Clinical Laboratory Science Names Interim Chair
Tim R. Randolph, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science in the Doisy College of Health Sciences effective July 1.
|Tim Randolph, Ph.D.|
Randolph joined the department faculty in 1987 as an instructor and currently holds the rank of tenured associate professor. He earned a B.S. in medical technology from Sangamon State University (University of Illinois, Springfield), a M.S. in medical technology from the Medical College of Virginia (Richmond), and a Ph.D. in hematology from Warnborough College (Wicklow, Ireland).
Randolph is a recognized scholar within the clinical laboratory science profession. He maintains an active research agenda, has numerous publications, and is a frequent invited speaker at professional conferences.
Randolph also is an active leader in his professional organization where he has held numerous leadership positions at the state, regional, and national level. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).
At the university, he has served on a variety of departmental, college, and university committees. He currently serves as a member of the Saint Louis University Medical Home team.
Randolph has earned numerous honors during his 20-plus-year academic career, including the ASCLS Distinguished Author Award (2006), ASCLS Professional Achievement Award in Hematology (2007), and the Doisy College of Health Sciences Excellence in Service Award (2008).
"Tim is an energetic and dedicated teacher, scholar, leader and servant," says Mary Lou Vehige, retiring departmental chair. "Since his first day in the department, we have been able to count on him to competently take on roles as needed to assist the department in moving forward -- and always with a smile. With his knowledge of the department, significant leadership skills, and collegiality, I have no doubt Tim will be an exemplary interim chair."
The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science traces its roots to 1929 with its baccalaureate program in medical technology. The department, now one of seven departments housed within the Saint Louis University College of Health Sciences, offers three baccalaureate programs, clinical laboratory science (CLS), cytotechnology (CYTO), and investigative and medical sciences (IMS) as well as post-baccalaureate certificates in cytotechnology and three specialty areas of clinical laboratory science.