Alison Woodworth graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1996 where she received a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology. She received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2003. Alison went on to complete a post doctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry at Washington University in 2006 where she did research in the areas of Breast Cancer and Maternal/Fetal Medicine. During her fellowship Alison won numerous awards including the Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, the Richard Marshall Education Award, several AACC Travel grants, and was a Student Poster Contest Winner at the AACC annual meeting. Alison is currently the Director of Esoteric Chemistry, Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She also serves as director of the ComACC certified clinical chemistry fellowship program at Vanderbilt. Alison has been actively involved in AACC since 2003 and the Southeast section of the AACC since moving to Nashville in 2007 and recently served as section chair in 2010. Alison has also been active on the national level for AACC. She has served as an abstract reviewer for the past 3 years. In addition, she has served on the editorial board for the AACC Press board since 2010 and the 2012 annual meeting organizing committee. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and currently serves on the editorial board for the NACBlog. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. She is a member of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physician Scientists, where she serves on the nominating committee. Alison is actively involved in clinical and translational research in the areas of and Maternal/Fetal Medicine and Sepsis. She has won numerous awards for her work including the NACB distinguished abstract award and best abstract awards from the Industry and Maternal/Fetal Medicine division. She has been invited to speak at numerous meetings and has won the AACC outstanding speaker award for the past two years. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including Clinical Chemistry Acta, Clinical Biochemistry, and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is dedicated to teaching undergraduates, medical students, medical technology students, pathology residents and clinical chemistry fellows and serves as the faculty advisor for the maternal/fetal interest group in the Vanderbilt Medical School.