Eric Sampson, 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 It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

1979 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator

Eric J. Sampson will receive the 1979 the AACC Young Investigator Award for a manuscript entitled “Chemical Inhibition Used in Developing a Kinetic Method for Measuring Urea in Serum.” He is the fourth recipient of this award, sponsored by the Hycel Corporation.

Dr. Sampson, a native of Mechanicsburg, PA, received his B.S. degree in chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1967 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, in 1972.

From 1971 to 1974 he was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served as an instructor in chemistry at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. In 1974, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry and accepted a position in the Department of Clinical Pathology at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Since 1976 he has been at the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, where he is head of the Advanced Technology Laboratory in the Clinical Chemistry Division, Bureau of Laboratories.
Dr. Sampson joined AACC in 1974. He has published 18 scientific papers, and his current research is in the area of developing standard methods and materials for clinical enzymology and steroid hormones. He is a member of the Creatine Kinase and Amylase Study Groups of the Subcommittee on Enzymes, the Urea Study Group of the Subcommittee on Nitrogenous Compounds, and the Cortisol Study Group of the Radioligand Subcommittee of the AACC Committee on Standards.

He is certified by the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry and is a member of the International Society for Clinical Enzymology.