Matthew Feldhammer, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and medical director of clinical chemistry, toxicology and point-of-care testing at UF Health Jacksonville, has been elected chair of the Southeast Local Section of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
In his role with the AACC, Feldhammer will serve a one-year term as chair-elect, one year as chair and one year as past chair.
“This is an honor, not only for me, but also for my dedicated colleagues at UF Health,” Feldhammer said. “The AACC is continually working to improve health care through innovation, research and study, and UF Health is one of the country’s leaders in working towards that goal.”
The AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to health care.
The organization brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management and other areas of laboratory science.
Feldhammer, who began his chairmanship Jan. 1, will oversee the AACC’s Southeast Local Section, which serves members in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Point of Care Testing