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Barbara Kraj PhD, MLS (ASCP) CMMBCM

Barbara Kraj PhD, MLS (ASCP) CMMBCM


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Medical Diagnostic & Translational Sciences

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  • Articles

    Cannon, J., Sharma, G., Sloan, G., Dimitropoulou, C., Baker, R., Mazzoli, A., Kraj, B. J., Mulloy, A., and Cortez-Cooper, M. (2014). Leptin Regulates CD16 Expression on Human Monocytes in a Sex-Specific Manner. Physiological Reports, 2 (10),
    Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., McCully, K. K., and Cannon, J. (2013). Soluble TNF and IL-6 receptors: Indicators of vascular health in women without cardiovascular disease. Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom), 18 (5), pp. 282–289.
    Russell, B., Pretlow, L., Kraj, B. J., and Ranne, A. (2011). Advanced Cognitive and Psychomotor Objectives for a new MHS-CLS Curriculum.. Clinical Laboratory Science, 24 (2), pp. 89.
    Russell, B., Owen, M., Leibach, E. K., Stone, R., Meaders, E., and Kraj, B. J. (2011). Capturing Professionalism in Pre-Service Education: Professionalism Tool Development and Implementation. Clinical Laboratory Science, 24 (4),
    Russell, B., Kraj, B. J., Pretlow, L., Ranne, A., and Leibach, E. K. (2011). Evidence based practice and advanced competencies in a MHS-CLS program.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, 24 (4 Suppl),
    Cannon, J., Kraj, B. J., and Sloan, G. (2011). Follicle-stimulating hormone promotes RANK expression on human monocytes. Cytokine, 53 (2), pp. 141–144.
    Kraj, B. J., Pretlow, L., and Russell, B. (2011). Student molecular laboratory performance outcomes in a baccalaureate CLS program.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, 24 (4 Suppl),
    Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., and Mulloy, A. (2010). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1, and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 298 (3),
    Barrows, E., and Kraj, B. J. (2010). Idiopathic autoimmune thrombocytopenia purpura in a 12-year-old boy.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, 23 (4), pp. 201–204.
    Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, m., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., and Mulloy, A. (2009). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1 and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology/ Epub, 298 (3), pp. R790-8. 2010.
    Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, s., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., Mulloy, A., and Cannon, J. (2008). Relation of follicle stimulating hormone to central arterial stiffness and endothelial function in young and middle-age women.. Circulation, 117, pp. e198-e291.
    Russell, B., Turnbull, D., Leibach, E. K., Pretlow, L., Arnette, A., Ranne, A., Kraj, B. J., Mobley, R., and Stone, R. (2007). Evaluating distance learning in clinical laboratory science.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, 20 (2), pp. 106–111.
    Satyamoorthy, K., DeJesus, E., Linnenbach, A. J., Kraj, B. J., Rendle, S., Elder, D. E., and Herlyn, M. (1997). Melanoma cell lines from different stages of progression and their biological and molecular analyses. Melanoma Research/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 7 (Suppl 2), pp. S35-42.
  • Book Chapters

    Bettinotti, M. P., Kraj, B. J., and Zinni, J. G. (2018). Chapter 4: Concepts in Molecular Biology in Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices.Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis.
  • Presentations

