2022 AACC Awards

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Through this annual awards program, AACC and its academy recognize individuals around the world for outstanding research and service in the field of laboratory medicine, and strive to raise awareness of the vital contribution made by all lab professionals to patient care. The 2022 AACC and AACC Academy Award winners and Academy fellows will be recognized during the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.

AACC will also recognize 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting poster abstract award recipients, including AACC Division, AACC Academy Distinguished, and Student Research Award winners, in addition to announcing the AACC Disruptive Technology Award winner.

 

2022 AACC Award Winners

Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award
George Church, PhD
Harvard University

Michael BennettOutstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Michael J. Bennett, PhD, FRCPath, DABCC, FACB
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

David HageOutstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry
David S. Hage, PhD
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

An older man wearing glasses, with blue shirt and yellow tieOutstanding Contributions Through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry
James D. Faix, MD
Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics

young man with beard and glasses wearing a lab coat with pink tie and blue-and-white checkered shirtOutstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
Christopher W. Farnsworth, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Achievement Award
Peggy Ann Mann, MS, MT(ASCP), CPP
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health)

David GrenachePast President Award
David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC
TriCore Reference Laboratories

 

2022 Academy Award Winners

ChiuAACC Academy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research
Rossa W.K. Chiu, MBBS(Qld), PhD(CHUK), FRCPA, FHKCPath
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Roger BertholfProfessor Alvin Dubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession and the Academy
Roger Bertholf, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, MASCP
Houston Methodist Hospital
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Ruben LuoGeorge Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication
Ruben Y. Luo, PhD, DABCC
Stanford University

 

2022 Academy Fellows

FULL FELLOW

Sami Albeiroti, PhD, DABCC
Hassan Azzazy, PhD, DABCC
Kayode Balogun, PhD, DABCC
Robert Benirschke, PhD, DABCC
Janetta Bryksin, PhD
Liyun Cao, PhD, DABCC
Yachana Kataria, PhD, DABCC
Joyce Hsuan-Chieh Liao, PhD, DABCC
Jack Maggiore, PhD, DABCC
Jeff Meeusen, PhD, DABCC
Christina Pierre, PhD, DABCC
Karina Rodriguez-Capote, PhD, MD
Peng Yin, PhD, MD

ASSOCIATE

Shicheng Chen, PhD
Krishna Vanaja Donkena, PhD
Jayagandan Jayamani, MD
New fellow list compiled on May 1, 2022

2022 AACC Division Award Winners

ANIMAL CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

30th Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Clinical Chemistry
Florence Poitout-Belissent, DVM, DACVP, DECVP

BIOMARKERS OF ACUTE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Best Abstract Award
A-016: RACE-IT: Rapid Myocardial Infarction Exclusion Using an Accelerated High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Protocol in a Prospective Trial
Bernard Cook, PhD

CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC IMMUNOLOGY
Carl R. Jolliff Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical or Diagnostic Immunology
David L. Murray, MD

Best Abstract Awards
A-020: Clinical Performance of Total-Tau and Total-Tau/Phospho-Tau ratios across Platforms for the Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Erica Fatica, PhD

B-125: Side-by-side Comparison of Two Automated Computer-assisted Antinuclear Antibody Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay Systems
Xiaochun Zhang, MD, PhD

A-052: Clinical impact of IgG Subclass and C1q Binding Assay in Donor-specific HLA Antibody-positive Kidney Transplant Patients
Hyeyoung Lee

CLINICAL TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE
Best Abstract Award
B-183: Micro-mechanical PT/INR Testing Using Smartphones
Kelly Michaelsen, MD, PhD

Best Abstract Award – Honorable Mentions
A-140: Verification of Kidney Stone Composition Using Artificial Intelligence: Twelve Month Prospective Study Demonstrates Improvements in Quality and Patient Safety
Patrick Day

A-304: Analysis of Membrane Transporter Genes as Prognostic Tools and Predictors of
Response to Chemoradiation Therapy in Patients with Cervical Cancer
Natália Custódio, MA/MS

Best Service Award
Yu Zhou, PhD

Past President Award
Zhen Zhao, PhD

CRITICAL AND POINT-OF-CARE TESTING
Best Abstract Award supported by Abbott
A-060: Effect of Labile Glycated Hemoglobin on HbA1c Measurement by the DCA Vantage Analyzer
Jeffrey Mayfield, PhD

