1972 Outstanding Contributions Through Service to the Professional of Clinical Chemistry
Dr. George T. Lewis has been selected to receive the 1972 AACC Award for outstanding service by a clinical chemist to the benefit of clinical chemistry as a profession. This award is sponsored by the Fisher Scientific Company.
Dr. Lewis has been active in Association affairs since he became a member in 1949. He has participated on various committees, including the Publications Committee and Board of Editors, Clinical Chemistry, and has made other substantial contributions to Association programs. His enthusiasm and organizational activities resulted in the formation of the Florida Section. The success of this undertaking was demonstrated in 1963 when this section was host to the annual meeting of the AACC. Dr. Lewis, as chairman, devoted considerable talent and effort to this production.
In 1968–1969 he served as President of the AACC. During his administration reorganization of the journal, Clinical Chemistry was started and he worked closely with the Executive Director and other officers to bring the Association a long step forward.
Dr. Lewis was born in Bolton Landing, New York, received his doctorate in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan, and served on the faculty at Emory University until 1951. Subsequently he was professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at the Miami University School of Medicine and Associate Dean of the Medical School.
A fellow of the AACC, Dr. Lewis holds memberships in AAAS, American Society of Biological Chemists, ACS, Biochemical Society (England), American Association for Cancer Research, New York Academy of Sciences, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Society of Nuclear Medicine, American Public Health Association, the Gerontological Society, and Sigma Xi. He has served on the ACS’s Committee on Clinical Chemistry, as Director of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, and on the Board of Directors for the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry, of which board he has served as Vice President and President.