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Student Travel Grants

2017 Student Travel Grant Winners

Alicia Andrews, University of Saskatchewan - Heads up! Fetal scalp lactate misclassification error rates based on simulation modelling for the Lactate Pro meter

Tiyash Bose, Cleveland State University - Electrochemically Modified Sensitive Nitric Oxide Sensors for Detecting Nitric Oxide at the Level of Single Cells

Liyun Cao, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston - Genetic variants in the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway as potential markers of ovarian cancer risk, therapeutic response, and clinical outcome

Brittany Carroll, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York - Simultaneous Measurement of ThioTEPA and its Metabolite TEPA in Serum and CSF by Turbulent Flow LC-MS/MS

Siaw Li ChanUniversity of Chicago - Development of a novel, high-sensitivity LC-MS/MS serotonin assay for assessing platelet function using a minimal amount of whole blood

Sarah Delaney, University of Toronto - Predicting Drug Exposure in Breast-Feeding Infants: Using Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Escitalopram in Breast Milk to Simulate Infant Plasma Concentrations

Fatemeh Fouladkou, San Francisco General Hospital - Dietary Biotin Causes a Negative Interference for Troponin in the Advia Centaur Assay

Carmen Gherasim, University of Utah - Fulvestrant Interference with Six Automated Estradiol Immunoassays and an LC-MS/MS Method: An Analytical and Clinical Investigation

Victoria Higgins, University of Toronto - National Survey of Adult and Pediatric Reference Intervals in Clinical Laboratories across Canada: A Report of the CSCC Working Group on Reference Interval Harmonization

Stephen Roper, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine - The Performance of Calculated and Directly-Measured Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in a Pediatric Population

Lusia Sepiashvili, Mayo Clinic - Breaking Free From the Ratio: Analytical Performance of an Immunoenrichment-Coupled MALDI-TOF MS Detection Method for Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains

Uvaraj Uddayasankar, University of Manitoba - Method validations for identification and quantification of fentanyl analogs

Hao Wang, Cleveland State University - A mutation at factor VII protease domain N-glycosylation site may contribute to the coagulation disorder

Melanie Yarbrough, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis - Frequency of instrument, environment, and laboratory technologist contamination during routine diagnostic testing of infectious specimens


To be eligible to compete in the Student Research Awards and the Student Travel Grants, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student, college-level trainee, or post-doctoral fellow in clinical chemistry or related field.
  • Be the lead author of an accepted abstract for the upcoming AACC Annual Meeting.
  • Present the accepted abstract at the student research awards contest held during the AACC Annual Meeting.

How to Apply

Step 1: Check the box for the "Student Awards Program" when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, check the appropriate box to be considered for the Student Awards Program (Research Awards and Student Travel Grants). You must check this box to be entered for these awards.

Step 2: Upload a letter from your faculty advisor when submitting Your abstract - NEW for 2018
When submitting your abstract, in the "File Attachment" section, attach a letter (on letterhead) from your faculty advisor affirming your student status.
Note: For the Student Research Awards (oral presentations and poster contest), only one abstract will be eligible for consideration.

Questions about the Student Research Awards program may be sent to Studentposters@aacc.org Eligible students will be notified by AACC with updates in late May.