Loyola Scientist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for Clinical Chemistry

News Archive August 05, 2011

Loyola Scientist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for Clinical Chemistry

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine professor Stephen Kahn, Ph.D., has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Kahn, who lives in Palos Park, is vice chairman of clinical services in the Department of Pathology. He has published more than 100 studies. His current areas of research are evidence-based laboratory medicine, biomarkers of cardiac and cardiovascular disease, point-of-care testing, toxicology and automation. He is director of core laboratory operations and point-of-care, referred and toxicology testing. Kahn has been at Loyola for 33 years. He began as a fellow in 1978 and joined the faculty in 1980. "I have been very blessed through the years by the support of my family, friends, colleagues and superiors," he said. Kahn received the AACC Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. He also has received the association's Award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Field of Clinical Chemistry. "My real lifetime achievements are not the accomplishments I have achieved, but who I have achieved them with, and the wonderful relationships that were made," Kahn said. Kahn has held multiple positions at the local and national levels of the AACC. He has served as president of the AACC and of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB). He now chairs the joint AACC/NACB Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine Committee. He has chaired or served on numerous task forces, annual meeting organizing committees and other groups for a variety of scientific societies, including as secretary-treasurer of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. The AACC is a Washington, D.C.-based professional nonprofit association with a membership of more than 9,000 clinical chemists, pathologists, medical technologists and others in related fields. Through educational services and publications, AACC works to improve and advance clinical laboratory services to enhance public health and patient care.
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is located in a state-of-the-art educational facility on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The school, which provides instruction to 520 medical students, has been in the vanguard of institutions that have created new, active learning curricula to help students meet the challenges of 21st century health care. An estimated 8,000 to 9,000 students compete each year for 130 openings in the Stritch medical school's first-year class. In addition to the more than 500 students, Loyola's medical educational programs provide instruction and training to an estimated 400 residents and 100 fellows.
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