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Dr. Rodney E. Rohde

PhD., MS, SV, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM

Associate Dean for Research, CHP &

Chair & Professor

Clinical Laboratory Science

Phone: (512)-245-2562  Fax: 245-7860

rrohde@txstate.edu

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THE HIDDEN PROFESSION THAT SAVES LIVES!

SO, EXACTLY WHAT IS A CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST (CLS)?

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Rabies detection by PCR & nested PCR

Mailing Address 

Texas State University

College of Health Professions 

Clinical Laboratory Science/HPB 363, Dean's Office/HPB 201H

601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

Driving Directions to the CLS Department

MRSA on special media.



COURSES TAUGHT:

Austin Community College (ACC)

BIO 2420    Intro to Microbiology

BIO 1308    Biology Fundamentals

Texas State University / San Marcos

BIO 2400    Microbiology

BIO 2440    Principles of Microbiology

CLS 3324    Diagnostic Immunology

CLS 4341    Molecular Diagnostics (Prepared course)

CLS 4440    Clinical Microbiology I

                 

CLS 4340    Clinical Microbiology II

CLS 4361    Clinical Research

CLS 4321    Directed Study in CLS

CLS 4326    Medical Parasitology

CLS 4227    Intro to Clinical Practice

CLS 4464    Clinical Practical Review

CLS 4341/5341      Molecular Diagnostics (Prepared course)

CLS 4342/5342    Clinical Diagnosis of Emerging Infectious Diseases  (Prepared course, Deleted)

CLS 4343/5343    Bioterrorism, A Clinical and Laboratory Perspective (Prepared course, Deleted)


EDUCATION:

Ph.D.   Texas State University - San Marcos, August 2010 School of Education - Adult Professional Community Education. Dissertation Topic: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation.

M.S.    Texas State University - San Marcos, 1992.  Department of Biology.  Major in Biology.  Thesis topic:  Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis.

B.S.    Southwest Texas State University, 1990.  Department of Biology.  Major in microbiology.


EXPERIENCE (TEACHING AND RELATED):

September 1, 2013 - Present
Chair & Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

June 1, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2006 - Present
Clinical Assistant Professor-joint appointment (invited, non-salary), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Laboratory Sciences & Primary Care, Clinical Laboratory Science Program

September 2008 - August 2013
Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (>promoted)

January 2002 – August 2008

Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science Department, Texas State University (>Tenured & promoted)

<>2002 - Present
Graduate Faculty (Biology), Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas <>

January 1995 – Present

 Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
 *Creation and maintenance of teaching website:  www.austincc.edu/rohde <>

September 1997 – January 2002

Molecular Epidemiologist III (upgraded from Epi. II), Zoonosis Control Division, Texas Dept. of State Health
Services (DSHS, formerly TDH), Austin, Texas <>

January 2000 – January 2002

Microbiology Instructor, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

<>September 1994 –September 1997
Microbiologist IV, Zoonosis Control Division and Rabies-Arbovirus Section, DSHS Laboratory, Austin, Texas <>

June 1994 – September 1994

Microbiologist II, Virus Isolation Section, DSHS, Austin, Texas <>

February 1993 – June 1994

Microbiologist II,  Newborn Screening Section (thyroid and congenital adrenal hyperplasia abnormalities), DSHS , Austin, Texas <>

July 1992 – February 1993

Microbiologist I, Newborn Screening Section (hemoglobinopathy detection), DSHS, Austin, Texas <>

January 1990 – May 1992

Graduate Laboratory Instructor, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas <>

May 1989 – August 1989

Research Assistant (Summer Internship), University of Texas M.D. Anderson System Cancer Center-Science Park, Smithville, Texas <>

May 1988 – August 1988

Undergraduate Intern, University of Texas M.D. Anderson System Cancer Center-Science Park, Smithville, Texas

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & CERTIFICATION

Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV)      American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology         American Society of Virology       Texas Clinical Laboratory Society
United States Animal Health Association
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Certification

SM, Specialist in Microbiology, 2008. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Annual renewal
MB, Molecular Biologist,  2007. ASCP, Annual renewal
SV, Specialist in Virology, 1998. ASCP, Annual renewal


HONORS, AWARDS, ETC.


UNIVERSITY, PROFESSIONAL, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

ORGANIZATION

 Honorary:

Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, ASCLS National Honor (Research, Teaching, & Service to profession)
Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional:

Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS)
Texas State University Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (SCLS)
    Faculty Advisor & consultant
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Who’s Who among Healthcare Professionals
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP)
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV)
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
    Specialist in Microbiology (SM) certification (2008)
Molecular Pathologist (MP) certification (2007)
Specialist in Virology (SV) certification (1998)
Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
American Society of Virology (ASV)
Texas State University Microbiology Society
    Faculty consultant
United States Animal Health Association
    Member of Rabies and Public Health Subcommittee
American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (ASCLS)
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (TACLS)
 
SERVICE

University:

Texas State University Bobcat Bond Program: 2013 – Present
    Mentor of undergraduate students

Texas State University Representative to Bio Corridor Alliance: 2012 – Present
Request by Billy C. Covington, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations to represent (http://www.texasbiocorridor.org); Alliance composed of Biotechnology companies on I35 corridor

Texas State University Council on Funded Research (CFR), 2011 – Present
    Appointment for oversight of research related matters as CHP Associate Dean of Research; Honors College representative

Texas State University Research Design and Analysis (RDA) Group, 2010 – Present
    Invitation from Larry R. Price, PhD (Director of Faculty Research) & Gail Ryser, PhD (Testing, Research-Support, and Evaluation Center); Group charged with enhancing the quality as well as the quantity of the research productivity of faculty

Invited by Dr. Galloway, Director – University Honors Program committee, 2009 – Present

Invited workshop speaker – Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Texas State new tenure track faculty (per Dr. Nathan Bond / Dr. Beth Wuest), Tips on Preparing Documenation for Tenure and Promotion Review, LBJSC 3-15.1, 2008 - Present

Texas State Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): 2008 – Present
    Invitation from Dr. Covington; Committee charged with implementing a Biosafety policy that is compliant with NIH

Invited Faculty Panel Member, Sponsor of Panel-Texas State Faculty Advancement (Dr. Jerry Farr) and OSP (Carolyn Pate), Panel Topic “Grants and Contracts”, Aquarena Springs, December 10, 2004

Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship (CFF): October 2004-Present

Texas State Service-Learning Team , 2003-Present

    Invitation from Dr. Oren Renick (Chair of Service-Learning Team) to join group

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): 2002-2014
    Ex officio, Interim Chair
as needed, Reviewer of IACUC protocols for approval of animal care/use with respect to teaching and research;    Vivarium subcommittee
    Inspector of animal facilities at Texas State University and related sites (Freeman Ranch, Aquarena Center, Stock Center, Biology Dept., etc.)

Faculty Senate Liaison Representative from CLS Program: 2007 – 2013

Search Committee for Assistant Director of Faculty Development: Fall, 2012
    Invited to review applications and participate in interview panel by Dr. Beth Wuest

Invited Keynote Speaker, Texas State University Alpha Lamda Delta National Honor Society Chapter, LBJSC Ballroom, April 6, 2008

College:

College of Health Prof. Strategic Planning Committee: 2013 – Present
    To monitor progress of the College, departments and programs toward accomplishment
    of goals in the Strategic Plan.  To prepare yearly assessment of progress, as well as assist in periodic updates.

Texas State University College of Health Professions Personnel Committee: 2009 – 2013
    “Reviewer” of Tenure Track faculty evaluations for CLS, HIM, & RTT units
    Chair, CLS PC, 2013 - Present

Texas State University – San Marcos College of Health Review Group: 2009 – Present

Texas State University College of Health Professions Research Enhancement (CREC) Grant Committee: 2006 - Present
    Reviewer, 2006 – 2007; Chair, 2008 – 2011; ; Ex-officio, 2011 – Present

Texas State University College of Health Professions Faculty Development and Advancement Committee: 2004 – Present   
    Advise and assist the College with a comprehensive faculty development program, review/recommendations for
    Tenure/Promotion (revised College PPS, 2006),  Reappointment, and Annual Evaluation;  Develop a process to
     encourage a culture of collaborative research

Texas State University College of Health Prof. Faculty/Student Research Forum Committee: 2002 – Present
    Chair: 2004 – 2006, Past Chair: 2006 - Present
    To direct the planning and arrangements for the College of Health Professions annual Research Forum, including
     reviewing of abstracts, scheduling, and post-forum recognition of presenters. Commencement for Texas State University College of Health Professions, August, 2002 – present (annually)

Texas State University CHP Faculty Excellence Awards: 2009 – 2014

Texas State University College of Health Professions Budget Committee: 2007 – 2013

Texas State University College of Health Professions Curriculum Committee: 2009 – 2012

CHP Research Coordinator Search Committee: Summer 2013 & Summer 2014

HIM Search Committee for HIM Chair: Fall, 2012 – Spring, 2013
    National search to replace HIM Chair (appointment by Dean Welborn)

Texas State Scholars Weekend: February 6, 2004 (Orientation meeting); February 13, 2004 (Scholar interviews)
    Interviewer of Scholar candidates

Department:

Bobcat Days, LJBSC, 2002 - Present

Orientation/Advsing sessions for new and transfers,  Texas State University CLS majors: Summer 2003 - Present

Faculty committee to interview students for acceptance into Texas State University-CLS program: Spring, 2002 – Present (annually)

NAACLS Accreditation Review, 2005, 2012

Texas State University Academic Review of CLS Program, Self-Study Review, 2005, 2011-12

CLS Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

CLS TT Assistant Professor Faculty Search Committee, November 2007 – 2008

ACC Biotechnology Internship Sponsor: Summer 2003
     Supervisor of Hays ISD student, Valerie Duran, at Texas State-CLS during June 16 – July 14

Founder/Chair, Introduced Joint Texas State University-ACC Exploratory Group for Biotechnology: 2002 – 2005
    Ongoing effort to establish articulation agreement between Texas State University-CLS Department and ACC Biotechnology Program

Community and Professional:


ASCLS Abstract and Proposal Review Committee (APRC): 2014 – Present

Submit, review, and rank proposals for Annual ASCLS conference; Review poster abstracts for annual meeting


PerfectCLEAN (UMF Corp.), Invited Subject Matter Expert on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): 2014 - Present

Vestagen, Invited Subject Matter Expert on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): 2014 - Present

Orion Research & Management Services, Invited Advisory Board: 2013 - Present

International Journal of Infectious Diseases & Infection, Genetics and Evolution (Elsevier journals), Invited Reviewer: 2013 - Present

Cleanint http://cleanint.com/advisory-board/  Advisory Board, 2013 – Present
    Consultation on issues and product development for “microbially clean” work environments; Cleanint develops innovative products that help people lead cleaner, healthier lives.
    Invited as Subject Matter Expert on HAIs & MRSA

Clinical Laboratory Science, Invited Reviewer: 2013 – Present

ASCLS Consulting Editor: 2012 – Present
    Invited by premier Clinical Laboratory Science professional journal (Clin Lab Sci); consultant on expert areas (MRSA/HAIs, qualitative research, adult learning, clin. microbiology)

TACLS President, 2015 - 2017; President Elect, 2013 - 2015; Board Member, 2012 - 2013

ASCLS Education & Research “Kleiner Award Committee,” 2012
    Judge to award best Clinical Laboratory Science journal manuscript from 2011

Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products, Healthcare Environmental Disinfection Advisory Board, 2011 – 2013
    Consultation on critical issues and current standards in the prevention of HAIs and different approaches to environmental disinfection of pathogens, including automated area disinfection technologies
    Invited as Subject Matter Expert on HAIs (MRSA)

TACLS Conference Organizing Committee for 2011 State Conference (April 6-9, 2011)
    Microbiology Program Chair, Vendors, Assistant to Organizing Chair (Dave Falleur) & Student Bowl Judge

Organizing Committee, Texas DSHS-Zoonosis Control Division Annual Diseases in Nature Conference: 2002 - Present
    Subcommittee to acquire presenters, abstract review, and general organization of meeting

ASCLS Continuing Education Advisory Council – Microbiology member, 2010 – 2013
    National conference abstract review & organization; Platform Moderator

DSHS Statewide Healthcare-Associated Infections committee, 2009 – Present
   
ASCLS Representative to the new NAACLS Research Committee, 2009 – Present
    Enhance awareness of the need for research by our profession

ASCLS Educational Scientific Assembly (ESA) Committee, 2009 – Present
    ESA subcommittee on Educational Programs and Initiatives (CEPI)

ASCLS Microbiology Scientific Assembly Committee, 2006 – Present
    Vice Chair, 2011-12; Chair, 2013 - 2015

Elected National Delegate from TX for National Meeting (ASCLS): 2006 – Present

TACLS Student Bowl Judge (microbiology content) & Poster Judge, TACLS State Conference, El Paso, TX, March 26-28, 2009

TACLS Conference Organizing Committee for 2008 State Conference (April 2-5, 2008)
    Microbiology Program Chair, Vendors, Assistant to Organizing Chair (Dave Falleur) & Student Bowl Judge

Member, Hays County Student Health Advisory Council Nutrition & Health Committee, 2006 – Present

Member, College of Education Doctoral Student Organization (COEDSO), 2006 - 2010

Moderator for General Sessions, Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, San Antonio, TX,  March 29 – April 1, 2006

ACC Instructional Review Self Study Committee, Fall 2005 – Present

MRSA Correctional Facility Workgroup, Fall, 2004 – Present
    Workgroup is composed of TX DSHS - IDEAS, Travis County Correctional System, UTMB Galveston,
    Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, and Bureau of Prisons.  A collaborative effort is being made to address the
    problems of MRSA infections in the Texas prison systems via laboratory (Rohde contract/grant with DSHS)
    and epidemiology models.

