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Gerald J. Kost, PhD, MS, FAACC Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

His career total of published creative works exceeds 800.

    DAVIS, CA, February 27, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Kost studied Engineering at Stanford University and in Venezuela, then received the Master's degree in Engineering-Economic Systems (EEP) from Stanford prior to entering the Medical Scientist MD-PhD program at the University of California. He received his PhD in Bioengineering (NIH Traineeship) from UC San Diego and his MD from UC San Francisco in a Medical Scientist program. He was elected to Mu Alpha Theta (mathematics), Phi Kappa Phi (scholarship), and Sigma Xi (science) honor societies.

His clinical residency comprised Internal Medicine/Neurology at UCLA and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is boarded in Clinical Pathology (ABP), was elected to the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB, AACC Academy), served on its Board of Directors, and is licensed to practice medicine in California. For over three decades, he was Director of POCT/Clinical Chemistry for UC Davis Health. In 1995, he founded the POCT-CTRTM, and in 2016, the POC Institute. He held an Edward A. Dickson Endowed Emeritus Professor Award in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine.

A Founding Father of the medical field known as point-of-care testing (POCT), he has invented numerous additional signature concepts, including therapeutic turnaround time, the hybrid laboratory, the spatial care pathTM, and point-of-care culture. POCT is diagnostic testing at or near the site of care. By helping to implement POCT worldwide, he has moved rapid diagnostics and evidence-based treatment directly to points of need in the home, primary care, ambulances, emergency rooms, critical care units, and hospitals. Now ubiquitous, POCT is helping to stop epidemic outbreaks and to facilitate disaster preparedness, thereby improving medical and economic outcomes.

Dr. Kost's seminal books codified the fundamental principles for this new field--Handbook of Clinical Automation, Robotics, and Optimization (Wiley); Principles and Practice of Point-of-Care Testing (LWW); and Global Point of Care: Strategies for Disasters, Emergencies, and Public Health Resilience (AACC Press-Elsevier). He was a founding editorial board member of the journal, Point of Care, and serves on several other editorial boards. His recent chapters in A Practical Guide to Global Point-of-Care Testing (CSIRO, Australia) address the rapid detection of Ebola virus disease and other highly infectious threats and disaster resilience. He has received over 200 honors, awards, grants, speaking invitations, keynotes, and leadership positions worldwide and has been highlighted in approximately 20 Who's Who editions. His career total of published creative works exceeds 800.

While a Fulbright Scholar (2003-04) in demography/medicine/economics at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, he helped implement POCT throughout the ASEAN member states, as well as India, Japan, South Korea, and China. He was Principal Investigator/Director of the UC Davis POC Technologies Center (2007-14) funded by the NIBIB at NIH. In 2015 and 2016, he received Outstanding Speaker Awards from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and in 2016, the AACC (NorCal) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry through Science and Technology recognizing "outstanding work in POCT, including recent work with Ebola testing and disaster readiness." He contributes to NIH, National Academy of Sciences, and U.S. GAO expert panels.

His recent global outreach encompasses Affiliate Faculty at Chulalongkorn University and Visiting Professor at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in Bangkok; invited keynoter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; educational tours in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hanoi); an International Symposium he organized at Hue University; presentations in Munich, Germany; and several contributions to WorldLab 2017, South Africa, as an inaugural member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine POCT Task Force. He is President and CEO of Knowledge OptimizationTM in Davis, California. An avid trumpet player, he performed recently in Carnegie Hall, New York City.

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