Albert Dietz, 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 It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

1983 Outstanding Contributions through Service to Clinical Chemistry as a Profession

Albert A. Dietz will be posthumously awarded the 18th AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to Clinical Chemistry as a Profession. This award is sponsored by the Fisher Scientific Company.

Dr. Dietz’s death on August 16, 1982, of a stroke, was a great personal and professional loss to the Association. He joined the AACC in 1950, beginning a long record of devoted service that culminated in his election as president in 1979.

His many accomplishments and his professional history are detailed in an obituary (q.v.) that appeared in Clinical Chemistry (28: 2191, 1982). Suffice it to say in the present connection that his record of service during his career included 10 different functions with the local sections of the American Chemical Society; 10 with the Chicago Section, AACC, 15 with the national AACC; and one with the AAAS.
1979 AACC Past President’s Award

Albert Dietz, PhD served as AACC president in 1979.