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Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

This award (formerly known as Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry from 1952-2007) is considered the premier award of the Association and is granted as a "lifetime achievement" award for contributions to the field of clinical chemistry. Individuals selected for this award have made significant contributions in all aspects of clinical chemistry, particularly service, education and research; have achieved international stature and reputation by virtue of their efforts; and have demonstrated long standing service to the AACC, either at the grass roots, national and/or international levels.

Congratulations to This Year's Winner!

Mitchell ScottMitchell G. Scott, PhD, DABCC

Dr. Scott is professor of pathology and immunology in the division of laboratory and genomic medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and co-medical director of clinical chemistry and point-of-care testing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. After his postdoctoral clinical chemistry fellowship under Jack Ladenson at Washington University, he worked in the in vitro diagnostics industry for several years. He returned to Washington University to join the laboratory medicine faculty in 1987. He is co-director of the clinical chemistry postdoctoral training program and has trained 63 chemistry fellows and more than 200 pathology residents. Many of these trainees have held positions in AACC. An AACC member since 1982, he has served as president, as treasurer, and on numerous committees and task forces. He is the only AACC president to have entered the annual meeting opening ceremony on a bicycle. Dr. Scott has also been president of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. He has served on several committees of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute. He has been an associate editor of the journal Clinical Chemistry since 2005. Dr. Scott’s research has spanned broad areas of laboratory medicine. He has been the principal investigator on more than 70 clinical and translational studies and made numerous contributions to understanding the causes of assay interference and false test results. With many collaborators, he has authored 154 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 48 reviews and book chapters. Among his honors, he received the AACC award for outstanding contributions in education.

Previous Winners


2018 - D. Robert Dufour, MD
2017 - Susan Evans, PhD
2016 - Edward R. Ashwood, MD
2015 - Gary L. Myers, PhD
2014 - Charles D. Hawker, PhD
2013 - Leslie M. Shaw, PhD
2012 - Thomas P. Moyer, PhD
2011 - Stephen E. Kahn, PhD
2010 - Jay M. McDonald, MD
2009 - Christopher P. Price, PhD
2008 - Mary F. Burritt, PhD
2007 - Greg Miller, PhD
2006 - Helen M. Free, DSc
2005 - Edward W. Bermes, PhD
2004 - Matthew McQueen, PhD
2003 - Morton K. Schwartz, PhD
2002 - Theodore Peters, PhD
2001 - Peter Wilding, PhD
2000 - Nathan Gochman, PhD
1999 - Lemuel J. Bowie, Phd
1998 - David E. Bruns, MD
1997 - Gerard M. Siest, PhD
1996 - Kurt M. Dubowski, PhD
1995 - Basil T. Doumas, PhD
1994 - Jack H. Ladenson, PhD
1993 - Jocelyn M. Hicks, PhD
1992 - Gerald R. Cooper, PhD
1991 - Carl A. Burtis, PhD
1990 - Samuel Meites, PhD
1989 - Norbet W. Tietz, PhD
1988 - George N. Bowers, MD
1987 - Martin Fleisher, PhD
1986 - Laurence M. Demers, PhD
1984 - William C. Purdy, PhD
1983 - John Savory, PhD
1982 - James O. Westgard, PhD
1981 - Robert F. Labbe, PhD
1980 - David Glick, PhD
1979 - Abraham Saifer, PhD
1978 - F. William Sunderman, MD
1977 - Donald S. Young, PhD
1976 - Norman G. Anderson, PhD
1975 - Bernard Klein, PhD
1974 - Bennie Zak, PhD
1973 - Irving Sunshine, PhD
1972 - Ralph E. Thiers, PhD
1971 - David Seligson, MD, ScD
1970 - Wendell T. Caraway, PhD
1969 - Sidney Udenfriend, PhD
1968 - Julius Sendroy, PhD
1967 - Richard J. Henry, PhD
1966 - Leonard T. Skeggs, PhD
1965 - Samuel Natelson, PhD
1964 - Donald D. Van Slyke, PhD
1963 - C.P. Stewart
1962 - Harry Sobotka, PhD
1961 - Warren Sperry
1960 - Albert E. Sobel, PhD
1959 - Oliver Gaebler
1958 - Marschelle Power, PhD
1957 - Joseph Gast, PhD
1956 - Joesph Roe, PhD
1955 - M.X. Sullivan, PhD
1954 - John G. Reinhold, PhD
1953 - Michael Somogyi, PhD
1952 - Jos Kahn, PhD