American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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NACB Awards

The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

As the Academy of AACC, NACB's mission is to elevate the science and practice of clinical laboratory medicine by promoting research, education, and professional development in clinical biochemistry. Through its annual awards program, NACB celebrates the achievements of colleagues who have made significant contributions through scholarship and service to the profession.

NACB Annual Awards 
Nominations due December 1, annually.
Nominations may be submitted by email to Stefanie Kleinman.



NACB presents the following Annual Awards:

Professor Alvin Dubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession and the Academy 

The award is named in honor of the late Academy member who contributed significantly to the development of NACB and served as President in 1983-84. The award recognizes a current or past member of the Academy who has made noteworthy advances enhancing the mission and stature of NACB. The nomination should include a letter of nomination, three letters of reference, and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.


AACC/NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research

This award recognizes especially meritorious research contributions by an individual in a specific area of clinical chemistry. The clinical chemists who have received this award have achieved national and international status for their pioneering efforts in an area of research considered fundamental to the science and have been considered among the world's foremost experts in that specific discipline. This award was established in 2010 as a merger between NACB's Distinguished Scientist Award and AACC's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research.  The nomination should include a letter of nomination, a list of the nominee's ten most important research papers, and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.  Literature references should include sufficient information to locate the papers; links to PubMed abstracts are suitable. 


George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication
(sponsored by NACB and the Ohio Valley Local Section)

This award includes a guest lectureship at an Ohio Valley Local Section meeting during the year of the award. All current and past students in undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral clinical chemistry training programs who were enrolled sometime during the three-year period prior to the year of the award will be considered candidates for this award. The student must have published a paper indexed in Index Medicus during this same time period. Names of students from ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by the program director. Names of students from non-ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by their mentors. The nomination should include a letter of nomination, a list of papers authored by the student, and a copy of the trainee's curriculum vitae. Literature references should include sufficient information to locate the papers; links to PubMed abstracts are suitable.