Cara joined the Oregon Tech-OHSU Clinical Lab Science Program in 2012 after serving as the Medical Technology Program Director and Faculty in Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds both a BS and a MS degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and is board certified as both a MLS and as a Specialist in Hematology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. As the Director of the Oregon Tech-OHSU Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Cara teaches Transfusion Medicine and Advanced Transfusion Medicine Techniques.
Cara has 30 years of experience as a MLS and medical educator, having served with the U.S. Public Health/Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, and a number of public hospitals including service as the Medical Laboratory Director for the Commonwealth Hospital in Saipan. She has also served as a faculty member at a number of Universities including Texas Tech University, University of Wyoming, University of Maryland, Florida Gulf Coast University and Ohio Northern University. Her international experience includes working with Pathologists Overseas in Romania and Kenya, as well as doing independent consulting for hospital and clinic laboratories in Haiti, China, and Australia.
Abraham Furman has 40 years of Clinical Laboratory Science experience in academia, research, diagnostic industry product development, and hospital-based laboratory. Abraham received his Baccalaureate in Medical Technology at Loma Linda University, and his PhD in Immunology at UCLA. Three years of Post-doctoral experience was conducted in the UCLA Public Health Department, conducting immunoparasitology research.
Abraham is a member of numerous professional societies (American Association of Clinical Chemistry, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, and American Society for Clinical Pathology), and has been on the editorial review board for Clinical Laboratory Science journals, for more than a decade. Since 2003, Abraham's love of science and teaching has been enriched by his yearly participation as a judge at regional, statewide, and nationwide Intel Science fairs.
Tammy is a 1998 graduate of the Oregon Tech-OHSU CLS program. She has worked in the clinical laboratory for the past 14 years focusing in microbiology and more recently, molecular diagnostics. She received her Specialist in Microbiology certification in 2008 and her Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science from Michigan State University in 2011.
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