Newswise — WASHINGTON – AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 AACC and AACC Academy Awards. Through this annual awards program, AACC and its academy strive to support laboratory medicine professionals in all stages of their careers and to build public awareness that clinical laboratory testing plays a critical role in improving patient health.

2017 AACC Award Winners

Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship AwardJennifer Doudna, PhDUniversity of California, Berkeley

Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory MedicineSusan Evans, PhDBioDecisions Consulting

The AACC Edwin F. Ullman Award for Technology InnovationLarry Thomas Mims, PhDPrometheus Labs

Outstanding Contributions in EducationEleftherios P. Diamandis, MD, PhDMount Sinai Hospital

Outstanding Contributions Through Service to the Profession of Clinical ChemistryIan YoungQueens University Belfast

Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young InvestigatorMark Marzinke, PhDJohns Hopkins University

AACC Past President’s AwardPatricia Jones, PhDChildren’s Medical Center of Dallas

2017 AACC Academy Award Winners

AACC-AACC Academy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of ResearchJerry Katzmann, PhDMayo Clinic

AACC Academy Professor Alvin Dubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession and the AcademyRoland Valdes, PhDUniversity of Louisville

AACC Academy George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific PublicationRoy Peake, PhDBoston Children’s Hospital

“Congratulations to this year’s award winners, whose dedication to and innovative work in the field of laboratory medicine has been essential to driving healthcare forward,” said AACC President Dr. Michael J. Bennett. “Their exceptional achievements in research, service, and education have advanced the ability of lab experts to solve challenging medical problems and to ensure that patients receive effective care.”

The 2017 AACC and AACC Academy Award winners will be recognized during the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at the opening plenary session at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday, July 30.

________________________________________About AACCDedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, 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 progressing 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

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