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Peggy Mann Named 2008 POCT Coordinator of the Year by the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division


This award is funded by Lifescan, Inc. and includes a cash award and funds to support attendance at the AACC Annual Meeting. The recipient, Peggy Mann, is from University of Texas Medical Branch. Congratulations on behalf of the Awards Committee.

Peggy Mann manages the POCT program within the Community Based Clinics at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She has worked at UTMB for 26 years, serving patients, physicians and nursing personnel. In addition to POCT, Peggy oversees phlebotomy and reference lab services, student training, and environment of care concerns. Peggy serves on five UTMB institutional committees related to safety management.

A co-founder of the Texas Gulfcoast POCC Group, Peggy continues to organize and facilitate meetings. Active in speaking and writing, her developmental use of UTMBís electronic medical record in POCT produced a Brown Bag lecture for AACC Annual Meeting.

Peggy is member-at-large of the CPOCT Division executive committee. Since 2004, she has enjoyed involvement in organizing the annual POC Forum, serving as 2007 co-chair. In October 2007 she developed, and now manages, a mentoring program in which new point-of-care coordinators are paired with experienced coordinators. 

During the last year, Peggy participated in document writing on two CLSI projects. She is an active volunteer outside of work and attends graduate-level classes at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she received her Masterís degree in science.  Her undergraduate degree was awarded with honors from the Pennsylvania State University.

This auspicious award, sponsored by the AACC CPOCT Division and funded by Lifescan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, includes an honorarium and an elegant trophy. The award will be presented on Tuesday, July 29th at the CPOCT Membership Mixer and Business Meeting, from 6:00-8:00pm.

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