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.
The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.