AACC announces 2020 award winners; celebrates achievements in laboratory medicine

April 24, 2020

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 AACC and AACC Academy Awards. Through this annual awards program, AACC and its academy recognize individuals worldwide for exceptional research and service in the field of laboratory medicine and strive to raise awareness that clinical laboratory testing is vital to quality patient care.


Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 

Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

Nader Rifai, PhD

Boston Children’s Hospital 

Outstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry

Roger Bertholf, PhD

Houston Methodist Hospital 

Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

Martin Fleisher, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator

Dina Greene, PhD

Washington Kaiser Permanente 


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

Ann Gronowski, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis 

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

Donald Wiebe, PhD

University of Wisconsin - Madison 

George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication

Xander Van Wijk, PhD

University of Chicago 

“Congratulations to this year’s award winners, whose commitment to and groundbreaking work in the field of laboratory medicine has been essential to driving healthcare forward,” said AACC President Dr. Carmen L. Wiley. “Their remarkable accomplishments in research, service and education have advanced the ability of lab experts to solve complex medical problems and to ensure that patients receive effective care.” 

The 2020 AACC and AACC Academy Award winners will be recognized during the opening plenary session of the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center on Sunday, December 13, 2020. 

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