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Tom Somma

  • Tom Somma
  • Associate Professor
  • Medical Diagnostic & Translational Sciences
  • 2120 Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5085
  • tsomma@odu.edu
  • Education

    The College Of William & Mary, 1988
    Major: Higher Education Administration
    Degree: Ed.D.
    Baptist Medical Center, 1978
    Degree: Certificate in Medical Technology
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1971
    Major: Biochemistry
    Degree: M.S.
    Frederick College, 1966
    Major: Chemistry
    Degree: B.S.
    Seton Hall University, 1962
    Major: Chemistry
    Degree:
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certificate Chemist C(ASCP)
    Sponsoring Organization: American Scoiety of Clinical Pathologist
    Clinical Laboratory Director's License
    National Registry in Clinical Chemistry (NRCC)
    Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Clinical Chemists
    Registered Medical Technologists MT(ASCP)
    Sponsoring Organization: American Society of Clinical Pathologists
    Specialist in Chemistry SC(ASCP)
    Sponsoring Organization: American Scoiety of Clinical Pathologist
    Teacher's Certificate
    Sponsoring Organization: Community College
  • Expertise

    Education
    Clinical Chemistry, Instrumentation, phlebotomy, urinalysis and body fluids, molecular diagnostics
    Education
    Forensic Science
  • 2002: Weekend College teaching Award, Amanda Hoffler
  • 1992: Sports Medicine Award, Virginia AAU
  • 1982: Medical Laboratory Observer, Aritcle Award
  • 1981: American Society for medical Technology, National Omicron Sigma Award
  • 1979: Top Ten Article of 1978, Medical Laboratory Observer
  • 1977: Medical Laboratory Observer, Article Award
  • 1973: Medical Laboratory Observer, Article Award
  • 1971: American Chemical Society, Student Achievement Award
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Melatonin Effects on Autonomic Balance, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress in type 2 Diabetes
    Sponsoring Organization: NIH (R21)
    Date: April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Somma, C. T.; Paulson, J.; Diawara, N.; Vinik, A. I.; Parson, H. K.; Bourciet, M.; Grieco, C. R.
    The Effect of Exercise Type on Postprandial Glycemia, Heart Rate Variability, and Mood in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Summer Experience Enhancing Collaborative Research
    Date: July 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Somma, C. T.; Grieco, C.
    Exercise Timing and Maximal Glycemic Benefits for Type 2 Diabetic Individuals
    Sponsoring Organization: Lifescan, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson Co.)
    Date: November, 2006 - August, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Swain, D. P.; Somma, C. T.; Sechrist, S. R.; Bennington, L. K.
    The Relationship among Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Diabetes, and Physical Activity Status
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF)
    Date: November, 2006 - June, 2007
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Somma, C. T.; Sechrist, S. R.; Raymer, A.; Coleman, F. E.
    Effectiveness of the GlucoWatch during Mild to Moderate Exercise in Individuals with Diabetes
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Wellness Institute and Research Center
    Date: 2002 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Somma, C. T.; Nunnold, T.
    Cooperative Agent Agreement with EVMA for the Development, Continuing Education and Expansion of Area Health Education and Expansion of Area Health Education Centers
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical Authority
    Date: 1987 - 1988
    Investigators:Somma, C. T.
    Cooperative Agent Agreement with EVMA for the Development, Continuing Education and Expansion of Area Health Education and Expansion of Area Health Education Centers
    Sponsoring Organization: eastern Virginia Medical Authority
    Date: 1986 - 1987
    Investigators:Somma, C. T.
    Cooperative Agent Agreement with EVMA for the Development, Continuing Education and Expansion of Area Health Education and Expansion of Area Health Education Centers
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical Authority
    Date: 1985 - 1986
    Investigators:Somma, C. T.
    Cooperative Agent Agreement with EVMA for the Development, Continuing Education and Expansion of Area Health Education and Expansion of Area Health Education Centers
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical Authority
    Date: 1984 - 1985
    Investigators:Somma, C. T.
    Cooperative Agent Agreement with EVMA for the Development, Continuing Education and Expansion of Area Health Education and Expansion of Area Health Education Centers
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical Authority
    Date: 1983 - 1984
    Investigators:Somma, C. T.
    Acquisition of a Technicon Auto Analyzer II Continuous Flow Analytical System for Ecological and Medical Research
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: March, 1980 - March, 1981
    Investigators:Somma, C. T.