2014 AACC Award Recipients

Every year, AACC presents the best clinical laboratorians in the field with a host of distinguished awards. Not only are these award winners recognized at the AACC Annual Meeting, but they have been added to our Hall of Fame.

AACC is pleased to present the following individuals as the winners of 2014 AACC awards.


Eric J. Topol

Eric J. Topol, MD
The Scripps Research Institute
The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award

Charles D. Hawker

Charles D. Hawker, PhD
ARUP Laboratories, Inc.
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

Michael L. Astion

Michael L. Astion, MD, PhD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Outstanding Contributions in Education

James C. Boyd

James C. Boyd, MD
University of Virginia Health System
Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

Peter Kavsak

Peter A. Kavsak, PhD
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator

James L. Wittliff, MD, PhD
University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
Morton K. Schwartz Award for Significant Contributions in Cancer Research Diagnostics

Mario Plebani

Mario Plebani, MD
University Hospital of Padova
AACC-NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research

Robert H. Christenson

Robert H. Christenson, PhD
University of Maryland Medical Center
Past President's Award

AACC and NACB would like to thank the following companies for their support of the 2014 Awards Program:

  • Abbott Diagnostics
  • BD Diagnostics – Preanalytical Systems
  • Beckman Coulter, Inc.
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics


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