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Friday, February 8, 2013
AACC Announces 2013 Award Winners

WASHINGTON - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards. The 2013 AACC Award winners will be recognized during the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo at the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, July 28, in Houston, Texas. AACC is proud to celebrate noteworthy contributions to the field of laboratory medicine worldwide through this awards program and congratulates this year’s winners.

2013 AACC Award winners:

C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School
Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award
Leslie M. Shaw, PhD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
AACC-NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research
David E. Bruns, MD
University of Virginia Medical Center
Outstanding Contributions in Education
D. Robert Dufour, MD
VA Medical Center
Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry
Rossa K.W. Chiu, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
Carl T. Wittwer, MD, PhD
University of Utah
Edwin F. Ullman Award
Greg Miller, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth
Past President’s Award


"I salute these individuals’ outstanding achievements and advancements in the field of laboratory medicine," said AACC President Robert H. Christenson, PhD.  "In this time of change in the healthcare field, the work of these award recipients is more vital than ever to improve health outcomes for patients."

About AACC
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, is a leading international medical society dedicated to improving healthcare through laboratory medicine. With more than 8,500 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and other members involved in developing tests and directing laboratory operations, AACC brings the laboratory community together with programs that advance knowledge, expertise, and innovation.

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