Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—April 2014—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recognized outstanding volunteers at the 2014 Leadership Conference and Educational Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, which was held from Monday, March 24 through Thursday, March 27.
The Excellence Awards winners are volunteers who are dedicated and committed to CLSI’s mission, and are 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. CLSI volunteers are essential to the organization’s mission to develop best practices in clinical and laboratory testing, and promote their use worldwide.
CLSI congratulates all of the 2014 Excellence Awards winners:
Excellence in Consensus Management
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.
Jeffrey R. Budd, PhD, Senior Staff Biostatistician at Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Robert J. McEnroe, PhD, Clinical Chemist at Roche Diagnostics, Inc.
Excellence in Global Leadership in Standards Development
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.
Anne T. Daley, MS, CMQOE(ASQ) CSSBB, CLC(AMT), MT(ASCP)DLM, Senior Consultant at Chi Solutions, Inc.
Excellence in Leadership in Global Health Partnerships
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.
Pauline Cyr, RT(CSMLS), MPA, Medical Laboratory Consultant
Adi Nkwonta, MS, MT(ASCP), Director of Laboratory Services and Administrative Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services at Pullman Regional Hospital
Excellence in Member Organization Leadership
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.
Excellence in Mentoring in Standards Development
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.
Sharon K. Cullen, BS, RAC, Senior Program Manager at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Excellence in Standards Development
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.
Steven D. Brown, PhD, ABMM, Consultant
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
John V. Bergen Award
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).
Carl D. Mottram, BA, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, Director of the Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Function Laboratories and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Russell J. Eilers Award
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.
Jim Thomas, President of ASTM International
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.