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Barbara G. Sawyer MLS(ASCP) MB (ASCP)

Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Primary Care

EDUCATION

1974 Bachelor of Arts: English Literature/ Biology - Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

1977 Bachelor of Science: Medical Technology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

1988 Doctor of Philosophy in Cell Biology and Neuroscience - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board of Registry MT #113799
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Professional 1 #198360
  • National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (Clinical Laboratory Scientist), #9905179
  • National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (Certified Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology), #9905179

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Innervation of thoracic disc and associated structures
  • Biochemical components of human milk in relation to infant disease and obesity
  • Diversity in the Clinical Laboratory Science student population and profession
  • Evidence-based education and educational methods
  • Clinical chemistry analytical methods

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Hart Sybil, Mallory Boylan, Sebrina Carroll, Yvette Musick, Connye Kuratko, Barbara G Border, Richard Lampe (2005) Brief Report:  Newborn Behavior Differs with Decosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Levels in Breast Milk. J Ped. Psych. 1-6.

Hubbard Joel, Barbara Sawyer, Lori Rice-Spearman (2006) Clinical Laboratory Science:  A Profession with Honors. Clin Lab Sci 19(3) 139-143.

Barbara Sawyer, Joel Hubbard, Lori Rice-Spearman (2007) Introducing Clinical Laboratory Science:  CLS Students Help Shape the Future. Clin Lab Sci 19(4) 206-213.

Pasquali, Marzia and Barbara Sawyer (2007) “Newborn Screening.” In Tietz’ Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 6th edition, Eds. David Bruns, Carl Burtis and Ed Ashwood; Elsevier.

Barbara Sawyer (2007) Instructor Resources for Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics 1st edition, Ed. David Bruns; including exam questions, instructor resources, laboratory exercises for 13 chapters.

Barbara Sawyer (2007) Instructor Resources for Tietz’ Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 6th edition, Eds. David Bruns, Carl Burtis, and Ed Ashwood; including exam questions, instructor resources, laboratory exercises for 44 chapters.

Barbara Sawyer “Reality Lab:  Teaching Students to Detect and Prevent Errors,” Platform Presentation, ASCLS Annual Conference, July 2007.

Suman Ahuja, Mallory Boylan, Carmen Roman-Shriver, Sybil Hart, Barbara Sawyer, Julian Spallholz (2008) Correlation between Mothers Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index and Levels of Glucose and Insulin in Breast-Milk. American Diabetic Association

Michael P Smith, Barbara Sawyer, Jean-Michele Brismee, Gregory Dedrick, Phillip Sizer (2008) An immunohistochemical study of human costotransverse joints. Experimental Biology 2008 Abstracts, San Diego, CA

Redman, Wade and Barbara Sawyer “Management Education:  A Unique Program for the CLS Student,” Poster Presentation, TACLS Annual Conference, April 2008.

Michael P Smith, Aaron Wood, Richard Myren, Jean-Michele Brismee, Gregory Dedrick, Phillip Sizer, Barbara Sawyer (2008) An immunohistochemical study of thoracic disc innervation. #3117 Experimental Biology 2009 Abstracts, New Orleans, LA

Brismee, Jean-Mitchel, Phillip Sizer, Gregory Dedrick, Barbara Sawyer, Michael P. Smith. (2009). An Immunohistochemical and Histological Study of Human Uncovertebral Joints. Spine 34(12): 1257-1263.

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