Student Bowl Judge/Timer, Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Corpus Christi, TX,  2005 - Present

Member, Austin Community College Biotechnology Advisory Board: 2004 - present

Texas Association Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Organizer: 2002 – 2003
     Subcommittee to acquire speakers in specialty subject area of microbiology
     Moderator for scientific sessions 

Member, Bethany Lutheran Church Diaconate Ministry Team: 2004 – Present

Member, DSHS Oral Rabies Vaccination Program: 1994 – present
    Ground crew, airplane navigator, and computer support (GIS, GPS) for the aerial distribution
    of recombinant rabies vaccine to immunize wildlife in Texas (coyote, fox, etc.)

Member, ACC Biology Eligibility Committee: 2001 – present
    Adjunct representative: Evaluate eligibility for current and new faculty to teach courses, evaluate annual
    portfolios of faculty

Member, ACC Biology Task Force: 2002 – present
    Adjunct representative: Establish instructional objectives of each course, select texts/resources, establish
    and evaluate effectiveness measures, ensure consistency in instruction across district, and address instructional
     issues of the faculty.

Member, DSHS Rapid Response Team: 1996 – 2002
     Surveillance of zoonotic outbreaks (hantavirus, plague, arbovirus, etc.) in TX



SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Rohde, R.E. 11 Pointers for College Success from a Professor (and Dad). December 3, 2014. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/11-pointers-for-college-success-from-a-professor-and-dad

Griffith, James T. and Rohde, R.E. Ebola: Implications for the Clinical Laboratory. December 2014; Clin Lab Sci :1-6. See: http://www.ascls.org/images/publications/journals/Ebola_virus_manuscript.pdf


Coulter, L.B., McLean, R.J.C., Rohde, R.E., and Aron, G.M. Effect of Bacteriophage Infection in Combination with Tobramycin on the Emergence of Resistance in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms. Viruses 2014, 6(10), 3778-3786; doi:10.3390/v6103778

Rohde, R.E. A Secret Weapon for Preventing HAIs: A scientist’s message to hospitals trying to rid themselves of healthcare-associated infections. Elsevier Connect, July 15, 2014. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/a-secret-weapon-for-preventing-hais

Rohde, R.E. and Regan, Julie. MRSA: Science and the Law. Advance 2014;23(3):30-33. http://laboratory-manager.advanceweb.com/sharedResources/EBook/2014/March/AL031014/index.html#/32/

Rohde, R.E. The Hidden Profession that Saves Lives - Medical Laboratory Science (also called Clinical Laboratory Science) is one of the most under-recognized health professions – with excellent job prospects. Elsevier Connect, February 11, 2014. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/the-hidden-profession-that-saves-lives

Rohde, R.E., Patterson, T., Covington, B., Redwine, G., Vásquez, B., & Carranco, E., Staphylococcus, not MRSA?  A Final Report of Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):21-31.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. Molecular Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Diverse and Dynamic Landscape. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):40-42.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. More than just a test result: Molecular screening of Human Papilloma Virus for contemporary management of cervical cancer risk. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):43-46.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. Epidemiological and clinical rationale for Mycoplasma genitalium testing.  R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):47-52.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. Trichomonas vaginalis: Common, curable and in the diagnostic spotlight. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):53-56.

Rohde, R.E. Ten Tips to Finishing your PhD Faster. Elsevier Connect, 2013 http://www.elsevier.com/connect/10-tips-to-finishing-your-phd-faster
    *Elsevier Connect articles are featured in our lead story today, “Top 10 stories of 2013”: http://www.elsevier.com/connect. Here is a direct link: http://www.elsevier.com/connect/top-10-stories-of-2013

Bonny Mayes, MA; Pamela J. Wilson, MEd; Ernest H. Oertli, DVM, PhD, DACVPM; Patrick R. Hunt, BS; Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS. Epidemiology of rabies in bats in Texas, 2001-2010. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013;243:1129–1137.

Rohde, R.E. October 2012. What the Education and Research Fund can do for YOU! ASCLS Today 26(9), p.6, 15.

Garcia, S.A., McKenzie, J.F., Patterson, T & Rohde, R.E.  Snapshot Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococci, including MRSA, in a Student Athletic Facility: An Undergraduate Research Project. Clin Lab Sci 2012;25(3):156-164.
    *2nd faculty-CLS undergrad publication at Texas State
    *Project organization & design overseen by R.E. Rohde

Rohde, R.E., Rowder, C., Patterson, T., Redwine, G., Vásquez, B., & Carranco, E. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): An Interim Report of Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students. Clin Lab Sci 2012;25(2):94-101
    *CLS Distinguished Author Award, ASCLS National Award
    *Featured research
TX State, Hillviews, & TX Monthly (www.txstate.edu/discover/hais)
    *Featured Johnson & Johnson’s Professional Edu. (http://www.aspjj.com/us/prof-ed)
    *Featured on HAI Focus (http://haifocus.com/)

Rohde, R.E. & Ross-Gordon, Jovita. MRSA model of learning and adaptation: a qualitative study among the general public. BMC Health Services Research, 2012, 12:88.  Available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/88/abstract
    **HOT TOPIC selection: http://www.txstate.edu/news/news_releases/news_archive/2012/May-2012/MRSA050112.html

Rohde, Rodney E. & Mayes, Bonny C., “Molecular Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Rabies.” In P. Hu, M. Hedge, & P.A. Lennon (eds.), Modern Clinical Molecular Techniques (New Edition), NY: Springer Press, 2012. [ISBN 978-1-4614-2169-6]: http://www.springer.com/medicine/pathology/book/978-1-4614-2169-6

McGowin, Chris L., Rohde, Rodney E. & Whitlock, Greg C., “Other Pathogens of Significant Public Health Concern.” In P. Hu, M. Hedge, & P.A. Lennon (eds.), Modern Clinical Molecular Techniques (New Edition), NY: Springer Press, 2012. [ISBN 978-1-4614-2169-6]: http://www.springer.com/medicine/pathology/book/978-1-4614-2169-6

Patterson, T.L. & Rohde, R.E. Five Rules that can Build Effective Training Objectives and Plans. Medical Laboratory Observer 2011;43(5). Available at http://www.mlo-online.com/features/201105/default.aspx

Rohde, Rodney E. 2011. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation: I guess everything changes when it happens to you – their stories. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Dudweiler Landstraße 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8433-8225-0

Patterson, T.L., Redwine, G.D., & Rohde, R.E. Pseudoscience in the Clinical Laboratory. Medical Laboratory Observer 2011;43(1). Available at http://www.mlo-online.com/features/2011_january/1101_PS.aspx

Ph.D. Dissertation – Rohde, R.E. 2010. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation. Texas State University Library, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.E., Falleur, D., Redwine, G.D., & Patterson, T.L. (Summer 2010). Growing our Own: Teaching and Doing Research in CLS. Clin Lab Sci 2010;23(3)Suppl:3-11
    *Ranked #2 by BioMedLib (www.BioMedLib.com) “Who is Publishing in my Domain”

Reardon, R. F., Traverse, M. A., Feakes, D. A., Gibbs, K. A., & Rohde, R. E. Discovering the Determinants of Chemistry Course Perceptions in Undergraduate Students. Journal of Chemical Education. doi: 10.1021/ed100198r

Rohde, R.E. Denham, R., & Brannon, A. (Summer, 2009). Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Nasal Carriage Rate and Characterization in a Texas University Setting. Clinical Laboratory Science, 22(3): 176-184.
    *1st faculty-CLS undergrad publication at Texas State

Ernest H. Oertli, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM; Pamela J. Wilson, MEd; Patrick R. Hunt, BS; Thomas J. Sidwa, DVM; Rodney E. Rohde, MS, SV, SM, MP (ASCP). (2009). Rabies in Skunks in Texas. JAVMA, 234(5): 1-5.

Rohde, R.E., Falleur, D., & Kostroun, P. (Winter, 2009). Molecular Diagnostics CLS Course Design: Making it Real. Clinical Laboratory Science, 22(1): 9-15.
    *Ranked #1 by BioMedLib (www.BioMedLib.com) “Who is Publishing in my Domain”

Rivers, M. N., Alexander, J. L., Rohde, R. E., & Rush Pierce Jr., J.  (2009). Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in Texas, 1993 – 2006. Southern Medical Journal, 102(1): 36-41.

Rohde, R.E. May, 2008. Controlling Rabies at its Source: The Texas Experience – Oral Rabies Vaccination Program. ASCLS Today, 22(5), 14-15.

Texas Department of Health and Correctional Facilities Workgroup (Rohde, R. workgroup member), October 2007, Prevention and Containment of Staphylococcal  Infections in Communities.  Clinical Guidelines available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Publication No. E59-12824

Rohde, R.E.  September, 2007. Rabies: An Old Disease for a New GenerationASCLS Today Newsletter, 21(8), 14-15.

Felkner, Marilyn, R. E. Rohde, Ana Maria Valle-Rivera, Tamara Baldwin, and L.P. (Sky) Newsome.  Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage Rate in Texas County Jail Inmates.  Journal of Correctional Health Care, 2007;13(4): 289-295.
    *Ranked in 50 most read articles (#20) in this journal
    *Rohde received the ASCLS National Scientific Research Award for this project, only one award in U.S.

Rohde, R. and L. Fletcher.  South Central Regional News. Biolink Connection Newsletter for the National Advanced Technological Education Resource Center for Biotechnology.  Vol. 8 No. 1: October 2006

Texas Department of Health and Correctional Facilities Workgroup (Rohde, R. workgroup member), April 2006, Prevention, Treatment, and Containment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in County Jails.  Clinical Guidelines available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Publication No. 59-12493

Leslie, MJ, Messenger S, Rohde RE, Smith J, Cheshier R, Hanlon C, et al. Bat-associated rabies virus in skunks. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006 Aug [date cited]. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no08/05-1526.htm
    *Interview story on National Geographic News, May 4th, 2009, “New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found -- And Spreading”, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090504-rabies-evolution.html
    *1st documentation in literature of a bat rabies variant serially transmitted in a terrestrial population
    *Nomination for Charles C. Shepard Science Award “Assessment and Epidemiology” from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sidwa, T., P. Wilson, G. Moore, E. Oertli, B. Hicks, R.E. Rohde and D. Johnston.  Evaluation of Oral Rabies Vaccination Programs for control of rabies epizootics in coyotes and gray foxes: 1995-2003. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005;227(5):785-792.

