Bernard Klein, PhD

In July 2023, we changed our name from AACC (short for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). The following page was written prior to this rebranding and contains mentions of the association’s old name. It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

1975 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry

Bernard Klein will receive the 1975 the AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry, sponsored by the Ames Co., at the 27th National Meeting of AACC. This will be the 24th year that this award has been made.

Dr. Klein is a native of New York and obtained his B.S. from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York. His areas of research interests are: development of new and more exact methods of biochemical analyses and their application to biochemical and clinical problems; the synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and chemistry of pyrazine compounds and their utilization in biological systems, particularly erythrocyte metabolism; and infrared spectroscopy as applied to the resolution of structure and identification of biological materials with clinical applications. His numerous publications cover these fields.

A Fellow of the AACC, he has been an active member of the New York-Metropolitan Section since 1949 and has been its chairman in 1954, 1955, and 1970, and has held many other posts at the local and national levels. He received the Van Slyke Award in Clinical Chemistry in 1969.

He has participated in many presentations in local and national meetings, symposia, conferences, and workshops largely dealing with proposed new methods and reagents for both manual and, particularly, automated analysis of serum constituents, infrared spectroscopy in clinical use, and the synthesis and chemistry of pyrazine compounds.
His professional experience has included both service and research, mostly at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bronx, N. Y. From 1960 to 1967 he was also Visiting Assistant Professor (Biochemistry) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. In 1967 he joined Hoffman-La Roche Inc., Nutley, N. J., as Group Chief, Clinical Chemistry, in the Department of Diagnostic Research. He is presently Assistant Director of the Department.
He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, and the Harvey Society