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July 2, 2003
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CSU Dominguez Hills Professor, Ellen Hope Kearns
Receives Excellence in Education Award From Clinical Pathology Society

American Society for Clinical Pathology Honors Ellen Hope Kearns in Salt Lake City


Carson, Calif: – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Professor of Health Sciences Ellen Hope Kearns has received the prestigious “Excellence in Education” award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). During a June 23 general meeting of the ASCP in Salt Lake City, Kearns was identified for her outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions in her field. The award was established to recognize an ASCP Associate Member who is actively involved in a medical laboratory education program and has demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching methods and instructional materials.

Kearns is described by ASCP as “highly respected by colleagues and students alike” and is known for her dedication to the scholarship of teaching. Kearns has published and presented papers internationally. She sets high standards for her students and inspires them to pursue careers in medical research.

“When I got the news, I was overwhelmed with joy and pride to receive such a high honor,” Kearns said after accepting her award. “I can only hope that others will be inspired to do their personal best and someday receive similar honors for their hard work.”

Among Kearns’ many accomplishments is a digital image computer-assisted instructional program for teaching hematology. She recognized the need for online hematology slides for her students and built an image database in response to that need. In the process, Kearns has produced effective instructional materials.

Kearns received her bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from New York Institute of Technology and her master’s degree in Health Science (Education Track) from State University of New York, Stony Brook. She is a doctoral candidate in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK where she hopes to complete her studies in 2004.

Kearns has been invited to be a guest speaker at the ELearnChina Conference scheduled or July 21 – 23 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference aims to facilitate trade in the China marketplace.

The ASCP is a not-for-profit medical society organized exclusively for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. Their mission is to serve as a national resource for the enhancement of the quality of the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

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