Rohde R. E. contributing author.  2005.  American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry Comprehensive Examination.  The American Society for Clinical Pathology, Inc., 2100 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL, 60612

Rohde R. E. , K.M. Mulawski and M. Oates.  August 2004.  National Laboratory Training Network Public Health Series Course: Molecular Diagnostic Techniques for the Public Health Laboratory.  Laboratory Medicine 35, No 8: 10-14.

Rohde RE, Mayes BC, Smith JS, Neill SU. Bat rabies, Texas, 1996–2000. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]. 2004 May [date cited]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no5/03-0719.htm
    *Ranked #1 by BioMedLib (www.BioMedLib.com) “Who is Publishing in my Domain”

Rohde R.E., P.J Wilson, B.C. Mayes, E. Oertli and J.S. Smith.  January 2004.  Rabies: Methods and Guidelines for Assessing a Clinical Rarity.  American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2004 Microbiology No. MB-4 Tech Sample  21-29.

Sabouraud, A., J.S. Smith, L.A. Orciari, C. de Mattos, C. de Mattos, and R.E. Rohde.  1999.   Typing of rabies virus isolates by DNA enzyme immunoassay. J Clin Virol. 12: 9-19.

Rohde R.E. and C. Hodges.  1998.   Healthy Texans: The Veterinary Perspective.  Texas Veterinarian 60, No 2: p. 16.

Rohde R.E., S.U.Neill, K.A. Clark, and J.S. Smith.  1997.  Molecular epidemiology of rabies epizootics in Texas.  J Clin Virol. 8:209-217.

Rohde, R.  1992.  Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis: Master's Thesis.  Southwest Texas State University Library, San Marcos, TX

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Kish-Molina, M. “Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Asymptomatic Colonization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Among Community College Students” (2012). College of Health Sciences, Walden University, Ph.D. Dissertation, DAI/B 74-03(E), 102 pp., Nov 2012 Pub Number 3522644 http://gradworks.umi.com/35/22/3522644.html

Patterson, T., Straten, E., Jimenez, S. The Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Antibody in Different Age Groups in Central Texas. Clin Lab Sci 2012;25(2):102-106.
    *CLS Undergraduate publication (Rohde research consultant)

Wilson, Pamela, J.  2009. Tales From Tubblewood Too: Miss Duck to the Rescue. AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana {R. Rohde contributor to this book}

Felkner, M., L. Suarez, B. Liszka, J. Brender, & M. Canfield. 2007. Neural Tube Defects, Micronutrient Deficiencies, and Helicobacter pylori: A New Hypothesis. Birth Defects Research (Part A): Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 79, 617-621.

Wilson, Pamela, J.  2005.  Puppy Pal Pointers:  From the True Tails of Ripple and Jessie.  AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana  ISBN 1-4208-0629.  {R. Rohde contributor to this book (pp. 7-9) for the education of pet owners with respect to zoonotic disease}

Oates, Marguerite and Karen Mulawski.  2004.  Molecular Diagnostics Public Health Course Follow-Up Report.  NLTN In-house newsletter; 1-4.

Wilson, Pamela, J., and Keith A. Clark.  2001.  Postexposure rabies prophylaxis protocol for domestic animals and epidemiologic characteristics of rabies vaccination failures in Texas:  1995-1999.  J Am Vet Med Assoc. 218, No. 4: 522-525.

Mahlow, J. and  P. Wilson.  1998.   Rabies in Texas. Texas Veterinarian. June 1999; 61, No. 3: p. 20.

Fearneyhough, M.G. , et al.  1998.  Results of an oral rabies vaccination program for coyotes.  J Am Vet Med Assoc. 212, No. 4: 498-502.

Davis, C. S.U. Neill, and P. Raj.  1997.  Microwave fixation of rabies specimens for fluorescent antibody testing.  J. Virol Meth.  68:177-182.

Yancey, FD, et al.  1997.  Survey of rabies among free-flying bats from the Big Bend region of Texas.  Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University.   May; Number 165.

LABORATORY MANUALS

CLS 4440: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Manual. Cecile Sanders and Rodney E. Rohde, Fall 2013, Texas State University, Clinical Laboratory Science.

Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  Summer 2004, Public Health Series Course Manual, National Laboratory Training Network, Texas State (R. Rohde-contributor), and California Department of Health Services Laboratory, Richmond, CA

Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  Fall 2003, Public Health Series Course Manual, National Laboratory Training Network, Texas State (R. Rohde-contributor), and California Department of Health Services Laboratory, Richmond, CA

Laboratory Methods for Detecting Rabies Virus.  January 2002.  National Laboratory Training Network, Centers for Disease Control & Texas DSHS (R. Rohde-contributor)

Laboratory Methods for Detecting Rabies Virus.  January 2000.  National Laboratory Training Network, Centers for Disease Control, DSHS (R. Rohde-contributor), and Fort Sam Houston Diagnostic Laboratory.

Rabies Procedure Manual.  December 28, 1999.  DSHS (R. Rohde-contributor).

Laboratory Methods for Detecting Rabies Virus.  January 1998.  National Laboratory Training Network, Centers for Disease Control, DSHS (R. Rohde-contributor), and Fort Sam Houston Diagnostic Laboratory.

Rabies Procedure Manual.  December 17, 1997.  DSHS (R. Rohde-contributor).

DNA SEQUENCE DATABASE CONTRIBUTION

Smith, J.S., Mayes, B., Rohde, R.E. and Neill, S.U.  January, 2003.  RABV Nucleoprotein Gene, Partial Sequence- GenBank accession number: AY208163.  SPECIFIC HOST = LASIURUS INTERMEDIUS; NOTE = ISOLATED IN 2000; NOTE = TEXAS; NOTE = KLEBERG COUNTY; NOTE = SAMPLE VR2437".  Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Smith, J.S., Mayes, B., Rohde, R.E. and Neill, S.U.  January, 2003.  RABV Nucleoprotein Gene, Partial Sequence- GenBank accession number: AY208164.  "DATE=1995; NOTE=TEXAS; NOTE=MEDINA COUNTY;  SPECIFIC HOST = NYCTECEIUS HUMERALIS".  Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Smith, J.S., Mayes, B., Rohde, R.E. and Neill, S.U.  January, 2003.  RABV Nucleoprotein Gene, Partial Sequence- GenBank accession number: AY208165.  "DATE=1996; NOTE=TEXAS; NOTE=WILLIAMSON COUNTY; SPECIFIC HOST = MYOTIS VELIFER; SAMPLE = VR6-5869".  Bethesda, Maryland USA.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

2015 - 2016, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Co-PI: Dr. Louis Caruana, Emeritus Professor & retired Texas State CLS Program. HRJ Consulting - Sarcoidosis via Texas State Research Foundation. Amount: $35,000.00

2013    Co-PI
: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State MIRG, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): A Pilot Study Testing Simulation for Identification and Prevention. Amount: $25,000 with an equal match from Scott & White = $50,000.00

2012    PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Microbiology & Immunology Inservice Continuing Education.” Texas DSHS – Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch (EAID). Amount: ~$12,095.00

2010-11    PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Family Association Campaign for Student-Oriented Projects – Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Funding for CLS cohort of students to attend TACLS state conference in April, 2011. Amount  $2325.00       http://www.txstate.edu/family/About-Us/Welcome.html

2010   PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “MRSA Colonization and Characterization in Nursing Students: A Longevity Study.”  Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Research Awards.  Amount: $1500.00.

2010   PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State University “Application for One-Time Research Support from the Associate Vice President for Research, qPCR support for MRSA research, Amount: $32,000

2009   PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “MRSA: Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation”, ASCLS Education and Research, Grant-in Aid (Restricted). Amount: $5000.00

2008, CLS Program Grant, Abbott Laboratories Instrument Donation (Cell-Dyn 3200 hematology analyzer) for education & research. Amount: $165,000.

2007, Co-PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS) Clinical Laboratory Science Orientation Program, SSTars Mini-Grant.  Texas State University-San Marcos. Amount $1175.00

2006, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Molecular Characterization of MRSA Isolates.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: $8000.00

2005,  PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “MRSA Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Molecular Characteristics in a Texas Correctional Facility.”  Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Research Awards.  Amount: $1000.00.

2005, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Genomics Educational Grant, Beckman Coulter, Inc. Amount: $102,800.

2005 Team Investigator, “MRSA Prevalence in Texas Correctional Facilities.”  Texas DSHS - IDEAS Division and Texas State.  Amount: ~$14,602.00.

2005, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), "Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carriage Rates in a Texas County Jail.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: ~$7916.00. 

2004, Team Investigator, “MRSA Prevalence in Texas Correctional Facilities.”  DSHS-IDEAS Division and Texas State.  Amount: ~$13,500.00.

2003, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Bat Rabies in Texas: 1996 – 2000.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: $4022.70.

2002, Stipend for  “FRESH START” Workshop, Texas State University Spring Alkek Technology Institute, Texas State, May 14 – 17, 2002.  Amount: $300.00.

1998 – present, Team Investigator, CDC Cooperative Agreement No. U50/CCU614390, the State Epidemiology and Laboratory Surveillance and Response Program grant to DSHS.  Grant responsible for (1) reporting and surveillance training to local and regional health departments; (2) conduct surveillance, primarily for foodborne pathogens, in counties without health departments; (3) enhanced the laboratories capacity to perform pulsed field gel electrophoresis on Salmonella isolates; and (4) enhance the laboratories ability to analyze rabies by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). DSHS was also awarded funds to enhance influenza surveillance and purchase computer supplies and equipment to support DPDx, a Website being piloted by CDC to provide reference training and diagnostic information about parasitic diseases. Amount: $~168,000.

Grants submitted

2014 – 2015    PI: Danny Wescott (FARF); Co-PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS). Collaborative: Planning Grants: NSF -NIJ I/UCRC Necrobiome Research
and Its Application in Decomposition Ecology and Forensics – 1464600.

2014    PI: Melinda Villagran (Communication Studies); Co-PI: Marian Houser (Communication Studies); Megan Trad (Radiation Therapy); Consultant: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS). Just the Vax: An Evidence-Based HPV Literacy Communication Training Program.  CPRIT: Health Behavior Change through Public Education. Amount: $300,000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2014, PI,  Shannon Weigum (Biology, MSEC); Co-PI:  Tania Betancourt (Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSEC); Senior Personnel:  Nihal Dharmasiri and Hong-Gu Kang (Biology), Alexander Karnienko, Corina Maeder, Walter Rudzinski (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), and Michelle Lane (FCS). NSF-MRI 2014 – Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorting System. Amount: $346,250.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2012 – 2013, PI, Ceballos, N.A., Graham, R. (Co-PI), Rohde, R.E. (Co-PI). Influence of BDNF genotype on P300 ERP indices of alcohol cue reactivity. Submitted to ABMRF: The Alcohol Research Foundation. (2-year proposal, Amount:  $91,465). {NOT FUNDED}

2012, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program, Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program, Executive Fellowship (Summer): Amount = full travel expenses (Washington, DC) and portion of summer salary estimated at $12,500.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2009, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS),  "MRSA Prevalence and Risk Factors in University Dormitories", ASCLS Unrestricted grant. Amount: $5K {NOT FUNDED}

2007, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Clinical Laboratory Science Professionalism Building, SSTars Mini-Grant.  Texas State University-San Marcos. Amount $5000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2007, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State University Library Grant for GIDEON Informatics database.  Amount: $~3000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2006, (PI-Dr. Oren Renick), Co PI-R. Rohde, et al. “Texans Learn and Serve”, Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America Program.  Amount: ~$1.5 million over 3 years {NOT FUNDED}

January, 2004 Co-Principal Investigator, Mobile Clinical Laboratory Science (Health Professions) Computer Laboratory.  Texas State University Student Computing Resources Grant Proposal.  Amount: ~$30,000.  {NOT FUNDED}

October, 2003 PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), "Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carriage Rates in Three Texas County Jails.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: ~$8000.00. {NOT FUNDED}

Contracts submitted


OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Gibbs K, Rohde R.E., Dhagat P. Raising Awareness of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) In Health Professions Classrooms: A Physical Therapy Perspective.” World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore, 2015, Peer Reviewed Poster submitted October 2014.

