Dr. Joseph P. Laurino, associate professor of chemistry, has been named
Clinical Scientist of the Year for 2004 by the Association of Clinical
Scientists. The annual award is presented to an individual who has made
“outstanding contributions” to the field of clinical science. He will receive
the award in May.
The Association of Clinical Scientists is comprised of anatomic and clinical
pathologists, clinical chemists, molecular biologists, microbiologists,
immunologists, and other doctoral scientists and physicians from North America.
The Association is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, a member of the Intersociety Pathology Council, and a sponsor of the
American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
Laurino earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Georgetown
University, and his doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry at the University
of Virginia. He conducted postgraduate work in biochemistry and pathology at the
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is chair of the
departments of chemistry and physics, is an associate director of the Honors
Program, and serves on the board of directors of a Florida-based biotechnology
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