April 2009 Mentor of the Month: William Winter
Dr. William Winter

Born in San Francisco, California, Dr. Winter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Santa Clara University. He pursued his medical degree at Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. His pediatric residency training was obtained at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He then served as Chief Pediatric Resident at the University of Kentucky during his fourth postgraduate year. At the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, his fellowship training was in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Winter's research activities in type 1 diabetes then brought him into the Department of Pathology at the University of Florida (UF). His research interests currently include autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes and unusual forms of diabetes in minorities. He is presently the principle investigator for the NIH-sponsored Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Islet Cell Autoantibody Core Laboratory. Professionally, Dr. Winter became involved in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory as an Assistant Professor at UF. He later served as Medical Director for Clinical Chemistry between 1992 and 2006. Educationally, Dr. Winter was the director of the Pathology residency training program at UF for a total of 10 years before being appointed as course director for the second year medical student pathology course in 2004. Dr. Winter has given numerous presentations and has published extensively on behalf of AACC. Along with Dr. M. Signorino, he authored AACC's monogram entitled "Diabetes Mellitus." Along with Drs. I. Jialal and D. Chan, he co-authored AACC's "Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology." A second edition of this book is expected this year. Dr. Winter served on the AACC Annual Meeting Organizing Committee in 1998 and 2003 and is presently on the 2009 committee. He was the chair of the organizing committee for AACC's Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry course in 2005 and 2007 and is the chair of the 2009 course. Dr. Winter is a fellow of National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the College of American Pathologists. In 2008, he begins his term as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Combining articles, chapters, and abstracts, he has contributed nearly 200 publications that deal with chemistry, coagulation, diabetes, endocrinology, and immunology. Dr. Winter holds boards in pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, clinical chemistry (American Board of Clinical Chemistry), and chemical pathology (American Board of Pathology). Dr. Winter continues to see children and adolescents with diabetes, obesity and dyslipidemia in his monthly pediatric clinic.

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