The journal Clinical Laboratory Science has recognized faculty from Doisy College of Health's Science's department of clinical laboratory science for their productivity in conducting research. The publication ranked the program in the top 15 among 93 programs for research productivity of faculty.
The ranking reflects the department's ongoing commitment to scholarship, which is a core value, said Mary Lou Vehige, chair of the department.
"It is a testament to the dedication, vision, long hours and efforts of the department faculty and staff. As a team, innumerable hours have been spent on research and projects, refining manuscripts, preparing posters and presentations and mentoring undergraduates in research," Vehige said.
"The culture of inquiry, creative thought processes, and the dissemination of new knowledge has been a continuous evolutionary path since the inception of the clinical laboratory science program in 1929...a path initiated by the first chair, Sister Mary Dolorosa Pope, who was visionary in incorporating research as a core competency in the undergraduate program. The faculty remain true to this early vision as they expand their own scholarship while promoting the development of research competencies in each student."