Professor Alvin Dubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession and the Academy

The award is named in honor of the late Academy member who contributed significantly to the development of the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine and served as President in 1983-84. The award recognizes a current or past member of the Academy who has made noteworthy advances enhancing the mission and stature of the Academy. The nomination should include a letter of nomination, three letters of reference, and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

James RitchieJames C. Ritchie, PhD, DABCC, FADLM

Dr. Ritchie started his career at the University of Michigan receiving a B.S. in Zoology and a Master’s in Public Health Epidemiology. While at Michigan, he also worked in the Rackham Arthritis Research Unit and the Mental Health Research Institute learning the “new” sciences of human tissue culture and immunoassay. He also worked in the clinical lab of the hospital. This combination of research and clinical training has energized and guided him throughout his career. In 1983, Dr. Ritchie moved to Duke University where he established the Clinical Psychobiology Laboratory for the Department of Psychiatry and received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Duke. During this time, he worked on the DST to diagnosis depression, a test still being used in psychiatric research. In 1993, Dr. Ritchie accepted a joint position with Emory University’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry. Upon his arrival, he established the Emory Translational Clinical Research Laboratory (ECTRL). This lab was unique at the time in that it functioned as both a research and a CLIA certified clinical laboratory. Dr. Ritchie retired from Emory at the end of 2018 and currently serves as a guest lecturer and laboratory consultant.

Previous Winners

2022 - Roger L. Bertholf, PhD
2021 - Angela Ferguson, PhD
2020 - Donald Wiebe, PhD
2019 - David Koch, PhD
2018 - Loralie Langman, PhD
2017 - Roland Valdes, PhD
2016 - William Winter, MD
2015 - Michael J. Bennett, PhD
2014 - Stanley F. Lo, PhD

Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine Designation

Fellows of the Academy use the designation of FADLM. This designation is equivalent to FACB and FAACC, the previous designations used by fellows of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and AACC Academy. Those groups were rebranded as Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine in 2023.