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IFCC Executive Board: 2018-2020 Biographies

Prof. Ann GRONOWSKI, Regional Federation Representative -  NAFCC 

Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8118
St. Louis
Missouri 63110

Ann Gronowski, Ph.D., is Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Immunology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri, USA. She is Co-Medical Director of the Clinical Chemistry and Serology/Immunology laboratories at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gronowski received her Ph.D. in Endocrinology- Reproductive Physiology from University of Wisconsin, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Gronowski has held a number of professional representative roles in the United States including AACC board of directors, AACC treasurer and AACC president. She has also served as president of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) and secretary/treasurer of the Commission on Accreditation for Clinical Chemistry. She currently serves as editor for the clinical case studies feature in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

At the international level, Dr Gronowski has served as the AACC National Representative to IFCC, served on the IFCC Award's Committee and as chair of the IFCC Task Force on Ethics.

Dr. Gronowski has received a number of honors including the AACC Young Investigator Award in 1996, the AACC award for Outstanding Contributions Through Service in 2010, and in 2016 she received the AACC award for Outstanding Contributions Through Education.

Dr. Gronowski's research focuses primarily on the laboratory diagnostics of endocrinology and reproductive physiology with a particular emphasis on maternal fetal medicine. In particular, her laboratory has examined markers of pre-term delivery, markers of ectopic pregnancy and the analytical and clinical complexities of measuring hCG. She edited a book entitled Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy. Dr. Gronowski has a passion for teaching and mentoring and a long-standing interest in biomedical ethics.

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