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Student Travel Grants

The 2018 Student Travel Grants were made possible, in part, by a generous donation from the Beckman Coulter Corporation to AACC's access program.

2018 Student Travel Grant Winners

Dustin Bunch,Yale-New Haven Hospital -Comparison of Multiple Analytical Approaches for Determining Reference Intervals

Carmen Gherasim,University of Utah -Genotyping of selected alleles involved in tramadol metabolism provide evidence for additional factors beyond CYP2D6-inffered phonotype that may contribute to observed metabolite patterns

Stacy Kenyon, Mayo Clinic -Clinical Correlation between Serum Biomarkers CA27.29 and CA15-3 and Disease Status in Patients with a History of Advanced Breast Cancer

Christopher Koch, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute -Assay Development And Evaluation Of Serum Aggrecan And Versican As Novel Biomarkers For Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm And Dissection

Camila Nobre, Laboratório Sabin -Whole-exome sequencing as first-tier testing approach for identification of the causal mutations in hereditary spherocytosis candidate genes and the use of non-sanger-based methods for validation of the findings

Jason Robinson,Calgary Lab Services -Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Lipophilic Immunosuppressive Drugs during Hyperlipidemia

Heather Robison,University of Michigan -A Machine Learning Approach to Inflammatory Cytokine Profiling Reveals Diagnostic Signatures for Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Reactivation Risk Stratification

Kwabena Sarpong, University of Virginia School of Medicine -Spironolactone metabolite causes falsely increased progesterone in the Abbott Architect Immunoassay

Junyan Shi,University of British Columbia -Targeting Production of a Fast-Forming Proteotypic Peptide for Rapid Quantification of Apolipoprotein A1 in Plasma by LC-MS/MS

Shivani Sivasankar,University of Missouri -Use of National EHR Data Warehouse to Identify Inappropriate HbA1c Orders for Sickle-Cell Patients

Jeffrey SoRelle, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center -Impact of cross-sex hormone therapy on common laboratory tests in transmen and transwomen

Houman Tahmasebi,The Hospital for Sick Children -CALIPER Pediatric Reference Intervals for Siemens Biochemical Assays on ADVIA XPT and Dimension EXL with LM Integrated Chemistry Systems

Ambalika Tanak, University of Texas at Dallas -Electrochemical detection of Parathyroid hormone as a point-of-care testing device towards clinical applications

Stefani Thomas, Johns Hopkins University -Measurement of Thiopurine Metabolites in Erythrocytes to Optimize Thiopurine Therapy

Amanullah Zadran,UC Davis -Principles and Practice of Point-of-care Environmental Stress Testing: Static and Dynamic Robustness of a WBC-Differential Instrument and its Role in Detecting Highly Infectious Diseases

Travel Grant Winners 2018

2018 Travel Grant Winners


To be eligible to compete in the Student Research Awards and the Student Travel Grants, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student, college-level trainee, or post-doctoral fellow in clinical chemistry or related field.
  • Be the lead author of an accepted abstract for the upcoming AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Present the accepted abstract at the student research awards contest held during the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

How to Apply

Step 1: Check the box for the "Student Awards Program" when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, check the appropriate box to be considered for the Student Awards Program (Research Awards and Student Travel Grants). You must check this box to be entered for these awards.

Step 2: Upload a letter from your faculty advisor when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, in the "Student Award File Attachment" section, attach a letter (on letterhead) from your faculty advisor affirming your student status.
Note: For the Student Research Awards (oral presentations and poster contest), only one abstract will be eligible for consideration.

Questions about the Student Research Awards program may be sent to Studentposters@aacc.org. Eligible students will be notified by AACC with updates in late May.