Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB, the scientific director for PAML, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). An international medical society with over 50,000 members, AACC is dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine. Since 1948, the AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation.

Dr. Wiley has been a long-time, active member of AACC at both the local and national level. She has served a term as chair of the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, has been a member of the editorial board for Lab Tests Online for five years, and serves as the Pacific Northwest Section’s delegate in AACC’s House of Delegates. She will be serving a three-year term on the board.

As scientific director for PAML, Dr. Wiley oversees all aspects of PAML’s research and development program, while also working with a team to evaluate and deploy new tests, technologies, and instrumentation. “It is an honor to be elected to this position,” said Dr. Wiley. “I look forward to working with the 10 members of the AACC Board of Directors. This is a challenging time to be working in healthcare and laboratory medicine.  I look forward to working with the other board members to help AACC continue to adapt to the dynamic healthcare field.”

Dr. Wiley earned a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 1999. From 1999 to 2001, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Chemistry at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She is board certified by ABCC and a Fellow of the NACB. She was the head of Clinical Chemistry, Division of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Marshfield Clinic (Marshfield, WI) from August 2001 through March 2009. Prior to joining PAML in July 2013, Dr. Wiley was the co-director of Chemistry and Immunology and point-of-care testing at Providence Health and Services, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital.