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Outstanding Contributions Through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

This award recognizes the individuals who have worked throughout their careers to advance the professional status of clinical chemists and the professional objectives of the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM).

Congratulations to the 2023 Winner

Patti Jones Patricia M. Jones, PhD

Patti Jones PhD is currently the Clinical Director of the Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Laboratories at Children’s Health Laboratory System, Dallas, TX, and Professor of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She earned her PhD in Molecular Biology at Texas Woman’s University in 1986 and did her Clinical Chemistry fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified by the American
Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Patti served as President of AACC in 2016. She has been a member of the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) since 1986, and has served in many roles for the association, including on the AACC Board of Directors, as Chair of the Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Division, as Chair of the Texas Section and as secretary of the TDM/Toxicology Division. In 2014, Patti served as President of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, the NACB, which is now the the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine. She is currently completing her term as Chair of the Policy and External Affairs Core Committee (PEACC).

In her day job, Dr Jones routinely teaches medical students, residents and fellows and interprets test results for doctors at the county hospital, Parkland, as well as at Children’s Medical Center. Dr Jones’ research interests are in inborn errors of metabolism, in test development activities, and in general laboratory quality and safety initiatives.

Previous Winners

2022 - James D. Faix, MD
2021 - Salvador F. Sena, PhD, DABCC, FADLM
2020 - Martin Fleisher
2019 - Mario Plebani, MD
2018 - Fred S. Apple, PhD
2017 - Ian Young, MD
2016 - Larry A. Broussard, PhD
2015 - Graham H. Beastall, PhD
2014 - James C. Boyd, MD
2013 - D. Robert Dufour, MD
2012 - John E. Sherwin, PhD
2011 - Mary Lou Gantzer, PhD
2010 - Ann Gronowski, PhD
2009 - Donald S. Young, PhD
2008 - Susan A. Evans, PhD
2007 - Mathias Müller, MD
2006 - Gary L. Myers, PhD, FACB
2005 - Roland Valdes, PhD
2004 - Karen L. Nickel, PhD
2003 - Frank A. Sedor, PhD
2002 - David Uddin, PhD
2001 - Stephen E. Kahn, PhD
2000 - Mary F. Burritt, PhD
1999 - Jean C. Joseph, PhD
1998 - Jacob B. Levine
1997 - Thomas P. Moyer, PhD
1996 - Lawrence M. Killingsworth, PhD
1995 - Roger Boeckx, PhD
1994 - K. Michael Parker, PhD
1993 - Gerald Gallwas
1992 - K. Owen Ash, PhD
1991 - Theodore Peters, PhD
1990 - Ronald H. Laessig, PhD
1989 - Morton K. Schwartz, PhD
1988 - Sylvan M. Sax, PhD
1987 - Henry Wishinsky, PhD
1986 - Sylvia Blatt
1985 - Raymond E. Vanderlinde, PhD
1984 - Jocelyn M. Hicks, PhD
1983 - Albert Dietz, PhD
1982 - Alfred H. Free, PhD
1981 - Samuel Meites, PhD
1980 - Willard Faulkner, PhD
1979 - Royden N. Rand, PhD
1978 - Joseph S. Annino
1977 - Joseph H. Boutwell, MD, PhD
1976 - Robert S. Melville, PhD
1975 - Gerald R. Cooper, PhD
1974 - Joseph Benotti
1973 - Kurt M. Dubowski, PhD
1972 - George T. Lewis, PhD
1971 - Miriam Reiner, PhD
1970 - William B. Mason, PhD
1969 - Robert L. Dryer, PhD
1968 - Harold D. Appleton, PhD
1967 - Max M. Friedman, PhD
1966 - Margret M. Kaser, PhD