Kudos to the planning committee (Drs. Killeen, Linden, Apple, Cohn, Ferrieri, Hirsch, Li, McKenna (Dave), Thyagarajan) and Amy Olson who put on a highly successful 50th annual meeting of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) last week in Minneapolis.
Brooks Jackson, Dean and LMP professor, received the Cotlove Award (Cotlove was one of ACLPS original organizers. The award is given to a scientist for outstanding contributions to the science of laboratory medicine) and presented a lecture on “Progress on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV”. A number of LMP faculty presented talks or led panels including Elizabeth Courville, Henry Balfour, Pat Ferrieri, Claudia Cohn, David Maurer, Danni Li, Nicole Zantek, Dave McKenna, and Betsy Hirsch. Residents Jing Cao and Miroslav Sekulic received Young Investigator Awards. The meeting brought a lot of positive attention to the department and school.