Northern California Local Section awards

Congratulations to our 2019 award winners

Alan Wu, 2018 Awards Chair, presented awards to the following individuals at our annual awards dinner on January 16, 2019.

Marta Kozak
Lead Scientis, R&D
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Chemistry through Science and Technology. Marta has been instrumental in mass spectrometry applications development and worked on the Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer project at Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD
Chief, Laboratory Medicine Service
Director, Hematopathology
San Francisco VA Healthcare System

Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Chemistry through Education. This was in recognition of his involvement in resident and fellow education at the VA in San Francisco.


M. Laura Parnas, PhD, DABCC, FADLM
Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager, Non-Cardiac
Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Harold Van Remortal Service Award. This was in honor of her long and dedicated service to the Northern California local section.


Deborah French, PhD, DABCC (CC, TC), FADLM
Assistant Director of Chemistry
Director of Mass Spectrometry
UCSF Medical Center Clinical Laboratories

Received the Past Chair Award for her superb leadership over the past year.