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Connie Thurber

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2029
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2827

connie.thurber@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • cardiac marker testing
  • clinical biochemistry

Background

Connie Thurber holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Specialist Certification in Clinical Chemistry with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She has worked as a medical technologist both in the United States and Canada and is currently registered with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science and the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario.

Prior to joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2006, Connie worked as a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist, Point-of-care Co-ordinator, Charge Technologist of Clinical Biochemistry, Quality Manager, and Corporate Laboratory Manager.

She is responsible for the formal proposal to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology indicating the professional need to implement an honours program in Medical Laboratory Science. She currently teaches in the university's Medical Laboratory Science program across disciplines but with a focus in Clinical Biochemistry. She created the Clinical Biochemistry website to enhance student learning through online audio, image and video files created to demonstrate and reinforce pre-analytical and biochemical principles of laboratory testing. This includes a mobile version of the site for use on the iPhone and other smartphone devices. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology State University of New York at Stony Brook

Courses taught

Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

  • Clinical Biochemistry I
  • Clinical Biochemistry II
  • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Lab Practice
  • Medical Laboratory Lab Biochemistry
  • Practice of Effective Leadership and Quality Management

Involvement

  • Selected publications
    • Several publications in Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry on cardiac marker testing and triaging patients with chest pain.
    • Publications on salicylate and acetaminophen interferences in chloride testing.
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