Washington, DC, June 18, 2010 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that Gary Myers, PhD. joined the AACC staff on June 7, 2010 as Vice President, Programs & Policy. Prior to joining AACC, Dr. Myers served as Chief, Clinical Chemistry Branch at the Centers for Disease Control &Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. During his 33 years at CDC he directed programs to improve and standardize the laboratory measurement of biomarkers used to assess chronic disease status, particularly for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Dr. Myers received his BS degree in Chemistry in 1971 from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, and in 1975 he received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Myers has been a member of AACC since 1988 and active at the Division, Local and National levels. He has served as Chair of AACC’s Lipids and Lipoproteins Division and, within the Southeast Section, he served on the Nominating Committee and as Chair of the Awards Committee. At the national level, he served as Chair of the 2002 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee. He was Volunteer Coordinator for the 1997 national meeting and Roundtable Coordinator for the 1999 national meeting. Dr. Myers has served on numerous national committees including the Standards Committee, Glycated Hemoglobin Standardization Subcommittee, Nominating Committee, Membership Committee, as an ex officio member of the Meetings Management Group, Chair of the Awards Committee and Board of Directors. In 2006 Dr. Myers was the recipient of the AACC’s Award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry. He served as AACC President in 2007.
Currently Dr. Myers is a member of the National Kidney Disease Education Program’s Laboratory Working Group and is also a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Insulin Standardization Working Group. He serves as Secretary of the IFCC Scientific Division and is active in the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), having served as Chair of the Global Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors.
As AACC Vice President for Programs & Policy, Dr. Myers is responsible for government and membership affairs, for Lab Tests Online (AACC’s patient-oriented resource on clinical lab testing), and for developing educational programs that address the scientific, clinical, technical, and management challenges facing laboratory professionals. He also oversees AACC’s public relations and communications activities.
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