Biomedical Imaging; Imaging In Vivo; Molecular Imaging Techniques; Nuclear Medicine
I have served as an instructor in the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and presently in the Pathology and Anatomical Science Department for over 25 years. I bring to my role the many years of experience I gained teaching students while simultaneously working as a nuclear medicine technologist in a variety of clinical settings, from large university hospitals to private offices.
I have been a member of clinical trials teams, contributing my expertise in molecular imaging technology alongside other health care providers. My expertise includes electronic dual- and triple-head detectors, nuclear cardiology, positron imaging and monoclonal imaging for specialized tumor detection. Balancing the demands of diagnostic imaging, patient care and management and clinical competencies has enriched my capacity to instruct students as emerging technologists.
I lecture and serve as lab instructor for the undergraduate human anatomy course ( PAS 313) . The classroom and lab allow me to bring my clinical experience to bear in teaching students about the relevance of lifestyle, fitness and nutrition in precipitating anatomical and physiologic changes which alter wellness and promulgate disease. I also teach in the Department of Nuclear Medicine to the Nuclear Medicine Technology majors. Courses in Radionuclide Therapy and a three semester sequence of InVivo I , II & III Studies which delves into the pathophysiology of radiopharmaceuticals, Patient Care and Management (NMD 340) and the Clinical Conference course I & II for senior students are a component of my contribution. I also enjoy being on the Admissions Committee that screens new applicants to the department.
Challenging, demanding and rewarding careers in health care continue to expand. I enjoy my role in advancing the knowledge base and personal development of each student I teach and mentor.