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David L. Stalling, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Stalling has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of chemistry

    LENEXA, KS, December 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David L. Stalling, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Stalling celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Stalling retired in 2019 after 50 years of practice experience. Concluding his career as a senior scientist for Innara Health Inc., a health care company based in Olathe, Kansas, it was formerly known as KC BioMedix Inc., which he originally founded in 2006. Distinguishing himself as a leader among his peers, he is the former co-founder, secretary, board director and senior vice president of research and development for ABC Laboratories Inc. in Columbia, Missouri. As the senior vice president, he notably led the development of sample preparation technology and technology transfer for nearly a decade. Dr. Stalling also enjoyed a distinguished position with Columbia National Fisheries Containment Research Center in Columbia as the chief chemist from 1968 to 1985, and as a senior scientist until 1989. There he developed automated sample processing methodology for pesticide and PCB residues in environmental samples. He collaborated with Professor Christoffer Rappe, University of Umeå, Sweden and Dr. Hans-Rudolph Buser, Swiss Federal Research Station for Horticulture, CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland to develop methods for the analysis of highly toxic chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and -dibenzofurans (TCDD and PCDFs). This methodology was presented to the International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (Dioxin Conference) first held in Rome, Italy1980. This methodology served to facilitate dioxin analysis in numerous laboratories around the world.

Influential in the field, Dr. Stalling was a founding member of the Consortium on Automated Analytical Laboratory Systems (CAALS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Established in 1901, the Institute is now a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is counted among the U.S.'s oldest physical sci-ence laboratories. As an extension of his career, Dr. Stalling has also been a member of several industry-related organizations, including the American Chemical Society, the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Chemometrics Society. He is also aligned as a member of the KC Woodturners, which is a nonprofit chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

An accomplished scientist, Dr. Stalling's most notable work has included: study of adsorption of planar organic compounds on fine activated carbon as a means of their enrichment from sample extracts; supercritical CO2; and, new chromatographic processes. Over the years, he has greatly influenced numerous analytical chemistry professionals by developing a procedure that separates large molecules from small molecules that led to automation of contaminant enrichment and automation. Dr. Stalling's years of research has also resulted in 18 U.S. and foreign patents for chemical, automation, medical devices, and chromatography materials. Most recently, the development the NTtrainer System® for brain entrainment of suck, swallow and breath function in premature infants leading to their reduced NICU stay and faster full oral feeding. Additionally, he has disseminated his research findings by contributing over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Apart from his paid positions, Dr. Stalling often volunteered his time and services to local organizations including service as a longstanding member of Cosmopolitan International, a service organization, from 1967 to 1998. Established in 1918, this chartered, nonprofit civic service organization supports efforts aimed toward preventing and finding a cure for diabetes.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Stalling received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry at Missouri Valley College in 1962. He was subsequently accepted to the University of Missouri, where he completed both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1964 and 1967, respectively. Dr. Stalling received a predoctoral NASA fellowship in 1965 that led to a new method for the rapid analysis of amino acids. This method served as the stimulus to establish Analytical BioChemistry Laboratories (ABC Labs), Columbia, MO. He was a member of the NASA Ames Consortium for Organic Analysis of Apollo 11 Lunar Return Samples in 1970. He received a medal for career contributions from the Department of the Interior in 1989 and was the recipient of the Alumni Faculty Award from the University of Missouri in 1974. Later, he received Missouri Valley College's Outstanding Alumni Award in 2004.

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