WASHINGTON - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards. The 2013 AACC Award winners will be recognized during the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo at the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, July 28, in Houston, Texas. AACC is proud to celebrate noteworthy contributions to the field of laboratory medicine worldwide through this awards program and congratulates this year’s winners.

2013 AACC Award winners:

Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award
C. Ronald Kahn, MD                          
Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School  

Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Leslie M. Shaw, PhD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

AACC-NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research
Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Outstanding Contributions in Education
David E. Bruns, MD
University of Virginia Medical Center

Outstanding Contributions Through Service to the  Profession of Clinical Chemistry
D. Robert Dufour, MD
VA Medical Center

Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
Rossa K.W. Chiu, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Edwin F. Ullman Award
Carl T. Wittwer, MD, PhD
University of Utah

AACC Past President's Award
Greg Miller, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University

"I salute these individuals’ outstanding achievements and advancements in the field of laboratory medicine," said AACC President Robert H. Christenson, PhD.  "In this time of change in the healthcare field, the work of these award recipients is more vital than ever to improve health outcomes for patients."

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.myadlm.org.