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Merit Awards

AACC celebrates outstanding contributions to medicine through its annual awards program, which culminates with formal recognition at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

Most awards go to those in the laboratory field, but some, such as the Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award, are often given to people from other disciplines.


2022 Award Winners

Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award
George Church, PhD
Harvard University

Michael BennettOutstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Michael J. Bennett, PhD, FRCPath, DABCC, FACB
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

David HageOutstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry
David S. Hage, PhD
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

An older man wearing glasses, with blue shirt and yellow tieOutstanding Contributions Through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry
James D. Faix, MD
Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics

young man with beard and glasses wearing a lab coat with pink tie and blue-and-white checkered shirtOutstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
Christopher W. Farnsworth, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Achievement Award
Peggy Ann Mann, MS, MT(ASCP), CPP
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health)

David GrenachePast President Award
David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC
TriCore Reference Laboratories