WASHINGTON - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2012, Greg Miller, PhD assumed the AACC presidency for a 12-month term.

Dr. Miller is Professor of Pathology, Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Director of Pathology Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He has been active in AACC since 1974 and served the Association in several capacities. He has chaired the Lipids & Lipoproteins Division and the Standards Committee and has served on the faculty of the Review Course in Clinical Chemistry since its inception in 1990. Dr. Miller served on the 2002 and 2007 Annual Meeting Organizing Committees, and on AACC's Board of Directors. He is currently an Associate Editor of AACC's flagship publication Clinical Chemistry and is AACC's liaison to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 212 for Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems, as well as Co-Chair of AACC's Harmonization Working Group. In 2007, Dr. Miller received AACC's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Miller has also been active in several other professional organizations. He is currently treasurer of the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and a member of several of its subcommittees. He chaired the CLSI Area Committee for Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology for six years. Dr. Miller also serves as chair of the Laboratory Working Group of the National Institutes of Health/National Kidney Disease Education Program. He is active on committees of the College of American Pathologists, American Diabetes Association, National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program, and IFCC. He has contributed to training 26 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in clinical chemistry and has published 140 papers, book chapters, and monographs in areas of analytical measurement procedures and inter-laboratory standardization and harmonization.

Dr. Miller has said that during his term the key areas of focus will be expanding AACC's member services and influence on laboratory medicine, adding, "my primary goal will be to ensure that AACC meets its members' expectations and professional needs."

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.