Washington, DC – November 22, 2010 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that, following the 2010 elections, W. Greg Miller, PhD, DABCC, FACB will become AACC’s President-Elect on January 1, 2011 and assume the AACC presidency on January 1, 2012. Dr. Miller is Professor of Pathology, Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Director of Pathology Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Dr. Miller has been active in AACC since 1974 and has served the Association in several capacities. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors, Associate Editor of Clinical Chemistry journal, and AACC liaison to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 212 for Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems. In 2007, Dr. Miller received the AACC Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. During his term, Dr. Miller has said that the key areas of focus will be continuing education that will help members remain current with evolving technology and laboratory medicine. “My primary goal will be to ensure that AACC meets its members’ expectations and professional needs,” said Dr. Miller.
Other offices filled during the 2010 elections are:
Elizabeth L. Frank, PhD, DABCC, FACB Dr. Frank is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. She is the medical director of the Analytic Biochemistry Laboratory and the Calculi Section at ARUP Laboratories, Inc., and a co-medical director of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. Dr. Frank is the laboratory director of the University Health Care Central Laboratory.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
David G. Grenache, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC, FACB Dr. Grenache is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. His clinical service and research efforts are centered at ARUP Laboratories where he is the medical director of the Special Chemistry laboratory. He is also actively involved in the education of undergraduates, graduate and medical students, residents, and clinical fellows and is a co-director of the University’s Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) post-doctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry
Patricia M. (Patti) Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB Dr. Jones is currently the Clinical Director of the Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Labs at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, TX, and an associate professor of Pathology and Medical Laboratory Science at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her PhD is in molecular biology with a minor in biochemistry, received from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. in 1986. She did her clinical chemistry training as a fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was board certified in clinical chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in 1992
James C. Ritchie, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Chair-Elect Dr. Ritchie is co-director of the Emory University Core, Special Chemistry, and Immunology Laboratories. He is also a co-director of the Emory ComACC post doctoral training program
Graham Beastall, PhD, FRCPath, FRCP(Glas), CBE Dr. Beastall is Consultant in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry in the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland and is the current President of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). He is also a professional advisor on laboratory medicine to the Department of Health of the UK Government. Dr. Beastall was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 for his services to clinical science.
Bonny Lewis Van, PhD, FACB Dr Van provides professional consultative services as Chief Scientific Officer of Van Consulting, LLC to guide R&D by her clients. A member of AACC since 2002, and an Associate Fellow of NACB since 2006, Dr. Van currently serves AACC as the Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Molecular Pathology Division, Chair of the Ohio Valley Section, and as a member of the Personalized Medicine Advisory group.
Steven J. Zibrat, MS, MT(ASCP) Mr. Zibrat is currently manager of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratories at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has previously worked as a research clinical chemist at a pharmaceutical company and as a laboratory manager at an in vitro diagnostics company in addition to working at two academic medical centers in both research and clinical service.
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