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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
AACC Welcomes Dr. Ann Gronowski As 2011 President

Washington, DC, January 4, 2011            The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that on January 1, 2011, Ann Gronowski, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, assumed the AACC presidency for a 12-month term.

Dr. Gronowski is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Immunology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.  She is also Associate Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, Serology and Immunology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a two-year fellowship in Clinical Chemistry and two additional post-doctoral fellowships at Washington University. A member of AACC since 1994, Dr. Gronowski was awarded the 1996 Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator for her research examining the early intracellular signaling events that follow in vivo growth hormone treatment. Currently, her research is focused on the diagnostic testing in maternal-fetal medicine.

Dr. Gronowski has served AACC in numerous capacities at both local and national levels. At the local level, she was a member of the Midwest Section Financial Advisory Committee 1996-1998, Chair of the Midwest Section in 1999 and a member of the Midwest Section Nominating Committee in 2000. At the national level, Dr. Gronowski served most recently on the Board of Directors (2003-2005) and as AACC Treasurer (2007-2009). She was instrumental in the formation of AACC’s Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), a program to serve the needs of younger AACC members, serving as SYCL’s senior advisor during 2004-2005 and 2007-2009. Dr. Gronowski was a member of the 2000, 2005 and 2008 Annual Meeting Organizing Committees, serving as Chair in 2008. She has also served on the AACC Nominating Committee (2000-2001) which she chaired in 2001. Dr. Gronowski is currently a co-editor for the Clinical Case Studies feature in AACC’s flagship journal Clinical Chemistry.

Outside of AACC, Dr. Gronowski actively supports the Clinical Chemistry profession by serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC). In addition, Dr. Gronowski has served on the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Awards Committee and the Membership Committee and Awards Committee for the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS). Dr. Gronowski has also served as President of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC).

During her term, Dr. Gronowski says that she will work to ensure that AACC is actively involved in health care reform, and to foster AACC’s global role in laboratory medicine as it embarks on new projects to aid resource-limited countries.

AACC is pleased to offer interviews with Dr. Gronowski. To arrange an interview or for more information, please contact Peter Patterson on either of the above phone numbers or at ppatterson@aacc.org.

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