Dhagat, P., Gibbs, K., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility. Poster Session, Honors College Research Forum, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, April, 2014

Rohde, R.E. Patterson, T., Redwine, G., Vásquez, B., Covington, B., & Carranco, E. Staphylococcus, Not MRSA?: A Final Report of Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students, TACLS Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, March 21st, 2014

Dhagat, P., Gibbs, K., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility. Poster Session, TACLS Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, March 20-22nd, 2014

Singh, B, Crippen, T.L., Tarone, A.M., Pechal, J.L., Benbow, M.E., *Burke, M., Rohde, R.E., Tomberlin, J.K. G74: Utility of Bacteria Associated with Human Cadavers in Estimation of Postmortem Interval (PMI), pp. 360-61. 66th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Seattle, February 17 – 22nd, 2014.
    *CLS Undergraduate Research, Multi-institutional project – USDA, University of Dayton, Texas A&M University, Mr. DNA (company) & Texas State University, R.E. Rohde, Advisor

Crippen, T.L., Benbow, M.E., Pechal, J.L., Singh, B., Tomberlin, J.K., Tarone, A.M., Dowd, S.E., Rohde, R.E., and *Burke, M. G76: Swine as a Model for Decomposition: A Comparison of Postmortem Microbiomes, pp. 362-63. 66th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Seattle, February 17 – 22nd, 2014.
    *CLS Undergraduate Research, Multi-institutional project – USDA, University of Dayton, Texas A&M University, Mr. DNA (company) & Texas State University, R.E. Rohde, Advisor

Benbow, M.E., Pechal, J.L., Singh, B., Tomberlin, J.K., Tarone, A.M., *Burke, M., Rohde, R.E., and Crippen, T.L.  G73: An Initial Assessment of the Structure and Function of the Postmortem Human Microbiome: Forensic Applications, p. 360. 66th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Seattle, February 17 – 22nd, 2014.
    *CLS Undergraduate Research, Multi-institutional project – USDA, University of Dayton, Texas A&M University, Mr. DNA (company) & Texas State University, R.E. Rohde, Advisor

Dhagat, P., Gibbs, K., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility. Poster Session, Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, November 22, 2013

Dhagat, P., Gibbs, K., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility. Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, Arlington, TX, October 24-26th, 2013

Patterson, T. L., Redwine, G.D., Rohde, R.E., Covington, B. Vasquez, B.E. and Carranco, E. A Final Report of Carriage Rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Students.  Clin Lab Sci, Summer 2013, 26(3): 139. (The 81st Annual Meeting of the ASCLS, Houston, TX)

Rohde, R.E. and Felkner, M. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI): A Review and Current National Reporting Rules. 81st Annual Conference of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, Houston, TX, August 1st, 2013
    *National General Session

*Dhagat, P., Gibbs, K., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility. July 29-30th, 2013, 81st Annual Conference of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, Houston, TX
    *1st Place ASCLS National Poster Award for Undergraduate Research (First for TX State CLS Program)

Patterson, T. L., Redwine, G.D., Rohde, R.E., Covington, B. Vasquez, B.E. and Carranco, E. A Final Report of Carriage Rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Students. July 29-30th, 2013, Poster, 81st Annual Conference of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, Houston, TX

Mitchell A., Rohde R.E., Mallow P., & Buskirk D. P067: Economic burden of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, and vancomycin resistant enterococci in hospitals. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2(Suppl 1):P67. doi:10.1186/2047-2994-2-S1-P67. (2nd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, Switzerland, June 25-28, 2013)

Riggs, J.M., McLean, R., Rohde, R.E. and Aron, G.M. Resistance of Staphylococcus epidermidis to teicoplanin in mixed culture methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. April 5th 2013. Poster, Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology Conference, T-Bar M Conference Center, New Braunfels, TX.

Rohde, R.E. April 5th 2013. Careers in Public Health & Clinical Microbiology. Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology Conference, T-Bar M Conference Center, New Braunfels, TX.

Felkner, M. & Rohde, R.E. Roundtable (R09): The Role of the MLS Curriculum in Infection Prevention Education. 29th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference (CLEC), Kansas City, Missouri, February 15th, 2013.

Rohde, R.E. Invited, MRSA: A Review of the Animal – Human intersection. Northeast Laboratory Conference, Portland, ME, October 18th, 2012

Rohde, R.E. Invited, MRSA Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis: Jail, University, and Nursing. Northeast Laboratory Conference, Portland, ME, October 18th, 2012

Mallow, P., Bursick, D. Mitchell, A. & Rohde, R.E. Economic Burden of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Hospitals. Poster Session, IDWeek 2012, San Diego, CA, October 17-21, 2012

Ellis, J., Snow, S., Davis, J., Garcia, S.,  Burke, M., Falleur, D., & Rohde, R.E. Building a Successful Student Organization at your College/University/Hospital. 80th Annual ASCLS Conference Program, Los Angeles, CA, July 19th, 2012.

Rohde, R.E. Invited Roundtable, Update on Zoonotic Agents & Diagnostics. 80th Annual ASCLS Conference Program, Los Angeles, CA, July 19th, 2012.

Mayes, Bonny, Ernest Oertli, Pam Wilson, Pat Hunt, *Rodney E. Rohde.  Epidemiology of Rabies in Bats in Texas, 2001-2010. Poster Session, Annual Diseases in Nature Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 20-22, 2012

McKenzie, J.F., Garcia, S.A., & Patterson, T, Rohde, R.E. Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococci, including MRSA, in a Student Athletic Facility. April 10th, 2012. CHP Research Forum POSTER, Texas State University CHP, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.E. September 29th, 2011. MRSA: A Review of the Animal – Human Intersection, AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting, MRSA Mini-Symposium, AAVLD Bacteriology/Mycology Committee, Buffalo, NY (Subject Matter Expert invitation)

Rohde, R.E. September 15th, 2011. MRSA: Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students – A Longitudinal Study Interim Report, 34th TSAHP Annual Conference, Dallas, TX (TSAHP Research Grant Awardee, invited)

Jacella McKenzie, Stephen Garcia, Rodney E. Rohde, & Tom Patterson. July 26- July 30, 2011. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Study of the Prevalence and Risk of MRSA Found on Exercise Equipment in a University Recreational Center in Central Texas. 79th Annual ASCLS Conference Program, Atlanta, GA. (Undergraduate Research Poster)

Rohde, R.E. Summer, 2011. Invited Roundtable per Education and Research Grant, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Knowledge, Learning & Adaptation in the General Public. 79th Annual ASCLS Conference Program, Atlanta, GA.

Rohde, R.E. June 16th, 2011. MRSA: A Review of the Human-Animal Intersection. Annual James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN), Corpus Christi, Texas

Rohde, R.E. October 29th, 2010. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students, TX Branch American Society of Microbiology Conference, Texas State University – San Marcos, San Marcos , TX.

Rohde, R. April 8th, 2010. Human Rabies in the Past Decade: A Review. TACLS, El Paso, TX

Rohde, R.E., Brannon, A, & Denham, R.M.  July 24, 2009. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization, Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science, 22(3): 162., The 77th Annual Meeting of the ASCLS, Chicago, Illinois

Rohde, R. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: 1993-2006. 13th Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University, April 24, 2009

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. March 27th, 2009. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization. 13th Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University, April 24, 2009

Rohde, R.  March 26, 2009.  Hantavirus: Characterization, Epidemiology, Identification, and a “Typical” Case Study.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference (Invited), Galveston, TX

Rohde, R.  October 6, 2008.  MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization. Invited speaker for Texas State University Microbiology Society.  San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.E. & Falleur, D.  July 31, 2008. Platforms for Undergraduate Research, Clinical Laboratory Science, Summer 2008 The 75th Annual Meeting of the ASCLS, Washington, DC

Rohde, R.E. March 28, 2008. MRSA: A growing community problem. Texas American Society of Microbiology (Keynote). T-Bar M Conference Center, New Braunfels, TX.

Rohde, R.E. & Falleur, D.  September 27, 2007. Platforms for Undergraduate Research, Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP) Conference: Policy and Diversity in Texas: Allied Health’s Response. The TSAHP Chronicle 29(2) 2007. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  July 18, 2007.  Rabies Transmission Through Solid Organ Transplantation: A Review.  Clinical Laboratory Science 20, No 3 Summer 2007: p. 138.  The 75th Annual Meeting of the ASCLS, San Diego, CA

Felkner, Marilyn, Rohde, R.E., et al.  June 12th, 2007.  Skill Sets Sometimes Forgotten for Epidemiological Response, The 57th James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN), Sheraton Hotel, Austin, TX

Pierce, JR Jr., Rohde, R.E., Alexander, J.A., & M.N. Rivers.  June 12th, 2007.  Two Clusters of Hantavirus Infection in Texas, The 57th James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN), Sheraton Hotel, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  March 22, 2007.  Rabies Molecular Diagnostics: From Wildlife Vaccination to Human Clinical Perspectives.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Westlake, TX

Rohde, R., et al.  September 28th, 2006. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Texas County Jail.  Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP) Conference: Allied Health in Texas: Developing a Vision.  TSAHP Research Grant Recipient.  Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX

Rohde, R., et al.  July 26th, 2006. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Texas County Jail. Clinical Laboratory Science 19, No 3 Summer 2006: p. 154.  The 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Chicago, Illinois

Felkner, Marilyn, R. E. Rohde, Ana Maria Valle-Rivera, Tamara Baldwin, and L.P. (Sky) Newsome.  2006 MRSA EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT  *Regional Perspectives on a National Healthcare Concern*  Friday, June 23, 2006 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Catalina Ballroom  404 South Figueroa Street - Los Angeles, California 90071

Felkner, Marilyn, R. E. Rohde, Ana Maria Valle-Rivera, Tamara Baldwin, and L.P. (Sky) Newsome.  2006 MRSA EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT  *Regional Perspectives on a National Healthcare Concern*  Friday, June 9, 2006 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM The Westin Galleria Houston, Plaza Ballroom 5060 West Alabama - Houston, Texas 77056

Timothy Wright, BS-CLS, Comanche County Medical Center, Rodney E. Rohde, MS, SV (ASCP), Texas State University, CLS Program.  April 28th, 2006.  IEF versus HPLC for Newborn Hemoglobinopathies.  10th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R. et al.  April 28, 2006.  MRSA Study-Ongoing.  10th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  March 31, 2006.  MRSA in a Texas Prison.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, San Antonio, TX

Marilyn Felkner, DrPH, Rodney Rohde, Dr. Anna Maria-Valle, and Tamara Baldwin.  February 23, 2006.  MRSA Study.  Fifth Bi-Annual Conference of Public Health Laboratory Directors of Texas, Courtyard Marriott, Austin, TX

Rohde, R. et al.  April 29, 2005.  Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevalence in a Texas Correctional Facility.  Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  March 31, 2005.  Invited speaker, Rabies Transmission Through Solid Organ Transplantation.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Corpus Christi, TX

Rohde, R., et al.  October 26, 2004.  Invited speaker, Bat Rabies in Texas (1996-2000).  National USAHA Public Health and Rabies, North Carolina
*see pg. 490 on the weblink*

Rohde, R. Pam Wilson, Bonny Mayes, Ernest Oertli, and Jean Smith.  April 29, 2004.  Clinical Guidelines and Aspects of a Clinical Rarity: Rabies.  8th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R. Marilyn Felkner, Lynne Hamilton, and Neil Pascoe.  April 29, 2004.  Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevalence in Two Texas Correctional Facilities.  8th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  April 1, 2004.  Diagnostic Virology: Old and New.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Convention.  Houston, TX

Rohde, R. Pam Wilson, Bonny Mayes, Ernest Oertli, and Jean Smith.  June 25-27, 2003.  Clinical Guidelines and Aspects of a Clinical Rarity: Rabies.  53rd Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Amarillo, TX (invited talk)

Rohde, R. Pam Wilson, Bonny Mayes, Ernest Oertli, and Jean Smith.  April 3-5, 2003.  Clinical Guidelines and Aspects of a Clinical Rarity: Rabies.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

Rohde, R., and TDH-Zoonosis Control Division.  March 28, 2003.  Oral Vaccination of Coyotes in South Texas.  Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology, Junction, TX (invited talk)

Rohde, R., Bonny Mayes, Jean Smith, Mira Leslie, et al.  March 27, 2003.  A Novel Epizootic of Skunk Rabies in Arizona.  7th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Mira J.Leslie, Jean Smith, Cathleen Hanlon, Rodney Rohde, Ron Cheshier and Charles E. Rupprecht.  July 28 – August 1, 2002.  A Novel Epizootic of Insectivorous Bat Variant Rabies Virus in Skunks.  51st Annual Wildlife Disease Association Conference, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.

