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AACC Academy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research

This award recognizes especially meritorious research contributions by an individual in a specific area of clinical chemistry. The clinical chemists who have received this award have achieved national and international status for their pioneering efforts in an area of research considered fundamental to the science and have been considered among the world’s foremost experts in that specific discipline.

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

Qing MengQing H. Meng, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

Qing H. Meng is the section chief and professor of clinical chemistry in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as director of clinical chemistry postdoctoral training program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He served as chair of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, chair of AACC Nutrition Division, and chair of AACC Texas Section. Currently, he is chair of AACC Tumor Markers and Cancer Diagnostics, AACC Academy Council member and co-chair of IFCC Task Force on Global Lab Quality. His research interest focuses on tumor biology, tumor biomarkers, liquid biopsy, and cancer diagnostics. He is associate editor of Clinical Biochemistry and editor of Clinical Pathology section of Annals of Medicine. Dr. Meng has received several national research grants and a number of AACC and Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists awards including the research excellence award and outstanding service to the profession of clinical biochemistry.

Previous Winners

2020 - Ann M. Gronowski, PhD
2019 - Khosrow Adeli, PhD
2018 - Allan Jaffe, MD
2017 - Jerry Katzmann, PhD
2016 - Martin Fleisher, PhD
2015 - Daniel W. Chan, PhD
2014 - Mario Plebani, MD
2013 - Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD
2012 - Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo, MD
2011 - Peter C. Nowell
2010 - Robin A. Felder, PhD
2009 - Fred S. Apple, PhD
2008 - Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD
2007 - Michael J. Bennett, PhD
2006 - Hugo Katus, MD
2005 - David B. Sacks, MD
2004 - Carl Wittwer, PhD
2003 - Ishwarlal Jialal, PhD
2002 - Jack H. Ladenson, PhD
2001 - James L. Wittliff, MD, PhD
2000 - Alfred H. Free, PhD
1999 - Eleftherios P. Diamandis, MD, PhD
1998 - Larry Kricka, PhD
1997 - Edwin F. Ullman, PhD
1996 - James C. Sternberg, PhD
1995 - John Albers, PhD
1994 - Ronald J. Elin, PhD
1993 - Kary B. Mullis
1992 - Walter Dandliker
1991 - Arthur Karmen, MD
1990 - Larry D. Bowers, PhD
1989 - Leland Charles Clark Jr, PhD
1989 - John W. Severinghaus, MD
1989 - Richard W. Stow, PhD
1988 - Herbert K. Naito, PhD
1987 - David E. Bruns, MD
1986 - Helen K. Berry
1985 - Peter Jatlow, MD
1984 - Robert B. McComb, PhD
1983 - Basil T. Doumas, PhD
1982 - Charles E. Pippenger, PhD
1981 - J. Stanton King, PhD
1980 - Charles D. Scott, PhD
1979 - Robert Schaffer, PhD
1978 - Harry L. Pardue, PhD
1977 - Theodore Peters, PhD
1976 - Nathan O. Kaplan, PhD
1975 - Rosalyn S. Yalow, PhD
1974 - Lena Armstrong Lewis, PhD
1973 - George N. Bowers, MD

AACC Academy Designation

Fellows of AACC Academy use the designation of FAACC. This designation is equivalent to FACB, the previous designation used by fellows of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, which became AACC Academy in 2016.