Point-of-Care Coordinator of the Year Award supported by TELCOR
Jeanne Mumford, MT (ASCP)

ENDOCRINOLOGY
Best Abstract Award
B-152: Free or Total Testosterone? Assessment of Androgens Status in Reproductive Age Females
Mark Kushnir, PhD

HEALTH EQUITY AND ACCESS
Health Access and Equity Division Outstanding Research Award

1st Place
B-218: Community-based SARS-CoV-2 Testing Using Saliva or Nasopharyngeal Swabs to Compare Efficacy of Weekly COVID-19 Screening to Wastewater SARS-CoV-2 Signals
Zhengchun Lu, MD, PhD

2nd Place
A-061: Concordance of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage and Metformin Management Using CKD-EPI 2021 Race-Free Equation vs. CKD-EPI 2009 Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate
Robert Maynard, PhD

3rd Place
B-142: Big data Reference Change Value (RCV) Analysis of Calgary and Singapore Serial Patient cTnT Demonstrates Population and Diurnal Variation Dependencies
Yuelin Qiu

HEMATOLOGY AND COAGULATION
Best Abstract Award 
B-183: Micro-mechanical PT/INR Testing Using Smartphones
Kelly Michaelsen, MD, PhD

INDUSTRY
Best Abstract Awards

1st Place
B-128: Automation of Isolate Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to Empower Detection and Surveillance of Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI)
Michael Balamotis, PhD

2nd Place
B-148: The Evaluation of Artificial Intelligence Assisted Flow Data Analysis for Diagnosing Immunologic Disorders and Monitoring Immune Status
Tyler Yeager

3rd Place
B-126: Fluorescent Microsphere Intensity Reference Assigned with ERF Values for Quantitative Clinical Flow Cytometry
Yu Zhong Zhang, PhD | Thermo Fisher Scientific, PCA

INFORMATICS
Best Abstract Award
B-136: A Clinical Decision System Using Deep Learning for Accurate and Timely Sepsis Diagnosis Based on Electronic Health Records of Patients in the ICU
Ankit Gupta, PhD

LIPOPROTEINS AND VASCULAR DISEASES
Best Abstract Awards
A-122: Monthly Averages of Lipid Profile Results over a Three-Year Period in a Community Hospital
Jianbo Yang

B-041: Comparison of Two Recently Formulated Low-density Lipoprotein-cholesterol Calculations with Direct Measurement in Patients with Moderate to Severe Hypertriglyceridemia
S M Touhidul Islam

B-132: Assessment of LDL C Calculation Using the Newly Adopted NIH LDL C Equation in Pediatric Population
Ka Keung Chan, PhD

Oral Presentation Award
A-238: Diagnosis of Primary Hereditary Dyslipidemias through the Laboratory
Carlos Macías, MD, PhD

B-124: Investigation of Very Low-density Lipoprotein-triglyceride Hydrolysis Assessment
Takako Yamada

A-207: Identification of Candidate Regulatory Variants within Upstream Regions of Genes Related to Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Vivian Silbiger

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND PATIENT SAFETY
Best Abstract Award in Management Sciences
B-178: Adherence to Clinical Practice Guideline for Platelet Factor 4-Heparin (PF4) Complex IgG Antibody Testing in Patients Suspected of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
Joanna Solarewicz

Best Abstract Award in Patient Safety
A-140: Classification of Kidney Stone Composition using an Artificial Intelligence model: Twelve Month Prospective Study Demonstrates Improvements in Quality and Patient Safety
Patrick Day

MASS SPECTROMETRY AND SEPARATION SCIENCES
MS3 Abstract Awards
B-090: A Prospective De-glycosylation Workflow for Reflex Analysis of Suspected Light Chain N-Linked Glycosylation of Paraproteins Identified Using the EXENT® System
Nicola Wright

A-025: A Peptide Enrichment and Mass Spectrometry-based Workflow for the Absolute Quantitation of
SARS-CoV-2
Richard Gibson, PhD

MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY
Best Abstract Awards
A-186: Early Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease by Micro RNA Panel in Patients with Angina
Dilshad Khan, PhD

A-238: Diagnosis of Primary Hereditary Dyslipidemias through the Laboratory
Carlos Macías, MD, PhD