Leslie, Mira J., Cathleen Hanlon, Jean Smith, Rodney Rohde, Ron Cheshier, and Charles E. Rupprecht  July 13-17, 2002.  Emerging Zoonoses: A novel epizootic of skunks infected with a bat variant of rabies.  139th American Veterinary Medical Association Conference, Nashville, TN

Rohde, R., Bonny Mayes, Jean Smith, Mira Leslie, Ron Cheshier, Cathleen Hanlon, and Charles Rupprecht.  June 6-7, 2002.  Bat Strain Rabies Infections in Arizona Skunks.  52nd Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Houston, TX  (invited talk)

Leslie, Mira J., Cathleen Hanlon, Jean Smith, Rodney Rohde, Ron Cheshier, and Charles E. Rupprecht.  April 9-11, 2002.  Rabies in Northern Arizona.  Joint Meeting- 26th Annual Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Conference & 2nd Annual Arizona Bioterrorism and Health Threats Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Rohde, R., & TDH-Zoonosis Control Division.  March 28, 2002.  A Summary of the Texas Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP) for Canine Rabies, 1995-2001.  College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R., Bonny Mayes, and Letha Zuckero.  March 28, 2002.  Bat Rabies in Texas (1996-2000).  College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Leslie, Mira J., Cathleen Hanlon, Jean Smith, Rodney Rohde, Ron Cheshier, and Charles E. Rupprecht.  March 2002.  Emerging Zoonoses: A novel epizootic of skunks infected with a bat variant of rabies.  International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA

Oertli, E., R. Rohde, B. Hicks and G. Moore.  November 12 – 16, 2001.  Retrospective Review of Skunk Variant Rabies in Texas.  12th annual International Rabies in the Americas Meeting, Peterbourough, Ontario, Canada

Smith, J.S., R. Rohde, B. Mayes, C. Parmely and M. Leslie.  November 12 – 16, 2001.  Molecular evidence for sustained transmission of a bat variant of rabies virus in skunks in Arizona.  12th annual International Rabies in the Americas Meeting, Peterbourough, Ontario, Canada

Zuckero, L., B. Mayes, R. Rohde, C. Parmely, M. D'anton, W. Ewing, P. Raj and M. Patterson.  June, 2001.  DFA Testing of Previously Not Tested Destroyed and/or Decomposed Rabies Specimens Exhibit.  51st Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Austin, TX

Mayes, B., R. Rohde, and L. Zuckero.  June, 2001.  Bat Rabies in Texas (1994 - 2000) Exhibit.  51st Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  October, 2000.  Rabies in Texas: A Laboratory Perspective.  IV Binational Meeting on Prevention and Control of Rabies at the Mexico-US Border, Laredo, TX  (invited talk)

Mayes, B., R. Rohde, et al.  March, 2000.  Bat Rabies in Texas (1994-1999) Exhibit.  50th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, San Antonio, TX

Rohde, R., S.U. Neill, M.G. Fearneyhough and J.S. Smith. October, 1999.   Establishing a Regional Reference Laboratory for Rabies Virus Typing at the Texas DSHS: A Work in Progress.  The 10th Annual Rabies in the Americas Meeting, San Diego, CA

Mayes, B., R. Rohde, et al.  October, 1999.  Bat Rabies in Texas (1994-1998) Exhibit.  The 10th Annual Rabies in the Americas Meeting, San Diego, CA

Rohde, R., S.U. Neill, M.G. Fearneyhough and J.S. Smith. October, 1999.   Establishing a Regional Reference Laboratory for Rabies Virus Typing at the Texas DSHS: A Work in Progress.  Rabies Committee Meeting, United States Animal Health Association Meeting, San Diego, CA (invited talk)

Mayes, B. and R. Rohde.  1999.  Bat Rabies:  No Contact Necessary?  49th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Tyler, TX

Wilson, P. and R. Rohde.  1999.  Overview of DSHS-Zoonosis Control Division Exhibit.  49th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Tyler, TX

Raj, P., S.U. Neill, B. Mayes, R. Rohde and C. Parmely.  1999.   Distribution of Animal Rabies in Texas, 1994-1998 Exhibit.  American Society of Microbiology Meeting, Chicago. IL

Wilson, P. and R. Rohde. 1998.  Oral Rabies Vaccination Program Exhibit.  48th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, College Station, TX

Rohde, R.  1998.  Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Rabies Translocation.  Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, College Station, TX

Rohde, R.  August, 1998.  GIS in Public Health.  3rd National Conference, San Diego, CA

Rohde, R.  October, 1998.  Molecular Epidemiology of Texas Rabies Virus Variants.  Binational Rabies Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (invited talk)

Wilson, P. and R. Rohde.  1997.  Overview of DSHS Zoonosis Control Division.  Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Austin, TX

Davis, C. S.U. Neill, and P. Raj.  1997.  Microwave fixation of rabies specimens for fluorescent antibody testing.  Thirteenth Annual Clinical Virology Symposium, Clearwater, FL

Wilson, P. and R. Rohde.  1997.  DSHS Oral Rabies Vaccination Program.  47th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Lubbock, TX

Rohde, R., S.U. Neill, K.A. Clark, and J.S. Smith.  1996.   Molecular epidemiology of Texas fox and urban Mexican dog rabies by RT-PCR specific primers.  Abst. 96th General Meeting American Society of Microbiology, New Orleans, LA

Rohde, R.  1996.  Molecular epidemiology of Texas rabies virus variants.  46th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, Fort Worth, TX

Wilson, P. and R. Rohde.  September, 1996.  DSHS Oral Rabies Vaccination Program.  American State and Territory Health Organization Meeting, Seattle, WA (invited poster)

Rohde, R., S.U. Neill, K.A. Clark, and J.S. Smith.  1996.   Molecular epidemiology of Texas rabies variants:  tools of the trade.   Abst. VII Ann. International Meeting Research Advances and Rabies Control in the Americas, Atlanta, GA  (invited talk)

Rohde, R.  June, 1995.  Polymerase Chain Reaction Methods.   45th Annual Southwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man, San Antonio, TX

Rohde, R.  November, 1994.  Coping with Invading Rabies Epizootics.   Fifth Annual International Meeting Rabies in the Americas, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Rohde, R. and G.M. Aron.  August, 1992.  Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis.  Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology Meeting, San Antonio, TX

INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

Rohde, R.E. HAIs in the United States: An Update. Fall 2014 Faculty Speakers Series, Round Rock, TX, October 27, 2014

Rohde, R.E. Invited lecture on Rabies virology, Texas State University, BIO 3442 (Dr. Kelly Woytek), September 29th, 2014

Rohde, R.E. "A CHAIR'S VIEW OF HOW TO MAKE TENURE.” CFF – How to Make Tenure Workshop? Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. LBJ Student Center Room, 3-13.1

Rohde, R.E. Patterson, T., Redwine, G., Vásquez, B., Covington, B. & Carranco, E. November, 25, 2013. MRSA Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis in Multiple Settings, Texas State University, Biology, SUPP 116, Seminar, San Marcos, TX

Dr. Town Peterson, distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology of the University of Kansas presents: MAKING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP VISIBLE – Getting the open access strategy right and accompanied by the following Texas State faculty discussion panelists:
    Dr. Rodney Rohde- College of Health Professions, CLS Program
    Dr. Agustín Cuadrado – Department of Modern Languages
    Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan – Department of Political Science

Rohde, R.E. July 16, 2013. Articulation for Texas State CLS Program – CLT to CLS, Austin Community College, EVC

Rohde, R.E. April 4th, 2013. Invited lecture on Oral Rabies Vaccination Program, Texas State University, BIO Graduate Wildlife Ecology (Dr. Ivan Castro-Arellano)

Rohde, R.E. January 29th, 2013. Texas Tech University HSC, School of Allied Health Sciences, Molecular Pathology Program, Molecular Diagnostics – Real World Applications

Rohde, R.E. December 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Diagnostic Virology. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. November 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Molecular Diagnostics. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. November 15th, 2012. ASCLS & the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Invited Webinar, Update on Zoonotic Agents & Diagnostics.

Rohde, R.E. October 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. September, 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Anaerobes. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. June 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Gram Positive & Gram Negative Cocci. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. April, 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Overview of Cell Structure & Microscopic Characteristics. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E., Brender, J., Herbold, J., Qualls, R., & Field, Leanne. April 3, 2012. Invited Roundtable panel speaker, Public Health Educational Opportunities – Maintaining an Epidemiology Workforce, ELC Epidemiology Workshop (sponsored by DSHS with funding from CDC), JJ Pickle Research Center, CLS, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. March 31st, 2012. HAI practices and review. Invited panel speaker by MedErgy per appointment on Healthcare Environmental Decontamination Advisory Board
Exploration of Standards and Science for Unique Approaches to Practice, Dallas, TX

Rohde, R.E. March 20, 2012. Invited lecture on Oral Rabies Vaccination Program, Texas State University, BIO Graduate Wildlife Ecology (Dr. Ivan Castro-Arellano)

Rohde, R.E. February, 2012. DSHS In-Service, Continuing Education – Overview of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics. DSHS, Emerging & Acute Infectious Diseases Branch, Austin, TX

McKenzie, J.F., Garcia, S.A., & Patterson, T, Rohde, R.E. December 2011. Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococci, including MRSA, in a Student Athletic Facility. Undergraduate Research Conference, Texas State University Honor’s College, LBJSC, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.E. June 24th, 2011. Invited lecture on Diseases of the Skin, Eyes, and Nervous System, Texas State University, BIO 2440 Principles of Microbiology (Dr. Stacie Brown)

Rohde, R.E., Kneeland, D., Felkner, M. & Kohl, Bill. May 3, 2011. Invited Roundtable panel speaker, University and Health Department Collaborations, ELC Epidemiology Workshop (sponsored by DSHS with funding from CDC), JJ Pickle Research Center, CLS, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E. January 22, 2011. Impact of environment on HAIs. Invited speaker by MedErgy per appointment on Healthcare Environmental Decontamination Advisory Board
Exploration of Standards and Science for Unique Approaches to Practice, Dallas, TX

Rohde, R. March 10, 2010.  Germs, Germs, Germs.  Invited speaker for Susie B. Fuentes Elementary School-5th grade, Kyle, TX

Rohde, R. May 4, 2009. MRSA: What can we do about it? PT 5252 Special Issues in Physical Therapy, Texas State University – San Marcos

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. December 5th, 2008. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization (Poster).  Undergraduate Research Conference & Honors Thesis Forum. Texas State University – San Marcos, LAMP 407

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. December 4th, 2008. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization.  Undergraduate Research Conference & Honors Thesis Forum. Texas State University – San Marcos, LAMP 407

Rohde, R.  October 6, 2008.  MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization. Invited speaker for Texas State University Microbiology Society.  San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  January 10, 2008.  MRSA: Implications for Sampling. Invited speaker for American Industrial Hygiene Association, Texas Hill Country Section Luncheon, Austin, TX

Rohde, R., November 27, 2007.  MRSA in a Texas Jail Population.  Invited speaker for University of Texas at Austin, Student Public Health Society, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  November 26, 2007.  MRSA Overview. Invited speaker for Texas State University Microbiology Society.  San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R. April 25, 2007.  Rabies Control in Wildlife Populations.  Invited speaker for University of Texas at Austin, Student CLS & Public Health Society, Austin, TX

Rohde, R. December 18, 2006.  Germs, Germs, Germs.  Invited speaker for Susie B. Fuentes Elementary School-Kindergarten, Kyle, TX

Rohde, R. November 20, 2006. “From Classroom to Career”. Invited speaker for Texas State University Collaborative Learning Center & HLSAMP. RF Mitte Physics & Technology Bldg 4231, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R. May 15, 2006.  Hands-on Germ lab.  Invited speaker for Tobias International Elementary School-1st & 4th grade, Kyle, TX

Rohde, R. May 10, 2006.  Career Day for Tobias Elementary, Grades 3-5.  Kyle, TX

Rohde, R. April 11, 2006.  CLS Professional Overview.  Guest lecture for Dr. Lloyd Greene’s Texas State University - HP 1310

Rohde, R. January 27, 2006.  Infectious Disease & CLS Career Overview.  Guest lecture for Lori Ayer’s Bowie High School Medical Microbiology class, Austin, TX

Rohde, R. November 29, 2005.  Influenza: From Routine Response to Pandemic Preparedness.  Guest lecture for Dr. George Burke’s Texas State University – HR 5351.

