For Immediate Release: March 20, 2001
Contact: Jennifer McGinley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-706-1521
Denise M. Harmening, Ph.D., M.T. (ASCP), C.L.S. (NCA), professor and chair of the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, has been chosen as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women. The awards ceremony and reception took place today at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. The award was created by The Daily Record newspaper to recognize the outstanding achievements of women who reside or work in Maryland, as well as to provide the business community with a resource for selecting candidates to fill management positions or corporate board seats.
"I am extremely pleased that Dr. Denise Harmening has been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women," comments Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P., vice president for medical affairs and dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
"She is not only an exceptional educator and administrator, she is also a top-flight researcher. I am especially proud of her work in recruiting and retaining minority students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds."
Dr. Harmening, chief executive officer of DMRTs Laboratory Consultants and Director of the Beta Testing/Clinical Evaluation Center, is also principal investigator of two grants funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
She is devoted to recruiting and retaining minority students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Working with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the State Department of Education, she has developed the concept of an educational continuum for life science laboratory careers.
Throughout her 20-year career, Dr. Harmening has been active not only as an educator and administrator, but also as a researcher and the sole inventor of a number of patents in the field of cellular preservation.
Dr. Harmening is also the author of major textbooks in clinical laboratory science used in over 200 medical technology programs, in medical school classrooms, and in 25 foreign countries. A well-known presenter, she lectures to professional associat*ons, scientific research groups, and educators' conferences, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Harmening has received numerous awards such as the Outstanding Award of the Scientific Partners Program sponsored by Roche Diagnostics, the Excellence in Education Award sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) the Regional Associate Member Award from the ASCP and the Maryland Society for Medical Technology Award for recognition of vision for programs in medical and research technology and service to the Maryland Society for Medical Technology.
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