCT, Sigma Xi, and AAAS. She actively supports certification through her involvement with the National Registry of Certified Chemists and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. She has authored or co-authored over 100 papers, abstracts, and chapters related to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, and is an associate editor of Clinical Biochemistry.