Rohde, R. November 28, 2005.  Molecular Diagnostics: Not Just for Research Anymore.  Brackenridge-Seton Hospital Clinical Laboratory, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  September 21, 2005.  Clinical Applications in Molecular Diagnostics.  Guest Lecture for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health, MS in Molecular Pathology Program, Lubbock, TX

Rohde, R.  September 8, 2005.  Rabies Transmission Via Solid Organ Transplant: A Review.  Clinical Laboratory Science Forum, Texas State University, HSC 231-B.

Rohde, R.  June 24, 2005.  Bioterrorism Overview.  Guest lecture for Dr. Don Shaw’s Texas State University -PT 5310.

Rohde, R. May 19, 2005.  Germs, Germs, Germs.  Invited speaker for Tobias International Elementary School-Kindergarten, Kyle, TX


My junior microbiologist
and daughter, Haley!

Swabbing a throat for bacteria!

Haley working on the specimens!

Rohde, R. May 6, 2005.  Career Day for Tobias Elementary, Grades 3-5.  Kyle, TX

Rohde, R. April 21, 2005.  Community Acquired-Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  In Service CE Presentation for HAYS ISD Nurses, Kyle Performing Arts Center, Kyle, TX

Rohde, R. March 1, 2005.  Molecular Diagnostics: Not Just for Research Anymore.  Laboratory Science Seminar, Spring Series 2005: A program via the Telephone Conference Network, North Dakota State DOH, Division of Microbiology

Rohde, R. February 22, 2005.  West Nile Virus: Serologic Diagnosis & Surveillance.  Texas Tech University Health Science Center-CLS/MP Dept., Lubbock, TX

Rohde, R. November 29, 2004.  Rabies Control in Wildlife Populations.  Biology Seminar, Texas State University-San Marcos, SUPP 116

Rohde, R. August 20, 2004.  The Basics of Microarrays.  Faculty member, Presenter, and Laboratory instructor for National Laboratory Training Network Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA

Rohde, R. August 17, 2004.  Molecular Diagnostics: Not just for Research Anymore.  Faculty member, Presenter, and Laboratory instructor for National Laboratory Training Network Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA

Rohde, R. July 27, 2004.  Creating a Basic Webpage.  Guest lecture for Mr. Phil Kostroun’s Texas State University -CLS 4322.

Rohde, R.  July 12, 2004.  Bioterrorism Clinical Aspects.  Guest lecture for Dr. Don Shaw’s Texas State University: PT 5310.

Rohde, R.  May 19, 2004.  Germs, Germs, Germs.  Invited speaker for Tobias International Elementary School-2nd Graders, Kyle, TX

Rohde, R.  December 8, 2003.  An Outbreak of Hepatitis A.  Presentation for Dr. Charles Johnson’s “Medical Explorers” Group (Texas State University), Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R. October 19, 2003.  Molecular Methods Overview.  Faculty member, Presenter, and Laboratory instructor for National Laboratory Training Network Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA

Rohde, R. July 24, 2003.  Creating a Basic Webpage.  Guest lecture for Mr. Phil Kostroun’s Texas State University-CLS 4322.

Rohde, R.  June 23, 2003.  Bioterrorism Clinical Aspects.  Guest lecture for Dr. Don Shaw’s Texas State University-PT 5310.

Rohde, R.  June 3, 2003.  Bioterrorism Historical Perspectives.  Guest lecture for Dr. Gary Aron’s Texas State University-BIO 5350 Topics in Physiology (Emerging Infectious Diseases).

Rohde, R.  May 30, 2003.  Press Onward.  Smithville High School Commencement Invited Keynote Speaker.

Rohde, R.  April 15, 2003.  Bioterrorism: Overview, Laboratory Perspective, and State/National Perspective.  Guest lecture for Erin M. O’Kelley’s Texas State University-PT 5252: Special Topics Course.

Rohde, R.  February 5, 2003.  Presentation to Texas State University Microbiology Society on Education and Career Opportunities.  San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  January 22, 2003.  Germs, Germs, Germs.  Invited speaker for Gattis Elementary School-1st Graders, Round Rock, TX

Rohde, R.  October 21, 2002.  Zoonotic Disease: A Public Health Perspective.  Guest Lecture for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Lubbock, TX

Hunt, Patrick, Rodney Rohde, and Jean Smith.  September 25, 2002.  Rabies Virus Variants in Texas.  Texas Laboratory Directors Meeting.  DSHS, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  September 19, 2002.  Zoonotic Disease:  Rabies Control.  Guest lecture for Dr. McClean’s Texas State University-BIO 4445-5445 Pathogenic Microbiology course.

Rohde, R.  April 15, 2002.  Rabies Control in Texas.  Presentation for Dr. Charles Johnson’s “Medical Explorers” Group (Texas State University), Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  2000.  Germs are Everywhere.  Invited speaker (Science Fair) for microbiology subject matter.  Georgetown Kindergarten - 5th Grade School, Georgetown, TX

Rohde, R.  June, 1999.  Rabies Testing and Molecular Epidemiology.  Guest lecture for Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Course.   Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.  1997.  Polymerase Chain Reaction Methodology.   DSHS, Austin, TX

WORKSHOPS

Houser, Marian, Ngu, Anne, and Rohde, R.E. Mentoring Faculty / Mentoring Students. October 3rd, 2014. Invited Roundtable panel participant, Texas State Workshop.

Rohde, R.E., Brender, J., Herbold, J., Qualls, R., & Field, Leanne. April 3, 2012. Invited Roundtable panel speaker, Public Health Educational Opportunities – Maintaining an Epidemiology Workforce, ELC Epidemiology Workshop (sponsored by DSHS with funding from CDC), JJ Pickle Research Center, CLS, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.E., Kneeland, D., Felkner, M. & Kohl, Bill. May 3, 2011. Invited Roundtable panel speaker, University and Health Department Collaborations, ELC Epidemiology Workshop (sponsored by DSHS with funding from CDC), JJ Pickle Research Center, CLS, Austin, TX

Rohde, R. February, 2005-2007.  Tenure Process Workshop.  Hosted by Christian Faculty Fellowship (Guest speaker Provost Perry Moore with follow-up Panel Discussion from tenured Texas State faculty).  Texas State University LBJ Student Center 313.1

Felkner, Marilyn, R. E. Rohde, Ana Maria Valle-Rivera, Tamara Baldwin, and L.P. (Sky) Newsome.  2006 MRSA EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT  *Regional Perspectives on a National Healthcare Concern*  Friday, June 9, 2006 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM The Westin Galleria Houston, Plaza Ballroom 5060 West Alabama - Houston, Texas 77056

Rohde, R. August 16-20, 2004.  Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  Summer 2004 PHS Course, National Laboratory Training Network (Invited faculty member and planner of workshop).  California Department of Health Services Laboratory, Richmond, CA

Rohde, R.  October 20-24, 2003.  Molecular Diagnostics Workshop.  Fall 2003 PHS Course, National Laboratory Training Network (Invited faculty member, presenter, and planner of workshop).  California Department of Health Services Laboratory, Richmond, CA

Rohde, R.  February, 21-22, 2003.  Participant in “Biotechnology Unwrapped workshops”, PCR/sequencing lab, Bioinformatics lab, pGLO Transformation lab, & Protein Fingerprinting lab.  Biotech Gateway & ACC, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  January, 2002.  Molecular Typing of Rabies Virus Variants.  2002 Rabies PHS Course, National Laboratory Training Network (Faculty member for workshop).  San Antonio, TX  (invited talk)

Rohde, R.  April 26 – May 2, 2001.  Participant in Molecular Virology Workshop.  Seventeenth Annual Clinical Virology Symposium, Clearwater Beach, Florida

Rohde, R.  January, 2000.  Molecular Typing of Rabies Virus Variants.  January, 2000.  Rabies PHS Course, National Laboratory Training Network (Faculty member for workshop).  San Antonio, TX (invited talk)

Rohde, R.  June, 1999.  Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute, 1999 Summer Meeting, Austin, TX

Rohde, R.  June, 1999.  Rabies Testing and Molecular Epidemiology.  Genomic Biology (40 hr workshop-Invited speaker): Advanced Instructional Technology for High School and College Biology Faculty.  Sponsored by DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and CORD and hosted by ACC at the University of Texas, Austin, TX (invited talk)

Rohde, R.  June, 1999.  Rabies Testing and Molecular Epidemiology.  Workshop for Austin Animal Control Officers.  DSHS, Austin, TX.

Rohde, R. January, 1998.  Molecular Wet-Lab: Rabies PHS Course, National Laboratory Training Network (Faculty member for workshop), San Antonio, TX  (invited talk)

CONSULTANT

Rohde, R.E. January 28-30th, 2014. Invited Subject Matter Expert to ASTM Conference by Vestagen, Inc. regarding healthcare worker uniform safety (HAIs, MRSA, etc.), Houston, TX

Rohde, R.E. March 31st, 2012. HAI practices and review. Invited panel speaker by Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products per appointment on Healthcare Environmental Decontamination Advisory Board – Exploration of Standards and Science for Unique Approaches to Practice, Dallas, TX

Rohde, R.E. January 22, 2011. Impact of environment on HAIs. Invited panel speaker by Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products per appointment on Healthcare Environmental Decontamination Advisory Board – Exploration of Standards and Science for Unique Approaches to Practice, Dallas, TX

Invited Reviewer, Textbook – Koneman’s Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6th ed., Winn, Allen, Janda, et al., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, February, 2010

Invited Reviewer, Textbook – Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, & Clinical Applications, 1st edition, Buckingham & Flaws, FA Davis

Invited Reviewer, Textbook – Essentials of Molecular Pathology, Table of Contents, Coleman and Tsongalis, Elsevier

Invited Reviewer, Textbook - Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, Forbes, Sahm, & Weissfeld, Summer 2008

Invited Reviewer, Textbook- “Clinical Microbiology”, Prentice Hall Health (Jaquay Felix, Editorial Assistant), April 2005

Subject Matter Expert, writer, and editor, National Laboratory Training Network, Molecular Testing Verification Video, 2004 - 2005

Reviewer, Emerging Infectious Disease, Rabies virus content area: 2004 - present

CD Rom Speaker, National Laboratory Training Network, Molecular Diagnostic Public Health Series Course Lectures, “Molecular Methods Overview” Lecture. Disk 1, April, 2004 & Disk 2, December 2004.

Reviewer, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF): 2003 - present

Reviewer, United States Department of Agriculture: Small Business Innovation, Research Proposals: 2002 - present

Other Works in Print:

Hogan, Erin & Gobolt, Bucky. October 17th 2014. 104.9 The Horn Radio Interview (R.E. Rohde) – Ebola virus and media frenzy. http://tunein.com/radio/Afternoons-with-Bucky-and-Erin-p533814/

Olson, Megan Jo. October 2014. KTSW Radio Interview – Rabies virus and implications for health.

