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Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator

This award recognizes and encourages the professional development of a young investigator who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements early in his or her career. It is given based on the degree of originality exhibited in the individual's creative process and the significance of the research conducted relevant to the field of clinical laboratory medicine. It is conferred upon an individual who has the potential to be an outstanding investigator of the future. (The individual must not have reached the age of 40 by January 1 in the year in which the award is to be given and must be an AACC member.)

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

Dina Greene, PhDDina Greene, PhD

About 20 years ago, in a college course listed as Prokaryotic Cells, Dr Greene was assigned general reading from a book titled “The Physiology and Biochemistry of Prokaryotes”. During that reading, she developed the intuitive sense that she would spend the majority of her adult life deciphering complicated scientific phenomena. Her intuition was correct and guided her into the world of basic sciences, where she established her foundation in biochemistry and enzymology. With her PhD completed, she knew she wanted to translate this knowledge into a field that had direct relation to patient care. She found herself turning to laboratory medicine, where she began by completing a Clinical Chemistry fellowship under the mentorship of Dr David Grenache at the University of Utah. Over the last 10 years, she has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters related to the field. She has honed her research efforts into evaluating the roles that sex and gender play on healthcare experiences, particularly as they relate to the laboratory, which has allowed her to bolster medical care for people who are transgender and gender non-conforming. The ability to transform patient care for populations who have historically been marginalized is an incredible opportunity that Dr Greene hopes to incorporate into her translational research for the remainder of her career.

Previous Winners

2019 - Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, PhD
2018 - Christina Lockwood, PhD
2017 - Mark Marzinke, PhD
2016 - Mari DeMarco, PhD
2015 - Kara L. Lynch, PhD
2014 - Pete A. Kavsak, PhD
2013 - Rossa W.K. Chiu, MBBS, PhD
2012 - Andrew Hoofnagle, PhD
2011 - Linnea Baudhuin, PhD, DABMG
2010 - Amy Saenger, PhD
2009 - Joshua Bornhorst, PhD
2008 - Alex Rai, PhD
2007 - Loralie J. Langman, PhD
2006 - Roshini Abraham, PhD
2005 - Liu-Ying Luo, PhD
2004 - Yaniv Sherer, MD
2003 - George Yousef, MD
2002 - Thomas Daly, MD
2001 - Lynn Bry, PhD
2000 - Sridevi Devaraj, PhD
1999 - Elizabeth M. Rohlfs, PhD
1998 - Uttam Garg, PhD
1997 - Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD
1996 - Ann Gronowski, PhD
1995 - David Hage, PhD
1994 - Bruce Goldberger, PhD
1993 - Marcie Hursting, PhD
1992 - Bryan Wolf, PhD
1991 - Amitava Dasgupta, PhD
1990 - Thomas Prior, PhD
1989 - Timothy Schroeder
1988 - Nader Rifai, PhD
1987 - Thomas M. Annesley, PhD
1986 - Alan Wu, PhD
1985 - Eleftherios P. Diamandis, MD, PhD
1983 - Daniel Nealon, PhD
1982 - Norman Leigh Anderson, PhD
1981 - Jean-Pierre Bretaudiere
1981 - Stephen Thibodeau, PhD
1980 - Thomas Grove, PhD
1979 - Eric Sampson, PhD
1978 - Robert Rej, PhD
1977 - Herbert K. Naito, PhD
1976 - Lawrence M. Silverman, PhD