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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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