- Catholic University, PhD, Clinical Laboratory Science, 2000
- Salisbury University, MEd, Science education, 1989
- Salisbury University, BS, Medical Technology, 1980
In the past few years I have focused on research projects that could be executed by students. Medical Lab Science students in the Honors Program in particular have embraced opportunities to study organism survival on various surface materials and the effects of specimen adulteration on drug testing. We've even been blessed to have some of it published.
I believe in the power of a good lecture with excellent visuals to deliver material quickly, but it has to be followed by opportunities to interact with the material intellectually either by group project or through laboratory analysis. When I can use multiple modes of delivering material, I am more able to hit on the variety of learning styles that students may have.
Albrittain, Emma, Bowen, Kyle and Davis, Diane L. (2016) "OneScreen"Drug Test Devices: Adulterant Effects and Untrained Subject Use. vol. 29. no. 1. pp. 9-15. Clinical Laboratory Science.
Davis, Diane L. (2016) Laboratory Safety: A Self Assessment Workbook, 2nd edition. pp. 304. American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Fall 2019MDTC 331 DIAGNOSTIC IMMUNOLOGY (Fall 2019)Basic biology and pathological disorders of the human system are reviewed. Presentation and performance of medical laboratory and techniques for clinical diagnosis utilizing immunochemical, molecular and automated techniques. Pre/Corequisite: MDTC 300 and admission to major or permission of instructor. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.MDTC 441 CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II (Fall 2019)Advanced clinical chemistry topics including immunochemistry, radioactivity, chromatography, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, quality control and method evaluation. Emphasis related to human endocrinology, gastric and muscle function, genetic defects, vitamin and lipid metabolism. Prerequisite: MDTC 341. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.Spring 2020MDTC 341 CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY I (Spring 2020)Clinical analytes assayed on a routine basis in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Normal physiology and change of analyte in disease are presented related to carbohydrate, protein and mineral metabolism, liver, cardiac and pancreatic function, enzymology, electrolyte and acid-base balance; blood gases; body fluid analysis; and evaluation of kidney function via chemical and microscopic methods. Prerequisite: MDTC 300 and 331 or permission of instructor. Four hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.MDTC 413 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY (Spring 2020)Advanced study of diagnostic immunology in a clinical setting under the supervision of registered laboratory scientists. Students apply knowledge of prerequisite coursework to problems of instrumentation, quality assurance and significance of normal and abnormal results. Prerequisites: MDTC 331, 411 and consent of instructor. Five hours lecture, 35 hours laboratory per week.MDTC 442 AUTOMATED CLINICAL CHEMIST (Spring 2020)Advanced study of clinical chemistry and computer operations in a clinical setting under the supervision of registered laboratory scientists. Students apply knowledge from prerequisite courses to the operation of automated and manual equipment, troubleshooting, assessment of normal and abnormal values as related to routine analyte pathology, assurance of accuracy and precision of laboratory data. Prerequisites: MDTC 341, 441. Five hours lecture, 35 hours laboratory per week.MDTC 443 SPECIAL CLINICAL CHEMISTRY (Spring 2020)Advanced instruction and laboratory experience in specialized clinical chemistry. Lecture and laboratory conducted in a clinical laboratory under the supervision of registered laboratory scientists. Students apply knowledge of prerequisite coursework to the daily operation of the clinical laboratory to include operation of automated and manual equipment, troubleshooting, assessment of normal and abnormal laboratory data as related to pathology for analytes measured on a non-routine basis. Study of specialized procedures involving endocrinology and therapeutic drug monitoring. Prerequisites: MDTC 341, 441. Five hours lecture, 35 hours laboratory per week.MDTC 461 ORGANIZ & MANAG OF LAB (Spring 2020)Lecture and practical applications of theories of management and administration to the organization of the clinical laboratory. A unit on education including educational theory, adult education and continuing education. Students prepare written reports on projects concerning these topics throughout the course. Topics include medicolegal issues, impacts of federal regulations on health care, and budget and finance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Two hours lecture.Fall 2020MDTC 331 DIAGNOSTIC IMMUNOLOGY (Fall 2020)Basic biology and pathological disorders of the human system are reviewed. Presentation and performance of medical laboratory and techniques for clinical diagnosis utilizing immunochemical, molecular and automated techniques. Pre/Corequisite: MDTC 300 and admission to major or permission of instructor. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.
- Awards/HonorsSalisbury University Distinguished Faculty AwardPresented by Salisbury University
Faculty Appreciation AwardPresented by Salisbury University Alumni Association
2016 ASCLS Scientific Research AwardPresented by American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science
- Professional MembershipsAmerican Society of Clinical Pathology
American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science
American Association of Clinical Chemistry
- Licensures and CertificationsMedical Laboratory Scientist, American Society of Clinical PathologyCertification for general practice in US medical laboratories
Specialist in Chemistry, American Society of Clinical PathologyCredential for specialized practice and knowledge in clinical chemistry
Specialist in Laboratory Safety, American Society of Clinical Pathologycredential for specialized practice in implementation of laboratory safety protocols
- Grants and Sponsored ResearchASCP Program Directors Grant, American Society of Clinical Pathology
Health Professions Shortage Incentive Grant, MHEC
- PresentationsBeyond the "Teach Out Plan": Planning for Continuity of BusinessFebruary, 22 2018ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, Houston, TXDescription of strategies to handle the unexpected- sudden faculty illness, unexpected resignations, loss of electronic resources, etc. "Teach out plans" are for program closure. Continuing the business of education in the face of adversity also takes planning.
“Safety 101: Back To Basics”August, 10 2018Johns Hopkins Hospital. Invited presentation.,
- Service Activities and Community Relations
My most recent big commitment has been to the biennial Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy dental clinic, and I've really enjoyed working alongside students. I've also been involved in lots of activities with medical laboratory professional organizations.
- External Collaboration Highlights
I have many years of service to the American Society of Clinical Pathology Chemistry Examination Committee and currently serve on the ASCP Lab Safety Examination Committee.
- Press Releases
SU Alumni Association Presents Faculty Appreciation Awards
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Davis Named Outstanding First-Year Advocate Semi-Finalist
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Bardzell, Davis, Rankin and Waters Named Distinguished Faculty
Friday, December 07, 2001