Donald J. Cannon, PhD
The recipient of the 2002 Outstanding Contributions to Management Sciences Award presented by the Management Sciences Division is Donald J. Cannon, Ph.D. The announcement was made at the Division meeting July 27, 2002 in Orlando, prior to the Leadership Seminar. He was presented with the award and an honorarium. Dr. Cannon is national manager of special projects for Quest Diagnostics, Inc. He was one of the founding members of the Management Sciences Division and served as the first Chair of the Division from 1991 to 1995. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Division since its formation and currently serves as membership chair. Under his leadership the Management Sciences Division initiated collaboration with other AACC Divisions and professional societies such as the Mexican Association of Clinical Biochemistry, the Chinese Association of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, and CLMA. He traveled to China at his own expense to evaluate the management needs of our Chinese colleagues and assisted the Division in planning the series of Sino-American Conferences of Clinical Laboratory management from 1995 to 2001. He has presented many lectures and programs with management topics in both China and Mexico. On behalf of the Management Sciences Division Dr. Cannon has organized and presented roundtables, workshops, and Edutraks at numerous AACC Annual Meeting and continues to be very active in the solicitation and development of such programs.
Donald Cannon received his A.B. from Harvard and Ph.D. from Boston University. He has served in several academic positions including Professor of Pathology at Marshall University School of Medicine prior to employment in his current position. During his academic career, he also served as Director of Toxicology and of general laboratories at a number of institutions. Dr. Cannon has more than 170 publications and presentations at scientific meetings and is recognized as an expert toxicologist. He has been active in many professional societies including AACC. Within AACC Dr. Cannon has served as the Chair of 2 local sections (Ohio Valley and New Jersey), as Chair of LabMed 2000 and was elected to the AACC Nominating Committee. He was one of the founding members of the Toxicology Review Course and served on its organizing committee and as a lecturer for four years. Dr. Cannon has been and continues to be an active member of several other professional organizations and his accomplishments and contributions in these organizations are too numerous to mention.