B-229: Epidemiological Surveillance of New Delhi Metallo-Beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales at Brazilian hospitals in pre and Covid-19 period
Debora Ramadan

A-237: Inconsistent Variant Interpretation Between Original Results and Prenatal Molecular Diagnostic Center
Liling Lin, PhD

NUTRITION
Best Abstract Award
A-248: Does Fatty Acid Content Influence Plasmalogen Levels? Implications for the Laboratory Evaluation of Peroxisomal Disorders
Irene De Biase, MD, PhD

Best Abstract Award – Honorable Mentions
B-004: LC-MS-MS-Based Lipidomic Profiling Reveals Altered Concentrations of Bioactive Eicosanoids in Pregnant Women with HIV Exposed to Combination Antiretroviral Therapy
Kayode Balogun, PhD

A-160: RNase L Contributes to the Development of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) by Regulating the Expression of the Key Genes Involved in Lipid Metabolism, Immune Responses, and Fibrosis Signaling
Guanmin Chen, MD

PEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL-FETAL
Best Abstract Award
A-155: Incorporating Spinal Muscular Atrophy Screening by Next-generation Sequencing into a Comprehensive Multigene Panel for Newborn Sequencing: a Pilot Evaluation
Gustavo Barra, PhD

Best Abstract by Student or Young Faculty Investigator Award
445: Serological Antibody Response to SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in a Large Cohort of Canadian Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Mary Kathryn Bohn

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Laboratory Medicine
Nathalie Lepage, PhD

PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
Outstanding Abstract Award
A-244: An Automated Estimated Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score
Anna Wolska, PhD

Student/MT/Postdoctoral Abstract Award
941 : A Novel Cost-effective and Simple Method for Detecting DPYD2A Polymorphism for Low-income Countries
Mohammad Abdi, PhD

Young Investigator Award
B-308: Evaluation of Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) Panels to Detect Genetic Biomarkers Related to PARP Inhibitors Sensitivity
Danielle Zauli

PROTEOMICS AND METABOLOMICS
Best Abstract in Proteomics
B-057: The Impact of Circulating Hydrogen Sulfide on the Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events
Hind Malaeb, PhD

Best Abstract in Metabolomics
B-087: A Novel Ultrasensitive, High Throughput and Quantitative SARS CoV 2 Neutralizing Antibody Titer Measurement Assay in Dried Blood Spot Samples
Yu Wang, PhD

THERAPEUTIC DRUG MANAGEMENT AND TOXICOLOGY
Best Abstract Award for Outstanding Research in TDM or Toxicology
A-275: Internal Versus External Calibration for Determination of Plasma Methotrexate by LC-MS/MS
Connor Blair

TUMOR MARKERS AND CANCER DIAGNOSTICS
Best Abstract Awards

1st Place
A-210: Clinical Evaluation of Thioredoxin 1 in the Blood as a Novel Biomarker to Detect Breast Cancer
Kyounghoon Suh, PhD

2nd Place
A-304: Analysis of Membrane Transporter Genes as Prognostic Tools and Predictors of Response to Chemoradiation Therapy in Patients with Cervical Cancer
Natália Custódio, MA/MS

Honorable Mention
B-111: DNAzyme Encapsulated Nano-vesicle for Non-Destructive Detection of Exosomal miRNA
Yang Luo, MD, PhD

 

2022 AACC Academy Distinguished Abstract Award Winners

A-010: Jeffrey Chang, MD, Birmingham, AL
Comparison of eGFR Calculated by MDRD Equation and the 2021 CKD-EPI without
Race Equation

A-061: Robert Maynard, PhD, Chapel Hill, NC
Concordance of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage and Metformin Management Using CKD-EPI 2021 Race-Free Equation vs. CKD-EPI 2009 Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate

A-077: Kimia Sobhani, PhD, Los Angeles, CA
Longitudinal Analysis of Characteristics Associated with Variable Antibody Response to BNT162b2 Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers Over Ten Months

A-107: Ayaka Ikenaga, Tokyo, Japan (ePoster only)
Chymase Truncation of Apolipoprotein E in High-density Lipoprotein is Further Promoted Under Myeloperoxidase Oxidation

A-160: Guanmin Chen, MD, Cleveland, OH
RNase L Contributes to the Development of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) by Regulating the Expression of the Key Genes Involved in Lipid Metabolism, Immune Responses, and Fibrosis Signaling