    Kraj, B. J. (September 12, 2019). Inclusion of Flow Cytometry Psychomotor Exercise in Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum Facilitates Correct Interpretation of Lymphocyte Subset Analysis. Poster presented at ASCP Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ.
    Kraj, B. J. (February 25, 2017). Entry-level curriculum update for Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians in Molecular Diagnostics Oral Presentation presented at Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Boston, MA.
    Kraj, B. J. (April 22, 2016). Delphi studies used in the development of competency-based curricula in health care education. Oral Presentation presented at 2016 Annual ASCLS-GA State Meeting Lawrenceville, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (April 22, 2016). Legislative Matters that Affect the Clinical Laboratory - Review from 2016 ASCLS Legislative Symposium Oral Presentation presented at 2016 Annual ASCLS-GA State Meeting Lawrenceville, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (February 20, 2015). Selecting Molecular Diagnostics Learning Objectives Using a Modified Delphi Process Poster presented at Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Cincinnati, OH.
    Kraj, B. J. (July 19, 2012). Antimicrobial Regimen Modifications after PNA-FISH Organism Identification Poster presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Poster Competition Los Angeles, CA.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2012). Capturing Professionalism in Pre-Service Education: Professionalism Tool Development and Implementation Poster presented at Georgia Regents University Education Discovery Institute Education Day Poster Presentation Augusta, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2012). Evidence Based Practice and Advanced Competencies in an MHS-CLS Program Poster presented at Georgia Regents University Education Discovery Institute Education Day Poster Presentation Augusta, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (July 30, 2011). Performance Evaluation of Sysmex XE-2100 Based on Q-Flags from Seven Hematologic Parameters Poster presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Poster Competition Atlanta, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 12, 2011). Cases in Clinical Laboratory Science: Was the molecular test suggested to diagnose the disorder a correct test? Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia 63-rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (February 21, 2011). Advanced Cognitive and Psychomotor Objectives for a New MHS-CLS Curriculum Oral Presentation presented at Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
    Kraj, B. J. (September 22, 2010). Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics in a Nut Shell Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Region III Triennial Meeting Savannah, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 26, 2010). Cases in Clinical Laboratory Science: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in elderly patient admitted with pneumonia Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia 62-nd Annual Meeting Savannah, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 13, 2009). Molecular Diagnostics in Donor’s Blood Screening Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia 61-st Annual Meeting Clarkston, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (February 19, 2009). SoftChalk Program Applications in On-line Learning Modules Designed for CLS Curriculum Poster presented at Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Denver, CO.
    Kraj, B. J. (April 4, 2008). DNA Typing as Base for Molecular Diagnostics Lab Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science -Georgia Annual State Meeting Atlanta, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (July 20, 2007). Molecular Antigen Typing: Emerging Methods in Blood Banking Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting San Diego, CA.
    Kraj, B. J. (July 29, 2006). Cord Blood Banking for Stem Cell Transplantation Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Chicago, IL.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2006). Mycology in the 21st Century Oral Presentation presented at American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Georgia 58-th Annual Meeting Macon, GA.
    Kraj, B. J. (March 5, 2006). Status of Molecular Diagnostics Incorporation into Clinical Laboratory Science Curricula: Results of a National Survey Poster presented at Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting San Antonio, TX.
  • 2020: Keys to the Future, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2019: Omicron Sigma., American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Virginia
  • 2018: Inspirational Faculty Member for COHS, Old Dominion University
  • 2013: ASCLS Education & Research (E&R) Gloria Gilbert Award
  • 2012: ASCLS 2012 Distinguished Author Award (co-recipient)
  • 2012: ASCLS Education & Research (E&R) Joseph J Kleiner Memorial Award for the Outstanding Clinical Laboratory Science Article in CLS (co-recipient)
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Kraj, B. J. "Educational Assistance Grant for Blood Bank Automation" $141,625. Private. September 15, 2020 - August 31, 2025
    Kraj, B. J. "Enrichment materials for transition of selected MLS face-to-face coursework online" $1,000. Other. August 16, 2020 - August 15, 2021
    Riethman, H. C.; Bruno, R.; Sachs, P.; Mollica, P.; Kraj, B. J. "COVID-19 Testing Facility Development" $118,270. Old Dominion University. May 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
    Kraj, B. J. "Flow Cytometry Enrichment Program for MLS" $2,500. Other. August 16, 2018 - August 15, 2019
    Kraj, B. J. "On-campus Clinical Microbiology Lab Simulation for Students Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, BSMLS." $3,108. Old Dominion University. February 25, 2019 - June 30, 2019