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Putnam, Michael

Email: putnammj@alfredstate.edu
Department: Physical + Life Sciences
Office Location:Physical and Health Sciences Bldg.
Office Phone: 607-587-3606

Education

v      M.S. Medical Technology, September 1990, Majoring in Microbiology/ImmunologyState University of New York at Buffalo, New York 
Thesis: Identification of a Marker Protein for Invasive Strains of Candida albicans

v      B.S. Medical Technology, May 1985, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York

v      A.A.S. Medical Laboratory Technology, May 1983, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York 
v      A.A.S. Chemical Technology, May 1982, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York


Teaching Overview

General Microbiology, Human Biology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Applications Lab, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Hematology, Urinalysis, Body Fluids, Parasitology.


Professional Experience

8/97 to Present ALFREDSTATE COLLEGE Alfred, New York 
                       Full Professor (08/04 to present)
                       Associate Professor (5/02 to 8/04)
                       Assistant Professor (8/97 to 5/02)
 

5/90 to 8/97       F.F. THOMPSON HOSPITAL Canandaigua, New York

Medical Technologist, Generalist (8/97 to present per diem)

Responsible for performing routine laboratory tests which include rotation through microbiology, hematology, and coagulation.

Supervisor of Information Systems and Ancillary Services  (1/96 to 8/97)

Responsible for daily work flow, performance and professional development of eight laboratory technologists, histologist, and pathology secretaries.  Responsible for the maintenance of the LIS Meditech software.  Laboratory generalist for microbiology, hematology, blood bank, coagulation, and urines.

Associate Director of Laboratory Services (1/95 to 1/96)

Responsible for daily workflow and performance of forty laboratory technologists, technicians, and phlebotomists.  Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and revising an acceptable scheduling plan for hospital laboratory and associated facilities and sites.  Responsible for investigating/trouble–shooting laboratory and instrumentation problems.  Responsible for orientation of new laboratory staff and updates to current staff of procedural changes.  Responsible for maintenance of Laboratory Information System (LIS) Meditech software.  Laboratory generalist for microbiology, hematology, chemistry, blood bank, coagulation, and urines.

v      Member of Continuous Quality Improvement Trainers

LIS Coordinator (11/92 to 1/95)

Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the LIS Meditech software.  Responsible for coordinating and providing all education/training of laboratory personnel in the use of the LIS.  Laboratory generalist.

v      Member of the Order Entry Core Team to develop and implement the Order Entry system for the hospital.

v      One of the first employees to be selected to participate on Management Action Council, part of the Total Quality Management Program reporting to the Executive Staff.

                        Hematology Section Chief (5/90 to 11/92)

Responsible for training laboratory personnel.  Instrumental in purchasing new laboratory equipment/instrumentation.  Responsible for laboratory maintenance and quality control.  Provided additional support by rotating through all laboratories with an emphasis in microbiology.

v      Member of the LIS Core Team to develop and implement the LIS software for the laboratory and microbiology.

10/89 to 5/90     SISTERS OF CHARITY HOSPITAL     Buffalo, New York  
Medical Technologist, Generalist -
Responsible for performing routine laboratory testing in Blood Bank and Stat Laboratory. 

9/88 to 5/90   STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO  - Buffalo, NY                       Clinical Laboratory Instructor, Hematology and Immunohematology - Responsible for the implementation of the course plan and student evaluation.

 1/88 to 7/89       KENMORE MERCY HOSPITAL  -  Kenmore, New York 
Medical Technologist -
Responsible for performing routine laboratory tests which include rotation through all laboratories.  


9/87 to 9/88    STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO - Buffalo, NY                        Teacher Assistant - Responsible for assistant teaching in Microbiology, Instrumentation, hematology, blood Bank, and Electronics. 

5/85 to 1/88       NICHOLAS NOYES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL    - Dansville, NY                        Medical Technologist - Responsible for performing routine laboratory tests which include rotation through all laboratories.


Research

Thesis: Identification of a Marker Protein for Invasive Strains of Candida albicans


Honors and Awards

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching   Academic Year 2003-2004


Service

Have served on many campus and departmental committees. American Society for Clinical Pathologists, Trout Unlimited


Other Information

Avid fisherman, particularly fly-fishing, hunting, golf, volleyball and raising pheasants.