AACC Booth Presentation: How Automation is Necessary to Achieve Six-Sigma Quality
Originally presented July 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, FACB
Scientific Director, Automation and Special Projects, ARUP Laboratories
Professor (Adjunct)of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Dr. Hawker is the scientific director of Automation and Special Projects for ARUP and an adjunct professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a past president of the Association of Clinical Scientists, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), and the Clinical Ligand Assay Society (CLAS). He received the John V. Bergen Award from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute in 2010, the NACB's Professor Alvin Dubin Award in 2005, and the Association for Laboratory Automation's Becton Dickinson Award in 2000. Dr. Hawker is the co-author of chapters on automation in the fifth edition of the Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics and the sixth edition of the Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Washington University, St. Louis.