ARUP Laboratories’ Charles D. Hawker, PhD, Receives Diploma of Honor from the Association of Clinical Scientists
SALT LAKE CITY, June 22, 2011—ARUP Laboratories’ scientific director and past president of the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS), Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, FACB, was awarded a Diploma of Honor in at the ACS annual meeting held May 18–22 in Louisville, KY.
About ARUP Laboratories
Dr. Hawker has been an active member of ACS for more than three and a half decades, serving as a past president, executive committee member, and the current secretary. During this time, he has also made considerable contributions to the field of clinical science, working to promote and advance the profession, which is a criterion for the Diploma of Honor.
In the 20 years Dr. Hawker has been at ARUP Laboratories he has held various positions in research and development and management. His contributions to ARUP have included notable automation and robotics systems, the results of which have made ARUP one of the country’s most automated laboratories. Dr. Hawker also serves as an adjunct professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
In addition to his membership in the ACS, Dr. Hawker has been an active member of several professional associations, including the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), and the Clinical Ligand Assay Society (CLAS). Dr. Hawker’s efforts have been recognized with numerous awards and recognitions. His academic achievements include 40 peer-reviewed papers, 13 book chapters or invited reviews, and 42 abstracts. He co-authored the chapters on clinical laboratory automation in the fourth and fifth editions of Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, as well as the sixth edition of the Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Hawker is a popular lecturer both nationally and internationally on topics related to clinical lab automation.
“Dr. Hawker is a true ambassador for the field of clinical science,” said Magali Fontaine, MD, PhD, recently installed president of the Association of Clinical Scientists. “He has dedicated much of his career to promoting and advancing our profession. This Diploma of Honor is a small token of appreciation for the many years of service and many more to come.”
Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation’s top university teaching hospitals and children’s hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.
About the Association of Clinical Scientists
The Association of Clinical Scientists was originally formed by physicians and scientists from various fields of laboratory medicine in 1949, and officially received a charter from the state of Pennsylvania as a nonprofit scientific and educational corporation in 1957. The association’s goals include advancing the field of clinical science through education, research, and cooperation with other professions. To learn more about the association, please visit their website at www.clinicalscience.org or call (802) 458-3351.
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