Newswise — WASHINGTON – AACC and its academy, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 AACC and NACB Awards, which honor laboratory medicine professionals worldwide for advancing the field of clinical laboratory testing. Through these annual awards programs, AACC strives to support laboratory medicine practitioners in all stages of their careers and to build awareness of the essential contribution made by all laboratorians in today’s complex, changing healthcare environment.

2015 AACC Award winners:

Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship AwardYuk-Ming Dennis Lo, MDThe Chinese University of Hong Kong

Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory MedicineGary L. Myers, PhDAACC

Outstanding Contributions in EducationNader Rifai, PhDBoston Children’s Hospital

Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry Graham H. Beastall, PhDConsultant, U.K. Department of Health

Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young InvestigatorKara L. Lynch, PhDUniversity of California, San Francisco

Edwin F. Ullman Award for Technology InnovationDaniel R. Henderson, PhDConsultant, Wellcome Trust

AACC Past President’s AwardSteven H. Wong, PhDWake Forest University School of Medicine

2015 NACB Award winners:

AACC-NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of ResearchDaniel W. Chan, PhD Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

NACB Professor Alvin Dubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession and the AcademyMichael J. Bennett, PhDUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

NACB George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific PublicationMark A. Marzinke, PhDThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“I commend these individuals for the positive impact they’ve made on the practice of laboratory medicine through exceptional accomplishments in research, service, and education,” said AACC President Dr. David Koch. “Their work is integral to driving growth in the field and improving clinical chemistry’s role in helping healthcare teams find answers to challenging medical problems so that patients get the care they need.”

The 2015 AACC and NACB Award winners will be recognized during the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at the Opening Plenary Session at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday, July 26 in Atlanta.

________________________________________About AACCDedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit

Founded in 1976, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry’s mission as the academy of AACC is to elevate the science and practice of clinical laboratory medicine by promoting research, education, and professional development in clinical biochemistry.

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