A-161: Anil Chokkalla, PhD, Madison, WI
Clinical Utility of RNA Chemical Modifications as Biomarkers for Acute Ischemic Stroke

A-210: Kyounghoon Suh, PhD, Daejeon, Korea
Clinical Evaluation of Thioredoxin 1 in the Blood as a Novel Biomarker to Detect
Breast Cancer

A-226: Nicholas Pinkhover, Boston, MA
Performance of PCR-based Genotyping Panel and Whole Genome Sequencing for SARS-CoV-2 Variant Identification in Low Viral Load Samples

A-253: Jennifer Power Carson, PhD, Saint Louis, MO
Glycated Albumin During Pregnancy: Preliminary Reference Intervals for a Midwestern U.S. Population and Usefulness as a Predictor of Adverse Neonatal Events

A-293: Theresa Swift, MA/MS, Ann Arbor, MI
Changes in Phosphatidylethanol Positivity After Transfusion and Potential Impact on Interpretation of Alcohol Use

A-295: Grace Williams, PhD, Richmond, VA
Potential Detection of 58 Fentanyl Analogs in Urine Using Fentanyl Immunoassays

A-304: Natalia Custodio, MA/MS, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Analysis of Membrane Transporter Genes as Prognostic Tools and Predictors of Response to Chemoradiation Therapy in Patients with Cervical Cancer

B-023 - Rachel DeHoog, Houston, TX 
Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging as a Tool for Preoperative Classification of Thyroid Nodules

B-049 - Pankaj Kumar, Vancouver, Canada
Comparison of diagnostic performance of combined CSF biomarkers with plasma p-tau181 concentrations in predicting clinically diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease

B-053 - Danting Liu PhD, Memphis, TN
Deep Single-cell Type Proteome Profiling of Mouse Brain from Alzheimer's Disease Model by Nano-scale Tandem Mass Tag Mass Spectrometry

B-069 - Danielle Ronnow, Salt Lake City, UT
Quantitative analysis of ethanolamine plasmalogen species in red blood cells using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

B-111 - Yang Luo, Chongging, China (ePoster only)
DNAzyme Encapsulated Nano-vesicle for Non-Destructive Detection of Exosomal miRNA

B-130 - Akhil Bhargava MA/MS, Chicago, IL 
Assessment of a Combined Biomarker-EMR Data Machine Learning Model for Sepsis-3

B-183 - Kelly Michaelsen MD/PhD, Seattle, WA (ePoster only)
Micro-mechanical PT/INR testing using smartphones

B-243 - Jingcai Wang PhD, Columbus OH
Evaluation of a prediction algorithm value in predicting positive urine culture in pediatrics: a retrospective cohort study at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

 

2022 AACC STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

Student Oral Presentation Competition: 

First Place:
A-144 - Heather Nelson, Salt Lake City, UT — Evaluation of thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibody test utilization patterns from a national reference laboratory

Second Place:
A-244: Mary Kathryn Bohn, Toronto, ON, Canada — Serological Antibody Response to SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in a Large Cohort of Canadian Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Honorable Mentions:
B-273: Ibrahim Choucair, New Haven, CT — Detecting Pre-Analytical Error in the Laboratory: An Experimental Approach to Derive Delta Checks for Sample Contamination.

A-081: Robert Maynard, Chapel Hill, NC — Concordance of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage and Metformin Management Using CKD-EPI 2021 Race-Free Equation vs. CKD-EPI 2009 Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate

Student Poster Competition: 

First Place:
A-055: Yanchun Lin, St. Louis, MO — Limited Utility of Free Triiodothyronine (fT3) Testing in the Majority of Patients with Physician-Ordered Testing 

Second Place:
B-026: Claire Auger, Chicago, IL — Pipeline for Rapid Autoantibody Biomarker Discovery and Development using Protein Microarray and Luminex Immunobead Platforms: Application- Companion Diagnostics for Lung Cancer Screening.

Honorable Mentions:
B-108: Ridwan Ibrahim, Calgary, AB, Canada — Modulating aberrant phagocytosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) using human PD macrophages and LRRK2 G2019S PD models

A-092: Yi Xiao, Los Angeles, CA  — Implementation and Assessment of a SmartZone Alert to Notify Clinicians of Critical Hyperbilirubinemia in Preterm Infants Less Than 35 Weeks Gestation

2022 AACC DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER

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