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IFCC Awards and Former Awardees

 

 

Awards

The Federation presents several awards to clinical chemists and other colleagues who work in the field of clinical chemistry, laboratory medicine, and clinical laboratory science. These awards are presented to recognize the outstanding achievements by these individuals; to make the scientific community and general public aware of their exceptional contributions to scientific research and development and the improvement of health care; and to stimulate and encourage other scientists to accelerate their efforts to contribute to the advancement of the field of clinical laboratory medicine and science.

The sponsors of these awards have made it possible for IFCC to honor these outstanding individuals. In addition, they have shown their strong commitment to the growth and advancement of the field. Their support can be viewed as an example of the true partnership that exists between our profession and the industry in attaining these goals.

 

Following IFCC Distinguished Awards will be presented at the IFCC Congress in May 2023, Rome (Italy).

 

IFCC-Henry Wishinsky Award for Distinguished International Services (since 1990) IFCC Distinguished International Services Award (1981-1987)

This award honours an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine throughout the world.

1981 M Rubin (US) 1984 P Lous (DK) 1987 TP Whitehead (UK) 1990 ML Castillo de Sanchez (MX)
1993 R Dybkaer (DK) 1996 N Tietz (US) 1999 M Shaarawy (EG)   2002 O Zinder (IL)
2005 JH Ladenson (US) 2008 D Burnett (UK) 2011 CA Burtis (US) 2014 R Dufour (US)
2017 J. Hicks 2020 G Shannan (SY)    

  

IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education

This award honours an individual who has made extraordinary contributtions in establishing and developing educational material for our discipline to improve training and educational programs world-wide or in a region.

1999 L Thomas (DE) 2002 JB Henry (US) 2005 WJ Marshall (UK) 2008 N Tietz (US)
2011 MF Burritt (US) 2014 CA Burtis (US) 2017 N Rifai (US) T Annesley (US)

 

 

IFCC-Robert Shaffer Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Development of Standards for Use in Laboratory Medicine

This award honours an individual who has made outstanding and unique contributions to the advancement of reference methods and/or reference materials for Laboratory Medicine to facilitate improved quality of clinical diagnostics and therapies, which would in turn lead to reduced costs and improved patient care.

2008 L Siekmann (DE) 2011 L Thienpont (BE) 2014 WG Miller (US) 2017 M.M. Muller (AT)
2020 G Myers (US)      

 

IFCC Distinguished Award for Contributions to Cardiovascular Diagnostics 

This award honours an individual who has undertaken remarkable scientific work with cardiac markers or immunodiagnostic applications to improve cardiac disease diagnosis. It has been presented for the first time on occasion of the WorldLab Congress to be held in Durban in 2017. 

2017 J.H. Ladenson (US) F. Apple (US)

 

IFCC Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes and encourages the academic and professional development of a young scientist under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements in Clinical Chemistry and laboratory Medicine early in his/ her career.

2011 RWK Chiu (HK) 2014 G Baird (US)   2017 R. Shrestha (NP) 2020 LS Eberlin (US) 

 

 

Following IFCC Distinguished Awards will be presented in May 2024 Dubai (UAE) and a call for nominations will be issued in due time:

 

IFCC-Howard Morris Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award (since 2020) IFCC Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award (1969-2017)

This award recognizes, honouring IFCC President Prof. Howard Morris, specifically an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine or the application of clinical chemistry to the understanding or solution of medical problems.

1969 DD Van Slyke (US)  1981 P Metais (FR) 1993 R Ekins (UK) 2005 GM Siest (FR)
1972 CP Stewart (UK) 1984 P Astrup (DK) 1996 M Wilchek (IL) 2008 DS Young (US)
1975 L Eldjarn (NO) 1987 HU Bergmeyer (DE) 1999 DW Moss (UK) 2011 UHE Stenman (FI)
1978 CB Laurell (SE) 1990 NG Anderson (US) 2002 CN Hales (UK) 2014 MJ McQueen (CA)
2017 DYM Lo (HK) 2020 N Rifai (US)    

 

IFCC Award for Significant Contributions in Molecular Diagnostics

This award honors an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of molecular biology and its application In Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine worldwide.

2002 L. Peltonen (FI) 2003 RM Bertina (NL) PH Reitsma (NL) 2004 M Ferrari (IT) 2005 CT Wittwer (US)
2006 YMD Lo (HK) 2007 U Landegren (SE) 2008 O Kallioniemi (FI) 2009 E Diamandis (CA)
2010 G Tsongalis (US) 2011 M Neumaier (DE) 2014 F Barany (US) 2017 S. Branford (AU)
2020 A Ferreira-Gonzalez (US)      

 

IFCC Distinguished Award for Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

The new award honours an individual who has made unique contributions in Laboratory Medicine, its application in improving patient care and having a world-wide impact in clinical medicine.

2008 C.W.K. Lam (HK) 2011 R.A. Wanders (NL) 2014 M. Plebani (IT) 2017 E. Diamandis (CA)
2020 D Sacks (US)      

IFCC-Gérard Siest Young Scientist Award for Distinguished Contributions in Pharmacogenetics

This award recognizes an outstanding young investigator or young leader (under 40 years of age) for his/her contribution to advancing the scientific discipline of pharmacogenomics and Personalized/Precision Medicine and/or its impact on research, development, standardization, quality management, regulatory evaluation or utilization in therapy. This award has been presented for the first time in 2020.

2020 JB Woillard (FR)


IFCC Distinguished Women Scientist Award for Contribution to In-Vitro Diagnostics

This award recognizes a woman who has made significant contributions to the development or utilization of In Vitro Diagnostics with emphasis on applications in primary healthcare. This award has been presented for the first time in 2020.

2020 S Quijano (CO)

 

 
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