Dr. Alison Woodworth received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she went on to complete fellowship training in clinical chemistry. Dr. Woodworth is currently the Director of Esoteric Chemistry, Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. She serves as Director of the ComACC certified clinical chemistry fellowship program at Vanderbilt, where she also teaches residents, medical students and medical technologists. Dr. Woodworth has been actively involved in AACC since 2003 and the AACC Southeast section since 2007 where she has served as section vice chair and chair. She is also very active on the national level for AACC, serving as an abstract reviewer, editorial board member for the AACC Press board, and contributed service as part of the 2012 annual meeting organizing committee. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and currently serves as chair of the editorial board for the NACBlog. As a SYCL member, Dr. Woodworth has given several talks to younger members providing insight into the field of clinical chemistry, and has judged the student poster contest for the past 5 years. She is also a member of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physician Scientists, where she serves on the nominating committee. Her noteworthy contributions to clinical and translational research in the areas of and Maternal/Fetal Medicine and Sepsis have resulted in multiple publications and awards, including the NACB distinguished abstract award and best abstract awards from the Industry and Maternal/Fetal Medicine division. Dr. Woodworth enjoys speaking about clinical chemistry; she has been invited to speak at several local, regional and national meetings and has won the AACC outstanding speaker award for the past three years.