KTSW Radio Interview. October 2014. (R.E. Rohde) – Ebola virus and implications for public health. http://ktsw.txstate.edu/

Eisler, Peter, USA Today interview – investigative report on MRSA and HAIs from a national health perspective context, R. Rohde interviewed as subject matter expert on dissertation and other MRSA/HAI research projects, December 16th, 2013.

Jon Otter, Micro Blog at http://www.micro-blog.info/2013/11/high-levels-of-antibiotic-resistance-and-low-levels-of-antibiotic-literacy-in-the-general-public-are-on-a-dangerous-collision-course/, invited guest editorial by R. Rohde, High levels of antibiotic resistance and low levels of ‘antibiotic literacy’ in the general public are on a dangerous collision course, November 5th, 2013

Cosgrove, Joe, Vaishali Shows, 2013. Contact Talk Radio interview of Tuan Dam, Cleanint.com (R. Rohde subject matter expert on HAIs), http://www.purplev.com/purple_player/v_content/purple_audio_player.html (9/14/13 interview)

Bigony, Mary-Love. "A Pound of Prevention." Hillviews. Fall 2012: pgs. 28-31. Available from: http://www.ua.txstate.edu/ua-connections/Hillviews/archives/Hillviews_Fall2012.html
    * University marketing focus on R.E. Rohde’s HAIs/MRSA research

HAIs. Healthcare-associated infections. [Internet] Texas State University. August 17, 2012.  [cited 2012 Sept 10]. Available from: http://www.txstate.edu/discover/hais
    *University marketing focus on R.E. Rohde’s HAIs/MRSA research

Texas State University. Advertisement. ESPN video clip of Texas State University Emerging Research University. September 8, 2012.
*Ending segment focus on R.E. Rohde HAIs/MRSA Work with Undergraduate Student in CLS Laboratory. Available from: Texas State University, University Marketing.

Texas State University. Advertisement. Texas Monthly. Wash, Rinse, Repeat: HAIs – Healthcare Associated Infections in the U.S. September 2012: pgs. 88-89.
*Focus on R.E. Rohde’s HAIs/MRSA research

Rohde, Rodney E., "Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation" (2010). Theses and Dissertations-Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology. https://digital-library-txstate-edu.libproxy.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4301

Interview National Geographic News, May 4th, 2009, “New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found – And Spreading.” Available from: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090504-rabies-evolution.html. [Story is directly involved to 2006 publication: Leslie, MJ, Messenger S, Rohde RE, Smith J, Cheshier R, Hanlon C, et al. Bat-associated rabies virus in skunks. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006 Aug [date cited]. See peer-reviewed section above.

Bigony, Mary-Love. “Disease Detective.” Hillviews. Fall 2008: pgs. 25-27. Available from: http://www.ua.txstate.edu/ua-connections/Hillviews/archives/Hillviews_Fall2008.html
    * University focus on R.E. Rohde’s Rabies and MRSA research

Rohde, Rodney E, "Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis" (1992). Faculty Publications-Clinical Laboratory Science Program. https://digital-library-txstate-edu.libproxy.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3404

Other Works in Progress:

a. Works “submitted” or “under review”

Dhagat, P., Gibbs, K., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in a Physical Therapy Education Facility. Journal of Allied Health, 2014

Rohde, R.E. A professor (and dad’s) 11 pointers for college success. Elsevier Connect, 2014.

b. Works “in progress”

Rohde, R.E. et. al. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): A Review of the Current Landscape.  R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2015
Rohde, R.E. et al.  Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): National Reporting Mandate.  R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2015
Rohde, R.E. et. al. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): Infection Control.  R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2015
Rohde, R.E. et. al. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): Clinical Laboratory Science Curriculum Suggestions for CIC.  R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2015
Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology textbook, 14th Edition, 2015 – multiple chapters for Rohde, R.E.


STUDENT THESES AND DISSERTATION COMMITTEES EXTERNAL & TEXAS STATE

JyeShuang Ng (Bridget). “Changes in Knee and Ankle Joint Laxity and Mechanical Stiffness across the Menstrual Cycle” M.S. Committee member, 2014 – Present (Chair & supervising professor, Dr. Rod Harter, Texas State University, Department of Health & Human Performance)

Gerald Redwine. “Diabetes Education” Ph.D. Committee member, 2013 – Present (Chair, Dr. Steven Furney, APCE Program, College of Education)

Matthew T. Milholland, “Ecological Correlates of Hantavirus Prevalence in Rodent Assemblages” Ph.D. Committee member, 2013 – Present (Chair, Dr. Iván Castro-Arellano, Texas State University, Biology Department)

Shalini Madadi. “Development of 2D and 3D Paper-based Microfluidic devices for the detection of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lambia” M.S. Committee member, 2013 - Present (Chair and supervising professor, Dr. Shannon Weigum, Texas State University, Biology Department)

Michelle Farci Gillespie. “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevalence rates and carrier patterns in nurses that work in the acute care setting,” Ph.D. External Dissertation Committee member, 2012 – Present (Chair & supervising professor, Dr. Ruiz, UT School of Nursing, Austin, TX, jruiz@austin.utexas.edu): Degree Completion, December 2013.

Jonny Riggs. "Effect of Bacteriophage Type 92 Infection in Combination with Erythromycin, Teicoplanin, and Vancomycin on MRSA and Staphylococcus epidermidis Mixed-Community Biofilms" M.S. Committee member, 2012 - Present (Chair and supervising professor, Dr. Gary Aron, Texas State University, Biology Department): Degree Completion, August 2013

Lindsey B. Coulter. "Synergistic Effect of Antibiotics and Bacteriophage Infection on Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Mixed Biofilm Communities" M.S. Committee member, 2010 - Present (Chair and supervising professor, Dr. Gary Aron, Texas State University, Biology Department): Degree Completion, August 2012

Brian Scott: “Effect of Formalin, Iodine, and Chlorhexidine on the Infectivity of Largemouth Bass Virus”, Reader and Committee member, 2002-2003 (Chair and supervising professor, Dr. Gary Aron, Texas State University-Biology. Degree Completion: December 8, 2003

Mark Varhely.  Non-Thesis Degree. Committee member, 2002 - 04 (Chair and supervising professor, Dr. Gary Aron, Texas State University-Biology): Degree Completion, May 2004

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING / AWARDS

Lindsey B. Coulter. Summer 2014, CDC & APHL Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship, One of six national awardees (325 applicants pool), One year laboratory fellowship with CDC, Atlanta, GA. First Texas State student to receive CDC EID Fellowship: http://www.txstate.edu/news/news_releases/news_archive/2014/June-2014/InfectiousDisease063014.html

Priya Dhagat. Fall 2012 – Summer 2013, Undergraduate Research, Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility (1st Place ASCLS National Award, 81st Annual Conference of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), August 1st, 2013, Houston, TX

Lindsey Coulter. Fall 2012, CLS 4321: Directed Study in CLS, Development of a MRSA Microfluidic Detection Platform, R.E. Rohde, Advisor.

Priya Dhagat. Fall 2012 – Summer 2013, Undergraduate Research – Development of a MRSA Microfluidic Detection Platform, R.E. Rohde Co-Advisor with Dr. Shannon Weigum (TX State Biology)

Jennifer Rivers. Fall 2012 – Summer 2013, Undergraduate Research – Salmonella, R.E. Rohde

McKenzie, J.F., Garcia, S.A., & Patterson, T, Rohde, R.E. Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococci, including MRSA, in a Student Athletic Facility. (1st Place Poster). April 10th, 2012. CHP Research Forum, Texas State University CHP, San Marcos, TX

McKenzie, J.F., Garcia, S.A., & Patterson, T, Rohde, R.E. Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococci, including MRSA, in a Student Athletic Facility. Undergraduate Research Conference, Texas State University Honor’s College, LBJSC, San Marcos, TX

Jacella McKenzie, Stephen Garcia, Rodney E. Rohde, & Tom Patterson. Summer, 2011. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Study of the Prevalence and Risk of MRSA Found on Exercise Equipment in a University Recreational Center in Central Texas. 79th Annual ASCLS Conference Program, Atlanta, GA. (Undergraduate Research Poster)

Jacella McKenzie & Steve Garcia. March 21st, 2011. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis using Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) to Prevent Pregnancies with Embryos Affected with DiGeorge Syndrome (1st Place Poster). 15thth Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University. (R. Rohde, Faculty Sponsor)

Anuradha Lakkamraju & Carlotta Rodriguez. Reverse Transcription Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for the Detection of Swine Influenza A. (2nd Place Poster). 15thth Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University. (R. Rohde, Faculty Sponsor)

Elena Lira & Giordana Gutierrez. Diagnosing Closely Related Candida Species Through Molecular Identification. (3rd Place Poster). 15thth Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University. (R. Rohde, Faculty Sponsor)

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. March 27th, 2009. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization (Co- Outstanding Student Research Poster Award). 13th Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University, April 24, 2009

Lisa Hunter, Erin Walker, Trisha Hanover, CLS Students (Co-Outstanding Poster), A Rapid PCR-Based Screening Method for Identification of All Expanded Alleles of Fragile X (FMR1) Gene in Newborn & High Risk Populations. 13th Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University, April 24, 2009 (R. Rohde, Faculty Sponsor)

Riley Knight, Stephanie Wilson, Rachel Parnell, CLS Students (Co-Outstanding Poster), High-Throughput Homogeneous Mass Cleave Assay Technology for the Diagnosis of Autosomal Recessive Parkinson’s Disease, 13th Annual CHP Faculty Student Research Forum, Texas State University, April 24, 2009 (R. Rohde, Faculty Sponsor)

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. March 27th, 2009. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization (3rd Place Poster).  Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science, Galvestion, TX

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. December 5th, 2008. (2nd place award). MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization (Poster).  Undergraduate Research Conference & Honors Thesis Forum. Texas State University – San Marcos, LAMP 407

Denham, R., Brannon, A., & Rohde, R. December 4th, 2008. MRSA in a University Student Population: Risk Factors and Characterization.  Undergraduate Research Conference & Honors Thesis Forum. Texas State University – San Marcos, LAMP 407

Audri Cavazos, Lucy Hughes, and John Sullivan, CLS students; Outstanding Poster Presentation: "Real-Time PCR for Chlamydia pneumoniae Utilizing the Roche Lightcycler and a 16S rRNA Gene Target", Texas State, San Marcos, TX April, 2008 (Faculty Sponsor)

Veronica Huerta (Faculty Mentor for undergraduate research), Texas State University Collaborative Learning Center & HLSAMP. RF Mitte Physics & Technology Bldg 4231, San Marcos, TX, Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Peter Mosnes (Faculty Mentor for undergraduate research), Texas State University Collaborative Learning Center & HLSAMP. RF Mitte Physics & Technology Bldg 4231, San Marcos, TX, Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Melissa Tucker, Student, CLS; Outstanding Poster Presentation: DiGeorge Syndrome. 10th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX April 28, 2006 (Faculty Sponsor)

Rachel Parnell and Joanna Ellis, Students, CLS; Outstanding Poster Presentation: tgAAC09 Vaccine: A Promising Weapon in the battle against HIV/AIDS. 10th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX April 28, 2006 (Faculty Sponsor)

Thuy Nguyen & Josephine Soyemi, Students, CLS; Outstanding Poster Presentation: Type I Hypersensitivities. 10th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX April 28, 2006 (Faculty Sponsor)

Anna Marie Dailey and Brenda Burns.  Outstanding Poster Presentation: FISH, HER2 and Breast Cancer.  9th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX April 29, 2005 (Faculty Sponsor)

Kessie Giddens and Latoya Haywood.  Outstanding Poster Presentation: Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization.  8th Annual College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State, San Marcos, TX April 29, 2004 (Faculty Sponsor)

Jamie Morris and Michelle Clements. 1st place Student Poster Presentation: Ligase Chain Reaction.  Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Austin, TX, 9 April 3-5, 2003 (Faculty Sponsor)

Brooke Belota.  University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Center Summer Internship and undergraduate research.  Consultant, Summer 2003 – May 2004 (Supervising professor, Dr. Gary Aron, Texas State University -Biology)

        Student Presentation. February 27, 2004. Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Expression In Mouse Keratinocyte Cell Lines.
          Ninth Annual Texas State University Biology Student Colloquium, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, SCI 116

        Student Presentation.  November 6, 2003. Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Expression In Mouse Keratinocyte Cell Lines.
        Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology.  College Station, TX  

Chris McGowin.  Undergraduate research.  Consultant, 2002 – August 2004 (Supervising professor, Dr. Gary Aron, Texas State University -Biology)

         Student Presentation.  May 2004. Characterization of a Pseudolysogenic Phage-Host Relationship for
         Janthinobacterium lividum. American Society of Microbiology National meeting, New Orleans, LA

        Student Presentation.  April 29, 2004.  Characterization of a Pseudolysogenic Phage-Host Relationship for
         Janthinobacterium lividum. Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology-Spring Meeting.

