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Becky is a well-rounded Pathology Professional with over 25 years’ experience in the field of Clinical Histology. She began a career in Technical Support with a specialty in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) in 1995 and continued with 3 companies where I finished as Technical Support Manager for the US market. In 2005 she was recruited to "revamp" a clinical IHC lab at a larger hospital system in the Chicago area. She enjoyed this part of her career especially, since she could spend time teaching students.

Specialties:

On site and phone Customer Care with emphasis on Technical Support for all applications in the field of Immunohistochemistry (IHC). Becky has a talent for listening to client's needs and delivering more than they expect.

 In her own words:

“I have had some wonderful teachers in my career, and I am thankful to pass along their knowledge and wisdom.”

 “I love working with Seeds of Innovation Technologies where I can provide customers with strong knowledgeable technical support and most importantly, take on a role as a Representative who is equipped to listen and actively assist and address customers' needs.”

Process Improvement Assistance:

Lean Six Sigma influenced New Lab implementation. Validation process. Laboratory Manuals. IHC Consultant.
 
Background -

Professional Summary

ASCP/QIHC certified Histotechnician, Laboratory Generalist, and Pathology industry consultant with extensive experience in new equipment delivery and IHC/ISH technical marketing support. Fostering professional relationships with Pathologists, Physicians, Researchers, Lab Managers, and Technical staff.

Relevant skills

·         Expertise with clinical anatomic pathology and immunohistochemistry and In-Situ Hybridization  applications.

·         Expert troubleshooting, instrument maintenance and repair.

·         Laboratory Start Up; New procedures, instrument introduction and validation.

·         Technical Marketing and Outreach Client Support

·         CAP Inspector

·         Seminar Presenter

Employment

·        July, 2011 - present Scott Glazer MD Dermatology Practice & Partner of Seeds of Innovation Technologies, Inc

 Manager, Private Dermatopathology Laboratory, Partner - Seeds of Innovation Technologies, Inc.

·         2005-April,27, 2012  NorthShore University Health System

      Technical Supervisor, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

·         2002-2005 Biocare Medical, LLC, Walnut Creek, CA

Technical Support Manager for US Field Representatives

·         1999-2002  Ventana Medical Systems, Tucson, AZ

Technical Marketing Representative, Midwest Region

·         1995-1999  Thermo-Shandon, Integrated MicroSystems,  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Product Specialist, Technical Support, Sales Specialist

·         1981 - 1995   Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Histology Technician, Deiner, Generalist Technician

·         1989-1994  University of Pittsburgh, Resuscitation Research Institute,  Pittsburgh, PA

Education

 

·         Thiel College, Greenville, PA.   Medical Technology Major  1978

·         Allegheny Valley School for Certified Laboratory Assistants Natrona Heights, PA

Certified Laboratory Assistant (ASCP) 1981

·         Citizens’ General Hospital, New Kensington, PA.

Certification - HT (ASCP) 1984. 

·         Miller Heiman Sales Training, 2001


Certifications

American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Histology Technician (ASCP)

Certified Laboratory Assistant (ASCP)

Specialist Qualification as QIHC (ASCP)

Professional memberships

American Society of Clinical Pathologists

National Society for Histotechnology

Illinois Society for Histotechnology past Board of Directors

areas of accomplishment

Influenced acquisition and supervised delivery of state of the art automated staining and processing equipment in histology and IHC labs – NorthShore

Responsible for validation of updated equipment and FDA sanctioned protocols for new antibody assays. – NorthShore, Biocare, Ventana.

Anatomic Pathology CAP (College of American Pathologists) Inspector - NorthShore

Developed Lean Six-Sigma based workflow for Histology and IHC labs – NorthShore

Developed accredited Histology Technician Training Program – NorthShore

Immunohistochemistry Supervisor /Assistant Pathology Manager– NorthShore 

Sales leader- consistent monthly and yearly quotas- Biocare

New Equipment and Reagent Launch Team Member – Biocare, Ventana

Histology Technician

             

Lecture and Poster Contributions

 

Novel Applications for Dual Chromogenic Antibody Expression- Wet Workshop.

