This award recognizes a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) professional who has made significant contributions to the CLS community, their respective institutions, and the laboratory medicine field. In addition, educational achievements including contributing to the CLS profession through mentoring, teaching, and guiding the professional development of early career clinical laboratory scientists will be considered.
The awardee must be a CLS professional and AACC member. CLS professionals work as laboratory management and operational staff, including lab supervisors, managers, technologists, and educators in CLS programs.
How to Submit a Nomination
To nominate a colleague for this award, please submit the following to [email protected]:
- A letter containing an evaluation and appraisal of the nominee’s accomplishments related to the award.
- Three to five letters of support detailing the nominee’s accomplishments related to the award.
- The nominee’s resume/curriculum vitae.
Learn more about submitting a nomination and about other AACC awards here.
The Award Selection Process
The CLS Council will review all nominees and select the awardee based on the overall achievements of each candidate. Once the awardee is selected, the nomination packet will be sent to the Awards Committee for final approval. This process is recommended so that the nominees are evaluated by their peers and colleagues in the CLS community.
The awardee will then be recognized at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and will receive the award from the AACC president.