Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACS, MLS(ASCP)cm, associate dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs and interim chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) 2019 Membership Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Membership Lifetime Achievement Award honors ASCP laboratory professional members who have demonstrated a commitment to the profession through their work, attitude, and ASCP involvement during the course of their careers.
“Receiving the award a source of motivation to push harder to achieve my goals and to continue to explore new ways to serve my profession and my community,” Dr. Aziz said. “Helping others and improving the lives of people around me has brought new meaning to my life. It’s the greatest reward.”
Throughout his career, Dr. Aziz has been interested in different aspects of medical laboratory science, higher education, and health informatics. He is an active member of national and international professional and scientific societies and organizations. He also founded ASCP’s Qatar Advisory Board and currently serves on the ASCP Choosing Wisely Advisory Board and the ASCP International Advisory Board. He is also a consultant for the ASCP Global Outreach Program and serves on the Development Board of ASCP’s Critical Values journal.
Dr. Aziz is a certified Green Belt Six Sigma. In addition to numerous international conference presentations and guest speaking engagements, he has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications. He was also awarded the 2019 Distinguished Author Award by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and was recognized as a TEDx speaker.
Dr. Aziz received his doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and has extensive international experience in higher education, consulting and advisory work. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists and of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia.