Washington, DC, July 22, 2010 At its 2010 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, July 25-29, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) will honor eight scientists for their outstanding achievements. The awards, being presented by AACC’s 2010 President, Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PhD, DABCC, FACB, are:
Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award which recognizes an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to, and made important contributions that have had a significant impact on, education, practice and/or research in laboratory medicine or patient care. The award (formerly The AACC Lectureship Award) honors Wallace H. Coulter, inventor of the "Coulter Principle" and founder of Coulter Corporation. The 2010 award is made to John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine who is a leading figure in the development and characterization of biomarkers of neurological disease including Alzheimer's Disease, a devastating condition that mainly impacts the elderly and is complicated to evaluate;
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine which is considered AACC’s premier award and granted as a "lifetime achievement" award for contributions to the field of clinical chemistry. Recipients have made significant contributions in all aspects of clinical chemistry, particularly service, education and research; have achieved international stature and reputation by virtue of their efforts; and have demonstrated long standing service to AACC, either at the grass roots, national and/or international levels. The 2010 award is made to Jay M. McDonald, PhD, Professor in the Department of Pathology and Director of the Center for Metabolic Bone Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham;
Morton K. Schwartz Award for Significant Contributions in Cancer Research Diagnostics which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in cancer research through diagnostics. The recipient has achieved national and international status for groundbreaking work in clinical diagnostic research in cancer and is considered to be among the world’s foremost experts in that specific arena. The 2010 award is made to Laurence M. Demers, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Medicine at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University in State College;
Outstanding Contributions Through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry which recognizes individuals who have worked throughout their careers to advance the professional status of clinical chemists and the professional objectives of AACC. Historically, this award has been conferred upon our senior scientists, who have made significant contributions to clinical chemistry in its growth phase. The 2010 award is made to Ann Gronowski, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Immunology as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO and Associate Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, Serology, and Immunology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
Outstanding Contributions in Education which recognizes individuals who have devoted a major portion of their professional lives to enhancing the practice and profession of clinical chemistry through education. Recipient have made significant, innovative, and/or cumulatively outstanding contributions to education in clinical laboratory science, which should include excellence in education beyond the local level, with widespread recognition of the recipient's excellence which may include teaching, directing, mentoring, writing, and speaking abilities, ideally to multiple levels of audiences. The 2010 award is made to Amitava Dasgupta, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, and Director of the Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory of Memorial-Hermann Laboratory Services at the major clinical teaching hospital of the University of Texas;
AACC-NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions To Clinical Chemistry In A Selected Area Of Research which recognizes especially meritorious research contributions by an individual in a specific area of clinical chemistry. Recipients have achieved national and international status for their pioneering efforts in an area of research considered fundamental to the science and have been considered among the world’s foremost experts in that specific discipline. The 2010 award is made to Robin A. Felder, PhD, FACB, Professor of Pathology and Director of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville;
Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator which recognizes and encourages the professional development of young investigators who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements early in their careers. It is given based on the degree of originality exhibited in the individual's creative process and the significance of the research conducted relevant to the field of clinical laboratory medicine. It is conferred upon an individual who has the potential to be an outstanding investigator of the future. (The individual must not have reached the age of 40 by January 1 in the year in which the award is to be given and must be an AACC member.) The 2010 award is made to Amy K. Saenger, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Central Clinical Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN;
AACC Past President's Award which is given each year to AACC's immediate past president to honor his or her important contributions to the field of clinical laboratory science throughout his or her career and to acknowledge the recipient's many contributions to AACC. The 2010 award is made to Barbara M. Goldsmith, PhD, FACB, Vice President for Marketing and Business Development at the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute in Philadelphia, PA and a clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.
AACC congratulates the recipients for their achievements and on being selected for their awards. For more information, contact Peter Patterson on either of the above phone numbers or at mailto:email@example.com.