Elaine M. Keohane, PhD

School of Health Related Professions
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Year Inducted Phone E-Mail 
2003 973-972-4225
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Dr. Elaine Keohane has been a faculty member at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Health Related Professions for 30 years. She is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program since 1987 and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Track Coordinator for the MS in Health Sciences Program since 2002. She received her PhD in Biological Science in 1995 from Rutgers University, Graduate School-Newark, her Master of Science in Bacteriology in 1980 from Wagner College and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Education in 1972 from Montclair State College. She also completed her professional education in Medical Technology at Bergen Pines County Hospital in 1973. Dr. Keohane holds certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and a Medical Technologist and has specialty certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Hematology and Molecular Biology. Her research interests have been concentrated on the molecular characterization of the invasion apparatus of Microsporidia, a protozoan pathogen, and she was the recipient of the SHRP Dean?s Award in Research in 1996. Dr. Keohane is active in both the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (serving as Vice-Chairman of its Leadership Development Committee) and New Jersey Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, for which she has served as President, Board Member and Chairman of various committees, most recently its Leadership Development Committee. Dr. Keohane has extensive experience in course and program development and administration, which includes on-campus lecture and laboratory courses, and recently Web-based instruction. She has presented numerous continuing education workshops and seminars on the local, regional and national level. She received the SHRP Excellence in Teaching Award twice, and was the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the NJ Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.