2021 Outstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry
Elizabeth L. Frank, PhD, is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a medical director at ARUP Laboratories, a national reference laboratory operated by the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. She is certified as a clinical chemist by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and is a fellow of the the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Frank directed the University of Utah ComACC-accredited Post-Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry from 2002 through 2015 and continues as a program co-director. She was elected to the ABCC in 2005 and served as Director (2005-2008) and Chair of the Chemistry Examination Subcommittee (2009-2010). She was elected to the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) in 2005, and served as Commissioner (2005-2008), Vice President and Chair of Program Evaluation (2008-2010), and President (2011-2012) of the Commission. Dr. Frank is the current President of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS), an organization of academic pathologists and clinical scientists with a primary focus on education, mentoring, and support of students and trainees.
At ARUP Laboratories, Dr. Frank directs the Analytic Biochemistry and the Calculi and Manual Chemistry Laboratories, and is co-medical director of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. Her clinical and scientific interests include measurement of biogenic amines, porphyrins, and vitamins using HPLC and LC MS/MS; determination of calculi composition using FTIR; biochemical assessment of nephrolithiasis risk; and use of laboratory test results to evaluate health status.