December 2008 Mentor of the Month: Donald Wiebe
Donald A. Wiebe, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB

Donald A. Wiebe, PhD, DABCC, FACB is currently an Associate Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Don serves the University Hospital as Director of both the Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratories. Don earned his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his M.S and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He was the director of the lipid laboratory at the University of Iowa for the Lipid Research Program for six years before entering the post-doctoral fellowship program in clinical chemistry at the University of Iowa.  After completing the two-year program Don worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Centers for Environmental Health at CDC in Atlanta.  Don moved back to Wisconsin in 1984 as an Assistant Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Don has been an AACC member since 1974 and is currently a member of several divisions (Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases, Nutrition, and TDM and Toxicology) and an active member of the Chicago Section of AACC. Don has served on the AACC Standards Committee and was the AACC liaison to the CAP Standards Committee for several years. He is currently a member of the AACC Nominations Committee. Don is a Diplomat of ABCC and served as the secretary-treasurer for the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. He also served on the Board of Directors for NRCC for several years. Don served on the executive committee for the AACC Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology Division and served on the Nominations Committee.  In addition, Don was a founding member of the Lipids and Lipoproteins Division (now known as the Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases Division) and served in several management capacities for the Lipids Division. Don received the Gerald R. Cooper Award from the Lipids and Lipoproteins Division in recognition of his service. Recently, Don served the on Chicago Section AACC executive board and served as Chair-Elect, Chair and Past-Chair during 2002-2004.  Currently, he serves on the Nominations Committee for the Chicago Section. The Chicago AACC Section has generously recognized Don by awarding him both the Albert A. Dietz service (2007) and the Samuel R. Natelson research (2005) awards.  His primary research interests focus on numerous issues related to lipid and lipoprotein topics and TDM needs.

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