Co-Presented at National Society for Histotechnology Annual Conference, September 2003.  Also presented solo at Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois State Histotechnology Meetings, Spring, 2004.

 

Applying a Breast Prognostic Marker Validation Process in Your Clinical Laboratory.

Presented at Illinois Society of Histotechnology Spring Meeting.  May 13, 2011

 

Choudhry IA, Du H, Lannert KW, Orr RK, Liptay MJ, Hensing TA, Pins MR, Sturgis CD: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A and Tissue Factor in Distal Esophageal Adenocarcinomas and Precursors: An IHC Tissue Microarray Analysis. [Abstract 477] United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 11-17, 2006. Accepted for poster presentation.


Kubba LA, Do T, Woodruff TK, Lannert KW, Orr R, Du H, Klatzco LW, Rodriguez G, Sturgis CD: High Throughput Tissue Microarray for Analysis of Slug and E-cadherin in Ovarian Serous Neoplasia. [Abstract 855] United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 11-17, 2006. Accepted for poster presentation.


Sullivan ME, Orr RK, Watkin WG: Serrated Colorectal Polyps: Morphology and Expression of Mismatch Repair Gene Proteins and P504S. Mod Pathol 2006; 19 (1 Suppl):121A [Abstract 549]. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 11-17, 2006. Accepted for poster presentation.


Choudhry I, Liu Y, Meyer RFE, Du H, Orr RK, Lannert KW, Sturgis CD: Increasing MCM2/TOP2A (ProExC) Expression across the Spectrum of Barrett’s Esophagus to High Grade Glandular Dysplasia to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma to Regional Lymph Node Metastasis: An IHC Tissue Microarray Study. [Abstract 494] United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 24-30, 2007. Accepted for poster presentation.


Cham EM, Victor TA, Lannert KW, Orr RK, Share SM, Pereira TC, Lakiza O, Laskin WB, Iannaccone PM, Sturgis CD: P16 expression in primary, recurrent, and metastatic Merkel cell carcinomas: A tissue microarray analysis demonstrating upregulation. [Abstract] United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 1-7, 2008. Accepted for poster presentation.


Chiselite MD, Deal NM, Check IJ, Share SM, Pereira TC, Coon JS, Hensing TA, Orr RK, Lannert KW, Liptay MJ, Howington JA, Sturgis CD: Bcl-2 Expression in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: A Tissue Microarray Study. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 1-7, 2008. Accepted for poster presentation.


Witt BL, Watkin WG, Orr RK, Du H: The Effect of Mitosis Marker Phospho-Histone H3 (Ser10) on the Grading of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 1-7, 2008. Accepted for poster presentation.


Cham EM, Victor TA, Orr R, Morgan M, Lannert KW, Share SM, Pereira TC, Laskin WB, Sturgis CD: Rb is hyperphosphorylated in most Merkel cell carcinomas. Mod Pathol 2009; 22(1 Suppl):101A [Abstract 443]. 98th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Boston, Massachusetts, March 7-13, 2009. Accepted for poster presentation.


Recipient, Stowell-Orbison Award


Turner G, Morgan MJ, Orr RK, Eldibany M: A characterization of angiogenesis and VEGF expression in gastric MALT lymphoma, chronic gastritis, and normal stomach. Mod Pathol 2009; 22(1 Suppl):288A [Abstract 1395]. 98th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Boston, MA, March 7-13, 2009. Accepted for poster presentation.


Kelley C, Orr R, Goldschmidt R: Silver in situ hybridization and p57 immunohistochemistry are useful adjunctive studies in the diagnosis and differentiation of molar pregnancy and hydrophic abortion. Am J Clin Pathol 2010; 134(4):675. 2010 American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 27-31, 2010. Accepted for poster presentation.


Patel N, Orr R, Goldschmidt R, Watkin W, Nowak J: Large bore tissue arrays in HER2 testing: A new method of quality assurance. CAP ’11 – The Pathologists’ Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, September 11-14, 2011. Accepted for poster presentation.

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