Greg Miller, PhD
President, Board of Directors
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
I would like to thank everyone who attended the 2014 Leadership Conference and Educational Symposium. It was a fulfilling and constructive week full of enlightening educational sessions, member recognition, valuable networking opportunities, and document development.
Our dedicated members are the reason CLSI exists and continues to flourish. CLSI members are essential to the organization’s mission to develop best practices in clinical and laboratory testing, and promote their use worldwide. Many thanks to all of our members for their commitment and continued support of the organization!
Last week, we honored some of our exceptional volunteers with the Excellence Awards. These dedicated and committed individuals were recognized for significantly contributing their services to the development, implementation, and promotion of consensus standards. The winners were nominated by their peers and then selected by the CLSI Awards Committee. On behalf of CLSI, I would like to congratulate all of the following winners of the 2014 Excellence Awards:
This award is presented to the volunteer project leader(s) who has/have exhibited extraordinary management and/or oversight skills instrumental to the successful completion of a CLSI project(s). Such an individual would be dedicated to CLSI’s consensus process of document development, and an enthusiastic proponent of the organization as a whole.
Robert J. McEnroe, PhD, Clinical Chemist at Roche Diagnostics, Inc.
This award is presented to the volunteer(s) who is/are extraordinarily committed to CLSI’s mission to reach out to and involve the global health care community in the development of projects and best practices. Such an individual would be well recognized internationally as a CLSI advocate.
This award is given to the volunteer(s) who is/are extraordinarily committed to CLSI’s mission of promoting our best practices throughout the world. Such an individual would have personally given of his/her time and typically will have mentored others.
Adi Nkwonta, MS, MT(ASCP), Director of Laboratory Services and Administrative Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services at Pullman Regional Hospital
This award is presented to the member organization(s) that offer(s) exemplary support to CLSI and its mission to maintain leadership in the domain of document development. Such an organization proves to be an effective participant at all stages of project development, rather than assisting through financial support alone.
Roche Diagnostics Inc.
This award is given to the volunteer(s) who, by enhancing a mentee’s performance, satisfaction, and professional growth as a CLSI volunteer, contributes to the success of CLSI projects and ensures the long-term mentee participation in CLSI.
This award is presented to the volunteer or group of volunteers who makes a significant contribution to the development of a consensus standard, guideline, or other work product. Such an individual (or group) would be dedicated and committed to CLSI consensus development, and an enthusiastic participant throughout the consensus process.
Tania Motschman, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ), Quality Director of the Esoteric Business Unit at the Laboratory Corporation of America
Michael A. Pfaller, MD, Professor Emertius at the University of Iowa College of Medicine
Lou Ann Wyer, MS, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ), Director at Sentara Laboratory Services
The John V. Bergen Award is presented annually to an outstanding volunteer or group of volunteers in recognition of advances in CLSI organizational directives and objectives, through unique and significant contributions. Nominations for this award are sought and selections made by the Awards Committee (in consultation with the CLSI President).
The highest award presented by CLSI is the Eilers Award, which is given annually to an individual who clearly values the development of standards within a consensus-driven process that balances the viewpoints of industry, government, and the health care professions, and who demonstrates this commitment through service to CLSI. The recipient of this award is selected by the CLSI President in consultation with the Executive Committee.
I hope everyone who attended the conference had an enjoyable and productive time last week. We are already looking forward to next year’s Leadership Conference in Arlington, Virginia!