April Harkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

April L. Harkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
April Harkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 264

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3402
Curriculum Vitae

Chair, Associate Professor

Clinical Laboratory Science

Dr. April Harkins is a 1998 graduate from the CLS program at Marquette University and received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2005 from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Harkins teaches courses in Clinical Immunoserology and Microbiology. Dr. Harkins is the director of the Biochemical and Immunological Core Laboratory. Dr. Harkins has held many positions at the local, state and national level of the CLS professional society, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

Education

  • B.S., Marquette University
  • Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
  • Specialty/Board Certified: American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Courses Taught

  • CLLS 2050 - Forensic Science
  • CLLS 3124 - Medical Bacteriology
  • CLLS 4187 - Clinical Immunology

Lectures and laboratories in Medical Microbiology and Senior Seminar Series

Professional Experience

  • 05/2005-Present, Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences
    Department of Clinical Lab Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • 02/1999-07/2000, MT, ASCP, Lab Corp., Englewood, CO
  • 07/1998-01/1999, MT, ASCP, St. Joseph Medical Center, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • 06/1996-08/1996, Lab Asst., University of Chicago, Endocrinology Lab, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Microbiology, 2004 - Present
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists, 2005 - Present

Professional Interests

  • 2012-2013 - Co-Chair, Scientific Assemblies, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2009-2012 - Member, Product Development Committee, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2009-2010 - President, Milwaukee Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2008-2009 - President-Elect, Milwaukee Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2008-2012 - Board of Directors, Member at Large, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science–WI
  • 2007 – 2008, Co-Chair, Convention Committee, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - WI Annual State Convention, April 2008
  • 2006 – 2007, Member, Dean Search Committee, College of Health Sciences
  • 2006-Present - Chair, National Laboratory Professionals Week and Public Relations, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science–WI

Honors and Awards

  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
    2008, 2009, 2012 ASCLS Annual Meetings
    1st Place Poster Competition Awards
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
    Key to the Future Nominee - 2006
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Wisconsin
    Board Service Award – 2006, 2008
    Key to the Future Award – 2006
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
    Omicron Sigma Award – 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016