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Thanks to generous gifts from Jerry and Sandy Gallwas, the Foundation has been able to award five-year AACC memberships to leading laboratorians from emerging areas worldwide.  There are now more than 55 "AACC Membership Grant Recipients" in 25 countries, the majority in Africa and Asia with others located in Eastern and Central Europe, and Cuba. These grants share the outstanding science, education and networking afforded to the community of laboratorians who belong to AACC.  Effective November 2015, the Membership Grant Program is no longer accepting applications.

AACC Membership Grant Recipients

Bodhraj Acharya, BS 
Department of Pathology and Regenerative Medicine 
Kyungpook National University 
Daegu, South Korea
Gallwas Member since 2005

Dennis Adu-Gyasi, BS, MSc
Kintampo Health Research Centre
Kintampo, Ghana
Gallwas Member since 2005

Alex Agyekum

Alex Agyekum, MPhil
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Ghana
Supported by a gift from Gerald and Sandy Gallwas

Seema Bhargava

Seema Bhargava, PHD
Senior Consultant, Department of Biochemistry
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
New Delhi, India
Gallwas Member since 2008

Olga Chernichuk

Olga Chernichuk, MD
Okrug Clinical Hospital
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Gallwas Member since 2008

Barnali Das

Dr. Barnali Das, MD, DNB
Consultant, Biochemistry & Immunology
Laboratory Medicine Department
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute,
Mumbai, India
Gallwas Member since 2007

Subir Kumar Das

Subir Kumar Das, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Agartala Govt Medical College
Tripura, India
Gallwas Member since 2003

Jun Dong

Jun Dong, PhD
Beijing Institute of Geriatrics
Beijing Hospital, Ministry of Health
Peoples Republic of China
Gallwas Member since 2008

Elena Egorova

Elena Egorova, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Virology & Immunology
Tver State Medical Academy
Tver, Russia
Gallwas Member since 2006

Jasvinder K Gambhir

Jasvinder K. Gambhir, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
University College of Medical Sciences & G.T.B. Hospital
Delhi, India
Gallwas Member since 2007

Angela Goodwin

Angela Godwin, MD
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar
Gallwas Member since 2005


Marina Gorshkova
Chief of Hospital Laboratory
Tver State Medical Academy
Tver, Russia
Gallwas Member since 2005

Ming Guan

Ming Guan, PhD
Huashan Hospital Fudan University
Shanghai, China
Gallwas Member since 2008 

Hoang Thu Ha

Hoang Thu Ha, MD
Head of Clinical Biochemistry
Saint Paul General Hospital
Hanoi, Vietnam
Gallwas Member since 2006

Agnes Ivanov

Agnes Ivanov
Quality Manager
Tartu University Hospital
Tartu, Estonia
Gallwas Member since 2005

Snezana Jovicic

Snezana Jovicic
Institute of Medical Biochemistry
Clinical Center of Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia
Gallwas Member since 2005

Ishmael Kasvosve

Ishmael Kasvosve, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical Pathology
University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
Harare, Zimbabwe.
Gallwas Member since 2003

Lina Khorovskaya

Lina Khorovskaya, MD, Ph.D.
Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic Dept
Pavlov State Medical University
St.Petersburg, Russia
Gallwas Member since 2001

Tatiana Lobachevskaya

Tatiana Lobachevskaya, MD, PhD
Head of Clinical Laboratory
Medexpress Service
St. Petersburg, Russia
Gallwas Member since 2007

Muzaffar Mir

Muzaffar Mir, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences
Srinagar, India
Gallwas Member since 2005

Khaled M Mohamed

Khaled M Mohamed, PhD
Senior of Forensic Toxicology lab
Assiut Chemical lab, Medico-legal Department
Ministry of Justice, Egypt
Gallwas Member since 2006

Asim Mumtaz

Asim Mumtaz 
Associate Professor 
Chemical Pathology
Department of Allied Health Sciences 
University of Health Sciences 
Lahore, Pakistan 
Gallwas Member since 2005

Ashwini Kumar Nepal, B.Sc. MLT, M.Sc
Department of Biochemistry 
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan, Nepa

Peela Jagannadha Rao, MD
Lecturer Department of Biochemistry
Benghazi, Libya
Gallwas Member since 2005

Harsh Vardhan Singh, PhD
Consultant Biochemist
Department of Pathology
Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi
Gallwas Member since 2007

Shakila Sri Kumar

Shakila Sri Kumar, MD 
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology
Bedong, Malaysia

Lorena Ivona Stefan, MSc
Principal Physicist, MSc, PhD Student
Department of Clinical Chemistry
Craiova Clinical Emergency Hospital
Craiova, Romania
Gallwas Member since 2006

Aurelian Udristioiu

Aurelian Udristioiu, MD
Laboratory Director
Emergency County Hospital
Tg-Jiu, Romania
Gallwas Member since 2002

H Weerawarna

H. Weerawarna, MSc, BS
Application Consultant
Analytical Instruments (pvt) Ltd
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Gallwas Member since 2005

Shengkai Yan

Dr. Shengkai Yan, PhD
Professor, Head of Laboratory Medicine Department
China-Japan Friendship Hospital
Ministry of Health
Beijing, China
Gallwas Member since 2005

Chao-Kuang Cheng
Gallwas Member since 2008

Wei Cui
Gallwas Member since 2008

Guijian Liu
Gallwas Member since 2008

Wei Wei Liu
Gallwas Member since 2009

Duong Thi Nguyet Minh, PhD
Hanoi, Vietnam
Gallwas Member since 2006

Bernard Nkrumah
Gallwas Member since 2009

D. Suhasini
Gallwas Member since 2008

Eleonora Varmusova
Poprad, Slovakia
Gallwas Member since 2004