American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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March 2005 Mentor of the Month: Stephen Kahn
Stephen Kahn, PhD

Stephen E. Kahn, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB is Professor of Pathology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy; Vice Chair, Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, Clinical Laboratories; and Director of Core Laboratory Operations, Toxicology and Near Patient Testing at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Kahn received his B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University , his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Illinois Medical Center, completed postdoctoral training in clinical chemistry at LUMC, joined LUMC's Section of Clinical Chemistry as faculty and is certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC).

Actively committed to education, Dr. Kahn has more than 100 published articles, chapters and abstracts. He has given numerous invited presentations on many topics throughout the world. His current areas of professional interest are protein markers of tissue injury, cardiac disease and cardiovascular risk assessment, clinical laboratory utilization, workforce issues, critical care and point of care testing.

Dr. Kahn was AACC's president in its 50th anniversary year of 1998. He currently is a member of the Meetings Management Group and a Vice-Chair of the 2006 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (his fifth AMOC). He is a member of several AACC scientific divisions. He also served on the Board of Directors of ABCC including four years as Secretary-Treasurer. He has been on workgroups or committees for the AMA, NCCLS, ASCP, CLMA and CCCLW (Steering Committee). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) and is a member of the Board of Directors of NACB.

Among the awards which Dr. Kahn has received are AACC's 2001 Award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry, AACC's 1999 Past-President Award, AACC Chicago Section's Samuel L. Natelson Award for outstanding contributions as a senior investigator and the Albert A. Dietz Award for outstanding contributions in service.