Northern California Local Section Awards
Congratulations to the Northern California Local Section's 2014 AACC student travel award winner, Justin Mak!

2013 AACC Northern California Local Section Award Winners!

Ken Kasper PhD, the 2013 Awards Chair, presented awards to the following individuals at our annual awards dinner on January 22, 2014:

Alan H.B. Wu PhD DABCC, Director of Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology at San Francisco General Hospital, won the Harold Van Remortel Service award in honor of his long and dedicated service to the Northern California section. He had previously won our Education Award in 2006.
Two scientists from Wako Life Sciences, Henry G. Wada PhD (left) and Shinji Satomura PhD (right), won the award for Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Chemistry through Science and Technology. This was in recognition of their company's development of an immunoassay analyzer using a cost-effective microfluidic chip.
Steven R. Binder, Director of Technology Development for Bio-Rad Laboratories, won the award for Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Chemistry through Education. This was in recognition of his active involvement in education at our local meetings, the AACC annual meetings, annual meetings of other organizations, as well as his recent expert direction of the AACC's Clinical & Diagnostic Immunology division.
Finally, M. Laura Parnas PhD DABCC, Director of Science at Sutter Health Shared Laboratory, received the Past Chair award, as well as the thanks of our local section's membership for her superb leadership. She organized four section meetings, began the popular LC/MSMS workshop series and also delivered a highly successful BayChem symposium in 2013.



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