Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—March 2013—Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recognized outstanding volunteers at the 2013 Leadership Conference in Arlington, Virginia, USA, which took place from Sunday, March 10 to Saturday, March 16.
The Excellence Award winners are volunteers that are dedicated and committed to CLSI’s mission, and are recognized for going above and beyond within the CLSI community. The winners were nominated by their peers and then chosen by CLSI’s Awards Committee. CLSI’s volunteers are essential to the organization’s mission to develop best practices in clinical and laboratory testing, and the promotion of their use throughout the world.
CLSI congratulates all of the 2013 Excellence Award winners:
Excellence in Leadership in Global Health Partnerships
Wilson Mtotela, MLS, MBA, independent laboratory consultant
Raymond Nyakuwocha, MLS, MSc, mentor in six of the zonal laboratories in Tanzania
Excellence in Global Leadership in Standards Development
Donald M. Powers, PhD, President of Powers Consulting Services
Excellence in Consensus Management
James F. Pierson-Perry, Senior Key Expert in the Global Assay Development group of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Excellence in Mentoring in Standards Development
David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Associate Professor of Pathology at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, and a medical director at ARUP Laboratories
Excellence in Standards Development
Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP); MA.Ed, President of Safety Lady LLC®
James T. Mascarello, PhD, Technical Director at Integrated Genetics
David B. Sacks, MD, Senior Investigator and Chief of Clinical Chemistry at the National Institutes of Health
Barbara Zehnbauer, PhD, FACMG, Chief of the Laboratory Research and Evaluation Branch within the Division of Laboratory Science and Standards in the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
John V. Bergen Award
James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, and Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Russell J. Eilers Memorial Award
The highest award presented by CLSI is the Eilers Award, given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to CLSI’s success; the recipient of this award is selected by the CLSI President in consultation with the Executive Committee.
Lucia M. Berte, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, DLM; CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE, President of Laboratories Made Better! P.C.
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together the varied perspectives and expertise of the worldwide laboratory community for the advancement of a common cause: to foster excellence in laboratory medicine by developing and implementing clinical laboratory standards and guidelines that help laboratories fulfill their responsibilities with efficiency, effectiveness, and global applicability. For additional information, visit the CLSI website at www.clsi.org or call 610.688.0100.