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Harry L. Pardue, PhD

1978 Outstanding Contributions in a Selected Area of Research

Harry L. Pardue will receive the sixth AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area, sponsored by Biodynamics/bmc.

Dr. Pardue earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, in 1956 and 1957 and completed his doctoral work in analytical chemistry at the University of Illinois in 1961. He joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in 1961 and advanced through the ranks to Professor of Chemistry in 1969.

Prof. Pardue has served on Committees on Clinical Chemistry for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the American Chemical Society, and is currently a member of the Subcommittee on Enzymes of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and of the Board of Editors of Clinical Chemistry. His research and teaching specialties are in the areas of automation, computer applications in chemistry, kinetic methods of analysis, new spectroscopic detection systems, and problems related to clinical and bioanalytical chemistry. He has published more than 80 papers in these areas.

He was among the early supporters of applications of fast kinetic methods of analysis in clinical and other laboratories, and much of his early research reflected this interest. More recently he has initiated a program to evaluate the capabilities of array detectors and other imaging sensors for analytical and clinical problems which can profit from rapidly scanned spectra.

Problems of interest include drugs, enzymes, substrates, and other organic species, as well as simultaneous multielement determinations.