George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication

Scientific and research excellence by students and trainees in laboratory medicine and diagnostics is recognized through the Grannis award. The late George Grannis was the second President of the Academy. A man of great curiosity, profound thinking, and creativity, Dr. Grannis’ interests and published research included findings in the areas of protein biochemistry in health and disease, normal and abnormal blood coagulation, proficiency evaluation of clinical laboratories, biochemistry of aging, and quality control of enzyme analyses.

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 training programs in laboratory medicine and diagnostics 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 Medline 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.

Sponsored by the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine and the Ohio Valley Local Section.

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

Mary Kathryn Bohn

Mary Kathryn Bohn, PhD

Mary Kathryn Bohn, PhD, is a clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. She obtained her PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in 2023 at the University of Toronto where her doctoral research focused on improving interpretation of biomarkers of health and disease in pediatrics and pregnancy as part of the Canadian Laboratory Initiative on Pediatric Reference Intervals. Dr. Bohn has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts (26 as first author) and three book chapters. She has presented over 40 poster and oral presentations at several national and international conferences. Her work has led to over 20 competitive scholarships/awards, including recognition from the Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists (CSCC), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM), and SickKids Research Institute.

Dr. Bohn is an active member of the clinical chemistry community and contributes to various special interest groups, including the CSCC Working Group on Reference Interval Harmonization and IFCC Taskforce for the Global Reference Interval Database. Her diverse contributions to laboratory medicine span the fields of pediatric and maternal reference intervals, COVID-19, data analytics, quality improvement, and harmonization.

Previous Winners

2023 - Nadia Ayala-Lopez, PhD
2022 - Ruben Y. Luo, PhD
2021 - Christopher Farnsworth, PhD
2020 - Xander van Wijk, PhD
2019 - Gabrielle Winston-McPherson, PhD
2018 - Phedias Diamandis, MD, PhD
2017 - Roy Peake, PhD
2016 - Joe El-Khoury, PhD
2015 - Mark A. Marzinke, PhD
2014 - Andrei Drabovich, PhD

Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine Designation

Fellows of the Academy use the designation of FADLM. This designation is equivalent to FACB and FAACC, the previous designations used by fellows of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and AACC Academy. Those groups were rebranded as Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine in 2023.