Northern California Local Section Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners!

Steve Binder, 2016 Awards Chair, presented awards to the following individuals at our annual awards dinner on January 18, 2017.

photograph of nocal award recipientThomas Kampfrath, Ph.D.,
Clinical Biochemist
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Won the award for Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Chemistry through Education. This was in recognition of his active involvement in education at his institution and at UC Berkeley Extension where he has been teaching the Quantitative Analysis class for the past few years.

photograph of nocal award recipientDavid Persing, M.D., Ph.D.,
Chief Scientific Officer, Diagnostics Platform, and Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Technology Officer

Won the award for Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Chemistry through Science and Technology. This was in recognition of his role in the enablement of molecular diagnostic technology to meet global needs in infectious diseases and oncology.

photograph of nocal award recipientDeborah French, Ph.D.,
Assistant Director of Chemistry
USCF Medical Center

Won the Harold Van Remortal Service Award in honor of her long and dedicated service to the Northern California section.

photograph of nocal award recipientAlan Wu, Ph.D.,
Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology
Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Received the Past Chair Award for his superb leadership over the past two years.