Julius Sendroy, 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 It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

1968 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry

Dr. Julius Sendroy, Jr. is the Ames Award recipient for 1968. The Award, which has the distinction of being the Association’s highest honor and one of longest standing, is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions to clinical chemistry by a member. Dr. Sendroy’s achievements in this field of science are legion, and his breadth of experience was well exemplified by his Ames Award Lecture entitled “Biochemical Approach to Problems of Stress.”

A native of Hungary, Dr. Sendroy received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1926. That same year he began his professional career as an assistant in biochemistry at the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. After World War II, he came to Washington and began his long association with the Naval Medical Research Institute, first as chief chemist, then as head of the division of chemistry, and currently as scientific advisor.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sendroy has maintained a lively interest in outside activities directed at furthering the science and profession of clinical chemistry. At the present time, for example, he is a member of the board of directors of the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry, a member of the American Chemical Society Committee on Clinical Chemistry, a member of the National Research Council Committee on Clinical Chemistry, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Scientific and Technical Personnel of the Naval District of Washington. For a number of years, he was a member of the Board of Editors of Clinical Chemistry, and served as its Chairman from 1963 to 1966. In 1964, he was President of the Association.

Dr. Sendroy’s other honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary Sc.D. from St. Bonaventure University in 1954, and the Van Slyke Medal in Clinical Chemistry in 1962.

1965 AACC Past President’s Award

Julius Sendroy, PhD served as the AACC president in 1965.