        Student Presentation.  November 6, 2003.  Characterization of a Pseudolysogenic Phage-Host Relationship for
         Janthinobacterium lividum.  Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology.  College Station, TX


CONTINUING EDUCATION

EEO and Title IX On-Line Course (Passed on November 21st, 2014). TX State University
The 81st  Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Lab Exposition, Houston, TX 10h CE, July 28th – August 2nd,  2014
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) – Human Research Curriculum Refresher     Course (Passed on April 1st, 2014; Ref.# 12639587 ). TX State University compliance.
Texas Association of CLS Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, 7h CE, March 19 – 22, 2014
30th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference (CLEC), San Jose, CA 6h CE, February 20-22nd, 2014
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP) Conference: Educational Technology. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 3.5h CE, September 27-28, 2013
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), Essentials for IACUC Members, Curriculum Completion Report (Expiration date – August 7, 2016)
The 81st  Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Lab Exposition, Houston, TX 7h CE, July 29 – August 3rd,  2013
Biology Adjunct Faculty Orientation (meet each pre-semester), ACC, 4h CE, Austin, TX, 1995 – present
Texas Association of CLS Conference, Austin (ACC – EVC), TX, 7h CE, March 28 – 30, 2013
ASCLS Legislative Symposium, Washington DC, March 17-19th, 2013
Lync 2010 Orientation, TX State University, 1h CE, February 19th, 2013
29th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference (CLEC), Kansas City, MO 12h CE,     February 14-16th, 2012
ACC Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Training, 1h CE, RGC, August 25th, 2012
Texas CLEC, ACC-EVC, Austin, TX 5h CE, August 17th, 2012
The 80th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Los Angeles, CA 13h CE, July 17- 21, 2012
CPL CONTINUING EDUCATION: Staphylococcal Infections: A Lab Update, Presented by Dr. Dan Hardy, M.D., 1h CE, June 29th, 2012
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) – Human Research Curriculum Refresher Course (Passed on June 19th, 2012). TX State University compliance
Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, San Antonio, TX, 12 hours of Continuing Education, June 2012
Texas Public Health Association, ELC Epidemiology Workshop, JJ Pickle Research Center, Austin, TX 3h, April 3rd, 2012
Texas Association of CLS Conference, DFW (TCU Campus), TX, 5h CE, March 28 – 31, 2012
The Standards They are a-Changin’ – An Overview of the Proposed NAACLS Standards Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT, 4h CE, February 23rd, 2012
28th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference (CLEC), Salt Lake City, UT, 12h CE, February 23-25, 2012
The 79th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Atlanta, GA 10h CE, July 26- July 30, 2011
Annual James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN), Corpus Christi, Texas, 12h CE, June 15-17th, 2011
Texas Association of CLS Conference, Austin, TX, 7h CE, April 6-9, 2011
42nd Annual Fall Meeting of the Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology, Texas State University, LBJSC, San Marcos, TX 6h CE, October 28-30, 2010
The 78th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Anaheim, CA 6h CE, July 27- July 31, 2010
Texas Association of CLS Conference, El Paso, TX, 9h CE, April 7-10, 2010
The 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Chicago, Ill 8h CE, July 21- July 25, 2009
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Galveston, TX, 7 hours of Continuing Education, March 25 – 28, 2009
XIX International Conference on Rabies in the Americas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 28 – October 3, 2008, Atlanta, GA
The 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Washington, DC 12 h, July 29- August 3, 2008
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Austin, TX, 7 hours of Continuing Education, April 2 – 5, 2008
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP) Conference: Allied Health in Texas: Developing a Vision. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, September 27-28, 2007
The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, San Diego, CA, 12 h, July 16-20, 2007
57th Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, Austin, TX, 16 hours of Continuing Education, June 11-13, 2007
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Westlake, TX, 5 hours of Continuing Education, March 21 – 24, 2007
23rd Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference (CLEC), Louisville, KY, 11 hours CE, February 22-24, 2007
Austin Community College, Sexual Harrassment and American' s with Disabilities Training, January 2007
EEO Training, Texas State University-San Marcos, ALK 105/106, December 6, 2006
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP) Conference: Allied Health in Texas: Developing a Vision. Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, September 28th, 2006
56th Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, San Antonio, TX, 12 hours of Continuing Education, August 1-4, 2006
The 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and ASCLS/AACC Clinical Laboratory Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, July 25-30, 2006
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, San Antonio, TX, 12.5 hours of Continuing Education, March 29 – April 1, 2006
22nd Annual Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference, San Antonio, TX, 12.5 hours of Continuing Education, March 2-4, 2006
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, Continuing Education Series, “The Highs and Lows of Blood Banking: Ab’s to High and Low Incidence Antigens”, Susan T. Johnson, MTSM, MT(ASCP)SBB, Manager, Immunohematology Services, Blood Center of Wisconsin, 1 hour CE, November 15, 2005
Texas State University-CLS Forum, “Tissue and Organ Procurement and Transplantation”, Rachael Dyke, CTBS, Tissue Donor Coordinator, Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas, Austin, Texas, 1.5 hour, November 10, 2005
Texas State University-CLS Forum, “Forensic Toxicology”, Tiffany Flowers, MS, CLS (ASCP), San Antonio Medical Examiners Office, 1 hour, October, 2005
ACC Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Communication Training, Highland Business Center, Austin, TX, 4 hours of Continuing Education, August 26, 2005
55th Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, College Station, TX, 20 hours of Continuing Education, June 1-3, 2005
Philosophy Dialogue, Tao subject Matter, Carl Trovall, Texas State University-PSY 132, April 5, 2005
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, 11.5 hours of Continuing Education, March 30 – April 2, 2005
American Disability Act & Sexual Harassment training.  Online modules via ACC dual employment requirement.  2 hours.  March 8, 2005
Service-Learning: Why and How Videoconference & Expert Panel Discussion.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board via STARLINK and Campus Compact. 4 hours.  Texas State University, ALK 105-06, February 3, 2005
TX Branch Fall Meeting-American Society of Microbiology, Houston, TX, 16 hours of Continuing Education, November 4-6, 2004
National USAHA Public Health and Rabies, Greensboro, North Carolina, 4 hours of Continuing Education, October 26, 2004
ACC Hazardous Waste Training, ACC-RVS G8100, Austin, TX, 3 hours of Continuing Education, October 1, 2004
HIPAA:  Overview of Key Concepts & Best Practices,  Texas State University-San Marcos, TX,  Guest Lecture for CLS 4227 (Sue Biedermann) 1.5 hours of Continuing Education, September 10, 2004
Community Associated MRSA: A Community Problem Requiring A Community Solution, Austin, TX, 8 hours of Continuing Education, September 9, 2004
ACC Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Communication Training, Highland Business Center, Austin, TX, 4 hours of Continuing Education, August 21, 2004
54th Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, Austin, TX, 8 hours of Continuing Education, June 2-4, 2004
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Houston, TX, 12.5 hours of Continuing Education, April 1-3, 2004
Record of Training Certificate for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods: As Per 49CFR 172.700/IATA 1.5 Training Material; Shipping Infectious and Diagnostic Specimens, Saf-T-Pak, Inc. CD Rom, Edmonton, AB, March 9, 2004  {Training required with respect to Texas State MRSA project / IRB#04-0082}
Texas State University Office of Professional Development, “Finding Funding and Writing Proposals: Helpful Aids for Finding Funding Sources and Preparing Grant Proposals”, Ms. Carolyn Pate, JCK 460, San Marcos, TX, 1.5 hour, February 19, 2004
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, Continuing Education Series, “Interesting Forensic Case Studies”, Randall Frost, MD, Bexar County Medical Examiner, San Antonio, TX, 1 hour, December 9, 2003
TX Branch Fall Meeting-American Society of Microbiology, College Station, TX, November 6-8, 2003
Human Subjects Protection Training program:  Completion Date: 9/15/2003.  Texas State HSP Certification number is 300592
ACC Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Training, Highland Business Center, Austin, TX, 4 hours of Continuing Education, August 23, 2003
53 Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, Amarillo, TX, 17 hours of Continuing Education, June 25-27, 2003
Biology Seminar, "Hydrology, Topography, and Biodiversity:  Understanding Terrestrial-Aquatic Interactions from Local to Regional Scales", Dr. Mike Huston, HSC 231, June 16, 2003
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Austin, TX, 9 hours of Continuing Education, April 3-5, 2003
TX Branch Spring Meeting-American Society of Microbiology, Junction, TX, March 27-29, 2003
American Society for Clinical Pathologists Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.  Town Hall Telephone Conference # 0010, Laboratory Preparedness for Bioterrorism: From the Phlebotomist to the Pathologist. 1 hour, March 4, 2003
Biotech Gateway & ACC, “Biotechnology Unwrapped Lectures”, Austin, TX, February 21-22, 2003
Eighth Annual Texas State University Biology Student Colloquium, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, SCI 116, 2-6 P.M., February 21, 2003
Web-based tutorial module (www.researchtraining.org) requirement of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), “Freeman Ranch Overview” exam, November 25, 2002
Web-based tutorial module requirement of IACUC, “Working with the IACUC” exam, November 22, 2002
Web-based tutorial module requirement of IACUC, “Essentials for IACUC members” exam, November 22, 2002
TX Branch Fall Meeting-American Society of Microbiology, Austin, TX, November 7-9, 2002
Philosophy Dialogue, Biotechnology beyond Imagination, Dr. Charles Johnson, Texas State University-PSY 132, October 29, 2002
ACC Hazardous Waste Training, ACC-HBC, October 11, 2002.
Biology Seminar, Biofilms and their growth in Earth and in Space, Dr. Robert McClean, Texas State University Biology-SCI 116, September 30, 2002
Philosophy Dialogue, Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Medical Detective’s Perspective, Professor Jean Brender, Texas State University-PSY 132, September 11, 2002
Tenure-Track Position Orientation breakfast with Dr. Robert Gratz, Texas State University Club, August 27, 2002
New Faculty Orientation, Texas State University Alkek Teaching Theater, August 26, 2002
ACC Safety Meeting for Faculty, ACC-HBC, August 24, 2002
52 Annual Conference on Disease in Nature Transmissible to Man, Houston, TX, 12 hours of Continuing Education, June 6-7, 2002
“FRESH START” Workshop for effective teaching, Spring Alkek Technology Institute, Texas State University, May 14-17, 2002
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Arlington, TX, 15 hours of Continuing Education, April 8-10, 2002
Texas State University EEO Training Session, Staff New Employee Orientation, March 8, 2002.
Blackboard Course, Texas State University, Alkek, January 29, 2002
Biology Adjunct Faculty Orientation (meet each pre-semester), ACC, Austin, TX, 1995 – present
ACC Workshop, Atoms to Zooplankton: Sleuthing Science in ACC Libraries, ACC, Austin, TX - August 24, 2001
ACC Workshop, The Learning Community Evolution, ACC, Austin, TX – August 24, 2001
ACC Workshop, Improving Your Classroom/Conference Presentation Skills, ACC, Austin, TX – August 24, 2001
Training on Molecular Methods at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA. (2 weeks), Summer,1999
ACC training course, Development of Web-based teaching websites (2 days), Austin, TX, 1997
Training on Molecular Methods at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA. (2 weeks), October,1994

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