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American Association for Clinical Chemistry Elects New Leadership

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announced a series of new leadership appointments.

The organization has elected Octavia Peck Palmer as president-elect starting in August 2022, after which she will serve as president from August 2023 to July 2024. Peck Plamer is an associate professor of pathology, critical care medicine, and clinical and translational sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is currently a member of AACC's board of directors and chairs the AACC Health Equity and Access Division, which she founded, and the AACC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Victoria Zhang has been elected treasurer, and will serve in that role from August 2022 to July 2025. Zhang is a professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York, as well as director of the clinical chemistry division and vice chair for clinical enterprise strategy at URMC.

Daniel Holmes, Stanley Lo, Yusheng Zhu, and Erika Deaton-Mohney were elected to AACC's board of directors.

Holmes is a clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of British Columbia and head and medical director of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Lo is a professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and associate director of the clinical laboratories at Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Carmen Wiley, Robert Fitzgerald, and Nichole Korpi-Steiner have been elected to AACC's nominating committee.

Wiley is clinical medical director at Incyte Diagnostics and medical director of clinical labs at Providence Inland Northwest Washington in Spokane, Washington.

Fitzgerald is a professor in the department of pathology at the University of California, San Diego, where he also serves as director of the toxicology laboratory and as associate director of the clinical chemistry laboratory.

Korpi-Steiner is an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also serves as co-director of clinical chemistry and as director of special chemistry and point-of-care testing.