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UMass Lowell’s Doyle Receives National Education Award


LOWELL, Mass.ߞ; Lowell resident and UMass Lowell faculty member Kathleen “Kay” Doyle received the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Excellence in Education Award at the group’s Leadership Exchange Meeting in Philadelphia.

Doyle, chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences and the director of the Medical Technology program at the university, was selected for the award for her continued dedication to laboratory science education. The Excellence in Education Award is given to an ASCP member who has shown exemplary teaching performance in the classroom or the clinic or has developed effective teaching methods and materials.

Since 1981, Doyle has taught the clinical immunohematology (blood banking and transfusion medicine) in UMass Lowell’s medical technology program.  She also teaches human biochemistry for undergraduates and the advanced pathophysiology course in the clinical laboratory sciences graduate program both on campus and online.

Doyle has served as advisor for many student-directed, senior research projects and master students’ projects and she received the Department Teaching Award in 2003. She holds a doctorate degree and is a certified medical technologist.

Doyle has also served as a visiting professor in the biochemistry department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

An ASCP volunteer for many years, Doyle is on the Board of Governors for the group’s Board of Registry (BOR). Other roles in the organization include the Task Force on Certification Maintenance, Communications Committee and the ASCP Institute Advisory Committee. She has also served as chair of the BOR Research and Development Committee, vice chair and chair of the BOR Joint Generalist Examination Committee and as editor for the ASCP’s Tech Sample Generalist Case Study series.

UMass Lowell, with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 12,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education.

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