The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that, following the 2010 elections, W. Greg Miller, PhD, DABCC, FACB, will become AACC’s President-Elect on January 1, 2011 and assume the AACC presidency on January 1, 2012.

Miller is professor of pathology, director of clinical chemistry, and director of pathology information systems at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He has been active in AACC since 1974 and has served the association in several capacities. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors, associate editor of Clinical Chemistry journal, and AACC liaison to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 212 for Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems.

In 2007, Miller received the AACC Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. During his term, Miller has said that the key areas of focus will be continuing education that will help members remain current with evolving technology and laboratory medicine.

Other offices filled during the 2010 elections are:

Secretary: Elizabeth L. Frank, PhD, DABCC, FACB. Frank is an associate professor in the department of pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. She is the medical director of the Analytic Biochemistry Laboratory and the Calculi Section at ARUP Laboratories Inc, and a co-medical director of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. Frank is the laboratory director of the University Health Care Central Laboratory.

Board of Directors: David G. Grenache, PhD, MT (ASCP), DABCC, FACB. Grenache is assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. He is the medical director of the Special Chemistry laboratory at ARUP Laboratories. He is also a co-director of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) post-doctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry

Patricia M. (Patti) Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB. Jones is the clinical director of the Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Labs at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Tex, and an associate professor of Pathology and Medical Laboratory Science at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Source: AACC