November 2008 Clinical Laboratory News: Catherine Hammett-Stabler Elected 2010 AACC President


November 2008: Volume 34, Number 11

  Catherine Hammett-Stabler Elected 2010 AACC President


Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PHD, DABCC, FACB

The membership of AACC elected Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler, PhD, DABCC, FACB to serve as President of the association during 2010, announced AACC Secretary Anthony Butch, PhD. Also newly elected are David Bruns, MD and Robert Murray, JD, PhD to serve as members of the Board of Directors. Four individuals were elected to serve on the Nominating Committee: Gwendolyn McMillin, Chair-Elect, Lynn Cheryk, PhD, Michael Hallworth, MSc, and Mitchell Scott, PhD.

Hammett-Stabler takes her place as AACC’s 61st President, having been active in the association since 1982. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

She serves as the director of the Clinical Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pediatric Metabolism Laboratories and as an associate director of the Core Laboratory for the McLendon Laboratories at UNC Hospitals. Hammett-Stabler has held many AACC positions, serving on the board of directors and two AACC annual meeting organizing committees. She also was NACB President in 2007.

During her term, Hammett-Stabler plans to focus on expanding participation of international members in AACC programs, as well as boosting electronic and web-based education. “Our recent moves into electronic education in the form of webinars and podcasts expand the range of our educational opportunities and reflect a movement in education that recognizes that today’s AACC members appreciate on-demand access to materials outside traditional settings,” said Hammett-Stabler. “These programs also offer the opportunity for members who cannot easily travel to participate as well. Imagine the possibilities this technology opens for our conferences—we will no longer be confined to the walls of a meeting hall.”


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