Washington, DC, January 18, 2010 – The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that, on January 1, 2010, Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PhD, DABCC, FACB assumed the presidency of the Association.
Dr. Hammett-Stabler holds a BA in chemistry from Rollins College, a master's degree in medical sciences/clinical chemistry from the University of Florida and a PhD in experimental pathology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is a professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC where her responsibilities focus on the service and educational missions of the university. She is the director of the McLendon Clinical Laboratories Core Laboratory and teaches a variety of students including clinical laboratory science undergraduates, graduate, dental and medical students, residents, and fellows. She also serves as the director of the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) accredited postdoctoral program.
Dr. Hammett-Stabler joined AACC while a graduate student at University of Florida and has since served on numerous AACC committees including the Personalized Medicine Advisory Group, Divisions Management Group, several Annual Meeting Organizing Committees, the Nominating Committee, the TDM/TOX Laboratory Improvement Program committee, and the editorial board of Clinical Chemistry News. Within AACC’s National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Dr. Hammett-Stabler has participated in the preparation of Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines, served as chair of the Education & Scientific Affairs Committee, as secretary, and as president. In recognition of her activities in education, she received AACC's Outstanding Contributions in Education Award in 2006. Dr. Hammett-Stable holds membership in several additional professional and scientific organizations including the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology, Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She actively supports certification through her involvement with the National Registry of Certified Chemists and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. She has authored or co-authored over 100 papers, abstracts, and chapters related to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, and is an associate editor of Clinical Biochemistry.
For more information about Dr. Hammett-Stabler or AACC, contact Peter Patterson on either of the phone numbers above.