Posts by Dr. Rodney E. Rohde

Dr. Rodney E. Rohde

Dr. Rodney E. Rohde
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Dr. Rodney E. Rohde (@RodneyRohde) is Professor, Research Dean and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program (CLS) in the College of Health Professions of Texas State University, where he spends a great deal of time mentoring and coaching students in this sometimes mysterious and vague path. He has been recognized with teaching excellence at both Texas State and Austin Community College. Dr. Rohde's background is in public health and clinical microbiology, and his PhD dissertation at Texas State was aligned with his clinical background: MRSA knowledge, learning and adaptation. His research focuses on adult education and public health microbiology with respect to rabies virology, oral rabies wildlife vaccination, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and molecular diagnostics/biotechnology. He has published a book on MRSA stories, over 50 research articles, book chapters and abstracts and presented at more than 100 international, national and state conferences. In 2015, Dr. Rohde received the Cardinal Health #urEssential Award as Champion of the CLS Profession, named a Top 20 Professor of CLS and received the Texas State Mariel M. Muir Mentoring Award. Likewise, he was awarded the 2015and the 2012 Distinguished Author Award and the 2014 and 2007 ASCLS Scientific Research Award for his work with rabies and MRSA, respectively. Learn more about his work here. Dr. Rohde is the current Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science (TACLS) President and has been involved in licensure efforts in Texas since 2007.

What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

Abstract Seasonal flu is a serious, highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. In the United States, approximately five to 20 percent of...

Stewards Working to Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Abstract Approximately 1 in 25 patients hospitalized in a U.S. acute care hospital has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to over 700,000...

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...

Medical Laboratory Professionals SAVE LIVES every day, but do you know...

Editorial by Rodney E. Rohde, Ph.D April 24, 2016 marks the kick-off of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (#MLPW #LabWeek #Lab4Life). But, I often wonder if...

Colour-Coding to Prevent Hospital Infections

Abstract: Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is not as simple as implementing a hand hygiene program, investing in an ultraviolet disinfection robot or switching to a...

Zika Cases Confirmed in North America: Time to Panic?

Updated: Tuesday February 2, 2016 Abstract: Background: Vector-borne diseases are defined primarily by how they are spread. While many insects and arachnids can spread a diverse...

Two Laboratory Tests you Must Demand: Advice from MRSA Survivors and...

Abstract: Background: More people in the US now die from Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections than from HIV/AIDS. Often acquired in healthcare facilities or during...