Thanks to the generous benefactors, Sandy and Gerry Gallwas, who founded the first AACC Membership Grants, as well as donations from the Wilding Family Foundation and Scherago International to AACC’s Access Program, AACC is able to provide 5-year memberships to those from emerging areas worldwide who otherwise would not have access to the Association's benefits and services. Each membership includes a subscription to AACC's flagship journal Clinical Chemistry, membership in two AACC Divisions, and two books, Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 5th Edition and My Life: From Refugee to Teacher & Scientist - Living the American Dream, Expanded Edition. In addition, selected books from AACC Press and AACC educational programs are also provided to the grantees.
Am I Eligible?
Requirements include proof of current employment in the field of laboratory medicine and a desire to keep up with the latest advances in clinical laboratory medicine.
How Do I Apply?
Submit all of the following information in your application letter for consideration via email to Access Coordinator, Stefanie Kleinman at Skleinman@aacc.org.
- A statement indicating why the applicant wants to be a member of AACC and how membership will help the applicant in his/her work as a clinical laboratorian.
- Applicant's resume (curriculum vitae).
- Statement as to whether the applicant has ever been a member of AACC and when.
- A list of professional memberships.
- List of activities with local laboratory associations.
- Information on the availability of other resources for the applicant to be a member of AACC.
- Contact information, including name, email address, mailing address (no PO numbers please), and phone number.
- Two letters of support from laboratory medicine professionals, healthcare administrators or leaders of local laboratory associations.
- Indicate which two divisions the applicant would like to join. Click here to see a list of AACC Divisions.
- Other information that may be helpful in evaluating applications includes teaching responsibilities or other outreach information.
If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to submit feedback annually on how your membership has benefited you and others in your healthcare community.