American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Susan A. Evans, PhD, FACB
2008 Award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession

Sue Evans

Dr. Evans is vice president and general manager of Agencourt Bioscience, a Beckman Coulter Company in Beverly, Mass., that provides genomic services and nucleic acid purification products for clinical and life science researchers. She has more than 25 years of experience in the diagnostic industry, holding leadership positions in research and development and now general management. She has developed assays for analytes in the areas of endocrinology, fertility, cardiac markers, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Dr. Evans’ involvement with the AACC began in the 1980s, when she served as an officer in the Florida Section and continued with local section activities in San Diego and Chicago. Her service to the AACC on the national level includes being elected to the board of directors, as national secretary, and as president in 2003. She chaired the Program Coordinating Commission twice, was one of the founding members of the Industry Division, and is vice chair of the 2008 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee.She currently serves as president of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, where she has also served on the board of directors. Dr. Evans has also volunteered her time to the IFCC, including as secretary and corporate representative to its Education and Management Division, and to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute through membership on several committees.

2003 AACC Past-President’s Award

Susan Evans, PhD, FACB, is currently serving as AACC Past-President and is a member of the AACC Board of Directors Executive Committee; she is also a member of the Finance Committee, Program Coordinating Commission, and International Advisory Group. Sue has also been active in local section activities. She has served as secretary, chair, and councilor of the Florida Section; she was Vice Chair of the San Diego Section in 1993 and Recording Secretary of the Chicago Section in 1997. Dr. Evans is one of the founding members of the Industry Division, whose goal is to provide a forum for discussion and to develop educational programs on shared interests. She is a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.

From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Evans was a member of the Long Range Planning Committee, and in 1987 and 1988 she served as a member of the Council Steering Committee and was a Council Representative to the Board of Directors. She was co-chair of the AACC Annual Meeting in 1988. She is currently a member of the NCCLS Strategic Planning Committee and has recently served as secretary and corporate representative to the IFCC Education and Management Division.

Her personal research and product-development interests have been focused on immunodiagnostic methods. She has developed numerous tests for analytes in the areas of endocrinology, fertility, cardiac markers, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Sue has more than 20 years of experience in the diagnostic industry, holding positions in research and development leadership at Dade Behring and LifeScan. Currently she directs a consulting practice focused on research and development processes, technology assessment, strategy development, and related projects. Before joining the diagnostic industry in 1981, she was a postdoctoral and research fellow at the Edsel B. Ford Institute for Medical Research and the Department of Pathology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.