NACB New Board Members
Patti Jones, Ph.D., FACB
Dr. Jones is currently the Clinical Director of the Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Laboratories at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX, and Professor of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Patti has been a member of the AACC since 1986, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) since 1997 and is actively involved in both the AACC and its Academy. She is currently on the AACC Board of Directors and is President-elect of the NACB as well as being the current secretary of the TDM/Toxicology Division and past-Chair of the Texas Section. She also serves on the Pediatric Reference Range Committee and is chairing the Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry Review Course Organizing Committee.
Patti also serves as a clinical consultant for the county hospital in Dallas, Parkland, and for two university hospitals. She did her clinical chemistry training as a Fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in 1992. Along with her regular duties, she also teaches residents and fellows in chemistry and metabolic disease testing.
Treasurer: William E. Winter, MD
Dr. Winter is Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine; Pediatrics; and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Winter holds boards in Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC), a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB) and is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists (FCAP). He is principle investigator for the NIH-funded Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Islet Cell Autoantibody Core Laboratory and the NIH-funded Islet Autoantibody Standardization Program (IASP). Dr. Winter directs the Endocrine Autoantibody Laboratory that is part of the University of Florida Pathology Laboratories (UFPL). Dr. Winter's specialties are clinical chemistry and pediatric endocrinology with a focus on diabetes in children. He teaches in the basic science and clinical science curricula of the UF College of Medicine and directs the following courses: cardiovascular and respiratory systems; kidney and the urinary tract; gastroenterology and hepatology; dermatology and the musculoskeletal system; and hematology.
Andy Hoofnagle, MD PhD
Dr. Hoofnagle is Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Chemistry in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Mass Spectrometry, Director of Reference Lab Services, and Director of the Analytical Core of the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center. His grant-funded research program focuses on using mass spectrometry to accurately and precisely quantify proteins in complex mixtures, on the interaction of inflammation, lipoprotein metabolism, and atherosclerosis, and on the importance of vitamin D metabolism in populations at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. He serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Chemistry (as Associate Editor) and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (Board of Editors), as Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of AACC, and as the Treasurer and Chair-elect of the Proteomics Division. He has also served as co-Chair of scientific committee of the Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory Annual Meeting since it began in 2008. He was awarded the Grannis Award for Excellence in Research from NACB in 2010 and the Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator from AACC in 2012.
Carmen Wiley, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Dr. Wiley is currently the Co-director of Chemistry and Immunology and Point of Care Testing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. She also directs the Bioanalytics Laboratory at PAML. In her previous position, she was the Head of Clinical Chemistry in the Division of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI. She earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She completed a postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Chemistry at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She is board certified by ABCC and a Fellow of the NACB.
She has been a member of AACC since 1999 and has held several positions in AACC at the national and local levels. Currently she is a member of the editorial board for Lab Tests Online (LTO) and a new member of the board to NACB. Additionally, she is the chair of the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and serves as the Pacific Northwest Section's delegate in AACC's House of Delegates. Past involvement in AACC includes serving on the 2008 on 2011 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, the Membership Committee, the SYCL committee, and the Government Affairs Committee.
Carmen is passionate about promoting the field of laboratory medicine, especially among young and early career clinical laboratorians. She is also interested in encouraging laboratorians to be great communicators. As the field of medicine becomes more and more specialized, it is difficult for health care providers to keep up with the changing field of laboratory medicine. She feels it is our role as clinical laboratorians to guide health care providers in the appropriate use of laboratory tests and aid in the interpretation of laboratory results.