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Lorraine J. Doucette, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medical and Research Technology

Administrative Title:

Program Director, Undergraduate Medical Laboratory Science Program

Location:

University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Medical and Research Technology Baltimore, MD 21201-1082

Phone (Primary):

410-706-7664

Phone (Secondary):

410-706-1829

Fax:

410-706-0073

Education and Training

A.A., Medical Laboratory Technology, Catonsville Community College. 1976

B.S., Medical Laboratory Technology, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1978

M.S. Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine Graduate School, 1985 

Thesis: Analysis of Cellular Effects in Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes Exposed to 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Determined by Chromosome Breakage, Sister Chromatid Exchange and Cell Cycle Studies.  

Notre Dame of Maryland University Online, PhD in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations, 2018-Present 

Biosketch

Lorraine Doucette began her career in the clinical laboratory by obtaining her Medical Laboratory Technician AAS degree from Catonsville Community College. She continued on to the Medical Technology Program in the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus where she earned her Medical Technologist BS degree.

She first began in the educational field when she worked for the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine where she taught basic laboratory teechniques to 2nd year medical students. While teaching the medical students she continued her education in pathology and cytogenetics, earning her MS degree while studying the genetic effects of 2,4 D, an ingredient in Agent Orange and a potent plant killer. She returned to the clinical labortory and worked in the School of Medicine's Adult Endocrine laboratory, follwed by two years in the neonatal laboratory in the University of Maryland Hospital, and a number of years in the core laboratory of the hospital. She bagan teaching phelbotomy as an adjuct in the local area community colleges and left the hosptial in 1989 to teach clinical chemistry in the Department of Medical and Research Technoogy(DMRT) Program.

In 1995 she left teaching to work iin the Education Department of COLA, an accreditation organization for small laboratories. In 1997 she left COLA to do freelance consulting work and some adjunct teaching while raising her children. In 2002 she returned to DMRT as the Education Coordinator and left in 2007 to develop the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Anne Arundel Community College. The program has grown from seven initial students to 34 MLT students, 30 phlebotomy students, and based on anticpated trends, 20 Medical Laboratory Assistant students. The opportunity to return back to DMRT presented itself in the fall of 2019 and she began as the MLS program director July 1, 2020.   

Research/Clinical Keywords

Interdisciplinary teaching and healthcare, clinical chemistry, clinical hematology, diversity in changing populations, student success

Highlighted Publications

Journals: Refereed

Podczasy, J. J., Flodstrom, G., Doucette, L. Clinical Evaluation of the Accu-Chek Advantage Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Laboratory Medicine, 28(7), 1997, pp. 462-466.

Doucette, L., Kula, T., Flodstrom, G., Kula, K. Enhancement of Laboratory Mathematics Skills of Clinical Laboratory Science Students Using a Computer Assisted Laboratory Mathematics Program. Clinical Laboratory Science, 8(3), 1994, p. 161.

Additional Publication Citations

Doucette, L. Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, Fourth Edition, Elsevier, St. Louis MO, (in progress, estimated publication date fall 2020).

Doucette, L. Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, Third Edition, Elsevier, St. Louis MO, 2016.

Doucette, L. Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, Second Edition, W.B. Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Doucette, L. Basic Mathematics for the Health Related Professions. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

Doucette, L. Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1997.

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary course focusing on quality assurance and quality control when direct patient healthcare professionals perform Point of Care laboratory procedures. 

Awards and Affiliations

Professional Society Membership

1981-Present    Member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

2003-Present    Member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

2013-Present    Secretary of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Maryland

Appointed by Governor Hogan to the State of Maryland Forensic Laboratory Advisory Committee. 2015-2021.

 

 

Grants and Contracts

Principal Investigator and Author, Allied Health Project Grant, “Interdisciplinary Healthcare Training and Delivery” United States Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, awarded to the Department of Medical and Research Technology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Originally scheduled for 3 years with $500,000 awarded. Congress cut the funding for the last year. $321,000 received.

Professional Activity

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Maryland; Current Secretary of the Society, former President (1996-1997, and 2010-2013).

Current Advisory Board member for the Glen Burnie High School Program Advisory Committee for the National “Project Lead The Way” Biomedical Sciences program. 

Advisory Board member for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Northern Virginia Community College since 2008.

Appointed in 2016 as a Site Reviewer by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences MLT Accreditation process.

Appointed in 2014 as a Paper Reviewer by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences MLT Accreditation process.

American Society for Clinical Pathology: Member of the Workshop for Laboratory Professionals committee 2004-2010.