AMP Technologist Awards
ARUP Institute scientists Jonathan Schumacher and Derek Vanhille received the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Technologists of the Year awards for their posters, titled respectively, "A pyrosequencing-based test for quantitative monitoring of the BCR-ABL T315I" and "Development of a rapid single-tube gap-PCR assay for hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH) due to large deletions within the beta-globin cluster." AMP technologist awards recognize the best abstracts submitted by AMP members who are non-doctoral technologists or medical technologists.
Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award
Laura Parnas, PhD, has been awarded the 2009 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS). For more information, visit ACLPS.
Heidi Heniger (a participant of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at the University of Utah/ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology) received the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI) Young Investigator Award for her abstract "Aquaporin-4 receptor autoantibody detection by enzyme linked immunosorbant assay.”
Publication of the Year
The Journal of Biomolecular Techniques (JBT) has chosen an article written by members of the ARUP Institute for Clinical & Experimental Pathology—Mark Kushnir, Alan Rockwood, and David Crockett; and co-authored by Peter Mrozinski—as publication of the year. The article, entitled “A depletion strategy for improved detection of human proteins from urine," appeared in the April 2009 issue. JBT is the official journal of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.
Thomas R. Haven, PhD, received the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI) Doctorate Award for his abstract “Different frequency histogram patterns in patient sera with and without P/Q-type voltage gated calcium channel autoantibodies.”