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Alison Woodworth

Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FACB

Alison Woodworth received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Washington in St. Louis, and went on to complete a fellowship in clinical chemistry at Washington University.  Alison is currently the Director of Esoteric Chemistry, Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She also serves as director of the ComACC certified clinical chemistry fellowship program at Vanderbilt, and is actively involved in teaching residents, medical students and medical technologists.  Alison has been involved in AACC since 2003 where she has served on numerous committees at the local and national level, and has recently been awarded the 2013 SYCL service award for her exceptional contributions to the field of clinical chemistry.  She is a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and chairs the editorial board for the NACBlog.  Alison’s research interests include biomarker discover in inflammatory states during pregnancy and critical illness.  She has published numerous papers in these areas including an AHRQ comprehensive review looking at treatment for preterm labor.