About NACB Scientific Shorts

NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog) is sponsored by the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) to engage clinical laboratory professionals in discussion of contemporary laboratory issues and practice and, where possible, to present solutions and best practices.  NACB is the Academy of AACC.

Each entry includes a written statement, information about the author, and related resources. Topics are identified by the NACB - Scientific Shorts Editorial Board and content is authored by NACB Fellows or other content experts. 

NACB - Scientific Shorts is open to all laboratory professionals.  Icons at the top of the page are available to facilitate communication.  See NACB - Scientific Shorts features below.

NACB - Scientific Shorts Editorial Board

  • Alison Woodworth, Chair, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Angela Ferguson, PhD, Childrens Mercy Hospitals, Kansas City, MO
  • Ross Molinaro, PhD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Alex Rai, PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Christine Snozek, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Danyel Tacker, PhD, West Virginia University Hospital, Virginia, VA

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How to Submit an Idea

The editorial board welcomes ideas and content for NACB - Scientific Shorts postings.  Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board on a monthly basis and authors whose ideas are accepted for further development will be contacted.  Send your idea for a post to Stefanie Kleinman at skleinman@aacc.org.

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