AACC Names New President
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has announced Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PhD, DABCC, FACB has assumed presidency of the association.
Dr. Hammett-Stabler is a professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is director, McLendon Clinical Laboratories Core Laboratory and teaches clinical laboratory science undergraduates, graduates, dental and medical students, residents and fellows. She also serves as the director of the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) accredited postdoctoral program.
Dr. Hammett-Stabler joined AACC while a graduate student at University of Florida and has since served on numerous AACC committees, including the Personalized Medicine Advisory Group, Divisions Management Group, several Annual Meeting Organizing Committees, the Nominating Committee, the TDM/TOX Laboratory Improvement Program committee and the editorial board of Clinical Chemistry News.
Within AACC's National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Dr. Hammett-Stabler has participated in the preparation of Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines, served as chair of the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee, as secretary and as president. In recognition of her activities in education, she received AACC's Outstanding Contributions in Education Award in 2006.
Dr. Hammett-Stable holds membership in several additional professional and scientific organizations, including the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She actively supports certification through her involvement with the National Registry of Certified Chemists and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
She has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers, abstracts and chapters related to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, and is an associate editor of Clinical Biochemistry.