Applied Health Sciences Teaching Award presented to Dr. Dongping Shi and Dr. MaryAnne Stewart

Join us in congratulating the inaugural recipients of the Applied Health Sciences Teaching Award.

MaryAnne Stewart
Dr. MaryAnne Stewart

Dr. MaryAnne Stewart is the recipient of the full-time faculty award. As assistant clinical professor of clinical laboratory science, she was recognized for bringing interprofessional collaborations into her courses, innovative course design using various means of technology, and her engagement and interaction with students.

Dr. Dongping Shi is the recipient of the part-time award. As a pathologists’ assistant associate professor, she was recognized for the use of comprehensive course materials, use of live interactive lectures, and receptiveness to student recommendations. 

Dongping Shi
Dr. Dongping Shi

As part of this teaching award, each of these instructors will receive professional development funding.

“Congratulations  to Dr. Stewart and Dr. Shi,” said Applied Health Sciences Chair Mark T. Evely. “And thanks to all of you who teach and support our students every day.”

Clinical laboratory scientists work behind the scenes to provide critical information to doctors through medical tests. In fact, lab results inform more than 70% of diagnoses, allowing doctors to tailor treatment plans and therapies to each patient. Clinical laboratory scientists may also pursue careers in medical information systems technology, research and design new testing methods, or go on to medical school. The bachelor of science in Clinical Laboratory Science is offered through Wayne State’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with an application deadline of May 1.

Pathologists’ assistants are health care professionals trained to practice as a physician extender in the surgical and forensic pathology laboratory setting where, under the direction and supervision of a pathologist, the path assistant ensures quality health care delivery. The majority of pathologists’ assistants work in academic and community hospitals, but many are also employed in private pathology labs, forensic pathology labs and morgues, reference labs, government health care systems, and medical teaching facilities. Established in 1989, the WSU Applebaum Master of Science in Pathologists' Assistant program is one of only 13 in the United States and Canada accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences to train students in the highly specialized field of anatomic pathology. The next application deadline is Jan. 15

WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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