Washington, DC, October 29, 2009 – The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the results of the elections recently held for the 2010 President-Elect, Treasurer, Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee. The eight successful candidates will take up their positions on January 1, 2010:
Ann M. Gronowski, Ph.D. was elected as AACC President-Elect. Dr. Gronowski is an Associate Professor at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) in the Departments of Pathology & Immunology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as Associate Medical Director of the Clinical Chemistry, Serology and Immunology laboratories at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gronowski received her Ph.D. in Endocrinology Reproductive Physiology from University of Wisconsin, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. In 1996, Dr. Gronowski was granted the AACC Young Investigator Award for her research, which examined the early intracellular signaling events that follow in vivo growth hormone treatment. Dr. Gronowski has been an active AACC member since 1994, and has served in a number of capacities including chair of the Midwest section, chair of the Membership Committee, chair of the Awards Committee, chair of the 2008 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, and AACC board of directors. Dr. Gronowski helped to form AACC’s Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), a special program to serve the needs of AACC’s younger members, and served two terms as its senior advisor. Currently, Dr. Gronowski is Secretary/Treasurer of the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC). She has also served on the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry's (NACB) Awards Committee and Long-Range Planning Committee. Her research focuses primarily on the laboratory diagnostics of endocrinology and reproductive physiology with a particular emphasis on maternal fetal medicine. Recently, she edited a book entitled "Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy". Dr. Gronowski’s term as AACC President commences January 1, 2011.
Other positions filled by the election are:
- D. Robert Dufour, M.D., Consultant Pathologist at the VA Medical Center and Emeritus Professor of Pathology at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Board of Directors:
- David D. Koch, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA and Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Point-of-Care Testing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
- Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Dartmouth Medical School and Director of Molecular Pathology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.
- Nikola Baumann, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Chemistry & Specimen Processing, and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
- William Clarke, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
- Susan Fisher Gross, MT(ASCP), MS, formerly Senior Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry, Toxicology, & Immunology Section, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA.
- Carmen L. Wiley, Ph.D., Co-director of Chemistry & Immunology, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and PAML, Spokane, WA.
For more information about the elections, or AACC, please contact Peter Patterson on the above phone numbers.