American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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Thomas Grove, PhD
1980 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator

Thomas H. Grove will receive the 1980 AACC Young Investigator Award for his research concerning the use of phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of metabolic status. He is the fifth recipient of this award, which is sponsored by the Hycel Corporation.

Dr. Grove was born in Beverly, MA, in June 1949. He received a B.S. degree in biology/chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany in 1971 and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Syracuse University in 1976. In 1975, the Department of Biology, Syracuse University, presented to him the Alexander Gourevitch Award for meritorious research accomplishments as a graduate student.

From 1976 to 1978, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the clinical chemistry and toxicology program at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center. During this time, he spent a six-month period in the Pathology Laboratories at Bristol Community Hospital, Bristol, CT, and Meriden–Wallingford Hospital, Meriden, CT.

In 1978, Dr. Grove was awarded a NATO Fellowship in Science to pursue his research interests at Oxford University, England. He spent a year in the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford working on the clinical applications of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. In 1979, he joined Bio-Science Enterprises, Van Nuys, CA, as a laboratory director-in-training.

Dr. Grove has been a member of AACC since 1976. He has published 19 scientific papers in the areas of biochemistry, clinical chemistry, and toxicology. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Scientists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.