The AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that Octavia Peck Palmer, PhD, FAACC, has been elected to the AACC Board of Directors. as President-Elect from August 2022. Thereafter, she will serve successive terms as President of the Association from August 2023 to July 2024 and as Past President from August 2024 to July 2025. In addition, AACC members elected a new Treasurer and two new Directors to the association’s Board of Directors. They will take office in August 2022 with the new President of the AACC Academy and the new President of the Council of Clinical Laboratory Scientists of the AACC, who will also serve on the Board of Directors.
“I am delighted that the members of the AACC have elected me as the association’s president-elect,” said Dr. Peck Palmer. “In this role, I look forward to working with the leadership, staff and members of the AACC to continue to equip laboratory medicine professionals to successfully adapt to complex challenges and increased demands of today’s health care. I strive to build on the organization’s rich history of raising public awareness of laboratory medicine; provide multi-faceted educational resources; advocate for health equity; lead global outreach efforts that empower resource-constrained clinical laboratories; and drive advances in the field that improve patient care. »
Dr. Peck Palmer is an Associate Professor of Pathology, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is the Clinical Chemistry Division Director and Medical Director of Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Automated Testing Laboratories. She is also the Associate Medical Director of the Automated Testing Laboratory at UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
An active member of the AACC since 2006, Dr. Peck Palmer is currently completing a 3-year term as a member of the association’s Board of Directors. She is Chair of AACC’s Health Equity and Access Division, which she founded, and Chair of AACC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. . She has also held numerous other positions within the association, including as a member of the organizing committee for the 2016 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo; Member of AACC Basic Education Committee; editor of CLN Daily; and secretary of the AACC’s Division of Clinical and Translational Sciences.
Victoria Zhang, PhD, MBA, DABCC, FAACC, will serve as AACC Treasurer from August 2022 to July 2025.
Dr. Zhang is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York City, as well as director of the clinical chemistry division and vice president of clinical enterprise strategy. at URMC. Since joining AACC in 2009, she served as founding chair of the AACC Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division and the Asia-Pacific Working Group of the AACC Global Lab Quality Initiative. She led the AACC’s effort to publish practical guidance on SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing. In addition, she has served on the AACC Science and Practice Central Committee, the AACC Finance Committee, and as a member of the Organizing Committee for the Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the AACC clinical laboratory.
AACC BOARD MEMBERS
Daniel T. Holmes, MD, FRCPC, and Stanley F. Lo, PhD, will serve on the AACC Board of Directors from August 2022 through July 2025. Yusheng Zhu, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, will also serve on the Board of Directors. August 2022-July 2023 as President of AACC Academy, the association’s home for distinguished laboratory experts who shape science in the field. Additionally, Erika Deaton-Mohney, MT (ASCP), CPP, will serve on the Board of Directors from August 2022 to July 2023 as Chair of the Council of Clinical Laboratory Scientists, which guides the activities and programs of the AACC to meet the professional needs of the AACC clinical laboratory scientist. members.
Dr. Holmes is Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Chief and Medical Director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. A member of the AACC since 2005, he currently serves on the AACC Basic Education Committee and served as chair of the AACC Division of Endocrinology.
Dr. Lo is a professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and associate director of clinical laboratories at Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has been a member of the AACC since 1994 and is currently Chair of the AACC Awards Committee and President Elect of the AACC Pediatric-Maternal-Fetal Division. He also served on the association’s nominating committee, grassroots education committee, and chair of the organizing committee for the 2017 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE AACC
AACC members also elected Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FAACC; Robert Fitzgerald, PhD, DABCC (CC and CT), FAACC, NRCC; and Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, to serve from August 2022 to July 2025 on the association’s nominating committee. The AACC Nominating Committee performs the important task of ensuring that the leadership of the association includes a diverse and highly talented group of individuals who represent the full membership of the AACC.
Dr. Wiley is Clinical Medical Director at Incyte Diagnostics and Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories at Providence Inland Northwest Washington in Spokane, Washington.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego, where he is also director of the toxicology laboratory and associate director of the clinical chemistry laboratory.
Dr. Korpi-Steiner is Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is also Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry and Director of Specialty Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing.
ABOUT THE AACC
Dedicated to improving health through laboratory medicine, AACC brings together more than 70,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, researchers and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, laboratory management and other areas of laboratory science is progressing. Since 1948, the AACC has worked to advance common interests in the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.
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