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George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication

Scientific and research excellence by clinical chemistry students and trainees is recognized through the Grannis award. The late George Grannis was the second President of the Academy. A man of great curiosity, profound thinking, and creativity, Dr. Grannis’ interests and published research included findings in the areas of protein biochemistry in health and disease, normal and abnormal blood coagulation, proficiency evaluation of clinical laboratories, biochemistry of aging, and quality control of enzyme analyses.

This award includes a guest lectureship at an Ohio Valley Local Section meeting during the year of the award. All current and past students in undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral clinical chemistry training programs who were enrolled sometime during the three-year period prior to the year of the award will be considered candidates for this award. The student must have published a paper indexed in Index Medicus during this same time period. Names of students from ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by the program director. Names of students from non-ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by their mentors. The nomination should include a letter of nomination, a list of papers authored by the student, and a copy of the trainee's curriculum vitae. Literature references should include sufficient information to locate the papers; links to PubMed abstracts are suitable.

Sponsored by AACC Academy and the Ohio Valley Local Section.

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

headshot Christopher Farnsworth Christopher Farnsworth, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

Christopher Farnsworth, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, is an assistant professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis and also serves a medical director of clinical chemistry and point of care testing at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He obtained his PhD in Pathology from the University of Rochester before going on to complete a clinical chemistry fellowship at Washington University. He has authored over 45 peer reviewed articles, case studies, reviews and book chapters. His primary research interests include cardiac biomarkers, markers of infectious disease, and improving the preanalytical processes of laboratory testing. More recently, his research has transitioned to assessing the utility and accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 serological assays.

Previous Winners

2020 - Xander van Wijk, PhD, DABCC
2019 - Gabrielle Winston-McPherson, PhD
2018 - Phedias Diamandis, MD, PhD
2017 - Roy Peake, PhD
2016 - Joe El-Khoury, PhD
2015 - Mark A. Marzinke, PhD
2014 - Andrei Drabovich, PhD

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.